The legend of the two dragons continues in this second volume of "The Tales of Draco: The Six Pieces." Find your copy of Jordan B. Jolley's new book on Amazon or order from your favorite local bookstore.
There are times when out of our curiosity to attain too many things at a single time we end up making choices that could have been avoided in the first place and we end up giving rise to being adamant and ziddi enough to make our demands get fulfilled
Being ambitious and being adamant are two different things with a very thin line between them to distinguish.... Life is a zero sum game that is the benefit at one thing comes at a cost of compromising the loss at other, what we want isn't what we get, but what we need is something that has been given this, that's how the universe works
Being adamant doesn't work each time, life is a zero-sum game and playing it the right way is the only way forward asserts "The game theory"
I hear these words and I cringe. It bothers me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. My body tenses up and I feel my body clench trying not to receive the words and really just allow them to bounce off of me. This has been happening for a few years.
Every time I would go out for fun and someone would say, "Be safe!" I would cringe. ▪︎
And now it has gotten worse because I hear it far more frequently than before. ▪︎
I didn't know why I was cringing. I would be curious about it and then immediately would get distracted by something else. To be honest, I kept meaning to dig into why it bothers me so much and then just didn't. ▪︎
Yesterday, a friend of mine said, "Stay Powerful." I almost cringed again because I was expecting her to say "Stay safe," but then I realized what she actually said and my whole body opened up. In fact, I literally did a 180-degree turn to come back to her. Wow! What an amazing pivot! Stay powerful! That feels so good in my body. ▪︎
I have learned how powerful words are. I seek to speak language that really aligns with my entire being. I have been known to edit myself mid-sentence when speaking because it is that important to me. And, I know how much it has changed my life. ▪︎
I know that when people say "stay safe," what they are trying to say is, "I love you. I care about you. I want good things for you including health and physical safety." ▪︎
The structure of the phrase implies that I have the ability to control that. "To stay" is a verb meaning to hold or to remain. And grammatically, "stay safe" has an implied "you" in front of the phrase; "You stay safe."
While I do have the ability to wash my hands, stay 6 feet away from people, drive according to the laws, and stay away from the riots, I don't have control over any of the outcomes. And to really stay/hold/remain means I don't really get to do anything else. ▪︎
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Self-Editing: What’s in it for you? You’ll be proud you created a powerful story that your readers love. Read all about it, link in bio.
This rose should represent your characters - give them real traits and many layers.
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Really feeling my glasses today, in fact I like them better than my contacts. My eyes don't dry out and they feel free. 🤓
Reminds me of the freedom I felt when I finished reading the first printed copy of my own book. 📔
I'm talking about freedom here ya'll, the freedom to write, publish, tell your own stories, & create another source of income. You should never feel the bondage of being unable to speak up unless you choose to sit back and say nothing at all. Is it that you're afraid? Or is it that you don't know where to start?
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10 Day Album challenge. One album a day, that influenced my musical tastes. The challenge is supposed to have no explanation. But I'm a writer, and you're getting little explanations.
Day 3: The Best of the Monkees
If you know me, you knew this one was coming. If I remember correctly, mom used to sing "Daydream Believer" to me all the time when I was really little. Somewhere along the way, I got really into the Monkees TV show and when they played this song at the end of a show I lost my crap and yelled at @christine132843 for not telling me that it was from the Monkees. It still remains one of my favorites, but "Shades of Gray" is also right up there. I went on to own all of their albums, but regret watching their movie "Head." .
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Hello! Let’s get acquainted...
🧚♀️It’s been a couple of thousand followers since I’ve gotten personal. :) 🧚♀️Sky is actually my pen name. My real name is Ilona (which apparently means enchanted fairy in Hungarian - yes, I’m a 1st child and yes, my parents were looking for names in a library and 40+ years ago in the then Soviet Union it seemed like a good international name).
🧚♀️I’ve lived in Finland and the United Kingdom and travelled to all the continents except the top & bottom one, but hail from Tallinn, Estonia. That’s why you might occasionally see a travelling pic in my feed.
🧚♀️My life is about studying (last psych BA 1st year exam is tomorrow), reading (indies, but acclaimed authors as well), writing (several things at a time), my 5yo son, my amazing hubby and our extended family (I never know if it’s 3 or 7 mouths to feed on the weekends), hiring my legal brain out part-time to make €€ and since it’s summer, then gardening. 🧚♀️Hobbies? Hm...nope, am boring. I used to take equestrian lessons, scuba and yoga and salsa and ballroom and swim (obviously not all at the same time), but as soon as I get decked out with necessary stuff to do something long-time (like buy a full golf-kit and balls and a glove), then, miraculously, I find myself not doing that any more. Because life is about experiences. It’s also about consistency, but that’s why I have an editor. For books. I’m the editor of my own life, thank you very much.
🧚♀️After having worked for Accenture in London for 2years, I moved back to Tallinn in 2008. That left-brain-hemisphere dominant job sparked my novel writing. I started writing a short story only to discover on page 80 that it ain’t no short story anymore, Toto. The first sci-fi novel I wrote isn’t published yet, but the 2nd book is. Goddesses: Hubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble - my first e-book - was published on 21.12.2012. :) Yup, the day the Mayan calendar was supposed to end. And we’re all still here. :) And yes, it’s a wordplay on the lines from the Cursed play. Since then, I’ve published 3 more books (ebooks and paperbacks) - flip the pix for more...🙏🏻
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Sometimes a story just isn't working. Sometimes a story feels okay, but it's not *great*. When this is the case, there are a few questions we can ask about our story.
The first question when dissecting a story that's not working: Are there stakes? Recall that stakes are the things that might be won or lost if your protagonist succeeds or fails in whatever they're trying to do. This definition doesn't get to the heart of what it means to have powerful stakes in a story. We might alternatively say that stakes consist of one or more things of deep value to the protagonist that are either offered or threatened.
The key here is that the stakes must be deeply personal to the protagonist. Yes the world itself might be at stake as an asteroid tumbles toward Earth. But the thing that will really take the story to the next level is to consider what of *personal* value to the protagonist could be at stake. The world is ending but, more importantly, the protagonist's grandma--the only parental figure they've ever known--is not going to survive the chaos. Now it's personal.
Next we want to ask whether our story has a primary question that's driving it. Can we actually identify one? The audience might be wondering whether the protagonist will attain their goal, for instance. Will Marlin find Nemo? Will Sully get Boo back to her home? Will Andy and Buzz get back to Andy? Will the character's secret be revealed? When will the protagonist find out the identity of the antagonist?
If you don't have a core question that's driving your story, the easiest way to add one is to give your protagonist a clear, measurable goal. The key here is to ensure that the goal is so clear that they can craft a plan around it. If there's no plan to attain the protagonist's desire then it's simply a longing, not a goal. (Continued below...)
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Dr. Malcolm Colson is finally here, and it’s time for your first session! Make sure you bring your husband, and tell him to take notes!
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Je préfère porter ma casquette de base ball achetée à Brooklyn en 2017, ces jours ci.