Media editors often penalize writers who use illustrations or photos in fiction, except, of course, in children’s books. In novels, they consider graphics support “unprofessional.”In the case of indie writers, I believe they are wrong. Here’s why.I was an editor at the Reader’s Digest for many years. We loved pictures with our stories, which were either original or condensed from established magazines. But the editors upstairs, in the condensed book department, shunned them.... continue reading
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In "Macbeth" William Shakespeare uses the three witches characters, sometimes called as the weird sisters. The Three Witches represent evil, darkness, chaos, they appear with rain and thunder andtheir presence refers to treason and impending doom. Generally their role in Macbeth is approached as a philosophical question of destiny: Is Macbeth‘s life predetermined or is he a master of his own fate?If the life of Macbeth is already determined, than the sisters are informing him on his future.... continue reading
BAM! Oof! Snikt! Pow!Heroes are ingrained deeply into our culture. From ancient Greece to Gotham City, heroes help us tell our story of what it means to be human through their powerful symbols, epic plot lines, Herculean feats, and mysterious superpowers. Not to mention the evil super villains they fight. Heroes are representative of our sports teams and company brands. (Indeed, on websites, the main image is often called a "hero," for it shares some qualities of a superhero.)The storytelling... continue reading
After using my lovely D700 Nikon for more than 5 years I decided to buy the new D810 body.What I didn't consider was the rest of my digital infrastructure. My computer is even older than my retired D700. In terms of our quick changing modern world: Close to stone age ...That's why my happines about my new pixel monster (called Nikon D810) decreased when I copied the first bunch of pixel monster babies (called high resolution photos) with my USB 2.0 card reader to my computer. The transfer... continue reading
‘Where’s the body?’‘In the parlour, sir, follow me. He was breakfasting on bread and honey. It’s strange, the corpse is twisted. If he’d been on his back he’d be resting on his head and heels.’‘Where’s the widow?’‘I don’t know, sir, but that’s husband number three.’‘Hmm. Ring for the butler, he’s vanished again.’‘Some forms of poison can bring about such a death,’ said Kent, tugging the bell-pull.‘Yes, I believe strychnine causes convulsions. Ah,... continue reading
I have some tutorial videos on YouTube and I got an email from a guy about something that comes up very often in message boards, forums and so on so I hope I will be able to clear it out in the next two articles.The email said something like “I like the tutorial videos you did and I want to get into stock photography but I only have a small 10 mpix digital camera so can you recommend what should I buy before I start taking pictures”. Now I told this person – Its good enough. And I know that... continue reading
Last weekend I found myself in Salem, MA, home of the infamous Salem Witch Trials back in 1692 when this town was a small puritan settlement and the United States wasn't even thought of yet.Salem goes all out to capitalize on the growing popularity of Halloween and all things ghoulish, scary and creepy.We checked out the Salem Witch Museum with its historic lessons of tolerance and reminder of the social poison of scapegoating or blaming others (witches, the devil, immigrants, Jews, liberals,... continue reading
It all started with a box of crayons, but doesn't everything really? Give a person of any age more colors then black and white and all of a sudden they have choices. My poison? The 96 pack of Crayloas. With names like "Tickle me pink" and "Wild blue yonder" my world suddenly opened through those 96 shades. However, being 22 and having one year left inUniversityit wasn't really cool to be sitting in class drawing swoops and lines, mixing and clashing colors. I always, always though, colored within... continue reading
we are under a volcano watch this week in Alaska, thought i'd share some of the info that comes in emails as it is great information that is easily overlookedPlan for a Volcanic eruption:Develop a Family Disaster Plan and include specific preparedness procedures for volcanoes.While volcanoes are located in other areas, ash may be carried some distance away during an explosive eruption. Heavy ashfall may reduce sunlight, causing a sudden demand on electrical power and possible brownouts.... continue reading
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