Here’s a warning. If you don’t listen, if you go around arrogantly making up dialogue for your characters, all of them will sound like you, and that’s one of the ways bad short stories and novels are written. (Also bad journalism, oddly enough. Because certain arrogant journalists make up their own quotes.) -CAROLYN SEE
An app, using Google Street View API, that takes in a start & destination, then compile Street view images into a short video – sort of holding your hand for the trip. I know I navigate by landmarks, if I Can see these landmarks slightly ahead of time, I woudl be all good.
What I’m reading: The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact Long, contemplative walk this morning, made it past what Sandra and I call “The Will Smith Rocks” (A group of rocks that I met Will Smith, the actor at, it was anti-climactic, but he liked our Dog). Was able to piece together how …
Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it’s because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you’ll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga. -WILLIAM ZINSSER
What I’m reading: Here Is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World Got good writing done today, 1,700 words committed to electrons, 3 chapters edited (Cutting about 500 words, lets not talk net words, mmmkay?) Excellent hike today, Molly was enthusiastic, and the miles were easy. I rejoined facebook about 4 days …
Why has no one made the cereal bags ziplock yet? This should be a simple design change – only reason I can think of is that cereal manufacturers really don’t mind if your cereal goes stale. Can anyone really open cereal bags the way the designers intend3ed? I have yet to not tear those mothers …
Remember, they’re not making a big deal because they found out what was going on in Hollywood, They always knew. They’re making a big deal because you found out what was going on in Hollywood.
What are the marks of a sick culture? It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn’t the whole population.
Many people could use an app where you take a picture of your prescription and it makes reminders for you of when to take them. Maybe you take a picture of the pill bottle, it pulls the frequency info from there. Squirts that data into your calendar app?
What I’m reading: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Busy day today, reworked the Water Softener, limiting the water usage. Cleaned up and organized the garage. Cleaned up and organized my workbench. Got 600 words done in Jax’s moms story line. Calling it a good day.