Monthly Archive: August 2017

0

Quotes Leaving Paris

(Paris) The city is a testament to civilization….It makes tourists of all of us. It anchors your heart to a place. Just like Sydney Harbor, the wonderful sights of Paris inspire emotion. Almost French by Sarah Turnbull   We stayed up late one night, watching snow fall over the city in frosty chunks, covering tree branches, spreading over the garden in a marzipan sheet. It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris by Patricia Engel   As he neared the Place de le Concorde, he thought of the Concorde-the SST. He wished it would fly over, a happy coincidence, tying history in...

0

Writing Genres

Fiction writers have many genres to pick from when they sit down: mystery, romance, science fiction, medical/police/legal procedurals, horror, western, historical,  comedy, adventure, fantasy, political thriller and more. New genres and sub-genres crop up every year as writers stretch their writing brains. My favorites are historical fiction, cozy mysteries (a sub-genre of mysteries), medical-police-legal procedurals, and women’s fiction. I enjoy having a host of characters to get to know and follow as they work through their problems or situations. I’ll leave the high adventure and new world making stories for my husband. I’m moving my writing away from pointe shoes,...

0

Found Poetry

I found this excellent resources for describing found poetry at www.waunakee.k12.wi.us/faculty/lcarthers. Here’s what was shared: Found Poem Instructions Find a couple random paragraph from a newspaper, magazine, book, etc. The selection should contain 100-200 words. You can also try recipe instructions, legal notices, and horoscopes. Read through your selection. Highlight or underline words, lines, etc that seem promising to you. Use what you selected to write a poem. You may add your own words, but no more than 50% of final poem may include new words. Your poem may be of any length, but it must focus on a single...

0

Favorite Books on Writing and for Recreational Reading

Some books about the craft of writing are timeless in their content: English Through the Ages by William Brohaugh The Emotions Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan Between the Lines by Jessica Morrell **My newly-read favorite authors include: Nina George Anna Rivers Siddons **My short list of continuing favorite authors for recreational reading includes: Amy Yurk Sue Henry Jamie Ford **Local (Edmonds area) authors that create great stories include: Mindy Halleck Judith Works Denise Frisino **For specific titles by these authors consult your local bookshop or peruse online book companies

0

Dance Styles/Genres

How many kinds of dancing can you name or move to? Here’s a partial list of dance style categories (Taken from Wikipedia, 2017) Concert dance / performance dance Ballet, Concert dance, Contemporary dance, Ecstatic dance (also known as freestyle dance and barefoot improvisational dance), Jazz dance, Lyrical dance, Modern dance, Performance dance, River, Tap dance Latin / rhythm Bachata, Bolero. East Coast Swing, Mambo, Rhythm, Rumba, Cha Cha, Corridos, Cumbia, Duranguense, International Latin , Argentine tango, Capoeira, Maculelê, Danza, Jive, Merengue, Milonga, Reggaeton, Rumba , Salsa, Samba, Zumba (dance), Zouk, Quebradita, Tejano, gayunder Swing dance Balboa, Blues dance, Carolina Shag,...