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.

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.

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.

Success International English Skills for IGCSE Teacher's Book


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

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

Catholicism

The Story of Catholic Christianity
Author: Gerald J. O'Collins,Mario J. Farrugia
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191043923
Category: Religion
Page: 440
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The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and updated for an eagerly-anticipated second edition. This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. Renowned scholars Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. O'Collins and Farrugia engage with contemporary moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.

Monks in the World

Seeking God in a Frantic Culture
Author: William Thiele
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878499
Category: Religion
Page: 236
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In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Along the way, core contemplative attitudes, practices, and principles were discovered. He offers these stories of birthing a School for Contemplative Living as a challenging call to a frantic and polarized world. Readers will be drawn toward their own spiritual transformation as they encounter imperfect monks with messy lives who are practicing God's presence and learning to serve the world from that presence. He encourages readers to join these monks in the world by forming contemplative communities who radiate loving-kindness as their first priority.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

A Critical Review and Practical Guide
Author: Rowan Bayne
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748735655
Category: Psychology
Page: 171
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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a development of the work of Carl Jung, who suggested the basic personality types of introversion and extraversion and the components of intuition, sensation, thinking and feeling. The indicator provides insights into and offers a framework for use in counselling, education, careers guidance and management.

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.