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This title focuses on the behaviors necessary to succeed in the dog-eat-dog world of fiction writing by asking successful authors how they practice their craft. Readers will learn how to adopt those habits on their quest to become novelists. The book will inspire, nourish, and provide the needed kick in the pants to turn the wannabes into doers! The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists is full of "aha" experiences as the reader uncovers the collected wisdom from the cream of today's fiction writers.
Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top WritersThis book not only shows how to be a screenwriter, but what it's actually like to be one. An inspiration to all would-be screenwriters, this book is about living the screenwriter's life -- the habits, writing environments, creative processes, daily passions, and obsessions. In The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, author Karl Iglesias has interviewed 14 top contemporary Hollywood screenwriters who offer their experience, insight, and advice to aspiring screenwriters everywhere.
You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest! In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise). You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as: Be Comfortable with Solitude Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities Write Terrible First Drafts Don't Work for Free Write No Matter What This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!
Great designs, great knives! In 101 Knife Designs, join master smith Murray Carter as he reveals the successful traits of knife designs that have lasted throughout history. Knife enthusiasts and knife makers alike will learn to: Identify common traits in great knives. Understand how to apply them to new knife design. For the first time ever, Carter shares details of his personal collection of successful patterns--created and perfected over decades of designing and making knives. Dazzling, full-color images of completed knives--from renowned photographer Hiro Soga--provide inspiration and direction as you apply these principles to create your own custom knife designs. With 101 Knife Designs, you, too, can make practical knives that will become cherished keepsakes.
Mr. Spreadsheet has done it again with 101 easy-to-apply Excelformulas 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas is filled with the mostcommonly-used, real-world Excel formulas that can be repurposed andput into action, saving you time and increasing your productivity.Each segment of this book outlines a common business or analysisproblem that needs to be solved and provides the actual Excelformulas to solve the problem--along with detailed explanationof how the formulas work.Written in a user-friendly style that relies on a tips andtricks approach, the book details how to perform everyday Exceltasks with confidence. 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas issure to become your well-thumbed reference to solve your workplaceproblems. The recipes in the book are structured to first presentthe problem, then provide the formula solution, and finally showhow it works so that it can be customized to fit your needs. Thecompanion website to the book allows readers to easily test theformulas and provides visual confirmation of the conceptspresented.Teaches you how to implement the required Excel formulaExplains and details how the formulas workLets you reuse or customize the given formula to address yourparticular needsHelps you make the formulas a regular part of your new, moreefficient workflowSpecific real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate how tomost effectively apply Excel and its powerful formulas to completetasks faster and with greater accuracy than ever before. Now youcan save time, automate, and be more efficient and productive with101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas.
101 School Success Tools for Students with ADHD provides materials and the guidance necessary to assist teachers and parents as they empower students with ADHD to become successful learners. Based on field-tested strategies for use with learners with ADHD, the book provides a brief overview of the specific learning needs of these students before including a wide variety of tools teachers can immediately pull out and use in the classroom and parents can use in the home setting. Each tool is explained in a brief how-to section that includes specific information on adapting the tool based on the individual student's needs. The book covers topics like observing and collecting data on students, creating schedules, assessing a child's strengths, refocusing a child's attention, managing difficult behaviors, implementing calming techniques, providing motivation, and improving study and homework skills. A collection of worksheets, forms, checklists, charts, Web site listings, and other tools are included as reproducible pages.
From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret society remains as controversial and mysterious as ever. In this book, you'll learn the truth about:The power and meaning behind the symbols, rites, and rituals Alleged connections with Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy GrailFreemasons vs. the NazisThe centuries-long rivalry with the Catholic ChurchFreemasonry's growing influence here and abroadAs the largest--and oldest--fraternal organization, the Freemasons will continue to shape the world we live in for the foreseeable future. With this tell-all guide, you'll unravel the mystery of this intriguing society--one secret at a time!
The principles of global economics in easy-to-understand terms! The news is full of accounts of the rise and fall of economies around the world, but you may not know how these changes can affect your life. 101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy takes the basics of global economics and breaks them into ten straightforward chapters. From the organizations involved and trade imbalances to global risk and foreign investment, Dr. Michael Taillard describes the world markets in terms that you can recognize. You'll also learn how these matters affect the United States and your own financial future. With 101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy, you get the information you need to not only protect your finances, but also reap the benefits of other nations' wealth and resources.
The mysteries behind the world's most enigmatic faith-revealed!What is catechism?Why do Catholics turn to the saints for inspiration?What is purgatory? 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Catholicism crystallizes these and other key components of this influential, enduring faith. Whether you're curious about the symbolic meanings of Mass or intrigued by the deeper significance of the seven Sacraments, this book answers all your questions. Inside this compact yet comprehensive volume, you'll also learn about:Major events that have shaped Church historyThe Catholic understanding of Heaven and HellThe structure of Church hierarchyThe Catholic interpretation of scriptureThe significance of major Catholic holidaysModern-day challenges and reform movements Encompassing everything from the birth of Jesus to Vatican II and beyond, this thoughtful, engaging guide provides a wealth of indispensable information.
What you don't know about economics can hurt you--now more than ever. This easy-to-understand guide answers all the questions you need to know to secure your financial future, such as:What does it mean to my paycheck when the Fed lowers or raises interest rates?What's the difference between bonds, securities, and derivatives--and which should I invest in now? What does Keynesian economics have to do with my savings?For those people whose heads spin when reading the business pages of the newspaper, here's a roadmap through the economic jungle. In simple, plain language, Peter Sander explains how economies work, why they grow, how they contract, and what the government can and can't do to help them. Most important, he tells you how all this affects you--and what kind of changes you're going to see in your finances as a result.Economics has been called the "dismal" science. But it doesn't need to be gloomy or impenetrable. This book is an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand where the economy is today, where it's going, and what it means for the rest of us.
Economics, demystified! From the collapse of housing prices to the thousand-point drops in the stock market, the past five years have been full of economic crises. These changes not only affect the overall market--they can also drastically influence your personal finances and day-to-day life. In this easy-to-understand guide, Peter Sander explains how the financial system works, as well as the most important concepts, terms, and programs in economics. Using simple language, he details how the evolving climate will affect world economies--and what kind of shifts you are going to see in your finances as a result. In this updated edition, Sander also includes valuable information on: The housing market and what it may do in the future The impact of Obamacare on the economy The scope of the Great Recession and how the U.S. is still struggling to recover How to take advantage of the economy as it begins to rise again An essential guide, 101 Things Everyone Should Know about Economics, 2nd Edition helps you fully understand today's economy and shows you how to secure your financial future even as the market changes.
What's the difference between Reform and Orthodox Judaism? What does it mean to keep kosher? And what are mizvot? Compact and comprehensive, 101 Things Everyone Should Know about Judaism touches on all these basics and more. You'll learn all you need to know about this ancient religion and culture - from the significance of the Torah and Talmud, to the importance of holidays and the meaning of religious objects and symbols. You'll also find out about:Major Biblical events that have shaped Jewish history and traditionJudaism's concept of God, the soul, and the afterlifeThe structure of Jewish liturgy and prayer servicesThe Ten Statements, and other Jewish lawsPractices associated with life milestonesLanguage, literature, food, and other cultural elementsThoughtful and engaging, this portable volume packs in a wealth of fascinating, detailed information that is sure to leave you with a deepened appreciation for this rich tradition.
The inside story of Teddy's life and presidency! You probably know that Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, but did you also know that he suffered great bouts of homesickness? Or that he carried a vial of morphine at all times in case he ever needed to take his own life? Though the image of President Theodore Roosevelt is one of fringed suede jackets and wire circles of glass framing a serious and scowling face, the man behind this image was a spectacularly intelligent and complex individual. 101 Things Everyone Should Know about Theodore Roosevelt explores the nuances of his famous life, giving little-known facts that complete the picture of Theodore Roosevelt. From his crippling childhood to his involvement with the Rough Riders, this book celebrates the American icon whose beliefs are still riveting almost 100 years after his death.
Hunter. Hockey mom. Live action figure.Sarah Palin is living proof that politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. In 101 Things You - and John McCain - Didn't Know about Sarah Palin, readers learn the (alleged) truth about the (reputed) Republican darling from Alaska who's taken the nation by (ice) storm. In this hilarious, irreverent look at the world's most infamous Miss Congeniality, comedian and WTF? author Gregory Bergman reveals more than one hundred bizarre, obscure facts about the bizarre, obscure governor from Wasilla, including:#3 Sarah Palin supports funding for abstinence-only programs in schools. Just call her Grandma.#4 In 2007, Sarah Palin offered $150 to every hunter who hacked off the left foreleg of a wolf shot from a plane. Talk about wolves being thrown, uh, to the wolves.#12 Sarah Palin once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween. She gained twenty IQ points and a sense of humor.101 Things You - and John McCain - Didn't Know about Sarah Palin - because politics is funnier than fiction!on!
Do you know: Which state was the first to secede from the Union? Who the Mata Hari of the Civil War was? Which Bible passage Southerners most often used to justify slavery? You'll find the answers to these intriguing questions and more in 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Civil War. Packed with fascinating details about the people, places, and events that defined our nation's most contentious conflict, this tell-all guide reveals the inside scoop on the: Issue of slavery and its impact on the war; Great--and not-so-great--leaders and generals; Battles fought and lost--and fought again; Particular horrors of this war; Women, children, and African Americans in the war. Complete with a helpful timeline, 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Civil War is your go-to guide for facts of the war that dramatically altered the course of American history.
Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, drew that famous guy inside a circle, and-oh yeah-has something to do with that code, too. But what about the man behind the myth? Although he's incredibly famous for his artistic achievements, most people don't know much about this genius's life. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci takes a fun, fresh look at the master, from his less-than-illustrious origins as an illegitimate child, to his later years hobnobbing with popes, dukes, and kings. This engaging volume is your ticket to all sorts of off-beat tidbits, including how and why: 1. Leonardo developed a backwards writing code, to keep his ideas secret. 2. The Italian military swiped the bronze for one of Leonardo's sculptures. 3. Catholic monks filed a lawsuit against Leonardo over the Virgin of the Rocks. And more! Full of the unexpected, this book takes you beyond the hearsay and hype, proving that when it comes to Leonardo Da Vinci, fact really is stranger than fiction!
True: Freemasons are the longest lasting fraternal organization in the world. True: It's members include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, John Wayne, and Charles Darwin, men who have helped shape the world we live in today! So how is it that this group is shrouded by mystery, myth, and murder? 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Freemasons examines this society and dispels the rumors, uncovers the truth, and brings to light such topics as: Masonic symbols, rites, and rituals; Famous Freemasons and their contributions to art, literature, and science; Alleged connections to Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy Grail; Freemasons vs. the Catholic Church; and Freemasonry in today's society. With 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Freemasons, you'll unlock the secrets of this fascinating, age-old organization in no time!
Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.
Discover the long-kept secrets of literature's leading lady You've read Emma. You own Pride and Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen? Find answers to such questions as: Who was the Irishman who stole her heart? Why was their affair doomed? Which Austen heroine most resembled Jane? Who were the real Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy? Why did Jane never marry? These fascinating secrets and much more are revealed in 101 Things You Didn't Know about Jane Austen. Romantic. Tragic. Mysterious.And you thought Austen's heroines led intriguing lives.
One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument? In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln reveals other little known details of his personal and professional life, including: how Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child; why he once used a chicken bone to argue a court case; why the Lincolns keep goats at the White House; when and why he grew that beard; how John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son; who tried to rob Lincoln's grave; and more! Filled with these and other offbeat facts, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln is sure to fascinate, whether you're a newcomer to Lincoln legend and lore, or a hardcore history buff!
Which passage in the Bible concerns masturbation?How many calories are there in a teaspoon of semen?Why should you take a masturbation break every day?Which animal has the longest orgasms?Where's the best place to find swingers?What is a BBBJ?If you think you know it all when it comes to sex, you'll find something surprising in this new book. From tantalizing tantric trivia to the kinkiest of sexual practices, this down and dirty tell-all romp reveals the most salacious aspects of human sexuality and behavior. Whether you are simply intellectually curious about sex or actively interested in sexual exploration and experimentation, you'll find the satisfaction you crave in this wickedly entertaining sex guide!
On December 21, 2012, millions of people will watch the skies, holding their breaths. On that day, ancient Mayan prophecies foretell a profound change on Planet Earth. Some think it heralds the extinction of all life. Others believe humans will be lifted to a higher spiritual plane. Mayan expert Mark Heley covers such diverse topics as stellar convergences, crop circles, and the strange predictions by a mysterious civilization eleven centuries ago--prophecies that could determine our future! Among scores of contending theories, this easy-to-grasp guide cuts through the thicket of information and gives you a quick take on 2012.
"A proven investigator in her own right, Melissa offers the novice those needed insights and suggestions only hands-on experience can give you."--Andrew Laird, Founder, The Rhode Island Paranormal Research GroupGhost-hunting expert Melissa Martin Ellis has seen, felt, and sensed it all. And now, thanks to this guide, you too can part the veil between us and the mysterious world on the other side.Whether you want to track down and record spirits or you're just intrigued as to whether or not these phantasms really do exist, Ellis will guide your exploration of paranormal activity. It's easier than ever to detect and even communicate with ghosts . . . if you're prepared for what you may find.
Today, more than ever, people are thinking about their cholesterol levels. But the resources they've had to help them be healthy were intimidating and expensive--until now.This guide is the non-intimidating, easy-to-follow, one-stop resource for managing and maintaining healthy HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.From recognizing the risks of high cholesterol and artery blockage to creating a sound diet and exercise plan, this is a comprehensive yet uncomplicated guide. In bite-sized tips, it provides the keys to lowering the risk of heart disease--the leading killer of men and women in the United States.Helping you take the steps you need to live a healthier lifestyle, this tip-based book is the ultimate collection of life-saving suggestions for anyone affected by bad cholesterol.
Fresh, creative strategies guaranteed to enliven online training 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom provides proven, practical strategies, activities, and tips for those tasked with facilitating training in any subject area among alternative settings. Based on the best-selling Active Training approach, these methods have been designed by recognized experts, and are guaranteed to enliven any learning event. Readers will find a toolkit of ready-to-use exercises and tips for organizing, conducting, and delivering active learning, in alternative settings on the job or around the world. The book is organized in a way that allows trainers to quickly and easily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific situations. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example that demonstrates the concepts in action. Two hundred tips organized in twenty how-to lists will prove invaluable for using Twitter, coaching virtually, encouraging informal learning, opening interactive virtual learning sessions, and much more. Coverage includes best practices for social media and informal learning, common e-learning tools, as well as guidance toward using a full gamut of tools from gamification and simulation to serious games and m-learning. Active training encourages participants to use their brains to study ideas, solve problems, and apply what they've learned. It's a fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging environment. This book shows training facilitators the proven techniques that help learners get more out of the material. Design a more engaging learning environment Improve delivery with optimized technology Utilize effective learning tools and practical strategies Learn best practices for social media, coaching, virtual learning, and more Learners need to figure things out by themselves, ask questions, practice skills, and transfer skills and knowledge to the job. With proven strategies designed by industry leaders, 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom is the indispensable guide to the design and delivery of effective alternative ways to learn.
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