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3rd Dramatic Situation: Crime Pursued by Vengeance

This information is from Georg Polti’s The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations with supplementary synopsis where I could find a reference online. Each synopsis focuses only on the main characters and eliminates other aspects of the plot. III. Crime Pursued by Vengeance: Avenger; Criminal A. 1. The Avenging of a Slain Parent or Ancestor “The Singer” (anonymous) […]

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Hogwarts School Houses Sorted by Personality Type

Several websites and numerous hobbyists have already given their  input on how personality types can be arranged into the four houses of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Add this to the list. I do not take this seriously. I am writing it with serious intent, but […]

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Developing Eyes for Details in Writing

See Is Beauty Found in the Whites of the Eyes? ‘Red Eyes’ Associated With the Sad and Unattractive on Science Daily for the news of this research published in Ethology. How is an author to keep her fans from developing an unhealthy attraction to the wrong character? Type “Severus Snape” in a search engine and […]

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Lame Brain?

See Political Views Are Reflected in Brain Structure from Science Daily for details on young adult brain differences a report in Current Biology. The study involves young adults rather than hard-core, entrenched “wingers.” Results from a study like this could lead to some very interesting brain-based biases in a future near you. Here’s how this […]

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I’ve gone and done it now: Harry Potter fan fiction

I’m in the midst of a Harry Potter fan fiction which will involve some quantum physics theory about time travel. So far I’ve decided to include the Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment, as it is a bewitching example of quantum conundrums. I will also have some discussion of traversable wormholes and the concept of time and […]

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Imagine a World Where Brain Activity Is Visualized

See “People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity: UBC study” regarding a study published in NeuroImage. The link above discusses brain activity feedback shown to participants who undertook mental tasks. It reminds me of biofeedback experiments. The link also makes a connection to athletic coaching methods. An athlete often watches video tapes […]

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Newest Fan Fiction

I’ve started a fan fiction based on the Daniel X character in the current James Patterson series. I’ve taken the character Daniel and made him into a Don Quixote. If you’d like to read what I’ve got so far, go to my story at Dan Q: A Hunter.

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Nothing like science news to cheer up from the winter blues …

Science Daily2010-01-05Few Americans with major depression receive adequate treatmentSummary "Many US adults with major depression do not receive treatment for depression or therapy based on treatment guidelines, and some racial and ethnic groups have even lower rates of adequate depression care, according to a new study." Okay, tell me something new. I’m blue. How ’bout […]

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Character Worksheet for You *.*

I have a gift for you, and you, and you, and you … aw, bummer, you don’t feel special that my gift’s not just for you, and you alone?  I can’t claim any ownership about the idea of developing a character worksheet. As a matter of fact, my inspiration for creating the character worksheet came […]

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