Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Self Publishing Network and Matthew Q Dawson
I am most fortunate to have Matthew Q. Dawson as my coach. The staff at the self-publishing network is outstanding and very professional. Since I have begun my sessions with Mr. Dawson my book sales have more than doubled. At any time of the day I can and have called Matthew with questions, and he has always been there for me. The knowledge that he has given me so far has been right on the money. So for you new writers out there if you need help with anything, i.e. website design, banners, book covers and especially coaching services make contact with these people. They have many services and great prices and believe me; I have checked around. I am so grateful I did. You can contact them at http://www.theselfpublishingnetwork.com
I am the Dream writer and i approve this message.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
On-Line schooling and what I think
From the K-12 website at http://minnesota.connectionsacademy.com/mn/geosearch?_kk=82071fcb-0654-4347-a533-632f8d8dba4c&_kt=22958072504&gclid=CPTLhfCYsbECFU3PKgodjVwAnw
Students throughout the state are thriving at MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, a tuition-free online, public charter school giving students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Our school features:
• Outstanding Curriculum
Our engaging, personalized approach combines the best time-tested resources with those of the latest education innovators, including our own curriculum experts.
• State-of-the-Art Technology
Our students enjoy a rich learning experience and interact directly with teachers—turning the computer into a virtual classroom.
• Dedicated Teachers
Connections Academy hires the finest teachers—qualified experts in online instruction, who are passionate about helping each student fulfill his or her potential.
• Supportive Community
We maintain a vibrant community with numerous clubs and activities, field trips, special projects, academic competitions, group gatherings, and even an annual yearbook.
For one thing why are we paying for two different school systems? We do not have enough money for the one the old one that taught you and I how to read write and the art of arithmetic but yet we are offering a on-line school for those who for God know what reason cannot or will not go to a regular school like their fathers and mothers did.
Another site that I have been hearing about is the Minnesota Virtual high school at https://www.advancedacademics.com/minnesota-virtual-high-school/search/?gclid=CPv_mvuXsbECFWkCQAodhxwALQhttps://www.advancedacade
And they say the following
- 24-hour Access to Teachers
Your Minnesota-certified teachers are just a click away, 24 hours a day throughout the school week.
- Comprehensive Curriculum
You have a huge selection of over 100 online classes, including NCAA approved Advanced Placement courses.
- No Distractions
You'll get engaging and interactive lessons in an online classroom.
- Parent Portal
Parents can monitor their child's progress through our new Parent Portal with anytime, anywhere access.
- No Cost
Your education is available at no cost to you!
Ok so I am sure you noticed the tuition-free and the no cost to you and you have to be asking yourself “well then who is paying?’
It is you my friend Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer who are funding these programs and what is wrong with is you ask?
Well when we cannot afford to pay our teachers a suitable salary and we can no longer support the athletic programs that the school has to offer there is a problem. When a teacher has to go out and get the materials they need to teach with their own money there is a problem. I never had 24-hour access to my teacher. I never had comprehensive curriculum and do not get me started about distractions. I am simply asking “How can we have two school systems available to kids when we are having trouble supporting one?
Dawson C. Walton
The Dream Writer
Monday, July 23, 2012
GAIL M BAUGNIET - AUTHOR: Interview with Independent Author Dawson C. Walton...: Dawson C. Walton is the independently published author of The Dreams series and other works of art. Today he has agreed to discuss his novel...
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Written by Dawson C. Walton
From the beginning of time there has always been good and evil. Repeatedly, they have engaged in battle against one another in hopes of defeating the other. However, this story is different. Death and destruction has never been one person’s job from time to time a new evil must be brought in order to refresh the ranks. If it be told after a couple of hundred years of causing death and destruction an entity can and sometimes will go soft sometimes not taking the lives or causing the destruction that is necessary for the balance of the universe. Now this is that story.
Clay knew from early childhood that someone or something was close behind always watching, waiting. He never understood the feelings, but they had made him who he was today a cautious, suspicious man with no real past and a future that was yet to be seen.
He knew at an early age that he was not like his brothers and sisters. They all had fair skin with blonde hair. It was not until he was sixteen that he learned the truth the truth that would change his life and the lives of those around him, and that day came too soon as it always does.
While Clay and a friend were away doing what sixteen-year-old, boys do that was when the man dressed in black came to their home inquiring about the young man. He would find out soon that his parents knew this day would come and had prepared for it. When Clay returned home later that afternoon, he found that all his family had been murdered but not in the conventional sense, no they had been ripped apart slowly by some kind of beast. The only one still alive and not by much was his mother.
“Mother hold on I’ll call an ambulance you will be alright” However, he knew different.
“As blood trickled from the corner of her mouth “Clay it is time you know the truth. Go to my dresser the fourth drawer taped under it. You will find an envelope explaining the truth along with instructions on what to do next. Beware the man in black. Clay my son I have--always-- loved you.” As she finished the words, her eyes closed, and he knew she had passed.
Wiping the tears from his eyes, he did as she instructed and retrieved the envelope from its hiding place. Sitting down on the bed, he opened the envelope finding only a single piece of paper and a key.
Your father and I have always known this day would come and wanted you to know the truth. Your parents your true parents were both killed. While on a family vacation, we discovered the remains of your father and mother in a car sitting along the highway just outside Denver. They had been brutally murdered you were asleep in the back seat. Feeling sorrow for you; we took you as one of our own and hid the truth from you until we thought you were ready. That day your father and I both knew that, you would do extraordinary things with your life and we both pray that because of us, you are now able to accomplish those things. Take the key to the attic and you will find a trunk, inside you will find what your father and I felt you would need to survive.
P.S go to the cabin. Find the picture with the family.
Mom and Dad.