Reports of light in the middle of the night called airglow or nocturnal sun— by which one could read— date back to the time of the Romans and have mystified scientists for centuries. Now Canadian scientists1 think they have the answer.
The oxygen we breathe is a molecule of two oxygen atoms. Beyond 60 miles from earth’s surface, ultraviolet light from the sun separates the atoms during the day. Then at night when the sun is gone, the atoms reunite and in the process release energy in the form of light. I find this counterintuitive, but it’s standard chemistry. Normally, while the energy is visible as light only to scientific instruments, sometimes humans can see it, but why?
Think of air currents as waves in the ocean. In fact they are called zonal waves and are influenced by Earth’s rotation and severe weather on Earth’s surface. Usually waves…
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I’ve received emails from people whose copy of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans paperback has arrived already.
Judy Lussie included the #1 photo above. Her essay “The Branch of Life” is published in the book. Since the eBook became a #1 Amazon Bestseller, Lussie’s photo brings an extra big smile on my face.
If you missed the details about the paperback launch day, see the post on my other blog: click here.
The paperback is still at the launch day discounted price but will change soon. If you want to order Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, click here.
While you’re there, check out Judy Lussie’s recently published novella, Lake Biwa Wishes.
Filter words act like a veil between the reader and the character
by Kathy Steinemann on Anne R. Allen site:
This article provides a list of writing filters, with practical examples of how to replace them. You’ll also find exercises that can double as story prompts.
All words exist for a reason. Use them wisely to create engaging narrative.
Why the fuss?
Filter words form a barrier that distances readers from a story.
Bertie felt the warm sand between her toes as she walked.
Bertie’s experience is relayed secondhand. When word economy is critical, this approach works. However, wouldn’t you rather become so involved that you almost feel it yourself?
With a few tweaks, we can strengthen the sentence.
The sand trickled between Bertie’s toes, radiating warmth with every step she took.
Strong verbs, trickled and radiating, amplify the sensory impact.
Five senses? Six? Twelve?
Most people can name…
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Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans
Written Across the Genres
The atmosphere tries to correct imbalances is good to remember. Thanks ALK3r
Need a story prompt? Laurie Bell has one for you.
Beth slammed the hammer against the wood over and over taking out the days frustrations on the old water-logged frame. The door burst open swinging drunkenly back and forth. The musty smell of dust, rotted plant life and animal droppings assaulted her nose. “Oh hell.” It took two hard shoves to get the door all the way open. Weeds and roots had erupted from the once tiled floor creating dangerous tripping hazards everywhere.
“Hun, how’s it look?”
“You don’t want to know!” she called. This “fixer-upper” was not quite the “it might require a little weekend work” the advertisement implied.
This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt
Word count: 100
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