Paula Williams

84 Added | 6 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @daystealers | Experiences with teenagers as an English teacher inform my work. When I'm not reading and writing YA books, you might find me published in literary journals--including the acclaimed Del Sol Review, editing author manuscripts, teaching writing conferences, or tutoring disadvantaged kids, unless I'm undercover as a mystery shopper in Northern California.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Incredible Mechanical Lion

(YouTube link)<p>In the year 1515, Giuliano de’ Medici presented the newly crowned King of France, Francois I, with a mechanical lion that walked on it …

Electronic tattoo tracks the heat running through your veins

Wearable sensors can tell more and more about what happens inside us<p>Thermometers don't seem like they need reinventing. Just stick one beneath your tongue, wait a minute, and everything you need to know is right in front of you. But there's a lot more that temperature can tell us if we're paying …

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Writespiration #8

Weekendcouragement #8

A Unique Weather Monster: the Haboob

What’s a haboob? Ask any Middle Easterner that question and they’ll tell you. But this weather phenomena also occurs in Australia, North Africa, and …

2 Winning Bloggers: Congratulations No. 100/101

Congratulations queenzdesire.wordpress.com and theartistaslisalee.wordpress.com. One of you is my 100th WP follower since I officially started …

4 Star Trek Techs that Inspire my Writing [Infographic]

I admit it. I’m a Trekkie!<p>Now that I’ve officially and publicly “come out of the transporter” I need to add that no, I don’t dabble in cosplay or …

Just Say “Watch Me”: Weekendcouragement #9

Frivolous Friday–Mayhem and Massacre

Fashion Plot for a Nude

Personality dictates a characters’ clothes, but what if your protagonist arrives on scene nude? Since my main character comes to earth without …

Diversion #3–Write the Perfect Blog

Do you need a simple way to know what to say and when to say it in your articles or blogs? If you use socialtriggers.com infograph, blogging will be …

Daindreth's Assassin

Drafting Plots with Music

Throughout the ages, music has inspired writers. Plato said music was a moral law. “It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the …

Borrowed from Big Bang Theory

Pinocchio has his Jiminy Cricket, and Ariel, her Sebastian, but unlike Flit, Pocahontas’s little hummingbird, Trinidad’s Gem is a “bird of a …

Fantasy Mapmaking & World-Building

Hey guys! I'm Jessica Khoury, author of ORIGIN & VITRO from Razorbill/Penguin. Today I'm hosting an AMA on the topic of Fantasy Mapmaking & …

500+ Followers Giveaway Winner

Frivolous Friday: Website Commercial

I had fun making this blog commercial with a couple of girls from Fiverr.com. Even though it cost more than $5.00, I had a blast writing the script …

Find Love in the FIND Button

As an English teacher in the past and an author now, I constantly edit sentences, paragraphs, and pages of words. One of my favorite ways to revise …

FANS GO for FanDANGo

TODAY’S THE LAST DAY FOR MY 500+ FOLLOWERS<p>For the chance to win a<p>$25 Fandango Movie Ticket Gift Card<p>press the link on the word “Giveaway”<p>BEFORE …

More Giddy than Darth Vader on Dumbo

THAT’S RIGHT!<p>Today, I’m at Disneyland and am more giddy than Darth Vader on Dumbo.<p>And you can be too if you win my $25 Fandango Movie Ticket Giveaway.<p>…

At Seal Beach with Five Days Left

I’m feeling good today at Seal Beach, California, my old swimming grounds, thinking about my 500+ FOLLOWERS Giveaway!<p>Just FIVE DAYS LEFT to enter! Go …

Weekend Encouragement #5

Today, on my daughter Julie’s birthday, we went to Panda Express (her choice) and there in my fortune cookie was my weekend encouragement. I …

Writespiration #5

Easy Peasy Fandango Giveaway

Entering is easy-peasy! Just go to www.stealersaga.com and<p>“Like” the Welcome Page, then click the contest link at top of sidebar.<p>This giveaway, in …

Frivolous Friday–Slaughtering Cides

The vampire-ish creatures in this video are similar to the Cides in <i>Daystealer,</i> except my Cides have a tuft of white hair, biomechanical glyphs …

500 FOLLOWERS Fandango Gift Card Giveaway

If I were to win my FANDANGO GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY, I would check out the first Mortal Instruments movie, <i>City of Bones</i>, coming out August 21. But you …

Frivolous Friday–Washed Ashore

Since I’m on vacation and can’t sleep because the resort I’m in has the hardest bed ever, I thought I’d get up at 3:00 AM and catch up on some posts. …