Occasionally, I like keeping myself inspired by blowing my own mind. One of the ways I like to do this is by doing some science research. I don't have a math/science brain, so I never have any idea what I'm studying, but it's sure fun. Now, this all started with a friend of mine. Unlike … Continue reading Nerding about Stuff I don’t Understand.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." -Jesus of Nazareth My heart is bleeding for all the families affected by the Manchester bombing last night, and my prayers are with … Continue reading Prayers for Manchester.
I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I'm going to mention it again: I love character-driven stories. Stories where the action and plot are determined by the characters; their motivations and hang-ups. In order to write stories like that, it's important to make sure you're writing character motivations well. Fortunately, the lovely folks over at … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 3.
I discovered a new source of thinkering* last night, by way of Robert Frost's poem, The Black Cottage. I don't know why it isn't one of his famous ones, because as far as I'm concerned, it's fabulous, and I highly recommend following the link and reading the whole poem. For the purposes of today's little … Continue reading Favored Truths.
Lately, I've been considering submissions more seriously. I think my writing has finally reached a point where I'm willing to believe the rest of the world might not find it utterly repulsive. Huzzah for my self-esteem. One of the main questions I've been mulling over is whether or not to enter contests. I did a … Continue reading Thinking about Contests.
Here's an excerpt from a book that I MUST track down. Immediately, if not sooner. It's called How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up, by Emilie Wapnick, and it's for people like me, who have never found that "one true passion" … Continue reading Multipotentialites Are a Thing Now.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the world only contained beautiful things? Flowers, birds, and blue skies forever. And only inspiration on Tuesday afternoons.
But life isn’t like that. Today it’s time to talk again about one of the ugly things in the world.
The updated link to the petition is:
I know this has nothing to do with writing, but it’s a subject that is very nearly tearing my heart out, and I would like to spread the word:
On the 21st of June, China will begin celebrating the Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival. While that in and of itself is rather horrible, the brutality and barbarism goes far beyond this…
To celebrate this “Festival,” thousands of dogs will be beaten to death, or skinned, boiled, or burned alive.
If you believe that this kind of “Festival” has no…
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