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) 2020, JJ Shaun “I had become increasingly concerned in recent years about the lack of civics education in our nation's schools. In recent years, the schools have stopped teaching it. And it's unfortunate.”~Sandra Day O'Connor On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced that American attorney, politician, and jurist Sandra Day O’Connor was … Continue reading Trivia: Sandra Day O’Connor
(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
“To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.”~Dave Barry American author and columnist Dave Barry was born on this day in 1947.
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
Today is Meteor Watch Day. Meteors are particles from space that burn up as they enter Earth’s atmosphere, causing flashes of light as they vaporize. Both asteroids and comets can provide some of the material that make up meteoroids, which are generally less than a meter wide. If a meteoroid survives its fall through the … Continue reading Trivia: Meteor Watch Day
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
“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”~Helen Keller American author, political activist, and lecturer Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880.