Day 30 Is CBD Oil safe and certified non-GMO organic?

Day 30  time to relax with CBDPure hemp oil 

On this last day of November 30, 2018 I will write about CBDPure

Full disclosure I am an affiliate Of CBDPure 

This would make a great gift idea. The gift of relief.

CBDPure is hemp oil made with certified non-GMO organic-standards hemp. Grown in Colorado and is free of contaminants and additives.

Why am I an affiliate for CBDPure Hemp oil?

This is why:

CBDPure is 100% legal and safe to consume. It does not have the psychoactive properties commonly found in recreational hemp – meaning it does not provide a “high” or intoxicated feeling to users. Our CBD oil contains naturally occurring cannabidiol, terpenes and other cannabinoids to promote overall well-being. The cannabinoid content of all CBDPure products complies with the federal law of the United States.” ~CBDPure

CBDPure Oil  worked for me. This product has a 90-day guarantee.

“If you are not experiencing the benefits you want or simply are not happy with your results, just send your order back within 90 days of purchase and we will refund your purchase price.” ~CBDPure

I have tried it. It eased my anxiety. It allowed me to relax, to stop my thoughts from racing. I used it for body aches and pains, and it worked.

Put the dosage under your tongue and hold it there for a minute. For me-  It can take anywhere from five minutes to twenty minutes to be absorbed into my bloodstream.

What it didn’t do was get me high. It is non-psychoactive, 100% non-intoxicating.

***As with anything that you ingest, you need to make sure to consult your doctor r and pharmacist about drug interactions.

Start with a low dosage.

I would recommend that you ‘always’ start with a low dosage, just to see how you react.

There is a large amount of information on CBD oil. Here are a few links.

The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, Website: ‘Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress’
“This review discusses recent studies suggesting that cannabidiol may have utility in treating a number of human diseases and disorders now known to involve activation of the immune system and associated oxidative stress, as a contributor to their etiology and progression. These include rheumatoid arthritis, types I and II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, ischemia-reperfusion injury, depression, and neuropathic pain.”

 And here…

“Today,( June 25, 2018) the FDA approved a purified form of the drug cannabidiol (CBD). This is one of more than 80 active chemicals in marijuana. The new product was approved to treat seizures associated with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy in patients two years of age and older” ~fda.gov

CBDPure has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

The only thing you have to lose is your pain, stress, and racing thoughts.

CBDPure can be given to your pets too. Here is the link  for your pets CBDPure oil 

Day 29 setup scenes on index cards & rewrite, rewrite, rewrite

Day 29: Two more days left of November’s Nanowrimo

You have written at least 50,000 words.By now you are thinking of editing your novel, others are looking into self-publishing. 

I can tell you what I will be doing. I will take all those words, and  list each scene, on its own index card.

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1. I will list which characters are in the scene.
2. Timeframe.
3. Place/world
4. What is the crisis of the scene?
5. What is the desire of the scene
6. POV of that scene.
7. I will end up with a pile of sixty index cards.

Once I have all the scenes on their own index cards,  I will do a Happy Dance. Then, I will put them in order and file away scenes that don’t fit in my story, scenes that don’t move the story forward.

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Check out: Day 6 Freytag for the letter ‘F’

I will make sure my story moves from the main crisis, towards the resolution of that crisis.

Check out: Day 15 ‘O’ for a kiss outline

Then, I will rewrite each scene….

• I will make sure each scene is full of sensory detail.
• And that  each scene has inner and outer conflict. (each step/scene will make it harder for my POV character)
•  That my scene reflects the passage of time
• That I am staying in the POV of that scene.
• I end with a twist or insight into the POV character.
• That the scene advances the plot.

Check out: Day 17 ‘Q’ Questing Plot asking Quem Quaeritis

When a chapter has been rewritten, I will get rid of overused and redundant words.

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Day 28 Amazing gift idea for the writer in your life

Are looking for an amazing gift idea for the writer in your life?   I recommend Masterclass.com. (Full disclosure.) I am an affiliate for them. Which means I get a few dollars if you buy a class. I bought these online classes. I go back to them over and over.

David Mamet’s MasterClass

David Mamet Structuring the plot~mywalkingpath.com

James Patterson’s MasterClass

First Video of James Patterson’s MasterClass

Once you buy a class on  MasterClass.com  you can access them forever.  They don’t have a time limit on when or how long you can access them.

Check out these writing and photography classes. They make amazing gifts.

Here are some on my wish list.

Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers

 

Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography

 

Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting

 

MasterClass: Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing For Television

 

Great gifts for the writers and photographers in your family.

Day 27 NaNoWriMo Reading Agatha Christies’ Secret Notebook Four and twenty Blackbirds

I am reading; Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks’ by John Curran. He deciphered Agatha’s handwriting, laying out the notes that she jotted down throughout 73 notebooks. What piqued my interest was how she got her ideas with the use of nursery rhymes. Such as:

One, Two Buckle My Shoe` November 4, 1940. Five little pigs, January 11, 1943

Four and Twenty Blackbirds, March 1941

  • Hickory Dickory Dock, October 31, 1955
  • ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?‘ August 1935
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On page 129: “We are shown how some of the ‘references to nursery rhymes scattered throughout the Notebooks, sometimes the idea went no further than brief jottings and in a number of cased it would seem that the rhyme defeated even Christie’s fertile imagination.”

Agatha Christie’s note: “…..Ding Dong Dell-Pussy’s in the Well-? An old maid murdered”

Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, England and died at   Eighty-five on January 12, 1976 .

According to the Guinness World Records: “Agatha Christie (UK) is the most translated author with 7,236 translations.”

Every author’s muse appears in different ways. Every reader will absorb the information  from this book differently, Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks’ by John Curran. What you won’t find is a perfect plot to follow as a template. (That is for you to create.)  You will see her thought process as she created her stories.

What I took away, was how she used nursery rhymes.  And how those nursery rhymes – she worked itself into an idea, a mystery, a murder.  Then she mind-mapped, and brainstormed phrases, scribbled into Notebooks,  then, let them create an image in her mind, from there, those images grew into her stories.

After reading this book, Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks’ by John Curran.  I need to pick an Agatha Christie book off my shelf and read it again, this time picking out  the details of how she created it. Check out how she built her characters with description and setting. Check out her sentence structure and her use of dialogue.

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Day 26 ‘Z’ for NaNoWriMo Z to the power of eight

Day 26 letter Z’ for  Zinker & Zenzizenzizenzic & ZYZZYVA & Zhou Xuanjing

Last night, I realized that I had surpassed my 50,000 words. {{Happy Dance}}

‘Z ‘ for Zinker

“All creative activity begins with movement.”~Joseph Zinker

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‘Z ‘ for Zenzizenzizenzic

Zenzizenzizenzic is the eighth power of a number

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“Zenzizenzizenzic is an obsolete form of mathematical notation representing the eighth power of a number (that is, the zenzizenzizenzic of x is x8), dating from a time when powers were written out in words rather than as superscript numbers. This term was suggested by Robert Recorde, a 16th-century Welsh writer of popular mathematics textbooks, in his 1557 work The Whetstone of Witte (although his spelling was zenzizenzizenzike); he wrote that it “doeth represent the square of squares squaredly”.” ~ Wikipedia.org

Let’s say your number is Seven, seven to the power of eight, or 78
It will  look like this:

7x7x7x7x7x7x7x7= 56 x 56 =3136

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Or with 28

2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2=16×16=256

‘Z ‘ for ZYZZYVA

ZYZZYVA the about section:

“ZYZZYVA’s first issue was published in 1985, under founding editor Howard Junker. In 2011, Laura Cogan became ZYZZYVA’s first new editor in more than 25 years. She and Managing Editor Oscar Villalon make up ZYZZYVA’s editorial team.”~ ZYZZYVA.org

“We accept submissions only from January 7 through May 31 and September 1 through November 19. Please send previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork to:…. Please note: We do not accept any online submissions.”

 

‘Z ‘ for Zhou
Poems by Zhou Xuanjing

The secret of the receptive
Must be sought in stillness;
Within stillness there remains
The potential for action.
If you force empty sitting,
Holding dead images in mind,
The tiger runs, the dragon flies-
How can the elixir be given?

 

Zhou Xuanjing was from the 12th century. she was a Chinese Taoist.
Read about the history of Taoism HERE:

So that is Z to the power of four. 

 

Day 25 letter ‘y’ for William Butler Yeats Our stitching and unstitching

Day 25 letter ‘Y’ for Yeats, William Butler Yeats.  An Irish poet.

By Alice Boughton – Whyte’s, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30647704

 

‘Y’ for ‘William Butler Yeats’  who was born, June 13,1865 in Sandymount, Republic of Ireland and died in Cannes, France on January 28, 1939.

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He was an Irish poet, a dramatist, a prose writer he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. His themes were on unrequited love, dreams, visions, country living, Irish history, Celtic mythology, then onto Modernist poems.

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As you read, William Butler Yeats, keep in mind he wrote about his time, his life. Things and people who impressed or irritated him, places he saw, his thoughts on what was said about him, about mysticism and spiritualism. Mainly, he wrote for himself and a small amount of people.

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On page 298, in ‘The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron author of the Artist Way, Julia takes us into a “psychological space that allows you to entertain alternative belief systems” This chapter is called, “Spiritual Experience”.

From my copy of- Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats
From my copy of, Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats

Julia Cameron uses part of Yeats prose poem from, The Celtic Element in Literature, to get you to play, to dream, to dance. Cameron’s set up three points. Imagining the world lived only by candlelight.  She then tells us to experience an ethnic restaurant and see this as your normal daily life; and the third is to read and think about a specific piece of prose by W.B. Yeats.

Once every people in the world believed that trees were divine and could take human or grotesque shape and dance among the shadows; and that deer and raven and foxes , and wolves sand bears, and clouds and pools, almost all things under the sun and moon, and the sun and moon, were not less divine and changeable…They dreamed of so great a mystery in little things that they believed the waving of a hand, or of sacred bough, enough to trouble far –off hearts, or hood the moon with darkness.”~The Celtic Element in Literature you can read the entire here for Free at Gutenberg.org.

Even more  of W.B. Yeats work HERE

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In The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron,  chapter titled: “Ceilings’ page 328.in the margins she quotes the first quatrain of his poem:

A Prayer for Old Age by W.B. Yeats.

GOD guard me from those thoughts men think

In the mind alone;

He that sings a lasting song

Thinks in a marrow-bone;

 

From all that makes a wise old man

That can be praised of all;

O what am I that I should not seem

For the song’s sake a fool?

 

I pray — for word is out

And prayer comes round again –

That I may seem, though I die old,

A foolish, passionate man.

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Yeats usage of ‘marrow-bone’ I wondered, did he use it as religious  expression? Or is he seeing it as nourishment for the soul. Or maybe just soup.

Take in account the years that these poems were written, and that  we didn’t know that stem cells were in the marrow- filled with the makings of life.   But, a cook did. 🙂

Yeats used the word  ‘marrow’ in these poems:

“Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
Better go down upon your marrow-bones “~Adam’s Curse   by William Butler Yeats

“And prayer to shivering prayer, until You have dried the marrow from the bone;”~September 1913

“I THOUGHT of your beauty, and this arrow,
Made out of a wild thought, is in my marrow.”~The Arrow by

 

Day 24 #NaNoWriMo ‘X’ for Xanthippe choose your character’s name wisely

Day 24 and the letter ‘X’ for Xanthippe

Pick a name for your character that will give them a subtext overflowing with information or use that name as a metaphor; comparing your character with that old name.

A name like Xanthippe or  Xantippe 

The name Xanthippe was used as a suggestive meaning of a cruel, nasty woman. But, to be politically correct, {{SMILE}} you can use the name-Xanthippe or Xantippe to describe a man, or a thing, or an alien from the planet ‘Pickled Beets’ its meaning will still be clear. You are writing about  a  ruthless person.

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When picking your character’s names, try and muse over their personalities, then do a search on a baby-naming site. I like to search through census reports such as:
USA census.gov 

London census.co.uk

The United Nations Statistics Division

Google  to find  names for your little darlings. 

The name Xanthippe in literature:

“By this Xanthippe” (so was the wife of Socrates called, said Partridge)—“by this Xanthippe, he had two sons, of which I was the younger. He designed to give us both good education; but my elder brother, who, unhappily for him, was the favourite of my mother, utterly neglected his learning; insomuch that, after having been five or six years at school with little or no improvement, my father, being told by his master that it would be to no purpose to keep him longer there, at last, complied with my mother in taking him home from the hands of that tyrant, as she called his master; though indeed he gave the lad much less correction than his idleness deserved, but much more, it seems, than the young gentleman liked, who constantly complained to his mother of his severe treatment, and she as constantly gave him a hearing.” ~Chapter xi. — In which the Man of the Hill begins to relate his history. ‘Tom Jones’

Xanthippe, Xantippe [wife of Socrates. Xanthippe.] A scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman: as, “An arrant vixen of a wife scoured his domestic quiet…by the Xanthippe, he has two sons” [Fielding’s “Tom Jones” viii.11)”~ The New Century Dictionary, volume three, 1927.

Using names of characters, fictional and nonfictional, using the meanings of the names in a subtle way to describe a character. Or like Edgar Allan Poe, his poem called “An Acrostic” Acrostic poem is written with the first letter in each line spelling out a word. In Poe’s poem, Elizabeth, is the first word starting the poem, while each line’s first letter spells out ‘Elizabeth’  He changed the first letter, ‘X’ to ‘Z’ and yet, he still gave the reader a picture of the woman’s personality when he wrote:

“Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well” Read the full poem at~ eapoe.org

Xanthippos is Masculine from ancient Greek, [from Greek elements (Xanthos) “yellow” and (hippos) “horse. Name of a 5th century BC Athenian general.

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Feminine version of Xanthippe: ancient Greek; the name of Socrates wife, who was very argumentative, Ill-tempered woman.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” ~ Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

There are plenty of  articles on how a name shapes a person’s image to the world. So think long and hard when you name your children, your novel, your stories. Because, If you want your reader’s to feel the love, then don’t name or refer to your children as Xanthippe.

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Day 23 NaNoWRiMO ‘W For Wysiwyg clauses

Day 23 wysiwyg clauses, dependent clauses as nominal

What caught my attention was the odd acronym.

 

“Usually terse, aphoristic, pointed, occurring singly or in pairs or larger groups, wysiwyg (wiz e wig) clauses can be serious, informational, playful, humorous.”~ Virginia Tufte, Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Page 146-147

What? Wysiwyg!

An opening clause serves as subject of the sentence and the second clause as predicate nominative:

What you see is what you get.

Did you get it in turn did you see it?

What

You

See

Is

What

You

Get.

 

I wondered where  the acronym  came from. You know the ‘W’  wysiwyg, the subject of todays post.

 

In the 1970’s it became known as WYSIWYG a computer editor, a program created by Charles Simonyi and Butler Lampson in 1974

 

“What’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.” ~Measure for Measure  by William Shakespeare

Before that is was a newsletter, published by Arlene and Jose Ramos.

I am referring to the wysiwyg that Virginia Tufte spoke of in her book, Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Page 146-153.

“Although most of the grammatical terms used in this book are traditional, you will not find wysiwyg in syntactic glossaries. But such clauses have existed for along time, usually under the label “noun clauses” or “nominal clauses,”…”

Let me try to explain this as well as I can.

Every clause has a subject and a verb.

A dependent clause has a subject and a verb, but is not a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence. Dependent clause can take the place of nouns, as subjects, predicate nominatives, or objects.

 

A nominal clause is also a noun clause.

Predicate nominative or a predicate noun completes a linking verbs-helping verbs: is, an, are, was, were, be, being, and been; sense verbs, look, taste, smell, feel, and sound, other verbs: become, seem, appear, grow, continue, stay and turn.

Here are some great sites to improve your sentences:

http://www.dailygrammar.com

https://www.thoughtco.com

https://owl.purdue.edu/site_map.html

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Day 22 ‘V’ NaNoWriMo Types of verbs

“Words had an energy and power and I came to respect that power early. Pronouns, nouns, and verbs were citizens of different countries, who really got together to make a new world” (Audre Lorde, interviewed by Karla M. Hammond, Denver Quarterly, Spring 1981).

This will be a short post for the letter ‘V’
Verbs.

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A verb shows the state of being, the subjects action, state of being ( am, are is, have been, was seem) or equation.

A verb shows an action: runs, jumps, is going, has been cleaning.

Typically verb tenses past, present, or future.

Helping verbs; had and been.

A two-word main verb: show up.

Complete verb  (I am paddling in the pool) or not complete verb  (I paddling in the pool)

Voices that are active, passive, middle (when the subject of the verb does action unto itself.) and imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, (same aspect as perfect yet results of that action moved farther into the past, translation for pluperfect is “I had loosened”) or aorist (this isn’t a tense at all it describes indefinite or underlined action. Latin word aoristos meaning ‘without boundaries or “I have loosened”)

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Verb tense aorist: “… in Classical Greek, expressing action or, in the indicative mood, past action, without further limitation or implication.” ~ Dictionary.com

Then there are the moods: Indicative, Imperative, Subjunctive, Jussive, and Optative. Optative has shown up in the New Testament as a wish/prayer or potential statement.

Many languages use one form of a verb for singular subjects and a different form for plural subjects.

Here is another ‘V ‘for today. ‘V’ For Valar.

The Valar, which are John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s creation.

As you are creating your own world, take some time to delve into the amazing world of Tolkien’s mythology.

The Valarare characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium. They are “angelic powers” or “gods” subordinate to the one God they are the most powerful of the Ainur who chose to go into the World (Arda) ~ Wikipedia

Day 21 ‘U’ University Presses find a publishers

Day 21

U for UBI SUNT MOTIF , Latin, for “Where are….?” Some medieval European poems begin with that Latin phrase, “Where are they?” then ends with death. Very morbid

Here is the full phrase: “Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerent?” Meaning, ‘Where are those who were before us?’

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Example: “The Ballade of Dead Ladies,”
“Tell me now in what hidden way is
Lady Flora the lovely Roman?”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [1828-1882] Read the rest HERE

Amazing as this poem is with dead ladies, I actually picked the ‘U’ for University Presses.

“University Presses generally publish books of scholarly nature or of specialized interest by authorities in given field.” From my copy of, The Writer’s Handbook, 1980

If you are looking to get your work published by one of the many University Presses, make sure to follow their guidelines to the letter. Each university press has an Author resource page stating how to submit your work.

Here is a link to the Oxford University Press- Submitting a Proposal

Confused about where to start looking? Try here at the Association of University Presses.

“The Association of University Presses has more than 140 members located around the world”~ Membership list.

Just to name a few:
University of Alabama Press
University of Illinois Press
University of North Texas Press
Manchester University Press
University of Notre Dame Press
Oxford University Press
The University of West Indies Press
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Yale University Press

Check out the amazing list of University Presses.
Here is the link to the complete list. You will find websites, Blogs, Facebook and Twitter links.

Plan on taking your time while surfing these sites. Find what you need, make notes, take screenshots, scroll to the very bottom of the page to see even more information. and remember to keep copies of each place you submitted. Read over the information. You will have to inform them if you have an open submission sent to another

publisher.

‘U’ for University Presses.

Unicorns would have been a colorful ‘U’ or dangerous. Careful with that horn. The earliest description  of a Unicorn was in Greek literature , described as “…Onoi Monokerata (One-Horned Asses).” You can read more HERE.

 

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