If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.
Sam Harris has written his views on Islam and on religion in general, which will surely become a controversial point of discussion. Sam states: "More British Muslims have joined the ranks of ISIS than have volunteered to serve in the British armed forces." He also writes: "But a belief in martyrdom, a hatred of infidels, and a commitment to violent jihad are not fringe phenomena in the Muslim world. These preoccupations are supported by the Koran and numerous hadith."
Read what seems (to me) to be a message within a message in the following link:
I have some personal thoughts concerning Muslims (and Moslems) and what should be done about their peculiar beliefs, but I prefer to keep them to myself.
Did You Know . . .?
Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Wednesday, 9/10/14, after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a single week, which happened in July. Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) orbited Earth more than 2,700 times and traveled more than 71.7 million miles.
WORD FOR TODAY
1. To make known by public declaration; announce officially.
2. To put (a law) into effect by formal public announcement.
3. To make widespread.
(born September 12, 1972)
Gideon Emery is an English actor and voice actor, known for his stage work in South Africa and for providing voices in video games.
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Linda Gray is an American film, stage and television actress, director, producer and former model, best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the long-running CBS television drama series Dallas (1978–1989).
(born September 12, 1977)
James McCartney is a British musician and songwriter living in London. He is the only son of songwriter and former Beatle Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney.
(born September 12, 1981)
Jennifer Hudson is an American recording artist and actress. As an actress, she made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in such films as Sex and the City , The Secret Life of Bees, and Winnie Mandela.
I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading.