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Creative Writing

All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story’s ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done.

The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at “A” level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction.
Contents:

  • Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing
  • How to achieve fictional effects
  • Literary examples of the techniques described
    Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction
  • Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech
  • Definitions of major terms used in publishing
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Nano Contestant – Episode 3: Combat Obstacles

 EPISODE 3 – Combat Obstacles
Determination forged in combat is its purest form.

Game One of the Tech Games is pushing the limits of even extra-human capabilities.  Roland must face the longest and most dangerous obstacle course in existence, if he wants a chance at uncovering evidence against the ruthless Pinnacle Corporation to save his father.

With 20 story rope climbs, 70 mph escalators, 100 foot free dives, and a strongman event, will Roland’s homegrown nanotech be able to keep up with the other cutting edge contestants?  Roland and his tiny team will have to dig deeper than they ever thought possible as they try to find solutions on the fly for overcoming these harrowing obstacles.

Weapons are authorized!  Episode 3 adds another method for the contestants to dish out even more brutal punishments than before: futuristic weapons.  Roland unleashes his carbon alloy weapon, using his mind to uniquely shape it for every situation.

There’s more than just the race!  Skylar’s latest plugin puts Roland undercover in Pinnacle’s most secure facility.  One false move on this clandestine operation will most certainly put Roland in a small cell with Pinnacle only too happy to throw away the key.

About the NANO CONTESTANT SERIES (Episode 3 of 9 Serialized Episodes):

In 2114, Pinnacle Corporation, the world’s largest tech company, hosts the Tech Games to showcase the world’s latest technology.  The contestants must  battle it out in brutal games to ultimately win a $100 million prize!  

These digital and hybrid athletes must use everything at their disposal in order to take that prize and all of its glory in the Tech Games.

Hacking, firewalls and electronic countermeasures are all being used by each contestant while running and fighting at top speed.  It’s all on the line, because nothing is being left on the table!

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The Fantastic Flying Journey

This picture book combines an adventure story with an introduction to the world of animals. It recounts the story of Great-Uncle Lancelot, who, together with his great-niece and great-nephews, embarks on a journey in an ecological flying machine to meet some of the world’s most interesting animals.

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Unholy Night

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism.

They’re an iconic part of history’s most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

In Grahame-Smith’s telling, the so-called “Three Wise Men” are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod’s prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod’s men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

It’s the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.

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The Quest for the Diamond Sword

Steve is happy living on his wheat farm where he has everything he could need. If he doesn’t have something he can visit the village to trade his wheat. But on one village visit he finds there’s been a devastating Zombie siege, so, to protect himself and the remaining villagers Steve must go on a quest to mine for forty diamonds to craft into a diamond sword to shield the village from the Zombies.

On his quest he meets a trio of treasure hunters who are eager to join Steve on his quest. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends soon begin to question if it’s better to be a single player than a multiplayer.

Will Steve find the diamonds? Should he trust his new friends or will they help his quest? And will he get back in time to save the villagers?

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Backwards and Forwards

This guide to playreading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather then contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.

Ball developed his method during his work as Literary Director at the Guthrie Theater, building his guide on the crafts playwrights of every period and style use to make their plays stageworthy. The text is full of tools for students and practitioners to use as they investigate plot, character, theme, exposition, imagery, motivation/obstacle/conflict, theatricality, and the other crucial parts of the superstructure of a play. He includes guides for discovering what the playwright considers the play’s most important elements, thus permitting interpretation based on the foundation of the play rather than its details.

Using Hamlet as illustration, Ball assures a familiar base for illustrating script-reading techniques as well as examples of the kinds of misinterpretation readers can fall prey to by ignoring the craft of the playwright. Of immense utility to those who want to put plays on the stage (actors, directors, designers, production specialists) Backwards and Forwards is also a fine playwriting manual because the structures it describes are the primary tools of the playwright.

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Even Hockey Players Read

This comprehensive overview of the challenging issues around boys and reading includes strategies and practical solutions for helping struggling readers.

The role of gender in reading success is a complex one. This book faces the issues head-on, uncovering many of the assumptions and stereotypes parents and educators have about boys and how they handle the world of print text. Included are the voices of boys and men interviewed by the author, who reveal their literacy challenges, struggles, tastes and values. These “real” voices provide valuable insights into how we can support boys in their journey towards becoming successful readers and writers.

Even Hockey Players Read explores the powerful potential of literacy in a boy’s life:

  • What factors in the home and in the classroom influence the literacy lives of boys?
  • Why do so many boys select different reading materials than girls?
  • Why do girls score higher than boys do on tests of reading achievement?
  • Why do so many males consider themselves non-readers?
  • Are society’s expectations for boys’ and girls’ literacy lives different?
  • Do we minimize the literacy needs of girls if we focus on the difficulties with boys?

Drawing upon his background as a parent and a literacy educator, the author suggests a wealth of strategies and techniques for promoting an alternative culture of literacy in school and home settings, where what children choose to read is valued alongside what children need to read. Even Hockey Players Read advocates changing the classroom environment so that

  • Boys who can’t read are helped;
  • Boys who don’t read become motivated;
  • Boys who do read find enrichment.

This highly readable book demonstrates the powerful potential of literacy in the lives of boys. It is essential reading for teachers who want to guide boys to a love of reading that will help them in their school life and beyond.