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Author : Matthew Dicks
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A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.


Author : Les Edgerton
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The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It's just that simple. In Hooked, author Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and teacher to help you overcome the weak openings that lead to instant rejection by showing you how to successfully use the ten core components inherent to any great beginning. You'll find: • Detailed instruction on how to develop your inciting incident • Keys for creating a cohesive story-worthy problem • Tips on how to avoid common opening gaffes like overusing backstory • A rundown on basics such as opening scene length and transitions • A comprehensive analysis of more than twenty great opening lines from novels and short stories Plus, you'll discover exclusive insider advice from agents and acquiring editors on what they look for in a strong opening. With Hooked, you'll have all the information you need to craft a compelling beginning that lays the foundation for an irresistible story!

The Secret Service Story

Author : United States. Secret Service
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Crafting Novels Short Stories

Author : The Editors of Writer's Digest
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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft: • Define and refine your characters. • Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense. • Hone your story's point of view. • Create a rich setting and backstory. • Craft dialogue that rings true. • Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story. • Revise your story to perfection. Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career. Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.


Author : Vikas Gopal Jhingran
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From being so inept at public speaking that his supervisor wouldn’t let him make presentations to clients—even when he had done all the work—Vikas Jhingran went on to become a championship-winning public speaker who leaves a lasting impact on his audience. Few speakers and presenters understand speeches or presentations at a fundamental level. Most books have an overly prescriptive approach, using the tricks and tools of speech delivery that end up confusing the speech, instead of connecting with the essential part of speaking—that which engages listeners. In Emote, Vikas Jhingran lays bare his unique approach—connecting with his audience on an emotional level, rather than subscribing to a “right” way of speaking—which applies equally to one-on-one conversations, small team settings, and large audiences. His method will show you how to express your ideas clearly, quell your fear of public speaking, calm the sweating, stuttering and jitters that plague people before crucial presentations, and, overall, help you become an effective communicator.

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Qualitative Educational Research

Author : Wendy Luttrell
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A comprehensive anthology that helps deepen students' thinking about their qualitative research purposes, questions, and decision-making.


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Ambiguous Empowerment

Author : Susan E. Chase
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This work examines the contradictory experiences of power and subjection as experienced by women school superintendants. It draws on interviews with professional women of various ethnic and racial backgrounds heading schools in rural, small-town and urban districts across the United States.

Telling the American Story

Author : Livia Polanyi
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This book explores the complexity of story text. Its thesis is that one can elicit the world view of a people from a close structural analysis of their narrative discourse. It is the first methodological explanation of how stories can be used as a source of cultural data and an illustration of how to do a rhetorically close analysis of a story text. A theory of narrative structure is presented which leads to a conversationally based definition of what can properly be called a story.

MILLI Me A Dumb Dog Book Not to Be Confused with the Other Dog Book

Author : Michael Rosedale
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WHO WOULD READ THIS BOOK ANYWAY? (a special note from the Author) A lot of people have told me (including my wife and kids), that no one is ever going to want to read this dumb dog book. And, even if they were willing to read it, they told me for sure- no one would pay to read it. I'M NOT LISTENING TO THEM. I know most people like dogs more than they like people and spend a ton of money on doggie stuff because it makes them feel good. So for those of you who doubt there is a market for this book- here is the proof: At this very minute, as I am writing this, I am sitting on an American Airlines jet. I have just reached into the seat compartment in front of me and pulled out this SkyMall product catalog. Some of the products in this catalog I just found available for dog owners to buy- that will sell in the millions this year include: dog beds that keeps your dog stay cool and comfortable when resting, dog ramps that will help your dog get on your bed or sofa, portable dog feeders so your dog will never go hungry when you are not home on time from work, lotion that prevents dog tear stains under the eyes, fresh bowl savers- lids for doggie food bowls- to keep it fresh, poop boxes- the economical way to handle doggie waste, walk thru pet gates, doggie boosters for senior dogs- helps them get in and out of the cars easily, bark free- the safe way to prevent dogs from excessive barking, pet wheel away- take your dog whoever you go, back seat barriers- that keep your dogs safe in the car, the ultimate pet feeding and watering kit that prevents your dogs from overeating and here is my favorite- the personalized doggie garden bench - to honor your loved deceased dog. (I guess you bury your best friend in front or underneath the bench.) I rest my case. Buy this book and make yourself feel good - you will enjoy it! Sincerely- Michael Rosedale P.S. go to and post YOUR favorite dog and pet stories. Maybe they will end up in my next book!!!!!!!!!!

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Author : William Kynaston Groves
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Seduced by the Billionaire

Author : Barb Han
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Seducing Avery Avery McAdams believes in order to truly be herself she needs to keep her head down, her guard up, and her focus on her career. When she's hired by sexy, charismatic Ryker Li to pull off the event of the century, a piece of her wants him to see her as attractive, which goes against everything she's convinced herself she believes. Rich, powerful Ryker has made an art form of getting what he wants, when he wants it, and then moving on. But something about Avery makes him want to stick around. Can the billionaire playboy commit to the biggest deal of all? Or will a lifetime of mistrust and suspicion turn them forever into rivals? The Billionaire Bargain By choice or by force, everyone eventually walks out of Rae Stevens' life. Wealthy, powerful, and sinfully gorgeous Daegen Tan has it all. Except the one thing he truly wants: Rae, the woman who ended their passionate affair three years ago. He is determined to have her back in his bed. This time, he'll take pleasure in seducing her--and then he'll be the one to leave. Except his heart has other ideas. Can Rae stay long enough to give him a chance? And will Daegen be able to convince her that he isn't going anywhere?

Too Much Poison

Author : William J. Donahue
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Praise for Too Much Poison “[William J. Donahue] murders it here, folks, goes deep and scores multiple times poking the underbelly of the human condition. An excellent read.” —C.G. Bauer, author of Scars on the Face of God: The Devil’s Bible “Accept loss forever,” as the acclaimed novelist and poet Jack Kerouac once wrote. In this vein, Too Much Poison offers sixteen stories about the influences that touch a human life and, ultimately, fade into the gray. With the turning of each page, we see lovers, friends and spouses—even our own fragile vitality—either crumble with age or simply succumb to the world’s great and many pressures. Equal parts horror, erotica and pathos, Too Much Poison explores the precious things we all lose in a lifetime but, if given the choice, would rather have held close till the end. William J. Donahue is an award-winning journalist and magazine editor. He has authored several other published works, including Filthy Beast, which was a finalist for the 2004 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. He lives near Philadelphia.

Pigs at the Trough

Author : Adam Schwab
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The past decade has seen a period of unparalleled growth in executive remuneration. But while CEO pay exploded, shareholders looked on helplessly as some of Australia's best-known companies self-destructed. When the fall eventually came, executives were well protected. Shareholders and creditors were not so lucky. From Telstra's enriching of Sol Trujillo to the toppling of Eddy Groves's ABC Learning Centres and the untold accounts of the billions lost by the collapsed Babcock & Brown, Allco Finance Group and MFS, Pigs at the Trough tells the story of how a generation of executives, under the supervision of well-known and respected non-executive directors, pushed all the boundaries and sometimes sailed right over them ... and got away with it. A pacey, irreverent read but with a devastatingly serious message, Pigs at the Trough gives investors invaluable insights into how to spot the telltale signs of impending corporate collapse, and how to avoid being another victim.

Story Power

Author : Kate Farrell
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Reconnect Through Stories Stories are everywhere. The art of storytelling has been around as long as humans have. And in today’s noisy, techy, automated world, storytelling is not only prevalent―it’s vital. Whether you're interested in enlivening conversation, building your business brand, sharing family wisdom, or performing on stage, Story Power will show you how to make use of a good story. Become an engaging storyteller. Storytelling is the most effective way to communicate and to affect change―if you know how to use it. Story Power provides techniques for creating and framing personal stories alongside effective tips for telling them in any setting. Plus, this book models stories with unique storytelling examples, exercises, and prompts, as well as storytelling techniques for delivery in a spontaneous, authentic style. Learn from the experts. Story Power is an engaging, lively guide to the art of storytelling from author and librarian Kate Farrell, a seasoned storyteller and founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project. In Kate's book, more than twenty skillful contributors with a range of diverse voices share their secrets to creating, crafting, and telling memorable tales. If you want to experience the power of storytelling in your life, Story Power is for you. In this book, you will discover: • How to share your own coming-of-age stories and family folklore • The importance of a personal branding story and storytelling marketing • Seven Steps to Storytelling, along with helpful tools, organizers, and media options For readers of Storyworthy, The Storyteller's Secret, and Long Story Short, Story Power is a must-have.

Poems 1818 by an Amateur and Poems 1820

Author : Bernard Barton
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Life Beyond the Final Curtain

Author : Samuel Porrath
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... death is not the end ... how to cope with grief. Words of comfort ... a rabbi's personal statement.

Sidelights on Charles Lamb

Author : Bertram Dobell
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Second Person

Author : Noah Wardrip-Fruin
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Game designers, authors, artists, and scholars discuss how roles are played and how stories are created in role-playing games, board games, computer games, interactive fictions, massively multiplayer games, improvisational theater, and other "playable media." Games and other playable forms, from interactive fictions to improvisational theater, involve role playing and story--something played and something told. In Second Person, game designers, authors, artists, and scholars examine the different ways in which these two elements work together in tabletop role-playing games (RPGs), computer games, board games, card games, electronic literature, political simulations, locative media, massively multiplayer games, and other forms that invite and structure play. Second Person--so called because in these games and playable media it is "you" who plays the roles, "you" for whom the story is being told--first considers tabletop games ranging from Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs with an explicit social component to Kim Newman's Choose Your Own Adventure-style novel Life's Lottery and its more traditional author-reader interaction. Contributors then examine computer-based playable structures that are designed for solo interaction--for the singular "you"--including the mainstream hit Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and the genre-defining independent production Façade. Finally, contributors look at the intersection of the social spaces of play and the real world, considering, among other topics, the virtual communities of such Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) as World of Warcraft and the political uses of digital gaming and role-playing techniques (as in The Howard Dean for Iowa Game, the first U.S. presidential campaign game). In engaging essays that range in tone from the informal to the technical, these writers offer a variety of approaches for the examination of an emerging field that includes works as diverse as George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards series and the classic Infocom game Planetfall. Appendixes contain three fully-playable tabletop RPGs that demonstrate some of the variations possible in the form.