I’ve got two kids, both girls, and they’re nearly eight years apart. Given their age difference, there’s little they have in common, save fighting, which they do often, most especially when our family’s on vacation and they’re forced into each other’s company. Each year, I swear I’ll never go anywhere with them again. But fool that I am, I do it anyway.
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Here’s an example of a piece that explains a fairly heavy duty scientific topic — focused ion beams and climate change — while giving it a light touch. Keep the light hand in mind as you, too, write complex articles. Not all need be entertaining, of course, but they should all be understandable.
Let’s talk about the seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Or is it Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring? There is no official order, of course, but they are ordered nonetheless, lined up like school children. One follows the other, no pushing to get ahead.
They say youth is wasted on the young. How silly. You can’t waste what you don’t know you have: the Present. You merely live it. But we who are older and oh so much wiser, look back — or is it look down? — on the young and tsk, tsk. We see opportunities lost, the seeds of poor decisions planted in shallow ground.
Here’s a recap of some great Web links and writing resources I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. National Women’s Hall of Fame Struggling with writer’s block or a lack of motivation? Browse through the gallery of the National Women’s Hall of […]
The Buddha once asked a student, “If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?” The student replied, “It is.” The Buddha then asked, “If the person is struck by a second arrow, is that even more painful?” The student replied again, “It is.” The Buddha then explained…
I’m so pleased and excited to bring the Write Directions Institute to downtown Frederick! The spring class list is live on the site here, and you can find the links to register for each class on the class pages. Be sure to pay attention to the early bird registration deadlines! Save Save
Sometimes you have to pause and live in the moment. But as you grow, your writing grows.
Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Victorian Resources Great background info and links for nonfiction and fiction writers researching the Victorian Period. Image as featured on Victorian Research Web website. Presidential Papers Need […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’d like to talk to you about something I love: writing! Why write? Why do you write? My video below goes into more detail. Click to view it on Facebook. Enjoy and let me know what you think!