Bill & Ted Face the Music the movie is jolly good and excellently strange fun, my dudes and dudettes! I don't know when the memes with Keanu Reeves as Ted Theodore Logan, frozen in a look of adorkable shock and awe started circulating, but I started using them as a teacher when my 7th graders … Continue reading Some of my Favorite Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) Memes!
“The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.
The Japanese TV Drama, "The Many Faces of Ito" has it all and then some. I binge-watched it when it debuted on Netflix and may mostly re-watch it. Why? Unrequited love. Misunderstandings. Best Friends Forever Betrayal. Oh. My. Goodies! The series is mostly about Rio Yazaki, a jaded rom-com screenwriter who is struggling to make … Continue reading “The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.
Haikubes – April 26th, 2020
Theme and Direction A reflection on . . . my (former) work life. Several years ago, I used to have two jobs: teaching full-time and instructing Zumba Fitness classes part-time. Now, I workout at home por moi. As a FFK (Former Fat Kid) I know what it's like to notice when the chub-chub rolls are … Continue reading Haikubes – April 26th, 2020
Haikubes – April 9th, 2020
Okay. Confession time. Today, I chose to be a rebel (click on the link to cue George Thorogood And The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone) and naughtily disregarded the "direction" Haikube, which read (a vision for) and just focused on the "theme", My Family. 🙂 Direction: ::Unlocks chakra a la Naruto Shippuden and unfurls … Continue reading Haikubes – April 9th, 2020
Motivation Monday Quotes
Writing a chapter a day keeps the voices at bay. -Yours Truly/Ou vrèman Writers often joke about how their characters talk to them, threaten them, plead with them to spend time with them and write, write, write. I especially appreciate what George R.R. Martin has to say about the strange and intimate relationship between writers … Continue reading Motivation Monday Quotes
Island of the Misfit Stories and What To Do About Them!
When I was a kid, I loved watching Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. The toys were considered misfits because they possessed some defect and nobody seemed to want them. For example, there is a cowboy that rides an ostrich, a bird that swims, a winged bear, and a boat that … Continue reading Island of the Misfit Stories and What To Do About Them!
Enter the Dragon: The Art of Beating the Sh*t Out of Your Characters
My toddlers and I love using our imaginations when playing with Little People action figures and Beanie Babies. However, I think my five-year-old has more fun messing with the carefully created plots that I craft for our playtime. For example, I enjoy the mundane story with generic problems while playing with my kiddos. It's typically … Continue reading Enter the Dragon: The Art of Beating the Sh*t Out of Your Characters
5 (Out)+ 5 (Ready) X Patience = SUCCESS!
I teach reading and the title of this post reminds me of a math equation. My oldest son is a Math Wonder and he smirks when I admit to him that the mere mention of mathematical equations makes me break out in hives. 5 (Out)+ 5 (Ready) X Patience = SUCCESS! So, what's with that … Continue reading 5 (Out)+ 5 (Ready) X Patience = SUCCESS!
The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!
I love reading all kinds of genres. Whether it be poems, song lyrics, autobiographies, recipes, etc. I'm not a picky reader. In this post, I'll discuss something few talk about. The War of the Genres! Publish America and the Hasty Generalization That Pissed Off the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Almost twenty years ago, a … Continue reading The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!
Goal: At Least 50 REJECTIONS a YEAR? No Problem, Let’s Go Crazy!
Typically, rejection doesn't hold a positive connotation. And why would it? Rejection is painful. When I was much younger writer, I often didn't bother submitting my work because I didn't think it would be accepted. Plenty of times while writing a query letter or a cover letter, the part that always froze me up was … Continue reading Goal: At Least 50 REJECTIONS a YEAR? No Problem, Let’s Go Crazy!