Hula is more than lazy guitars and exotic dancers.
Hula is the traditional dance of the people of the Hawaiian Islands. It’s a way to preserve a language, a culture, and a history.
And it’s an extremely powerful form of storytelling.
Every movement in a hula dance corresponds to a story element in the accompanying song. The hands, the feet, the hips—they come together to bring a story to life.
So must the elements in your work. The characters, the plot, the theme—they must all work together create a vivid experience for your reader.
When you write, you occasionally have to conduct research.
Sometimes, it’s academic-level research.
If you’re lucky, you can find some of these sources on the Internet; in fact, .edu, .gov, and .org sites often have public access to theses, scientific studies, or historical documents. But other times, the source you need is just out of your grasp.
Luckily, there are several ways to gain access to the sources you need. Here are two of them.
Happy Veterans Day!
November 11 is held every year to honor men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It evolved out of Armistice Day, which President Wilson established to commemorate the end of the World War I .
The military experience is life-changing. Servicemembers are separated from their families, risk their lives, and work beyond the mental and physical capacity of the average American. Even those that never left the U.S. have the same thread running through their lives: that of service, sacrifice, and camaraderie.