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Raise Your Fork If You Like Pie?

It's #PiDay2019. I know, this isn't a "real" holiday but you have to love a social media day that celebrates baked goods and math.

For me, finding ways to connect science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) pings all kinds of good stuff in my creative brain.

As a writer, I want to explore and discuss the natural world. Whether my characters are digging for rare earth elements or hunting for venomous marine snails, they are telling stories based on facts and science.

True Confession

I'm not a scientist. That's a post for another day. My education veered hard toward liberal arts, like so hard it kicked up a dust storm on the exits that said this way for data-driven careers.

However, liberal arts plants the idea of curiosity and exploration into you. It encourages you to pull from a variety of disciplines to make connections. You can argue tech and science-based careers do as well. I'm not going to dispute that.

I am most interested in telling stories based on facts and science. The cliched expression, truth is stranger than fiction is real. So, today, bake up an equation, test your powers of Pi skills and see how many numbers after the decimal you can learn. Be a little silly with the math. Be a lot silly in the kitchen. And raise a fork for any excuse to eat some Pi.

#PiDay2019 #writingfreshstories #writingadvice

Sharon J. Wishnow -
Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author
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