November 2013 Blog Posts (44)

Body of Proof: Proofreading

Proofreading is a necessity for any writer.

And you should proof to the best of your (and the Internet’s) ability before you send it to anyone else to read. Even your Beta readers or your Mom. They may not say anything but they’ll notice.

 

What is proofreading? It’s checking the basics. Are the words spelled correctly? Is it the right version on the word (to, too, two for example).  Has a word been left out of a sentence?

 

Maybe you used a word…

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Added by Eden Royce on November 30, 2013 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Energy and Employment...



From the credits:






Eugene Chudnovsky holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Physics at City University of New York in New York City. He is also a fellow of…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 30, 2013 at 8:14am — No Comments

One of the best reviews for anything I’ve ever written

Pick up a copy of Where the Monsters are here. I will let the review speak for itself:

By Keith Milstead

Gerald Dean Rice’s novelette WHERE THE MONSTERS ARE so befuddled me the first time I read it that I believed I should read it again. Not to say it was anything but genius, it…

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Added by Gerald Dean Rice on November 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

immersion

Is it the same for you? I was remembering the dude called "Face" in "The A Team". Total character immersion was his stick and I wondered if he was going to come out of it. He would even select a character before the mission started which seemed a psychic choosing and necessary down the line.

Although I don't do character design, I do put myself in the room when I am imagining a house design or a piece of art. It seems essential to be in that "space" to explore the spiritual…

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Added by Arnold L. Johnson on November 27, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments

Feynman Lectures - Quantum Mechanics...

Image Credit: CapeRay blog,…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 25, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Austin Comic Con and Writing Comics

So you want to write comics! Well Austin Comic Con had a panel on that with Daniel O'Neil (Batman; Iron Man), Danny Fingeroth (Spiderman; Darkhawk), and Paul Benjamin (Pantheon High; Spiderman). So what did these veterans have to say about delving into comic book writing?

1. Do not be afraid to add details to your characters that may seems unimportant, especially if it adds to the plot because it shows how important that detail is to the character

2. Everything…

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Added by Lady Foxglove on November 24, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Austin Comic Con Panel: No Budget Filmmaking Summary

One of the more interesting panels that I attended involved Jus Riddick, an actor, independent director, writer, and producer from Atlanta (now in L.A.) who is known for his feature length film Only in L.A. He provided some interesting tidbits for budding filmmakers who wanted to create but did not have the budget to do so! Here is what I gathered from the short panel:

1. Most important positions on screen to have apart from actors, writers, and director…

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Added by Lady Foxglove on November 24, 2013 at 10:01pm — 7 Comments

Sciences As One Would...



"The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; whence proceed sciences which may be called 'sciences as one would.' For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

UCreateComics.com : Resource for Comic Book/Graphic Novel Writers & Artists

Comic Con can be a mind bender in itself, with rows upon rows of artists, promoters, writers, creatives, and more! Not to mention the programming that is non-stop. I was lucky enough to be invited to listen to Donald Lanouette, a Canadian entrepreneur that has been working in the comic book industry for a long time. His most recent incarnation is as the founder of UCreateComics, an online platform that hopes to help writers and artists find an opportunity to build, grow, and promote their…

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Added by Lady Foxglove on November 23, 2013 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Breaking The Rules...

UNUSUAL BONDS: Chemical bonds between cesium (Cs) and…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 23, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

We Chose To Go...



Mr. President,






We chose to go because you challenged us. I was barely a month on…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 22, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Quantum Dot Chains...

FIG. 2.

(a) 5×5 μm 2 AFM topography image of QDC sample C. The chains are…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 21, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Octavia Butler Papers at the Huntington Library-now open for research

Issue #2 of The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction has been published online at eatonjournal.ucr.edu. This issue was edited by English PhD students here are UC Riverside (Josh Pearson, Jeff Hicks, Richard Hunt, Mark Young, Anne Sullivan, and Stina Attebery). Check it out--and do consider submitting material for subsequent issues! It is a refereed journal with a particular interest in archival issues and questions. For…

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Added by Rebecca Hankins on November 20, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Quantum Cheshire Cat...

Physics World: see link below…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 20, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments

Single Photon Detection...

Source:…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 19, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

'Necessary Evil'....

Villains make or break any story especially those in the Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror genres. The old adage of 'The Hero is only as strong as their Villain' is gospel when writing your stories.



In my latest work 'Dark God's Gift', stories are spawned from the creation of an implacable…

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Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

Physics' Top 10...

Source:…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 18, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

Unknown Unknowns II...

Original link here.…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 17, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Superconducting Stripes...

APS -…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 16, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

My Sentiments Exactly...

Going for the long haul, all science ALL the time. Otherwise, as Dr. Tyson states, we'd go backwards.

A related embed and link below it:…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 15, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments

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Falling...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 19, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Creativity-Onliine.com: Super Bowl Ad

Topics: Commentary, Existentialism, Politics

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Reverend Dr. Martin…
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It's been awhile!

Posted by G.H. Wright on January 18, 2018 at 9:53pm 0 Comments

He sat at his desk, woozy. He tried to move, his arms unresponsive. He searched for help, moving into the aisle in his swivel chair only to find all his coworkers had abandoned him. Was he being drugged? If so, it was the simplest scene he could imagine.Whoever was trying this was extremely stupid or extremely powerful. He'd find out soon enough.
(to be confinued)

Combing for Earths...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 18, 2018 at 6:07am 0 Comments

An example of the spectrum from two laser frequency combs, with their evenly spaced emission lines. (Courtesy: ESO).

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Exoplanets, Optics, Space Exploration

A new type of laser frequency comb (LFC) has been developed by scientists in Europe. The prototype device could lead to improvements in…
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BEC in the Blink of an Eye...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2018 at 4:26am 0 Comments

Credit: NIST

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics

It’s been more than two decades since Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell created the first Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC),…
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Call for abstracts for "Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels"

Posted by JC Holbrook on January 16, 2018 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

CFP: Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels, Past and Future (Extension to 3/31/18)

by Brian Yates

This edited volume will offer an opportunity for authors to investigate the ways in which blackness is reimagined in both mainstream and independent comics. Specifically, I propose responding to the following questions: What are the ways in which heroism is redefined by black characters? How are black futures reimagined? What gendered arguments are made through this medium? What are the challenges in presenting to black audiences in this largely white genre? How do the creators depict the continent of Africa and/or communities in the African Diaspora? How are black bodies presented in graphic comics and novels? Finally, how are themes of social justice specific to black communities presented in this…

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Starship GPS...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 16, 2018 at 1:32pm 1 Comment

Pulsars spin rapidly while emitting powerful beams of radiation.Credit: Dana Berry/NASA

Topics: Astrophysics, Instrumentation, International Space Station, NASA, Space Exploration

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland

From its…
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