I’ve spent this week watching YouTube videos on writing and learning a lot. I decided to start with Brandon Sanderson’s BYU lectures on writing science fiction and fantasy. The nice thing about YouTube is that I can pause the video and back up to make sure that I heard a concept correctly. Because of this, … Continue reading Learning As I Go
“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.”~Dean Koontz American author Dean Koontz was born on this day in 1945. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor.
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech verb Definition To wear off the skin of.To censure scathingly.To denounce or berate severely. History Excoriate, which first appeared in English in the 15th century, comes from "excoriatus," the past participle of the Late Latin verb excoriare, meaning "to … Continue reading Wednesday Word for July 8, 2020
(C) EducatorClips.com I have considered going back to university to get my master’s degree in creative writing. Watching the shenanigans in the Dept of Education, not to mention the cost of college these days, has turned it into a pipe dream. That’s if I go the traditional route. Then again, I always have YouTube as … Continue reading The Cost of Education
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech verb Definition To promote the growth or development of.To instigate or foster, such as discord, or rebellion.To apply warm water or medicated liquid, ointments, an so on, to the surface of the body. History This word was first used … Continue reading Wednesday Word for July 1, 2020
My day begins something like this: I get up mid-morning and make my coffee. As I sip breakfast, I peruse social media and find out what’s going on in the world. Sometimes I find an article that tickles my brain. I let ideas percolate, then write on whatever subject comes to mind and let it … Continue reading The Value of Play
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”~Nora Ephron American journalist, writer, and filmmaker Nora Ephron died on this day in 2012.
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun, often attributive Definition A person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government; fifth columnist.Traitor.Collaborator. History This word was first used in 1940 as meaning a traitor. … Continue reading Wednesday Word for June 24, 2020
I’ve spent the last few days reviewing the stories I plan to use in my collection. I took down the works as posted and am in the process of reworking them to fit the new narrative. While I have a long way to go, I can see a possible direction this compilation could take. I’ve … Continue reading When Art Imitates Life
Today’s word comes from this week’s news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention or state of affairs.something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; excuse.The misleading … Continue reading Wednesday Word for June 17, 2020