Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

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Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

Soar

Fly Into God's Plan for Your Future

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Author: Kevin Johnson

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310867509

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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"When you stop to think about your future, you might be excited. Or confused. Or just totally scared. But when you know where you’re going (or at least who’s leading you towards your future), you can take that giant leap with confidence.With all the influences in your life pushing you one way or another, it’s good to know that you can count on God to guide you once you catch on to his plans. Nobody expects you to have it all figured out by the time you finish this book. But you’ll be on your way to understanding who you are and how you can make the most out of your life. In Soar, you’ll find 20 hands-on studies that provide vital insights into how God made you and how he plans to lead you, step-by-step, through life. You’ll be better able to prioritize the important things in your life, you’ll know what it means to be a willing follower of God and choose to go his way because you want to, and you’ll discover how to live without fear of the future because you’re never alone on the journey. Even when you have no idea where your life is headed, you can take comfort in the fact that God does."

Prayers and Promises of the Bible

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Author: Jonathan Rogers,J. Rogers

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587443

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Experience a Lifelong Conversation with the Living God It's a life-changing conversation when you stop to think about it: Prayers and promises are your precious words to God,and God's to you! Now, with The Smart Guide to the Bible: Prayers & Promises of the Bible, you'll discover how the Bible teaches you to pray in each circumstance you face- and what special promises God has for you in each situation. You'll be encouraged by the examples of those who prayed in the Old and New Testament. And you'll experience more deeply the security and the strength you have in the One who has promised to be with you always. Be Smart About: How to Pray Prayers in the Bible Trusting God What God Promises Different Types of Prayer How God Answers Prayer The Nature of God's Promises And more!

Poem Trees and the Purple K.O-K.O Nut

A Collection of Poems

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Author: Sheri Lynn Pritchett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469119471

Category: Poetry

Page: 490

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In this first time published book, Sheri shares and bares her soul, writing about her dreams, family, love, despair, cheaters, marriage, lost hope, hope, sex, faith, honesty, humor, and life in general. Most of this poetry was created through her sense of deep rooted pains. She falls in and out of love with an old flame from 26 years ago. Her "soul mate" and "best friend" is currently married and she goes through "struggles" as noted in her poetry. Sheri Lynn Pritchett in her debut, brings to life in her words, her quirky perceptions with a unique ability, and passion. For any adult who loves what she considers, "outsider" poetry, this book will make you laugh, cry or both, as she depicts life through the eyes of poetry.

The Spark

A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

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Author: Kristine Barnett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, s’mores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us. Praise for The Spark “[An] amazing memoir . . . compulsive reading.”—The Washington Post “The Spark is about the transformative power of unconditional love. If you have a child who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t be able to put it down.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind “Love, illness, faith, tragedy and triumph—it’s all here. . . . Jake Barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent.”—Newsday “This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.’”—Publishers Weekly “Compelling . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist “The Spark describes in glowing terms the profound intensity with which a mother can love her child.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree “Every parent and teacher should read this fabulous book!”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and co-author of The Autistic Brain From the Hardcover edition.

Writing Alone and with Others

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Author: Pat Schneider

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

Soaring

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gliders (Aeronautics)

Page: N.A

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So kommen Sie rauf und wieder runter

was Sie schon immer übers Fliegen wissen wollten

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Author: David Blatner

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593373140

Category:

Page: 258

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Warum ruckelt die Maschine so? Was sind das für seltsame Rauchwölkchen am Triebwerk? Und wieso hat der Kapitän das Anschnall-Signal eingeschaltet? Eine unterhaltsame Beruhigungspille für alle Fluggäste. Der Autor beschreibt alles, was man übers Fliegen wissen möchte: Er erklärt, wieso sich eine 300 Tonnen schwere Maschine in die Lüfte hebt und oben bleibt - erläutert den Einfluss des Wetters auf den Flieger und warum ein Sturm ihm wenig anhaben kann - klärt über technische Details auf und führt die Leser ins Cockpit und den Tower und sammelt unterhaltsame Anekdoten aus der Geschichte des Fliegens. Außerdem hat er zahlreiche praktische Tipps für alle Fluggäste auf Lager, damit der nächste Urlaubsflug zur ungetrübten Freude wird.

Absolutely Worthy

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Author: Stephanie Perry Moore

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575678016

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Still haunted by the difficult and sometimes tragic events of her senior year, Laurel struggles to adjust to college life. Tormented by dreams of the past, she reaches out for Christ to give her peace even in her innermost thoughts. Dealing with the choice between Foster, who is a Christian, and Branson, who has pressured her to have sex, only further complicates her walk with the Lord and her adjustment to college life. Will Laurel come to see her absolute worth in the eyes of God as most important or will she bow to the pressures of her peers?

Daily Readings from Become a Better You

90 Devotions for Improving Your Life Every Day

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Author: Joel Osteen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104761

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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In addition to his much anticipated most recent book, Become a Better You, Joel Osteen offers this lovingly compiled collection of motivational and inspirational readings to prepare and assist us in becoming the person that God wants each of us to be. It is the perfect complement to Become a Better You. This book will provide enlightening, insightful and inspiring words for all readers. The readings correspond beautifully with the seven values that Joel emphasizes in Become a Better You.

365 Trivia Twist Devotions

Fun Facts and Spiritual Truths for Every Day of the Year

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Author: David R. Veerman,Betsy Schmitt

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1462774083

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

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Each daily devotion is based on a historical happening, intriguing invention, or offbeat holiday associated with that calendar day. Special activities, Bible verses, and additional fun facts help to give every day of the year its own unique trivia twist.

Born to Fly

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Author: David O. Bullock

Publisher: OakTara Publishers

ISBN: 9781602903050

Category:

Page: 160

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You can live like the eagle God intended you to be! Do you ever feel like a chicken, trapped in a pen with no way out? Would you like to feel more like an eagle soaring high in the sky? You can escape the chicken existence and discover the eagle in you. You weren't born to hop around with the chickens. You were born to fly! Using real-life stories and twists of humor in an easy-to-read, friendly style, Born to Fly reveals what may be keeping you in the chicken pen and provides solid answers for how you can not only leave your pen but learn to soar. So why not plunge in? Discover the life of freedom that awaits you! Inspiration to get from where life has taken you to where you want to be. Takes one down the courageous path of trusting God and allows one to soar toward the life that God intends.-DR. RYE BELL, author of Dance with the Trinity. A must-read for anyone who feels like they have lost all hope and needs a little help getting off the ground.-CINDY, Kentucky. After growing up on a chicken farm, David Bullock has been passionate about helping people learn to live like eagles for the past 33 years. The founding pastor of Eagle Heights Church in Somerset, Kentucky, in 2009 he led the church to begin The Oasis Care Center, a recovery center for those who battle addiction or other life-controlling issues.

There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale

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Author: Joe Layden,Sean Astin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.

Tests, Temptations, Trials, and Wilderness Experiences

The Trials of Our Faith Is for Our Good

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Author: Godsword Godswill Onu

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765909709

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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From this book, you will understand why the Bible says, “Therefore we also since we are surrounded by great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensures us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who for Joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of God. For consider Him Who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not resisted to bloodshed striving against sin” (Heb. 12:1-4).