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Elements of Fiction Writing - Conflict and Suspense

by James Scott Bell

Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last. Learn from examples of successful novels and movies as you transform your work from ho-hum to high-tension. Pack the beginning, middle, and end of your book with the right amount of conflict. Tap into the suspenseful power of each character's inner conflict. Build conflict into your story's point of view. Balance subplots, flashbacks, and backstory to keep your story moving forward. Maximize the tension in your characters' dialogue. Amp up the suspense when you revise. Conflict & Suspense offers proven techniques that help you craft fiction your readers won't be able to put down.

Elements of Fiction Writing: Conflict & Suspense

by James Scott Bell

Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last. Learn from examples of successful novels and movies as you transform your work from ho-hum to high-tension. Pack the beginning, middle, and end of your book with the right amount of conflict. Tap into the suspenseful power of each character's inner conflict. Build conflict into your story's point of view. Balance subplots, flashbacks, and backstory to keep your story moving forward. Maximize the tension in your characters' dialogue. Amp up the suspense when you revise. Conflict & Suspenseoffers proven techniques that help you craft fiction your readers won't be able to put down.

Elements of Fiction Writing - Plot

by Ansen Dibell

"There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots-ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," writes Ansen Dibell. "They aren't laws. They're an array of choices, things to try, once you've put a name to the particular problem you're facing now." That's what this book is about: identifying those choices (whose viewpoint? stop and explain now, or wait? how can this lead to that?), then learning what narrative problems they are apt to create and how to choose an effective strategy for solving them. The result? Strong, solid stories and novels that move. Inside you'll discover how to: test a story idea (using four simple questions) to see if it worksconvince your reader that not only is something happening, but that something's going to happen and it all matters intensely handle viewpoint shifts, flashbacks, and other radical jumps in your storyline weave plots with subplots get ready for and write your Big Scenes balance scene and summary narration to produce good pacing handle the extremes of melodrama by "faking out" your readers-making them watch your right hand while your left hand is doing something sneaky form subtle patterns with mirror characters and echoing incidents choose the best type of ending-linear or circular, happy or downbeat, or (with caution!) a trick ending Whether your fiction is short or long, subtle or direct, you'll learn to build strong plots that drive compelling, unforgettable stories your readers will love.

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

by Jack Bickham

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..." And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene. This book is your game plan for success. Using dozens of examples from his own work - including Dropshot, Tiebreaker and other popular novels - Jack M. Bickham will guide you in building a sturdy framework for your novel, whatever its form or length. You'll learn how to: "worry" your readers into following your story to the end prolong your main character's struggle while moving the story ahead juggle cause and effect to serve your story action As you work on crafting compelling scenes that move the reader, moment by moment, toward the story's resolution, you'll see why... believable fiction must make more sense than real life every scene should end in disaster some scenes should be condensed, and others built big Whatever your story, this book can help you arrive at a happy ending in the company of satisfied readers.

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

by Jack Bickham

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..." And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene. This book is your game plan for success. Using dozens of examples from his own work - including Dropshot, Tiebreaker and other popular novels - Jack M. Bickham will guide you in building a sturdy framework for your novel, whatever its form or length. You'll learn how to: "worry" your readers into following your story to the end prolong your main character's struggle while moving the story ahead juggle cause and effect to serve your story action As you work on crafting compelling scenes that move the reader, moment by moment, toward the story's resolution, you'll see why... believable fiction must make more sense than real life every scene should end in disaster some scenes should be condensed, and others built big Whatever your story, this book can help you arrive at a happy ending in the company of satisfied readers.

The Elements of Graphic Design

by Alex W. White

This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design.

The Elements of Graphic Design

by Alex W. White

This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design.

The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type (2nd Edition)

by Alex W. White

This pioneering work has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counter-intuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships and provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. The second edition includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies.

Elements of Information Theory

by Thomas M. Cover Joy A. Thomas

The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and materialThe Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory.All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points.The Second Edition features:* Chapters reorganized to improve teaching* 200 new problems* New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity* Updated referencesNow current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications.An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

The Elements of Internet Style

by Editors of Eei Press

Learn the rules of today's tech-driven publishing landscape! The Elements of Internet Style is the first guide to embrace the new reality of creating content in the electronic age. It is packed with the tools to reach and engage today's too-busy, too-skeptical, too-distractible readers. Read this book, and understand the trend toward greater and greater informality. Then discover the effects of this trend on punctuation and capitalization, new words, usage, the methods for making language decisions when there is no clear authority, as well as the mounting need for built-in accessibility, comprehension aids, and navigation tools in every written document and on every web page. Chapters cover new technologies, new audience expectations, formatting, readability, and flow, and much more. The Elements of Internet Style is a must-have for everyone who cares about delivering information to readers online, in print, and everywhere else.

The Elements of Internet Style: The New Rules of Creating Valuable Content for Today's Readers

by Eei Press

Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the Internet! Learn the rules of today's tech-driven publishing landscape! The Elements of Internet Style is the first guide to embrace the new reality of creating content in the electronic age. It is packed with the tools to reach and engage today's too-busy, too-skeptical, too-distractible readers. Read this book, and understand the trend toward greater and greater informality. Then discover the effects of this trend on punctuation and capitalization, new words, usage, the methods for making language decisions when there is no clear authority, as well as the mounting need for built-in accessibility, comprehension aids, and navigation tools in every written document and on every web page. Chapters cover new technologies, new audience expectations, formatting,readability and flow, and much more. The Elements of Internet Style is a must-have for everyone who cares about delivering information to readers online, in print, and everywhere else. * The first guide to Internet style and usage * Clear directions for reaching and engaging today's multitasking readers * A must-have for editors, writers, bloggers, anyone who creates content in any medium.

The Elements of Investing

by Ellis Malkiel Burton G. Charles D.

A timeless, easy-to-read guide on life-long investment principles that can help any investor succeed The Elements of Investing has a single-minded goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same pared-to-bone manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard, using his classic little book, The Elements of Style. With great daring, Ellis and Malkiel imagined their own Little Red Schoolhouse course in investing for every investor around the world-and then penned this book. The Elements of Investing hacks away at all the overtrading and over thinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of the average investor. Malkiel and Ellis offer investors a set of simple but powerful thoughts on how to challenge Mr. Market at his own game, and win by not losing. All the need-to-know rules and investment principles can be found here. Contains sound investment advice and simple principles of investing from two of the most respected individuals in the investment world Burton G. Malkiel is the bestselling author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and Charles D. Ellis is the bestselling author of Winning the Loser's Game Shows how to deal with an investor's own worst enemies: fear and greed A disciplined approach to investing, complemented by conviction, is all you need to succeed. This timely guide will help you develop these skills and make the most of your time in today's market.

The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition

by Bill Kovach Tom Rosenstiel

The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read"What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk." --Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe"Kovach and Rosenstiel's essays on each [element] are concise gems, filled with insights worthy of becoming axiomatic. . . . The book should become essential reading for journalism professionals and students and for the citizens they aim to serve." --Carl Sessions Stepp, American Journalism Review"If you think journalists have no idea what you want . . . here is a book that agrees with you. Better--it has solutions. The Elements of Journalism is written for journalists, but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it." --Marta Salij, Detroit Free PressThe elements of journalism are:* Journalism's first obligation is to the truth.* Its first loyalty is to citizens.* Its essence is a discipline of verification.* Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.* It must serve as an independent monitor of power.* It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.* It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant.* It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.* Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting

by Suzanne Brooker

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life. Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists. In The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water. Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

Elements of Language: Fifth Course

by Lee Odell Renee Hobbs Richard Vacca

This book presents a fundamental approach to the teaching and learning of language.

Elements of Language, First Course

by Lee Odell Judith L. Irvin Richard Vacca Renée Hobbs

A perfect text seldom springs fully formed from your mind; instead, you must plan your text before you write and work to improve it after drafting.

Elements of Language: First Course

by Lee Odell Judith L. Irvin Richard Vacca Renée Hobbs

The book "Elements of Language" is divided into four major parts: Part 1 Communications; Part 2 Sentences and Paragraphs; Part 3 Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics; and Part 4 Quick Reference Handbook.

Elements of Language, Introductory Course

by Judith L. Irvin Renee Hobbs Richard Vacca Lee O'Dell

Textbook on communication, grammar, and reading the English language.

Elements of Language: Introductory Course

by Lee Odell Judith L. Irvin Renee Hobbs Richard Vacca

The book "Elements of Language" is an important resource by helping students use language more effectively as they communicate in the twenty-first century.

Elements of Language, Introductory Course, Grade 6, Alabama Holt

by Lee Odell Judith L. Irvin Richard Vacca

Elements of Language: Introductory Course, Grade 6

Elements of Language, Second Course

by Lee Odell Judith L. Irvin Renee Hobbs Richard Vacca

This book serves as a useful guide to developing skill as an effective and critical language user--a communicator--in the twenty-first century.

Elements of Language: Second Course

by Holt Rinehart Winston

Elements of Language is divided into four major parts. Part 1 Communication, Part 2 Sentence and Grammar, Part 3 Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics and Part 4 Quick Reference Handbook. These sections ties together the essential skills and strategies students use in all types of communication--reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.

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