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Day Two: Uncle Orson’s Fiction Boot Camp

I have a story to write ASAP, so I can’t take too much time on today’s blog.  Yesterday we were assigned (during a 15 minute break) to write a nonfictional account about an hour from the past week of our lives in a third person limited point of view.  This…

Itching to Write a Blog

Well, it’s home stretch again for the Spring 2012 semester at UCF. Unfortunately, when school gets busy, my blog must be pushed to the back burner. In the meantime, I’m always tucking away little notes, photos, emails, or links for future blogs. I chuckle to myself when I read blog-help…

Kudos for Professor Thaxton

One of the most basic elements of human contentment is a sense of worth, and people often gain a sense of worth by discovering their purpose in the world.  In Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning film, Hugo, Isabelle is searching for her purpose, and Hugo shares some words of wisdom with her:…

Let God Be the Judge

Usually UCF instructors don’t assign homework from the textbook on the first day of class, because they know that not every student will have their textbook yet.  Nevertheless, my instructor did assign homework from the book that will arrive at my address in a few days.  I tried to cancel…

Hand-Smacking, Scissor-Snatching

The last time I’d gone for a professional pedicure was almost a year ago, for our daughter’s wedding, so when I went last week, it seemed to me to be a little piece of heaven.  I never expected to find blogging material there, but as I said in Ten Tips…

The Dispossessed

For my Science Fiction Literature class at UCF, we were assigned a book to read every two weeks.  Most of the books were interesting in one way or another, but none of them could hold a candle to The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin.  An excellent book which I highly…