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Shanna Stroud

Shanna Stroud

Running For Relay For Life

220px-American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeIn May 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Washington decided he wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients. Honor patients that have cancer or had cancer. For 24 hours, Dr. Klatt walked around the track. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He walked approximately 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. After this successful event, Dr. Klatt thought about how other people could partake in a similar 24-hour event in communities across the country. He recruited a small team of people and put on the first Relay For Life event in 1986. Since then, Relay has developed into an overnight event where people bring tents and sleep out around the tracks.

First Black Romance Novelist, Elsie B Washingston

Washington-BerniceElsie Bernice Washington is credited as the first African-American author to publish a romance novel with a black heroine and a black hero. She published her book, Entwined Destinies, in 1980. After completing college she worked as a writer and later as an editor for several publications. Some including: The New York Post, Essence, Life and Newsweek.

Also, Elsie majored in English at the City College of New York , graduating with a bachelor's degree. Her novel tells the story of a smart, attractive, black female journalist whose romantic dreams came true through a handsome, black, oil man.

She sold Entwined Destinies against the odds. For years black writers attempted to sell stories and establish romance novel formulas. However, black characters were only  discouraged by

Sucess Step Ladder

955981_focus_blur_long_way_to_the_top_21.The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.

2. Gaining of fame or prosperity.

3.Extent of such gain.

4.One that is successful.

5.Obsolete. A result or an outcome.

Most of us would probably agree with definition 1. After all, how can you know you have achieved success if you have not worked toward a desire, followed a plan, or tried to reach a target, goal, or objective? But does that mean, then, that success is solely an end result of an action or series of actions?

See definition 4-the dictionary tells us that definition is obsolete. So if we have not achieved something desired, planned, or attempted, we can still be successful. 3 and 4 is success is the gaining of fame or prosperity and the extent of that gain. We all get can get fifteen minutes of fame, but let's focus on "prosperity" and "the extent of" that prosperity, which must be some kind of a favorable gain.

Tips for writing in the third person

PentipWhen writing, most of us will choose to write in the Third Person Omniscient form which is, I believe, the most popular form of third person writing. However, when writing in the Third person you do have other options. As well as Third Person Omniscient, you also have the choice of Third Person Objective or Third Person Limited. I will explain the differences and talk about each form.  When writing in third person we are telling the readers what our characters are doing. Also, depending on which Third Person form we're writing in, reading their thoughts.

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