Building Great Sentences

How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read
Author: Brooks Landon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101614021
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

How To READ MORE

Simple Steps To A Life-long Habit of Enjoyable & Rewarding Reading
Author: Martin Udogie
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496986342
Category: Self-Help
Page: 210
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It doesn’t take days or weeks or months to read a book. It takes hours. READ MORE explains how. Most people readily admit that reading books is beneficial, and wish they could read a bit more, and in some cases, a lot more. But most people also have what seem like perfectly valid excuses for not reading, chief among which are lack of time, work-load and responsibility. Yes, they all seem perfectly understandable excuses until you read this book, and discover accounts of people going out of their way to indulge in the habit, from Rudi Giuliani, who, as New York Mayor during 9-11, finally arrived home at past 2 A.M. on the night of that fateful day, and still picked up a book to read; to Barack Obama who went on a one-week vacation in 2010, with over 2,300 pages of reading; to George W. Bush whose formula for reading was to enter into a reading contest with his top presidential aide, Karl Rove. Then there is the challenge of the 99% majority, for whom affordability might also be a ready excuse. Yet, Dr. Ben Carson, today a world-famous neurosurgeon and bestselling author, traces his turnaround to the reading habit instilled in him in fifth grade by his single mother who wasn’t even literate at the time. And there are several other examples. But what of the other 1%, the rich and famous, for whom, time is priceless? Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft had a Think Week, dedicated to reading. And as Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew took out time to “recharge his batteries” at Harvard. A commitment to a regime of habitual reading takes more than mental conviction. It takes doing. And unlike what most people have come to believe, reading a book doesn’t take days or weeks. It takes hours. This book demonstrates how, and reveals other simple steps that anyone can follow, to develop a life-time habit of enjoyable reading, and reap its rewards.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031479
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

How to Say It, Third Edition

Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation
Author: Rosalie Maggio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101029169
Category: Reference
Page: 576
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?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: ? Apologies and sympathy letters ? Letters to the editor ? Cover letters ? Fundraising requests ? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.

How to Market to People Not Like You

"Know It or Blow It" Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers
Author: Kelly McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015001
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.

Writing for Love

How to Write a Novel in Eleven Easy Steps
Author: Chrissie Manby
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444757210
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 70
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Practical, inspiring, and filled with her trademark wit and charm, Chrissie Manby describes the writing process - from where she gets her ideas to a practical guide to planning the structure of a novel. A must-read for chick-lit fans and aspiring authors. EXCLUSIVE: contains chapters 1-4 of Chrissie's novel WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS.

English Unlimited Elementary A and B Teacher's Pack (Teacher's Book with DVD-ROM)


Author: Adrian Doff,Mark Lloyd,Rachel Thake,Cathy Brabben
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107691834
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
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English Unlimited is a six-level (A1 to C1) goals-based course for adults. Centred on purposeful, real-life objectives, it prepares learners to use English independently for global communication. As well as clear teaching notes, the updated Elementary A and B Teacher's Pack (Teacher's Book with DVD-ROM) offers lots of extra ideas and activities to suit different classroom situations and teaching styles. The DVD-ROM provides a range of extra printable activities, a comprehensive testing and assessment program, extra literacy and handwriting activities for non-Roman alphabet users and clear mapping of the syllabus against the CEFR 'can do' statements. It also includes the videos from the Self-study Pack DVD-ROM for classroom use.

Die Bullet-Journal-Methode

Verstehe deine Vergangenheit, ordne deine Gegenwart, gestalte deine Zukunft
Author: Ryder Carroll
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644403228
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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Der Erfinder der bahnbrechenden Bullet-Journal-Methode Ryder Carroll zeigt in diesem Buch, wie Sie endlich zum Pilot Ihres Lebens werden und nicht länger Passagier bleiben. Seine Methode hilft mit einer strukturierteren Lebensweise achtsamer und konzentrierter zu werden. Inzwischen lassen sich Millionen Menschen von ihm inspirieren. In diesem Buch erklärt er seine Philosophie und zeigt, wie Sie Klarheit ins Gedankenchaos bringen, wie Sie Ihre täglichen Routinen entwickeln und vage Vorhaben in erreichbare Ziele verwandeln. Mit nur einem Stift und einem Notizblock und Carrolls revolutionärer Technik werden Sie produktiver, fokussierter und lernen, was wirklich zählt - bei der Arbeit und im Privaten.

Objective Advanced Workbook with Answers with Audio CD


Author: Felicity O'Dell,Annie Broadhead
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052118178X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 104
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An updated and revised edition of the Objective CAE course, which prepares students for Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). The Workbook provides the extra practice and consolidation of language and skills required at this level. The Audio CD provides extra listening practice.

Living Scripture

Reproducible Lectionary-Based Reflections on Sunday Scriptures
Author: Mitch Finley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556124167
Category: Religion
Page: 108
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Living Scripture captures the essence of each week's Scripture readings in an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format. In a single easily reproducible page, Mitch Finley summarizes the essential message of the week's Scriptures, offers a series of small-group questions for reflection, proposes discussion materila for the family table, and offers ideas for carrying out the message in our day-to-day spirituality.

Krieg und Frieden


Author: Leo Tolstoi
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 3954181711
Category: Fiction
Page: 1300
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Zwischen 1863 und 1869 schuf Leo Tolstoi dieses Werk, das in seiner erzählerischen Breite auf bis dahin unerreicht kunstfertige Weise einen Historien-, Familien- und Bildungsroman vereinte. Hintergrund ist der Krieg zwischen Russland und Frankreich. Der mit über 200 Figuren überreich bevölkerte Roman schildert die Schicksale dreier Familien über mehrere Generationen hinweg. Tolstoi spring kunstvoll zwischen familiären, privaten Szenen und der Schilderung von Schlachten und kriegerischen Manövergesprächen hin und her und bietet so ein einen einmaligen Einblick in die russisch-aristokratische Seelenlage der damaligen Zeit. Das Buch ist psychologischer Spiegel und kulturphilosophisches Brennglas in einem. Der geschickte Aufbau des Buches und die sprachlich bis ins Letzte ausgefeilte Intensität ließen Tolstois Werk schnell zu einem Klassiker von Weltrang werden. »O Himmel, welch heftiger Überfall!« erwiderte der Fürst, ohne durch diesen Empfang in Aufregung zu geraten. Der Fürst trug die goldgestickte Uniform des Hofes mit Ordenssternen, seidene Strümpfe und Schnallenschuhe. Sein Gesicht zeigte beständig ein liebenswürdiges Lächeln. Er sprach Französisch, jenes gewählte Französisch, in dem unsere Großväter nicht nur sprachen, sondern auch dachten, und in dem gemessenen, herablassenden Ton eines einflußreichen Würdenträgers, der am Hofe alt geworden ist. Er näherte sich Anna Pawlowna, küßte ihr die Hand, indem er sein kahles, parfümiertes Haupt neigte, und ließ sich dann bequem auf einem Sofa nieder. »Vor allem, verehrte Freundin, beruhigen Sie mich über den Zustand Ihrer Gesundheit«, fuhr er in galantem Tone fort, der aber nicht frei von Spott war. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters

Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization
Author: Michael Tierno
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401305563
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone interested in studying plot structure. In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting. This user-friendly guide covers a multitude of topics, from plotting and subplotting to dialogue and dramatic unity. Writing in a highly readable, informal tone, Tierno makes Aristotle's monumental work accessible to beginners and pros alike in areas such as screenwriting, film theory, fiction, and playwriting.

Relate Guide To Loving In Later Life

How to Renew Intimacy and Have Fun in the Prime of Life
Author: Marj Thoburn,Suzy Powling
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448146518
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Is sex wasted on the young? Marj Thoburn thinks it might be. This complete guide to sex, loving and relationships for the 50s-80s age group is a positive, constructive and celebratory guide which suggests that life - and loving sex - BEGIN at 50+. Inside every older person is a young person trying to come to terms with ageing. This books looks at the physical and psychological changes that may present challenges to older couples and provides practical exercises and strategies for coping, and learning, together. For example: How do you maintain your self-esteem when your body stops responding the way it used to? What can you do if your partner seems more attracted to people who are younger than you? How do you begin a new relationship if you find yourself divorced, separated, widowed or single in later life? How do you begin to get to know each other again once the children have left home? Written with understanding and humour, and drawing on a wide range of case studies, this invaluable book offers a wealth of advice for those who want to keep improving the quality of their relationship - whatever their age.

OCR AS GCE Applied ICT Double Award


Author: Maggie Banks
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435449964
Category: Information technology
Page: 334
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Exactly what you need for the AS Level GCE Double Award in Applied ICT for OCR - this student book matches the specification and provides all information needed for the double award.

Books to Die For


Author: John Connolly,Declan Burke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444756516
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 752
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Winner of the 2013 Agatha, Anthony and the Macavity Awards for Best Crime Non-Fiction. With so many mystery novels to choose from and so many new titles appearing each year, where should the reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about themselves and their work work as they do about the books that they love, more than 120 authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Christie to Child and Poe to PD James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Peter Wimsey, BOOKS TO DIE FOR brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought . . . I want more! www.bookstodiefor.net