Gratitude

A welcome reminder from Mr. John C. Wright! The Leaf of Happiness WARNING! Spoilers below the link.  In her Newberry-Award winning children’s book WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, Grace Lin reports the old Chinese fairy tale concerning the Leaf of Happiness. Once, long ago, a family grew famous for their happiness: uncles, cousins and … Continue reading Gratitude

Go Big…

…and then go bigger! Check out this Popular Mechanics article to learn more, readers: Meanwhile, in China, Engineers Built a 20-Barrel Gatling Gun Seems excessive. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI MAY 26, 2021 Newly leaked photos allegedly show a 20-barrel Gatling gun reportedly under development in China. The Gatling gun easily has twice as many barrels as similar weapons. China is likely … Continue reading Go Big…

Writerly Sound Bites, Number 8: Character Progression – How Characters Broken by Trauma Recover and Rebuild, Part 2

Part one of this mini-series within the Writerly Sound Bites series focused on characters who suffered abuse in childhood that affected them in a variety of ways. But that meant the topic was limited to the most vulnerable among us: children. Children are incapable of defending themselves and are thus dependent almost entirely on adults … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 8: Character Progression – How Characters Broken by Trauma Recover and Rebuild, Part 2

Children in Fiction, Part 1: What Happens When There Aren’t Enough?

In her perceptive article “Stop Pretending Children Don’t Exist in Your Story World,” R.J. Sheffler covers several reasons why putting children in fiction is a necessary element for good world-building. As she herself states, youngsters do not have to be in the thick of the fighting or be involved in the action to make the … Continue reading Children in Fiction, Part 1: What Happens When There Aren’t Enough?

China’s Terracotta Army May Have Been Sculpted by the Ancient Greeks!

Your eyes do not deceive you, intrepid readers. New evidence suggests that the Greeks, not the Chinese, sculpted the famous Terracotta Army. This would have occurred some fifteen hundred years before Marco Polo made his journey to that country, when the West and East “officially” began trading and became aware of one another. In actuality, … Continue reading China’s Terracotta Army May Have Been Sculpted by the Ancient Greeks!