This is an important one!!
I just ran into a story I never of checking out. It is titled "How to Become a Writer". I don't know why I didn't think of looking for it before.
The article begins (in WikiHow - to do anything by the way !) "The translation of human experience into an artful literary presentation is the art of writing. Writing is a careful craft that follows certain literary techniques and maintains field standards. Most fields in creative writing (from academia and publishing, to grant and technical writing), require a higher degree, including at least a Bachelor's degree, and, often, an MFA in creative writing or an MA in literature, journalism, or a related field.
Now THAT is my problem! And I didn't know it. Why didn't someone tell me?
How can I expect to be a success, or at least earn a little spending money (I need $100 to buy a new video adapter so I can use two monitors at one time) if I don't meet the minimum requirements?
That explains why I was watching the truck pulls the other night. I was scratching my head (and it is BALD so it hurts) why I was watching monster truck pulls.
They are LOUD even with just my little USB computer speakers. I can only imagine if I still had my old Logitech with subwoofer still hooked up!
|This is what I was watching the truck pulls for|
Seriously, the tracks were dark so all I could see flames
Most of the time all I saw was:
Trucks stopped dead in their tracks with blown engines. I imagine those engines cost upwards of $10,000 plus the time of building and swapping them out.
Ah well, 15 minutes of viewing was enough for a lifetime. I would rather write book reviews. I will share two with you in a minute - if you promise not to throw something at me.
More from the Writers - How? - Book
I peeked in the chapter on Nitty-Gritty Rules of Thumb:
1. Start with simple words - heck that's all I know
2. Stick with short sentence - again - that's all I know
3. Let you verbs do the real work - huh?
4. Be careful not to use adjectives - what are they?
5. Be a student of vocabulary
6. Say what you mean - THAT's why I'm always getting in trouble.
I remember writing in the high school paper - what was the name 'The Indian'? I wrote an article about how the cops picked on us seniors for a party after a football game. (I don't remember that we won - but it was a good excuse for a party!)
Mr. Volecker the journalism teacher, personally escorted me to the principles office for a lecture on good, responsible journalism. That sunk in real well. The next time was that I got caught smoking on the band bus trip to Canada! They stripped me of my Honor Roll status and kicked me out of band. tsk tsk
Those crimes led to bigger ones of course - like getting drafted into the AUS (the Army of the United States) I wasn't going to volunteer for RA -regular army.
I did find a really good tool this evening. It's called Trello. You can set up Cards to keep track of the platforms you write for, the topics you are researching, the stats of writing the articles and when they are done.
Shoot! I did all that on an Excel worksheet Sunday night. I could have saved hours! Remember, if I can't write I surely don't know how to type.
Well, that's enough foolishness for tonight. I promised to let you read my to adventures into writing book reviews so hang on.
While this book may have been intended for a smaller audience his later remarks seem hopeful that he will score a much larger audience due to the success of the DaVinci Code and other works that have grabbed the publicity.
The manuscript was leather-bound and the original self-titled papyrus was labeled Euagelion Ioudas (Gospel of Judas).
It may be interesting to note Judas is the only disciple that understands Jesus’ teaching.
Ms. Pagels also notes that Biblical translators have used “hand-over” instead of “betrayal”.
Finding a stable footing in Misreading Judas is challenging at best.
Wasn't that erudite?
Leaving their large group of dinner guests behind in what must be an enormous estate Ed and Helen Burns have a disjointed conversation while Ed pilots the helicopter.
Here we meet Alex (Alexandra Wong) and Gian Tarocco, both engineers that graduate from college with Dr. Max Burns. All three have worked on projects together throughout their college years.
This engineer is involved in everything involving spatial considerations such as utilities, land, communications. Almost everything an engineer would find in building an expansion to the Panama Canal. Max is a Doctor of Science and just finishes his last lecture as the book opens.
There is a six-month period when all the research has to be completed and the proposals submitted to the Panama Canal Authority.