Hello Again!

Dear loyal subjects, It has come to my attention that I have paid little/no attention to the kingdom of Blogs for quite some time now. Perhaps it is because high school was piling up work for me and I had no time to write. Well, I can assure you that it will happen no more,… Continue reading Hello Again!

Accomplishment of the Day

I got a 95 on my college writing assignment. That made my day. First grade I got back. It was my History Self-Discovery project. Our assignment was to go out and experience something hands-on, and write about

1. Its history

2. My experience

3. How this experience applies to real life

I did my self-discovery on the popular Steven Spielberg film, Lincoln.


My professor said it was college level writing. The only things she commented and critiqued on were a few things at the end. Like saying “in conclusion” in the last paragraph was unnecessary, and she suggested leaving out “I believe…” since the whole paper is mine, so its obvious that I’m believing.

Little things like that. Overall, she said I did very well. “Excellent”, she said.

Being a writer, the fact that she said “This is college level writing–excellent!” gives me glorious feelings inside. I think I’ll post it in the Creative Writing category on the blog. I’d love your feedback too.

Encouraged and confident,

J.L. Cordova

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
It’s officially November here in Romania, and I’m listening to a song that goes something like this, “everything’s okay, everything’s okay,…” Oh, yeah. I don’t know what I am going to write. I have a bunch of ideas, but I can’t decide. Who knows which situation is worse? No ideas…

The Great Gatsby

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. “The Great Gatsby” is one of those where you are taken back in time and taken through the minds of fictional characters that could easily be non-fiction. I thought this was a great analysis.


All due respect,


J.L. Cordova

Cristian Mihai

Some of you know that The Great Gatsby is my favorite novel. I never fully explained why, and the truth is that I wanted to write this post for a long time, but I was reluctant because The Great Gatsby is so popular that some people will say they’ve loved it for that, the same way some will say they hated it because it’s cool to hate everything that’s popular. You know, it’s a common misconception that popular always means of lesser quality.

But this is just my opinion. Also, I’ll never say The Great Gatsby is the best novel ever written. I don’t think such a thing exists. Instead, I believe there are a few novels out there that are perfect.

My definition of perfect is the following: a story where a balance has been established. There’s nothing to be taken away, nothing to be added. I’d list a number of such…

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Star Wars

Who on earth doesn’t have a favorite character in…


I mean, come on, BOYS. We all know you had a childhood.

Not exactly everyone I know loves Star Wars. But for those that do, have you ever done that “What’s Your Star Wars Name?” survey? There’s about a million out there, and (not surprisingly) they each have a different method. Some come out to be pretty long and complicated. My favorite one was this: Use the first 3 letters of your last name, and the first 2 letters of your first name. Then there’s that whole thing about creating a Star Wars last name with names of towns and maiden names. And then that 20-step way of making a more complex name. I won’t get into that. I enjoy simple things.

Corja. That’s mine. It looks cool, sounds star-warsy, and I like it. Brilliant thing about doing this survey, is that the person usually fits the name. I don’t know how that works, but somehow it does. Because I love fantasy, I’ve done several of my friends’ names too: Adael, Talje, Harna…oh. And Clakn. Sound it out aloud. It’s so much fun to say.

I don’t know why I like it. It’s just cool. If I had more time on my hands, I’d probably tackle that 20-step name game.

WHY, Jael, are you telling me this? Who cares? …I do!

Actually, the real reason I’m posting about that is because I have a book coming…see? I have purpose behind everything.

It’s my novel–my sci-fi novel. It’s the longest book I have ever written. 46 chapters. And I would rate it PG-13. I’m still thinking about how much I want to post here on my blog, so this is just a sneak peak. No, its not like Star Wars. But it does have to do with space and galaxies and technology beyond anyone’s dreams. Sorry, Mr. Stark.

Tony Stark

I don’t know exactly WHEN I’m posting it, but it’ll be sometime soon. I also have a couple book reviews coming. I need subscribers, so tell your fellow publishing friends and such.


~Corja McCbry (J.L. Cordova)