Fire Up Your Writing Brain

How to Use Proven Neuroscience to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Writer
Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 159963919X
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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Ignite Your Writing Brain! Whether you're an experienced writer or just starting out, an endless number of pitfalls can trip up your efforts, from procrastination and writer's block to thin characters and uninspired plots. Luckily, you have access to an extraordinary writing tool that can help overcome all of these problems: your brain. Fire Up Your Writing Brain teaches you how to develop your brain to its fullest potential. Based on proven, easy-to-understand neuroscience, this book details ways to stimulate, nurture, and hone your brain into the ultimate writing tool. Inside, you'll learn how to: Identify the type of writer you are: Do you think or feel your way through writing a book? Are you a pantser or a plotter? Develop writing models that accelerate your learning curve. Hardwire your brain for endurance and increased productivity. Brainstorm better character concepts and plot points. Learn to edit your manuscript on both a macro and micro level. Recharge a lagging brain to gain an extra burst of creativity. Filled with accessible instruction, practical techniques, and thought-provoking exercises, Fire Up Your Writing Brain shows you how to become a more productive, creative, and successful writer--a veritable writing genius! "An excellent resource--the way that neuroscience and the art of writing are jointly explored allows for a new, unique, and practical integration of the two." --Teresa Aubele-Futch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame and co-author of Train Your Brain to Get Happy and Train Your Brain to Get Rich "Full of neuroscience facts and tips, this inspiring book will change your brain--and your writing life. I learned techniques that I'll apply to my students and my own writing." --Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and award-winning author of Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness

Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061751899
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose. In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—and discovers why their work has endured. She takes pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is deeply moved by the brilliant characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch. She looks to John Le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for clever examples of how to employ gesture to create character. She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart.

Skills Development for Business and Management Students

Study and Employability
Author: Kevin Gallagher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199644268
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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Today's graduates are required to be well-equipped in professional skills, study skills and emotional competency. This textbook is specifically written for business & management students to help them identify and focus on the specific skills relevant to their area of study and future careers.

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

The Crabby Angels Chronicles

Radical Guidance on Love, Healing, Happiness, Inner Peace and Creating Miracles in Everyday Life
Author: Jacob Glass
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450206034
Category: Self-Help
Page: 316
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Wouldn't it be great to have a little message from Heaven every day to send you on your way? Or a kind of oracle like the I Ching or the Runes with a modern voice to give some direction when you have a question? The Crabby Angels Chronicles is just that, the book that the author's fabulous, nutty, funny, loving stalker angels wanted him to write. They've been after him for so long so he decided to let them write their book now. They're a nutty bunch who fit his life perfectly. Jacob Glass, along with his Angelic Guides, has written a handy spiritual tool kit to soothe, uplift, guide, direct, and renew you on your daily walk through a sometimes overwhelming world in which it is easy to lose connection with what really matters and what is really true. Direct, simple and based on the profound principles of A Course in Miracles, these short lessons are here to give you the comfort and peace that you deserve by reminding you of who you are and why you came here.

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies


Author: Leslie Wainger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764525549
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Offers guidance in writing a romance novel and getting it published, from plot mapping and writing love scenes to finding an agent and putting together a winning submission.

Think 4C Student's Book and Workbook Quick


Author: Herbert Puchta,Jeff Stranks,Peter Lewis-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108554814
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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Challenge and inspire your teenage learners to think beyond language. Think is a fresh, vibrant and upbeat course designed to engage teenage learners and make them think. As well as building students' language skills, it offers a holistic approach to learning: developing their thinking skills, encouraging them to reflect on values and building self-confidence. Topics are chosen to appeal to and challenge teenagers, firing their imagination and ensuring effective learning. This split combo edition includes 4 Students' Book and Workbook units combined plus access to the online learning management platform with extra resources interactive activities. Teachers can use the platform to track students' progress and ensure more effective learning.

God's Love

Knowing God Through the Psalms
Author: Ruth Ann Ridley
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830830855
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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Ruth Ann Ridley helps you explore the Psalms, showing how these songs of God's people reveal the character, love and care of God for you.

Divorce Happened to Me: A Biblical Guide to Divorce Recovery


Author: Dr. Scott Wilson
Publisher: Crag Publications
ISBN: 0990359115
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 140
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Failed marriages have become an epidemic in our society causing broken hearts, broken homes, and broken lives. Like any heartache facing mankind, those who call themselves God's children are not exempt from its suffering. Sadly, many marriages in our generation have crumbled from a church pew. Divorce Happened to Me is an in-depth look into the pain and suffering encountered by Christians during divorce. Using principles and examples from the life of the Old Testament character Job, Dr. Wilson reveals real life applications to assist you in your recovery. Having experienced divorce in his own life, Dr. Wilson writes from a unique perspective on the suffering and healing process of divorce. The secret to your recovery will not be found in 12 steps, but rather in the intimacy of your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you can say, "Divorce Happened to Me", you'll be blessed and spiritually enriched as you read the pages of this book.

Get MAD! (You Can Make A Difference)


Author: Abiola "Champ" Salami
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468554540
Category: Self-Help
Page: 132
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This book is an inspirational guide for those willing to use the often neglected, ordinary everyday occurrences to achieve extraordinary exploits. With a blend of wit, intelligence and superb prose, this book is a tool for anyone looking not just to make a change but to be the change. It will have your adrenaline rushing as each word is filled with a passionate push to make a difference at work, at home and in your community. The book showcases how people can use their character, creativity and competence to enact a new lease of life in their personal lives and across the globe.

Success International English Skills for IGCSE Teacher's Book


Author: Marian Barry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521140889
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 136
View: 1974

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Offers complete in-depth preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE in English as a Second Language (E2L) examination. Endorsed by Cambridge, the Success International Teachers Book contains detailed teachers notes as well as suggestions for alternative approaches and wider practice. Key features include: an at a glance chart describing the revised examination; an overview of each coursebook unit; detailed notes, with examiners advice on marking and grading; model answers to the writing tasks; CD scripts and answers, including answers to the workbook exercises.

Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426424231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Conceiving a Nation

The Development of Political Discourse in the Hebrew Bible
Author: Mira Morgenstern
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271074949
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Current conflicts in both national and international arenas have undermined the natural, organic concept of nationhood as conventionally espoused in the nineteenth century. Conceiving a Nation argues that the modern understanding of the nation as a contested concept—as the product of a fluid and ongoing process of negotiation open to a range of livable solutions—is actually rooted in the Bible. This book draws attention to the contribution that the Bible makes to political discourse about the nation. The Bible is particularly well suited to this open-ended discourse because of its own nature as a text whose ambiguity and laconic quality render it constantly open to new interpretations and applicable to changing circumstances. The Bible offers a pluralistic understanding of different models of political development for different nations, and it depicts altering concepts of national identity over time. In this book, Morgenstern reads the Bible as the source of a dynamic critique of the ideas that are conventionally considered to be fundamental to national identity, treating in successive chapters the ethnic (Ruth), the cultural (Samson), the political (Jotham), and the territorial (Esther). Throughout, she explores a number of common themes, such as the relationship of women to political authority and the “strangeness” of Israelite political existence. In the Conclusion, she elucidates how biblical analysis can aid in recognition of modern claims to nationhood.

Who's Got Time?

Spirituality for a Busy Generation
Author: Amy Fetterman,Teri Peterson
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827243065
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Meetings. Doctor appointments. Carpools. Job interviews. Not to mention meals and sleep-and more meetings. Who's got time for anything else? Where does daily devotion time fit into our 24/7/365 living? In Who's Got Time? Spirituality for a Busy Generation, Teri Peterson and Amy Fetterman suggest new ways of incorporating spiritual practices into the busy lives of Generations X, Y, and beyond. Whether you're a student or working several jobs just to stay afloat, single or with a family, or just seeking something else you can't quite put your finger on, the authors help you find "the holy in the mundane." Contemporary, hip, conversational, and practical, Who's Got Time? helps you find time to feed your soul. Part of the Young Clergy Women Project

The Godly Approach to Writing


Author: Selena Howland
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
ISBN: 1414119003
Category: Reference
Page: 104
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A godly approach to writing means much more than praying before you put pen to paper or plug in your laptop. It means aligning the entire writing process with God’s will and for His glory.

The Single Gal’s Guide to Shopping for a Great Guy

Valuing your worth as a single girl who’s living and looking for love in a cheap, sex-selling world
Author: Tiffany Yvonne Grant
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491766522
Category: Religion
Page: 148
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Are you single and loving this season of your life? Are you single and longing to become somebody’s wife? Are you single due to divorce but looking for a fresh start? Are you single because death made the two of you part? Have you never had a ring on it? Are you about to get a ring on it? Are you praying for someone to put a little bling bling, a toy ring, or even a piece of string on it? Gals, author Tiffany Yvonne Grant knows exactly how you feel. She is single too! Tiff’s The Single Gal’s Guide to Shopping for a Great Guy compares shopping to living single and looking for love—God’s way. Tiff’s goal is to help singles navigate through today’s sex-saturated society that says you have to sell yourself cheap, compromise your market value, and display and giveaway your “goods” to catch a great deal (i.e., a great guy). You’ll learn how to date, find a mate, be a good friend, and love good men. The Single Gal’s Guide to Shopping for a Great Guy will confirm, convict, challenge, convince, and maybe even change how you walk through this single season of your life. You’ll be reminded that you are valuable to God and that you should be valued by men that you date. (Plus, until the wedding night, you are worth the wait!) So grab Tiff’s book and read it with gals and guys that you adore. The Single Gal’s Guide to Shopping for a Great Guy has lots of great stuff “in store” and will have you looking at your shopping trips like never before!