Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Writing a how-to chapter


For some reason I am finding it fiendishly difficult to structure the chapters in my current how-to book.
I think I found an answer this morning. While reading the Vancouver Sun, I came across a brilliantly structured article by Rick Steves, Plot Your Way Through Europe via smartphone.
Steves uses this structure:
  • Interesting opening
  • Problem stated personally
  • Solution 1
  • Solution 2 
  • Solution 3 etc.
  • Upbeat ending
It could work!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.

“writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat” Dorothy Parker

Friday, August 10, 2012

Organic farms in Lake County CA

I forget sometimes just how many organic farms are near us in Lake County CA.

Dr Daniel Amen's program for brain health

Dr Daniel Amen claims that diet, exercise, and intellectual challenge can delay onset of Alzheimer's symptoms.

Four links to articles and books describing Dr Daniel Amen's work...

1. A web page with a good summary of Dr Daniel Amen's program  for brain health. He claims his program will delay onset of Alzheimer's by six years. Since 50% of people show Alzheimer's symptoms by age 85, the idea of delaying onset of symptoms is a good thing.

Arthur's inspirational video - vet with bad knees does yoga