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...

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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...

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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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February Sixteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 16, 2019 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

Violet Lewis, founded of Lewis Business College, and the first location on Indiana Street in Indianapolis.

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

LeMoyne College…

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February Fifteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 15, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: Lawson State Community College (link below)

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Knoxville College…

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Apathy, Crises and Zappa...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 15, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Image Source: Five Thirty Eight blog

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Politics

So what exactly is a constitutional crisis? We should be clear about what does — and, more importantly, does not…
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February Fourteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 14, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Johnson C. Smith - The Division of Government Sponsored Programs and Research inducted seven students into its Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. This year’s theme is “Defying Gravity: Launching Scholars Academic Success.”

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Jarvis…

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Semper Fidelis...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 14, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Topics: Mars, NASA, Opportunity, Planetary Exploration, Spaceflight

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover was built to operate for just 90 days, but kept going for 15 years. NASA officially declared it dead on Wednesday, and its last message to scientists before it went dark eight months ago is getting a lot of attention.

The rover spent a decade and a half sending data bursts, not words, but according to…
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February Thirteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 13, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University established in 1881. The University is a member of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). Their colors are maroon and white & their…
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Anthony "Tony" Mitchell...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 13, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Anthony "Tony" Mitchell

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Electrical Engineering, NSBE

“The 2019 BEYA Selection Committee, supported by the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and our lead sponsor Lockheed Martin Corporation, have invested in me the authority to…
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The Talented Tenth Saga----PLEASE DONATE

Posted by Christopher Love on February 12, 2019 at 9:17pm 0 Comments

The Talented Tenth Saga will be an 8 issue, limited run comic book series and film.  This series is unique for many reasons.

  • First of all, it will feature real people versus hand drawn or CGI characters. This is why actors and actresses will be sought.
  • Secondly, the main characters in the world of The Talented Tenth Saga will be diverse as the world we live in.
  • And lastly, all 8 issues will be given out for free and can be read at beauty shops, barber shops, schools, libraries and other organizations in local communities starting in Madison County, Alabama and beyond. The film will be uploaded to YouTube and other platforms for free to enjoy and view.

The comic book can be downloaded on IndyPlanet.com

Please support this project.

https://www.ioby.org/project/talented-tenth-saga

Everyone Deserves Heroes That Look Like THEM…

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February Twelve...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 12, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: Howard University Instagram

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Harris-Stowe State University…

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Dr. Mark Dean...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 12, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Dr. Mark Dean - Biography.com

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering

Computer scientist and engineer Mark Dean is credited with helping develop a number of landmark…
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