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
“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 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
“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.
“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.
“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”~George Orwell English novelist and essayist, journalist and critic George Orwell was born on this day in 1903.
“I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.”~Octavia E. Butler American science fiction author Octavia E. Butler was born on this day in 1947.
“Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply.”~Joyce Carol Oates American writer Joyce Carol Oates was born on this day in 1938.