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Worlds of Wonder : Essays on Writing – Reflections on Life

By Johnson, Kevin, Wade

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Reproduction Date: 5/25/2024

Title: Worlds of Wonder : Essays on Writing – Reflections on Life  
Author: Johnson, Kevin, Wade
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature
Collections: Authors Community, Literature
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Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: Kevin Johnson


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Essays on writing, which after all, combine imagination and looking at life; along with pieces on life more directly, including relationships and more. Also, a bonus short story.

Over eighty essays on writing - mostly fiction, but also critiquing - and on life, including relationships both personal and professional. Plus a bonus short story.

Hug a Cat Humans get along so well with dogs because we're alike in so many ways, thanks to evolution. We're both cursorial hunters, chasing down our prey. We're both pack animals, forming societies, and hierarchies within them (alpha males, etc.). So we both understand the idea of someone being in charge and someone taking orders (ideally, the human is in charge of the dog, these days), we both like to go for walks or runs, and we like to be together. But dogs don't much grok hugs. Evolution explains why you're better off to hug a cat. Dogs are born to run, built to have all four legs on the ground, to hunt down their next meal. Putting your arms around one just holds them back. Cats, on the other hand, are as capable of climbing as our remote ancestors. Like our ancestors, that means sometimes cats need to be held, and those times are when very young. Kids or kittens, falling out of a tree can kill. So cats understand being held as we do, and can appreciate a hug. Scratch your dog's ears. Rub their belly. Ruffle their fur. But hugs are for cats. And kids, of course. I think we can all get our arms around that.

Table of Contents
Worlds of Wonder Essays on Writing Entertaining and Memorable Acceleration in Narrative Story Depth World Depth Roads Between Worlds: Writing Multiple Worlds Roads Between Worlds: Traveling Between Parallel Worlds Roads Between Worlds: Languages Roads Between Worlds: "Psychic" Roads Between Worlds: Sense of Wonder Roads Between Worlds: "Psychic" and Words Roads Between Worlds: The First Review In Which I Concede I Must Be a High-Quality Novelist Department G, Genders, and LGBTQ Writing Rivers Between Worlds Hunter-Gatherers Off-Base Poetry Is Good for Prose Tired Tropes I: The Undiscovered Hero Tired Tropes II: The Surprising Super Power (Un)predictable Manic? Pixie? Dream? Girl? My Approach to Plotting Critiquing: Goals Critiquing: Constructive Critiquing: Objective Critiquing: Content-Focused Critiquing: Balance Where I Get My Ideas Ambition vs. Accessibility Writing a Series: Nostalgia Dreams of Flight Worlds Apart Reflections on Life "…Are Created Equal…" Letters to an "Adopted Daughter" - Compatibility - Friendship - Love and Loyalty - Lying - Open Communication - Boundaries, and Egos - Fidelity - A Pillar of Strength Hug a Cat Relationship Power Ratios Transactional Relationships Lasting Love Immortality: Analog or Digital? Could That Be You? That Agonized Age Hungry Like the Wolf Mind. Blown. "Technophobe Boomer" The Streaming Miscalculation? Polyamory Serfing USA You've Got Another Think Coming Priorities Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence Wisdom Charisma Donate Money to an Unworthy Cause! Ten Things Home Improvement Shows Don't Tell You A View to the North Settling $mall $avings Tiny Luxuries Twenty-Five Years Counting Carbs "Deserve" and "Ought to" Greatest of What Time? A Bad Day at Work "Life Isn't Fair" "Purity" and Middle-Earth Starship Troopers in Context Seven Things about Guns Communism's Fatal Flaw Give It to Gummint? Buster Keaton: Freedom from the Tyranny of Sound Circle of Life Living with Sadness A Fighting Withdrawal Run! Rescue Smile In the Time of the Night Storm Rider Self-Image and Supervision Closure Happy Doesn't Last Train Your AI on This Short Story The Old Man About the Author


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