Long before false dawn, Sam had the group up and making the tiny clearing look as unused as possible. He knew it would be impossible considering that it had been occupied by five people, four of whom did not know how to walk softly. The girls came close, but Sam thought Chase was a lost … Continue reading Chapter 6: Pursuit
“By recognizing your own vulnerability you can recognize and identify with the vulnerability in others.”~Joey Soloway American television creator, showrunner, director and writer Joey Soloway was born on this day in 1965.
I spent the week watching the DIY MFA Master Class videos. While I haven’t been introduced to any “writing” instruction, much of what’s been covered has been about mindset. Writing is a solitary craft. One in which we authors crawl into our own imaginations and listen to the “voices” in our heads. That’s what happens … Continue reading DIY MFA: Plunging Forward
“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.”~Jim Henson American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter Jim Henson was born on this day in 1936.
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech adjective Definition Marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness.Characterized by or showing servile obedience and excessive eagerness to please.Deferential; obedient; dutiful. History The first known use of this word was in 1602, as meaning fawning attentiveness. This word comes … Continue reading Wednesday Word for September 23, 2020
On this day in 1997, Elton John released Candle in the Wind 1997 in the United States. The song, a re-imaged version of the original Candle in the Wind, was first released in the United Kingdom on September 13, 1997 as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales who died in a Paris car crash … Continue reading Trivia: Candle in the Wind 1997 Released in US
“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”~Stephen King American horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy author Stephen King was born on this day in 1947.
“It's nice when they say I inspire them, it inspires me.”~Lita Ford English-born American heavy metal guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Lita Ford was born on this day in 1958.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve worked on my DIY MFA. Part of the reason has been the massive forest fire in my back yard. Fortunately, we had an unseasonable snowstorm that helped the hotshot crews to get critical fire-breaks in place. Temperatures are on the rise again, so our break might be … Continue reading DIY MFA: The Importance of Reading
“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing … Continue reading Random Quote for September 17, 2020