I was totally dumbfounded when I read this earlier.
Yet another example of something that politicians, trendy lefties and other assorted whackos accepted as fact, has finally been debunked!
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Via The GWPF Global Warming Pause Comes Of Age
The Earth’s temperature has “plateaued” and there has been no global warming for at least the last 18 years, says Dr. John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) at the University of Alabama/Huntsville. “That’s basically a fact. There’s not much to comment on,” Christy said when CNSNews.com asked him to remark on the lack of global warming for nearly two decades as of October 1st. –Barbara Hollingsworth, CBS News, 30 September 2014
Figure 1. RSS monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature anomalies (dark blue) and trend (thick bright blue line), October 1996 to August 2014, showing no trend for 17 years 11 months.
More on the “The pause” here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/04/global-temperature-update-no-global-warming-for-17-years-11-months
What will the Warming Pause do next? Get a job? Go on a gap year? Maybe go to college and rack up some proper…
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More from Derek
Thank God! I’ve finally finished doing the major edit of the first seven chapters. Yes I did say seven. As I predicted in the previous progress report, I ended up amalgamating two short chapters into one, as well as adding just over five hundred extra words, which means that the word count now stands at 19,792.
During the previous four a half days of total concentration on my part, a thought occurred to me. Why in the name of everything we hold dear as writers would any of us wish to become a full-time editor? It’s bad enought doing it for a few days. But to do it for a living? I don’t think so. Anyone contemplating it as a career, is either totally insane, or they are some kind of control freak on a power or ego trip, or maybe both, who loves the idea of tearing the product of someone’s hard work to shreds. Perhaps secretly they get their rocks off by inflicting doubt and angst in the minds of the unsuspecting writer in their clutches. Maybe editors are recruited from the ranks of trolls, pedants and armchair critics. Who knows?
Anyway, enough of that. Now its on to the next chapter and episode in the story. After I’ve had lunch and taken a much needed break to ready myself…
I totally agree :)
Originally posted on Princess of the Light: Shining the Light For All:
A friend of mine asked me, “What’s the secret to writing?”
I replied, “Ditch the rules and just write.”
It’s not complicated, people. Writing is as simple as you want to make it. So-called experts come up with these tricks of the trade in order to get published and rules to follow.
I agree with Melinda Haynes above (thanks to Belinda Witzenhausen for the graphic).
“Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.”
We are all storytellers and we have a story (or several thousand) to tell. So, tell your story. Be passionate about it and let the words flow. Readers will be drawn to the story and the characters, not the rules. :-)
Celebrate writing and get started!
MRS N, the Writer
Sound advice from Michael :)
Originally posted on writerlywitterings:
I’m in a bit of a fix just now. I have to write a synopsis for a new book. Not a problem: I’ve written many of them in the past, and this will not take too long. But it did bring me to consider how I tend to do such things.
The normal approach with my crime books was always to find a crime – looking it up in the Coroner’s Rolls or in the court records usually – and then develop that murder into a full-blown story. Generally my story would start with the death, and then I’d begin the investigation by moving on from that point. However, in order to make the story more readable and convincing, I would usually bring in a lot about the character’s past, and usually begin with a look at the victim’s life. I always liked to show that the victim was not just a…
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Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog..... An Author Promotions Enterprise!:
Does THIS sound familiar?
The shape of things to come?
Some Reading Groups are TOUGH!
BEWARE of your Peers!
mmmm – now HERE’s an idea :D
And Finally – the truth about the extinction of the Dinosaurs