To hit 50,000 words in one month, you must write at least 1,666 words per day over the 30 day period. I write about 1000 words in an hour, so you’re probably looking at two to three hours worth of work per day.
The rest of it is more… colourful, but here at the Neighbourhood Blog we try to keep things PG.
“Those who do not articulate their rights have none,” was the statement that Mr. MacTamaney wrote on the blackboard on the first day of school at Monroe-Woodbury High in New York state.
Oh Comely Magazine gives authors the chance to pitch their ideas to an Internet public and get funding to write their books through online donations– the world of publishing gets more and more creative by the day!
Listen to Ernest Hemingway accept the Nobel Prize! Perhaps you are already familiar with his acceptance speech, which, like his stories, is simple and powerful:
How simple the writing of literature would be if it were only necessary to write in another way what has been well written. It is because we have had such great writers in the past that a writer is driven far out past where he can go, out to where no one can help him.
At the Smithsonian, 5 Historic Female Mathematicians You Should Know. An inspiring list for a largely male field! Here’s an example of how rough ladies had it back in the 19th century:
[Emmy Noether] grew up in Germany and had her mathematics education delayed because of rules against women matriculating at universities. After she received her PhD, for a dissertation on a branch of abstract algebra, she was unable to obtain a university position for many years, eventually receiving the title of “unofficial associate professor” at the University of Göttingen, only to lose that in 1933 because she was Jewish.
The Telegraph has the story behind the famous civil-rights-era photo below, and the difficult reconciliation between the two women captured in it:
“I just had hoped that I could show this picture and say, ‘This happened, and that happened, and now…’ and there is no ‘now’,” [said Hazel (left)]. “And that makes me sad. It makes me sad for them, it makes me sad for the future students at our school, and for the history books, because I’d like a happy ending. And we don’t have that.”
But [Anwar] al-Awlaki was not on the battlefield. He was in Yemen. And he was not even alleged to be a part of al-Qaeda or the Taliban, the two entities against whom Congress authorized the President to use military force in a resolution passed one week after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which continues to provide the legal basis for the war on al-Qaeda and the conflict in Afghanistan.