Tag : Writing

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New Year and new goals, and back to the same old grind.  You can’t be the hero or a new person, but you can be yourself, because it’s only one day. Why I stopped writing- for a time.  This might be the better blog post title, but I did in fact take pretty much all …
It’s all fun and games until someone says you are doing what you love for a hobby, or something that you won’t make money or you should find yourself a “real” job.  Believe me, I’ve heard it all before.  I’ve heard that when I write I take everything and put it out there, but I’ve …
The reason I chose to read Losing The Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff was not just about learning what happened to BlackBerry but what happened to a community. BlackBerry was the heart of the Waterloo Tech community and the co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie revered …
Self-publishing still has the power to help or to destroy a writer. Glass jar with money 1) Financials and what you have I understand that a lot of writers want to see their work published and shown to the world.  I also understand that it takes a lot of time and effort and commitment and …
Growing up I loved to color. We had video games and a television but I grew up in a time when only about an hour of screen time was the average for the day. No Internet, iPads or cell phones. My younger cousins call it the dark ages.   It was one hobby that I had …
What did I get myself into?  I started reading AsapScience; Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown.   I thought that this was going to be another book like What If? by Randall Munroe. It was and it wasn’t.  It was like What If?, because it …
It’s a perfectly normal question a person who starts to write will be asked, especially when the support they have for their dreams and goals is almost non-existent. This is not only when people, close family or friends make you feel some doubt about your own abilities, but it’s also when you feel that there …
Book four takes us into the 1300’s in the land of Kenetira.   This is a land loosely based on Spain, during the years before the Spanish Inquisition. Like the Spaniards of the 1300’s, the people look to destroy the Malfettos (young people who have been marked by the destructive blood fever).The Young Elites (A Young Elites …
Book Two of the Teen Book Challenge takes me into the world of virtual gaming.  The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, is like the popular video game The Sims, and the movie the Matrix, together.  The book mostly takes place in the game Lifeblood. An over the top and very real virtual world. You get …
The first of the Teen Reads Challenge titles takes me into the future.  It doesn’t say the year but the mention of World Wars that haven’t occurred and the name changes of the States leads me to believe that this new “world” of the The Selection is indeed a future one.  The society is broken …
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