The Composition of a Songwriter
Heartache is oftentimes the root of creativity, especially for a songwriter. Deep emotions provoke some of the most altruistic and open written lyrics that music has ever seen. It’s a given. From Michael Jackson to Madonna to Adele…raw emotion always sells. It Continue reading
Written and Protected – At All Costs
There are some things in this life worth protecting with your very life. This concept is outlined very well in the action packed screen play, The Book of Eli. Our dear protagonist, played by Denzel Washington, spends the majority of this film fighting to protect a well written document. With his life, he guards against all sorts of mischievous miscreants. This is a must-see film whose popularity will span across generations, I’m sure.
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 Gilgamesh. The 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.
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-after? 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 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.