September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons
Eleanor Roosevelt was such an amazing woman.
Captain Arama Dzornaea thought she was just supposed to transport Crown Prince Vistaren Doth’Mara to meet his contracted bride. As the king’s top privateer, she thinks she can handle anything. What Arama doesn’t anticipate is storms out of season, an unruly stormwitch, and a strange witchery echo that puts Arama, her ship the Dawn Star, and everyone aboard smack in the middle of a mystery.
I am so thrilled! I’ve been showing this to my friends in person, and I have it as my computer wallpaper, but finally I can share with you the cover design for Stormshadow! The artist is the phenomenally talented Phuoc Quan, who is not only a great artist but a delight to work with. He took my descriptions and created a gorgeous image that looks just as I imagined it–except better!
Are you ready?
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Each week, a new author will serve as your Camp Counselor, answering your writing questions. Patricia C. Wrede, our third counselor, is the much-loved author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and has just published a book for aspiring authors called Wrede on Writing:
Write anyway. Yep. I’m in the “just don’t feel like writing” point right now, and the answer is WRITE ANYWAY.
Blog Chain: My Writing Process and Current Projects
People who read my blog probably already know I’m a huge fan of Laura VanArendonk Baugh, who writes fantasy and historical fantasy and also happens to live close enough to me that we hang out on a regular basis. She just recently revealed the cover of her forthcoming novel Con Job, and I’m thrilled to say I am one of the lucky beta-readers for said novel. You can see the cover, but I know what…
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This is true, except in my case the “writing first draft” part needs to be increased to at least a third of the chart and the “wishing you’d never started” part needs to go right between that phase and Editing.
(Well, technically it needs to go right in the middle of “Writing First Draft”, but that would make the pie chart even more confusing.)
"You hit like a girl," the strong female character says
"Stop being such a girl," the strong female character says
"Man up," the strong female character says
"Shut the fuck up," I whisper