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Scott Paulson’s Writing Blog

My blog is about writing. To begin, here is a list of the recent e-books I have written:

  •  65 Life’s Lessons: The Most Important Lesson from Each Year of My Life (plus Momisms) 
  • English and Spanish: The Similarities and Differences (including an Extensive Grammar and Phonics Review) 
  • Walk-Don’t Run 
  • English and Spanish: The Similarities and Differences (Including an Extensive Grammar and Phonics Review) 
  • Instrumentals: The Number One Instrumental Recordings from 1950 to 2018 
  • My Family Won’t Read My Books: About Venting Emotions 
  • Restaurant Stories 
  • My Life as a Song: The Life of a Song 

A brief description of each one of my books, which are available on Amazon.com follows:

65 Life’s Lessons: The Most Important Lesson from Each Year of My Life (plus Momisms) has a self-explanatory title. Besides telling the most important lessons life has taught me, I reveal advisements from my mother by writing treasured ‘Momisms” at the end of the book.

Walk-Don’t Run is a young adult book in which the main character grows up in 1960 in Joliet, Illinois, which is a large city to the southwest of Chicago. The book is historically accurate to the time-period and is appropriate for all ages. The book was written with primarily middle school students in mind, as the historical content is designed to integrate history lessons centered around 1960. There are references to popular music of the day as the title is the Ventures’ popular instrumental recording, Walk–Don’t Run. In addition, there are references to national and international politics and politicians with focus on President John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, and other historical persons. There are also references to actual locations and events from Chicago’s past, including Riverview Park.

English and Spanish: The Similarities and Differences (including an Extensive Grammar and Phonics Review) is an academic book for one learning English from Spanish or vice versa, or for one who simply has an interest in learning more about the two languages. I have taught English and ESL (English as a Second Language) during my 41-year teaching career. While teaching ESL, I documented similarities and differences between the two languages and shared them with my students. This method of teaching English to Spanish speakers was very helpful to my students while also greatly assisting me to learn Spanish, if which I am now fluent. The result of his documentation of the similarities and differences between English and Spanish is the book titled English and Spanish: The Similarities and Differences (Including an Extensive Grammar and Phonics Review).

Instrumentals: The Number One Instrumental Recordings from 1950 to 2018 is a researched writing about the popular instrumental music recordings that have reached number one on the United States’ popular music charts, specifically Billboard magazine’s popular music charts, over a 68-year period beginning in 1950. The book is about the songs, the recording artists, the songwriters, the stories behind the recordings themselves, as well as additional information related to the recordings’ histories. The extensive research for this book was done as a labor of love, as I have had much involvement in the music industry throughout my life. Besides being a published and recorded songwriter, I was a first clarinetist touring Europe with the School Band of America, a station manager at my college’s radio station, a part-time employee at several Chicago-area music radio stations during my teaching years, a public school band director for several years, and a disc jockey at two night clubs during the teaching years. Additionally, I am a fan of many genres of music. The book has a great deal of information, including rare trivia, which will interest people in the music business as well as fanatics of recorded music.

My Family Won’t Read My Books: About Venting Emotions is a researched writing about the pros and cons of venting angers and frustrations, as well as detailed descriptions of the many methods in which people may consider venting their emotions for positive results. Beyond the research on venting, and in spite of the book’s whimsical title, My Family Won’t Read My Books reveals my personal vents, as well as my methods of dealing with them successfully.

Restaurant Stories is a book in which I tell about my most horrendous restaurant experiences as well as my greatest ones. I have dined out several times a week for more than five decades and have many stories to share. Diners, restaurant employees, restauranteurs, and many others will enjoy reading the stories I have to share, as the stories are sometimes shocking and often humorous.

My Life as a Song: The Life of a Song is a fictional novel uniquely told from a successful song’s perspective. The story is based on researched truths about the history of recorded songs as well as the history of popular music from the 1890s to the present.

I live in the Chicago area and currently spend most of his time writing and doing research for my writings. On Twitter, I am @AuthorSPaulson. My preferred email address is: teacherpaulson@yahoo.com. I also have an author’s page on Amazon’s Author Central.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

-Scott

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