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Protecting The Rice in Bangladesh

Interesting. Who knew?


Over 100 of these pyramid-like mounds are seen in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.

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Mysterious phenomenon may now have explanation


ewritessite---Eloise Hamann


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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Filter Words and Phrases to Avoid in Writing Fiction…

Good reminders.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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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Fractal: A Magnificent Supercell Thunderstorm Timelapse

The atmosphere tries to correct imbalances is good to remember. Thanks ALK3r


For the last decade, Kansas-based photographer Chad Cowan has driven almost 100,000 miles across the United States chasing powerful supercell thunderstorms and recording them in high definition.

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False advertising (Friday Fictioneers)

Need a story prompt? Laurie Bell has one for you.

Rambles, writing and amusing musings

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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5 Surprising Ways to Radically Boost Your Income with Your Book

Nina Cooke sent an email about Tamara Monosoff’s free video filled with great information.

Hi Julaina],

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Art Therapy: Fictional Self-Help Book Titles

Having trouble with the title of your WIP? How do you like these?


Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities.

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Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants in The Heart of Bogota

Every neighborhood should have one of these vertical gardens.


Behold: the largest vertical garden in the world. Located in Bogota, Colombia, the Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet).

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Wednesdays Visual Writing Prompt

Today isn’t Wednesday, but what a great prompt. The video is amazing!

Mundus Media Ink

The video and gif below show a quintessential gray alien supposedly captured by the Russian KGB; the video gives more detail about the alleged relationship between Russia and the aliens, and an agreement that prohibited the Russians from recording their communications with the aliens…it’s got me convinced!

What do you think?

I’m really excited at the prospect of reading all of the shorts created from this awesome footage prompt!

Gray aliens crash landing on this planet is a long-documented phenomenon that has been investigated by UFO researchers as well as other more mainstream journalists. Though the theories vary about what exactly they are and what they are here for –

Though the theories vary about what exactly they are and what they are here for, there isn’t much debate in the community anymore about whether or not they exist!

So, one must then wonder…


Wednesdays Visual Writing Prompt

Use this prompt…

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Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans Will Launch On May 31st

FINAL FRONT WEB USEMy new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans will launch on May 31st as an eBook. It will be a print book next month. On May 31st, it will be $.99. I’d love to get to bestseller ranking so if you want to order, it would help me if you did on May 31st.

You can read about several of the 20 writers featured in the book on my other blog: click here.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans




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