Ancient Text The Epic of Gilgamesh is Surprisingly Scandalous & Sordid

An Ancient Text with a Jerry Springer Style Plot

An ancient text can help us better understand the history of the world.  Questions about how people lived, why they married and even basic things like what they ate can be explored.  One ancient society I can’t seem to study enough is Mesopotamia.  This interest has been piqued ever since I read The Epic of GilgameshThe Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient Sumerian text that helps capture the story of the ancient land of Mesopotamia.  More interesting, it is not just an ancient text, it is also a literary work of prose style poetry.  Filled with twists and turns about the human experience, I must say I was stopped in my tracks to realize the theme of prostitution runs deeply in this epic tale.

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Writing eBooks & Kindle Worlds: Glamorous, Enticing & oh, so Hollywood

Fan Fiction, I love you XOXO –Gossip Girl

Have you ever wondered what Gossip Girl would have said if Chuck and Blaire’s on-again-off-again relationship went down in flames with a disastrous wedding-day rather than the much expected happily-ever-afteCharlene Rossell Enterprising - Fan Fiction - Gossip Girlr? When you write a book— your own fan fiction ebook for Amazon Kindle Worlds, that is—you can make anything happen. That’s right, writing ebooks for Kindle Worlds is a great way to get published.  And it pays 20-35% of the revenue to the fan fiction writer. Amazon has obtained the rights to three hit shows with more to come. Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars provide provocative characters to work with when you’re looking into options for getting published.  So let your imagination wander. Continue reading

Illiteracy in Alameda County… (Quiet as It’s Kept)

Illiteracy as a State of Being

Burdened by illiteracy, an elderly man enters a primary school because he was denied a basic education as a child in the movie called The First Grader.  Now, in his late years, he receives a letter in the mail and all he wants is to be able to read it. He holds it in his hands but all he can do is look blankly down on the rows of letters.  It does not seem that he wants very much; just to read a simple letter.  And yet, the unsettling truth is that many people live their lives engulfed by illiteracy.

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Fictional Writer, Carrie Bradshaw, on The Pen Versus Love

Writing About Love is a Universal Effort

Every great writer, fictional writer or a real-life professional writer, has tried his or her hand Fictional Writer Carrier Bradshow - Sarah Jessica Parkerat writing about love at one point or another. It has become a topic that stands as an epic abstract and a measure that determines whether or not you go into the hall of fame for writing. All great writers from William Shakespeare to Jane Austin are known for their superb ability for writing about Love Almighty. As a professional writer, myself, even I have tried to craft a love poem from time to time. Continue reading