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Quips & Quotations 26

A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

Christina M Janz

What is your story "about"?

This is a piece of a homework I give my writing students. Just thought it up last semester and found it was very helpful. The idea being: just because you’re writing, or have written something — script, novel, short story — doesn’t mean you are actually telling the story you think you are. 267 more words

Quips & Quotations 25

A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

Christina M Janz

DO YOU KNOW THE CAPITAL OF EACH STATE OF THE UNITED STATES?

Do you know the capital of each state of the United States? Most citizens of the United States do not know and I blame that on our education system. 460 more words

Philippine History

Become a Better Writer in 4 Easy Steps! (Do people really believe that crap?)

Anybody can write a story, just like anyone can make art.

But what separates DaVinci from an elephant with a paint brush? Refinement. 931 more words

Writing

The Melding of Free Will and Fate: An Essay on Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses

Fate has been a subject of literature for thousands of years. The idea that our lives have some sort of purpose or destiny is still popular today, because, well, we want to believe that our lives are worth more than just going to work from nine-to-five, and over-eating while watching Netflix. 1,881 more words

Chris Shaw