Monthly Archives: January 2018

Stories live forever – but not their Creators

Nice thing about being an author – is that you can touch so many lives. And lives after you are no longer here.  This has been a shocking month with many prominent literary losses. So take advantage of opportunities now – go attend a conference, take a class, meet your idols now. Glean what you can learn from them, get inspired.

December

Sue Grafton  – A B C Murders – “The alphabet now ends in Y” said her daughter.  a Sister in Crime  – she started writing the year I was born –                                        what a legacy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/obituaries/sue-grafton-dies-best-selling-mystery-author.html

January 

Ursula K. Le Guin  – EarthSea and more – Science Fiction and Fantasy giant – a woman writing sci fi as a woman – not initials or                                                                         under a male nom de plum- when she started that was HUGE – a literary Icon said Stephen King

“The US Library of Congress designated Le Guin a Living Legend in 2000, for her significant contribution to America’s cultural heritage.”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/us/ursula-le-guin-obit/index.html

per Ursula Le Guin’s agent, if you wish to donate in memory of her please support Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.   http://malheurfieldstation.com/support

Jack Ketchum – named by Stephen King the scariest writer in America – Horror genre https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/horror-writer-jack-ketchum-dead-at-71/2018/01/24/90715a38-0144-11e8-86b9-8908743c79dd_story.html?utm_term=.0b87bafd19af

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Word Builder January 2018

Word Builder Inculcate: Verb – to teach or instill such as a moral or an attitude by persistence

Typewriter Key

Tom Hanks gave a typewriter to a family who wrote to him:

The letter to Hanks, she said, explained that “we would really use this typewriter to try to inculcate this value of communication specifically around gratitude.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/entertainment/tom-hanks-gives-typewriter-to-Massachusetts-family/index.html

 

Word builder; Deicide ~ (Dee-uh-side)  noun~ to kill a god or a killer of a god- had to look up thought was misspelled.

“This ain’t my first deicide, ya know. Gods ain’t so tough.”

From one of my fave webcomics #GuildedAge http://guildedage.net/

Phyrric –  (Pir -ik) adjective -(a victory) won at too great a cost -perhaps too great. Had heard the word by never seen it spelled out. Magneto said it in a

majuscule – noun – large lettering – usually letters all cap and same sized – like in signage or drafting. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170502-what-your-handwriting-says-about-you

Sanguine – Adj is a cheery disposition or blood red, Noun is a blood red color -Ran across in Titanquest game  – Sanguine Swords

Salacious adjective – in a deceitful sexual way, lustful or lecherous

Febrile – adjective – having or symptoms of a fever  or  nervous excitement and high energy  A BBC Article about a North Korean Defector

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