Last week in a blog post, I issued a challenge to myself when using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The results was a somewhat underwhelming mixed bag. There were differences but none of them were major or Earth shattering. Early on, I was thinking that I was going to be getting responses from... Continue Reading →
I am not a morning person by any definition. It is so bad that some mornings I consider it a major victory if I make it out the door wearing pants. Often, I have weird thoughts based on strange twists of logic. The vast majority of these thoughts are not worth even sharing with myself... Continue Reading →
A symptom of the media become propaganda outlets for the political parties is that it no longer seeks to inform or challenge is readers or watchers. Rather it seeks to create and promote narratives that that furthers its agenda. I’m a political cartoonist. I often hear from editors who receive my pitches who state my... Continue Reading →
The first amendment of the US Constitution explicitly states that the government cannot abridge the rights of the free press. However, this has not stopped politicians and the courts from trying to see just how far they can challenge those rights. In recent news, the government has been accused on trying to abridge these rights... Continue Reading →
Some tips for adding one of the most common themes in works of art.
by Jacqui Murray
How do we characterize love in your writing?
Because, if you’re a writer, you must. It doesn’t have to be sex but it has to take readers that direction, right to the edge of the cliff. Yes, you can leave the lurid details out, but let readers peek over the edge.
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To say Fox News has changed political discourse would be an understatement. However, they have pioneered turning journalism into state sponsored propaganda and poisoning of people's minds. This is entirely anecdotal, but after O’Reilly’s departure was announced, I thought about who among my conservative friends watches O’Reilly. The only person I could think of was... Continue Reading →
Please note the name of this blog before proceeding. 🙂 If you like stories of government incompetence, this will be right up your alley. First some background, we have a foster kid in our care and every so often we have to undergo an intrusive process of certifications. This is not what I have a... Continue Reading →
Some good tips for anyone wanting to create a character that is not sane. Nothing beats a good insane character. They’re unpredictable, obsessive, totally spellbinding … and hard to write. Their arcs and motivations can differ completely from ordinary characters. Saying you’re going to write an insane character, however, is like going to a steakhouse... Continue Reading →
This weekend marked a combination of productivity and laziness. To make a long story short for Sunday, we went out to one of my favorite restaurants (contrary to what my family thinks, it is not Bob Evans). This restaurant is pricey; every time I read the check, my eyes about pop from my head. Plus,... Continue Reading →