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Barbara Underwood
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The Writing Process: Some Advice and How to Unwind
My writing process is fairly straight-forward, combining
practical common sense with a bit of unbridled creative passion!   First of all, I glean all the information on
my next topic (eg Rhuna in Ancient Egypt) from my stash of historical, New Age,
spiritua...
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July Fantasy Extravaganza!
July Fantasy Extravaganza!
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Our dog is also a Chihuahua cross (crossed with something...)
Thank you for allowing me in and this is my dog buddy I know he's Chihuahua something just can't figure out the something
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Beautiful!
Finding the ashes of the first stars [artist's impression]

Artist's impression of a quasar located in a primeval galaxy (or protogalaxy) a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to discover substantial amount of iron in three such quasars. This is the first time that anyone has found elements believed to have been created exclusively by the first generation of stars. Information about the very first generation of stars has been one of the Universe's best-kept secrets. When the first stars ended their lives as supernovae, the explosions expelled gas into space. These 'ashes' contained heavier elements such as oxygen, carbon, silicon, and iron created in the nuclear furnaces within the centres of stars. This new discovery allows astronomers to construct a revised timescale for the history of the Universe. About 13.7 thousand million years ago, the Universe is created in the Big Bang. In this cataclysmic hot explosion, hydrogen and helium are almost the only substances present. As the gases cool, the Universe becomes transparent and the gases start to gather. After 200 million years, the first generation of stars form. About 500 to 800 million years later, these first stars explode as supernovae, dispersing elements like iron and other elements into the surroundings. The new observations suggest that the first stars formed before the supermassive black holes that power the quasar engines in the centres of galaxies. The light from the quasars has travelled for 12.8 thousand million years before reaching Hubble and had left the quasars only 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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European Space Agency and Wolfram Freudling (Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility/European Southern Observatory, Germany)
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Who Were the White Gods of Ancient History?
You’ve probably come across them and didn’t know it; either
at school, in books or even TV documentaries. Even pop culture pays tribute to
them in shows such as “Ancient Aliens” and the Ancient Astronaut concept.   Who or what were the White Gods?   They ar...
Who Were the White Gods of Ancient History?
Who Were the White Gods of Ancient History?
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What inspired me to write the RHUNA series
You might be surprised to learn that I was only 10 years old
when the first foundations were laid for my RHUNA series.    It was a distinct turning point in my life,
and I remember it very vividly, even now.   No, nothing strange or other-worldly happened. ...
What inspired me to write the RHUNA series
What inspired me to write the RHUNA series
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Good vs Bad - Too One-dimensional?
Most of us know that every good story must have an
outstanding villain or two – how else can the characters be challenged and
drawn out accomplish, overcome and attain happiness for the readers?    And if not a person, then certain
circumstances act as the ...
Good vs Bad - Too One-dimensional?
Good vs Bad - Too One-dimensional?
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Names for Characters - Why so important?
What’s in a name?   A
common question with answers that run surprisingly deep.   Names are like brands or images, and a name
that’s easy to remember, stands out or has a nice ring to it immediately have a
positive effect on those who hear or read the name. ...
Names for Characters - Why so important?
Names for Characters - Why so important?
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Names for Characters - Why so important?
What’s in a name?   A
common question with answers that run surprisingly deep.   Names are like brands or images, and a name
that’s easy to remember, stands out or has a nice ring to it immediately have a
positive effect on those who hear or read the name. ...
Names for Characters - Why so important?
Names for Characters - Why so important?
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