Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fabulous Twain Quote

“Adam was but human—He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.”          

-Mark Twain, Pudd’n-head Wilson

Monday, March 28, 2011

Morality 1

"What is the moral task of the artist?" -Bernard Blackstone
"With stupidity the gods themselves strive in vain." -Schiller

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One Word provides 60 seconds of...

One Word (oneword.com) provides 60 seconds of...awesomeness! Essentially you click on the "go" button and it transfers you to a page with only one word and a 60 second timer. You have no time to think, you just write whatever comes to mind. Then, you submit and get to see what everyone else came up with. Pretty dang nifty!

Monday, February 7, 2011

This may be the only place I post for a while...feel free to join me there.

Okay...well, here and there
It's prettier and more user friendly than ... other places (-_-;)
Smoogles Folks!

oh, and for those curious few...."smoggles" means "cow kisses"

Thursday, January 27, 2011


"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think;"

                                                                   -Don Juan by Lord Byron

Some Tips from Twitter@Advice to Writers

Characteristics of a good story:
  • A single theme, clearly defined
  • A well developed plot
  • Style: vivid word pictures, pleasing sounds and rhythm
  • Characterization
  • Faithful to source
  • Dramatic appeal
  • Appropriateness to listeners
Adapting to our audiences:
  1. Take the story as close to them as you can.
  2. Keep it brief and simple
  3. Stimulate their senses so they feel, smell, touch and listen and see vivid pictures.
  4. Describe the characters and settings, and help them sympathize with the character’s feelings.
  5. Aim your story at the less experienced when telling to a mixed audience

Read more: http://noisebetweenstations.com/personal/weblogs/?p=2211#ixzz1CHCE6ev0

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So...I won...why am I not happy about it?

Well, I won the pseudo contest for receiving the Academic Excellence Award. Winning is great...right? Why don't I feel great about it?

Here are the quandaries (that's a lovely word is it not?) that might be hindering my pleasure in this win.........

A) Do I really deserve it?