Saturday, April 23, 2016
There were so many other great classes to take. I personally love the medieval weapons class that C. David Belt teaches. He really knows a lot about different kinds of medieval warfare equipment, from swords to spears, from flails to armor.
I also enjoyed Jenni James' informative class on writing clean romance. She's a great romance writer who knows how to create believable, likable characters in romance stories that stay clean, and are at the same time, exciting to read!
Tristi Pinkston's class on brainstorming was fantastic! I got so many ideas of how to work past tough spots, or polish out something I've already written. I really enjoyed her class, and I liked hearing other people's story ideas.
Another class I was glad I took, was given by Karlene Browning. She's an expert on helping authors get their online presence out there, so that readers can find time, and learn more about their books, thus bringing the authors more business, and fans!
I truly enjoyed listening to Justin Osmond's inspiring talk the Friday evening before classes started, and Dean Hughe's advice and wisdom during his address on Saturday.
There were so many other classes and presenters too, that I didn't get a chance to take, but I'll bet the presenters did wonderfully! I've enjoyed Write Here in Ephraim the last few years that I've gone. Shirley Balmann, the brains and muscle behind Write Here in Ephraim, has again done a great job, and I hope this writers' conference continues for many more years!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Spring Into Books is coming May 28th from 2pm to 6pm at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, Utah. It is a great event for families, and will feature scores of authors of many different genres. I participated last year, and will have the great fortune to participate this year, as well! The event has authors signing their books, giving presentations, and reading exerpts from their books. It's great for parents and children alike! Take a look at their Facebook page here to read more about the event!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
An author's success depends upon word of mouth, so sharing my freebie will draw attention to the series. Also, feel free to copy and paste any information in this blog into your own to help spread the word. Thank you in advance!
Saturday, April 9, 2016
|Love Comes Softly (c) 2016 Heather B. Moore|
Nelle, our heroine, endures a terrible tragedy within the first few pages, and then, with few other options, goes to live with her stiflingly controling aunt. While there, she meets Mathew, and a wonderful friend Pearl whom I absolutely loved! It isn't long before she realizes that she feels something special for Mathew. But he's engaged to, of lal people, her cousin. An ungrateful nincompoop, if you ask my opinion.
In her wonderful way, Heather Moore spins a tale that is riveting, and creates characters that are real, and wonderful (or dispicable) and an ending that is wonderfully satisfying! This book reminded me once again, of why I am such a fan of Heather Moore's work! I highly recommend it!
Saturday, April 2, 2016
|Sandberg, Anders. 2014|
According to the article to which I will give a link below, written by an Anders Sandberg, (a much more way smarter person than I) a donut shaped planet, according to the laws of physics, could actually exist. But it's highly unlikely that it could form naturally and be stable. If it were formed, it would probably have been artificially made by some species that had 1. the technology to do it, 2. a lot of time to make really big, pretty things just for fun, and 3. not much practical sense. (But, heck. My ancestors built Stonehenge, just 'cause they could, so there ya go.) (Now that I'm thinking about it, Stonehenge was probably built for religious reasons. Maybe that could be what would motivate them! Oh boy! So much potential for fictional world-building!)
Anyway, it would have a pretty quick spin (that's why it could hold its donut shape) yet stuff would still stay down (folks wouldn't go flying off of the equator) but the gravity would not be the same all over the planet, either. It would be a bit less at the equators (the inside and outside one) and greater at the poles (the top and bottom of the donut).
Things would be significantly different also, depending on if the planet is tilted or not. If it's got a zero degree tilt, the poor middle part would never see the sun, and be constantly frozen. But if it had a tilt like our planet, the middle part would not see the sun in the spring and autumn, but would be exposed to the sun in the winter and summer.
There's more interesting stuff to consider, including what it would be like if such a planet had a moon, and it it orbited the planet, possibly through the hole in the middle.
Check out the article here! It's very interesting!