Julia Dhar: How to Disagree Productively

A TED Talk Project This is one of those notebook/compost heap writings. You’re more than welcome to continue reading, but it’s good to know what you’re reading before you read it. I’m working on a little project that I created for myself in an effort to develop my ability to write more persuasively and with…

Class Notes page 2: Rhetoric Class

These are just my class notes from the Rhetoric Class I’m taking. You are more than welcome to read them, but know that they’re simply notes, rather than a creative thoughtful insightful writing. Notes that I’m adding to my compost heap. Tropes Tropes are any sort of figurative or evocative language Examples of Tropes: Allusion–…

Class Notes page 1: Rhetoric Class

These are just my class notes from my Rhetoric Class. You are more than welcome to read them, but know that they’re simply notes, rather than a creative thoughtful insightful writing. Notes that I’m adding to my compost heap. “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds….

Becoming Quite or Speaking Louder

It’s interesting to watch and observe different reactions of individuals when their views, ideas, or opinions are not validated, agreed with, challenged, or attacked. It’s hard to hold onto your view when someone else doesn’t agree with it. That challenge increases when your view is challenged or attacked. Those who revert to going quite or…

Benjamin Zander: The Transformative Power of Classical Music

A TED Talk Project This is one of those notebook/compost heap writings. You’re more than welcome to continue reading, but it’s good to know what you’re reading before you read it. I’m working on a little project that I created for myself in an effort to develop my ability to write more persuasively and with…

Notes in my Notebook, aka: Compost Heap

Transparent disclaimer: [Actually, I’m not sure I love the word “disclaimer” for this situation. Disclaimer makes it sound like something I’m apologizing for something and I’m not apologizing, just trying to clarify.] This Blog is unique in the sense that it’s more like a writer’s notebook than it is a writer’s showcase of their writings….

The Art of Persuasive Speaking and Writing

In a effort to strengthen my writing skills, I recently enrolled in a Rhetoric class. Day one, we were asked to think about speakers that we admire. The discussion that developed from that question gave me an idea. I think it would be a very valuable experience to watch some different TED Talks and try…

Here's the story…

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This is the rough outline of a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…

Outline

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This is the rough outline of a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…

Chapters

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This is the rough outline of a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…