Types Of Readers

According to the author of today’s featured post there are two types of writers. This is a fun article and the comments are great too.

 

There are two types of readers and two types of readers only.

One type has several different books going. They might have one on their nightstand and one in their backpack, another stashed at work for lunchtime reading and who knows where else. I don’t understand these people. They have a wild book love life. Click here to read more.

Nancy

What Is Speculative Fiction?

Speculative fiction is an umbrella term for the fantastical fiction genres. I think it’s common to think about Speculative as the genre for a project like The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger or House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, where there’s an element of the supernatural in the story without the project being a true sci-fi or fantasy. But the term speculative fiction is much more broad than that. Click here to read this informative article.

Nancy

Deep Sea Creature

I enjoyed homeschooling. Now that my children are adults, I still look for articles that might interest homeschool families. Today’s featured article discusses long-term study on a sea creature. It also touches on an evolution idea. If you teach from a creationist perspective, it is good to know the terms used from the evolution point of view. I love science and enjoy reading articles on the latest from the science world.

Lurking in the deep sea is a marine creature thought to be one of the world’s largest sea anemones. But the animal, which has tentacles measuring more than 6 feet (2 meters) long, isn’t an anemone but rather the first known organism in a new order of animals, according to new research. 

In the four-year study, researchers created a “tree of life” for sea anemones, which are sometimes called “flowers of the sea” but are actually stationary meat-eating animals. In doing so, they examined the DNA of Boloceroides daphneae — discovered in 2006 in the deep Pacific Ocean — and found the creature stood out as not fitting on the sea anemone tree of life at all. Click here to learn more.

Nancy

Novel Settings

As a writer, I am always on the look-out for great places to inspire me. This article caught my attention for its picturesque scenery and historic references. I also think each place featured in the article, would make a great setting in a novel.

 

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they’re likely in one of these towns, as Italians in major cities make a mass exodus toward the coast every summer. Many of the well-known beaches get crowded or too touristy, but this list also includes some under-the-radar gems where you can escape the hubbub. From the Italian Riviera to the farthest reaches of Sicily, there are plenty of seaside villages to please travelers in search of pristine beaches, ancient ruins, art, culture, and delicious cuisine. So why not do as the Romans do and head to the sea? Click here to learn more.

Nancy

Pikes Peak Writing

The Pikes Peak Writers group offers classes and critique groups for those in the Colorado Springs area.

 

The May Write Brain will be Discovering the Power of Your Unique Voice, presented by Barbara Samuel. Voice is one of the most misunderstood aspects in all of writing–and possibly the most powerful. By working with hands-on, interactive exercises, Barbara Samuel will help you explore the many aspects that create a writer’s unique fingerprint–and ways to fit that voice into the marketplace. Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-8:30 PM. Penrose Library, Carnegie Room.  Click here to learn more.

Nancy