Let's Hear it for an Enlightened Man!I must say, I knew about all the philanthropic activities of ex-President Carter but this last item truly epitomizes this man's strength of character and beliefs. Too sad he isn't still our president. Would have been interesting to see what he might have done if he'd been in office after the damage the Bushs had done to the US's reputation worldwide. Perhaps we wouldn't be in such deep doo with everyone now.
Anyway, I really hope his message on the treatment of women gets more than lip service by the world. Right now I'm sick and tired of being treated like second or third class citizen ... as if we weren't as important as a male in the scheme of life. It seems males need something to dominant and women are the convenient target. And using religion as a reason for their bad behavior is even more heinous.
I'm going to give this man's book a read. Perhaps you should to. (This is my opinion so don't get your panties in a twist if you don't agree w
The Healing Gift -Synopsis-
In a world where the main classes are all about summoning, fortune-telling, and magic; where a letter in your name can mean the difference between success and failure and healing is considered the greatest gift amongst all the pain, some fight to survive.
Zan, a girl in her 12th year, struggles to live. People around her hate her just because of her name and title. Her powerful gift does nothing to help that, but gives nothing to defend herself with. And with her power, a mysterious force is at work, plaguing her conscience, forcing her to the brink.
She has to succeed, her life depends on it. But how can she when everything seems set against her?
Days of NanoWrimo
Day One: This is so going to work! Kiss everyone goodbye, except for the voices in your head. They'll help you along the way, really! Make sure you are fully supplied with coffee and chocolate. Word Goal: 1,667
Day Two: You don't really have a plot, but that'll come in time, you say. Don't be afraid to stay up a little late. DO NOT EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE TODAY OR YOU WILL DIE! Word Goal: 3,333
Day Three: One tenth there, you tell yourself happily. Life is still good. Try looking at depressing poetry for more plot ideas, and read Shakespeare Cliff's Notes. If you've already read most of Shakespeare's works, constantly reference it in your novel, and smile because whoever you have read it first will either a: not get them and wonder where that came from, or b: think you are such a cool person because you've read Shakespeare. 5000
Day Four: Try explaining NanoWrimo to an outsider. Find some way to discreetly place a similar scene in your novel. Be sure the outsider is not a first reader. W
NaNoWriMo synopsis: The Lying DivisionA thief by trade, Klyte is forced into the secret Lying Division. His job is to keep the peasants content by twisting the truth, but it's not that simple. Visere, the captain of the division, says everything they do is legal. But Visere's a Liar. And a killer.
Within days, Klyte sees how hard their job is. The vigilantes of the kingdom are desperate to reveal the veil of lies, to show the citizens how blind they have been. They want a rebellion, and they'll do anything to get it. Visere calls for a hunting trip, a much-needed break from the job. It soon dissolves into chaos and, for the first time, the Liars are faced with a group of people just as cunning as they are.
Then Klyte realises that his worst fear shouldn't be the vigilantes. It shouldn't be the impending civil war. It should be the person right in front of him, smiling that knowing smile and twirling a knife behind their back.