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For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to a first draft in only twenty-six weeks! The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. Published author and noted book reviewer Hallie Ephron takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from editors and agents, this is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.
An exploration of life after death and how communication with those who have passed on can enrich our lives and bring healing.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it can be overwhelming. New medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes may be recommended. But what are the most effective treatments? With "The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder, 2nd Edition," you can take charge and manage your condition, or learn the best ways to support your friend or family member. Dean Haycock, PhD, and Sheldon Whitten-Vile, MD, explain: The causes of bipolar disorderCommon side effects of medicationsAlternative and nontraditional approachesMania and manic episodesLinks between bipolar and other disordersThis completely revised and updated edition includes the latest treatment options as well as recent studies and classifications. Bipolar disorder is a complex diagnosis. With this positive, supportive guide, you'll find the answers to all your questions even the ones you haven't thought to ask.
Written in a sensitive, accessible manner, The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder is the comprehensive resource readers need, revealing in compassionate, straightforward terms what bipolar disorder is, what the symptoms are, how to get a diagnosis, and what types of treatment are available.
With The Everything Health Guide to Arthritis, you'll learn to manage your pain and enjoy being more active.
Diabetes may be a daunting disease, but it can be manageable. Completely updated and revised in the new health guide format, this book offers people who have been diagnosed with the disease information to help them live with diabetes. This professional handbook teaches readers to recognize signs and symptoms, monitor blood glucose levels, understand insulin types and quantities, select the right medication, and more. Written by an experienced health writer who runs a diabetes Web site, this sourcebook offers diabetes sufferers the information they need to live happy, healthy lives. This edition includes completely new material on the latest testing methods, risk factors and special considerations, and gestational and childhood diabetes.
Forget fast food. Forget the dining hall. In this bookbook, you'll find 300 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes designed to help you eat well in and out of the dorm. Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Wraps Toasted Cheese and Turkey Sandwiches Apricot Rice Asian Chicken Salad Fresh Tomato with Angel Hair Pasta Mango Citrus Salsa Triple Chocolate Cupcakes Chock full of money-saving tips, cooking techniques, and culinary shortcuts, this all-in-one cookbook is all you need to eat well on a budget. With full nutritional breakdowns as well as a wide range of low-fat, vegetarian, and vegan offerings, this college-proof collection of mouthwatering recipes gives you the tasty nutritional boost you need, even when you're stressed out and sleep deprived. So put down that take-out menu and prepare to eat well--on the cheap!
With a third of Americans on a diet at any given time, planning party menus can be a challenge for any hostess. Veteran cookbook author Linda Larsen has the solution! She offers you healthy cooking tips and delicious party-food recipes with your health in mind. Her recipes include lots of fruits and vegetables and low-fat ingredients like turkey bacon and tofu, so the foods are good for you and taste great! You will find many festive recipes: Cantaloupe Punch; High-Fiber Cashew Pear Bread; Low-Fat Turkey Swiss Sandwiches; Lemon Meringue Crunch Trifle; and more! With this book, you will discover that party food doesn't have to be bad for you. And that's reason enough to throw parties more often!
You want to provide the best for your children, but sometimes you can't do it alone. If your child has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you may be overwhelmed with the challenges ahead. The Everything Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to understand your child's condition and provide the best possible care. Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on recognizing when a healthy worry becomes an area of concern, understanding the causes of anxiety, seeking professional help, and treatment options, along with thoughtful suggestions on helping your child cope with anxiety.
You want to provide the best for your children, but sometimes you can't do it alone. If your child has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you may be overwhelmed with the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to understand your child's condition and provide the best possible care. Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on recognizing the causes and symptoms of depression, seeking professional help, and treatment options, along with thoughtful suggestions on helping your child cope with depression.
Interpretations of the Bible abound . . . so what should you believe? What's the real story behind the book that's sold more copies than any other publication in history? Is the Bible a reliable historical document . . . or just the greatest story ever told?Written by acclaimed Bible historian Jeffery Donley, The Everything History of the Bible Book answers these questions and more.A one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the truth behind the Bible, this fascinating book addresses the following issues:The reliability of divine inspirationThe forgotten gospels and their omission from the BibleExistence of documented historical support for Biblical eventsAccepted, disputed, and completely rejected TestamentsDe-coding Da VinciThe Shroud of TurinAnd much, much more!With The Everything History of the Bible Book as your guide, you'll learn all about the legends, myths, and historical events that inspired the Bible. You'll come to understand its amazing impact on the past, the present, and the future of mankind. Most important, you'll find out what it can mean to you - and your world.
More than half of all new small businesses are home-based, according to the Federal Reserve Board. But starting a business and making a profit are two different things-as the high failure rate attests. Readers looking to beat the odds will turn to this completely revised and updated classic--a must-have for every business owner.
Homeschooling isn't about teaching'it's about learning together with your child. In this indispensible guide, author and homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with the encouragement, inspiration, and ideas you need to explore this option for your family. It's packed full of ideas to make the experience easy, affordable, and, most of all, fun. Even veteran homeschoolers will find new ideas and techniques that help keep home education interesting and exciting. This edition includes completely new material on: Updated curriculum resources, strategies, and methods Fresh educational activities for grades K-12 Information on specific learning styles and special needs Ideas for tackling social issues and social skills in today's world Typical homeschool days, schedules, and activities The author, a homeschool veteran of more than eighteen years, presents real-life examples and inspiring success stories from families across the country. This all-new edition of anEverythingbestseller is the only reference you'll need to ensure your children's success'at any age!
Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years, The Everything Human Resource Management Book is your perfect HR assistant.
Getting that promotion at work or losing those last five pounds can be a struggle, but goals like these can be accomplished with self-hypnosis! Whatever obstacles you want to overcome or goals you aim to achieve, this book can help you do it. With this informative resource, you will learn to: break bad habits like nail biting ease severe pain, such as from migraines or labor during childbirth ensure confidence and success in business and personal matters quit smoking for good lose weight and keep it off improve memory retention reduce stress--in relationships, at home, and at work and more! Written by a board-certified hypnotherapist, this authoritative guide can help you create your own self-hypnosis scripts to create the life you always wanted. From tearing down mental roadblocks to making permanent changes, you will be on your way to success in no time!
Conquering the dating market-from an economist's point of viewAfter more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene-but what a difference a few years made. Dating was now dominated by sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. But Oyer had a secret weapon: economics.It turns out that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer had spent a lifetime studying. Monster.com, eBay, and other sites where individuals come together to find a match gave Oyer startling insight into the modern dating scene. The arcane language of economics-search, signaling, adverse selection, cheap talk, statistical discrimination, thick markets, and network externalities-provides a useful guide to finding a mate. Using the ideas that are central to how markets and economics and dating work, Oyer shows how you can apply these ideas to take advantage of the economics in everyday life, all around you, all the time.For all online daters-and for anyone else swimming in the vast sea of the information economy-this book uses Oyer's own experiences, and those of millions of others, to help you navigate the key economic concepts that drive the modern age.
Take a dashing hero with a heart of gold and a mullet of awesome. Add a heroine with a bustle and the will to kick major butt. Then include enough contrivances to keep them fighting while getting them alone and possibly without key pieces of clothing, and what do you have? A romance novel. What else? Enough lessons about life, love, and everything in between to help you with your own happily-ever-after. Lessons like. . . Romance means believing you are worthy of a happy ending Learning to tell the prince from the frog Real-life romance is still alive and kicking No matter how bad it is, at least you haven't been kidnapped by a Scottish duke (probably)Straight from the heart of influential romance blogger Sarah Wendell, this inventive gift book provides the best wisdom about love that the romance genre has to offer. Laced with signature witty commentary and peppered with thoughts from bestselling romance authors (Nora Roberts, Jennifer Crusie, Debbie Macomber, Eloisa James, Robyn Carr, and lots more) and avid readers, these pages will reveal what every romance reader already knows: while romances are certainly steamy, they have more to offer than just a sexy hero. In fact, they might have more to say about love than we give them credit for. Sarah Wendell is cofounder of one of the top romance blogs, SmartBitchesTrashyBooks. com.
A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books--from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered--a "Little Golden guide to life"? Yes, we could! Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life ("Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" "Be a hugger." "Sweatpants are bad for morale."), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time--among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature--or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!
With tongue-in-cheek humor, the creator of the award-winning Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress takes on the self-help section, proving that the benefits of the Dungeons & Dragons® game goes far beyond simple entertainment.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"I wonder if Judy Blume really knows how many girls' lives she affected. I wonder if she knows that at least one of her books made a grown woman finally feel like she'd been a normal girl all along. . . ." -- FROM Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume Whether laughing to tears reading Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great or clamoring for more unmistakable "me too!" moments in Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, girls all over the world have been touched by Judy Blume's poignant coming-of-age stories. Now, in this anthology of essays, twenty-four notable female authors write straight from the heart about the unforgettable novels that left an indelible mark on their childhoods and still influence them today. After growing up from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing into Smart Women, these writers pay tribute, through their reflections and most cherished memories, to one of the most beloved authors of all time.
Drawing upon 40 years' experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favors industrial, global corporate food systems and discourages community-based food commerce, resulting in homogenized selection, mediocre quality, and exposure to non-organic farming practices. Salatin's expert insight explains why local food is expensive and difficult to find and will illuminate for the reader a deeper understanding of the industrial food complex.
Make any day sweeter--with the luscious taste of homemade ice cream! Have you been searching for creative new ways to enjoy ice cream? With this delightful collection of recipes, you can craft flavor-infused ice cream anytime. Whether it's a twist on plain vanilla bean or an artisan flavor like Fresh Fig Gelato, The Everything Ice Cream, Gelato, and Frozen Desserts Cookbook includes recipes for hundreds of cold delights, including: Ice cream, ice milk, and frozen yogurt Sherbets and sorbets Italian gelato and other international frozen desserts Vegan and sugar-free frozen desserts If you're an ice cream aficionado, dig in to this ultimate guide to homemade frozen desserts. It's packed full of delicious, creamy recipes your entire family will love to scoop up!
Packed with sensible, real-world advice, The Everything Improve Your Credit Book helps you to take control of your finances, save money, and build enough good credit for a lifetime!
Recounts the devastating personal and communal effects of the 1972 Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, disaster on a tightly knit Appalachian community suddenly uprooted and dispersed.
Flavorful - and easy - Indian cooking at home! Do you love Indian food, but wonder how to capture those unique flavors at home? With The Everything Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook, all you have to do is toss your ingredients into a slow cooker and then come home to a delicious, savory meal that the whole family will love! Featuring 300 mouthwatering recipes and instructions for building a masaledaani (spice box), this cookbook shows you how to create authentic Indian recipes in just a few simple steps. With author Prerna Singh's guidance and the convenience of your slow cooker, you'll enjoy crafting delightful delicacies like: Spicy Chicken Stew Curried Tempeh in Coconut Cream Chili Coconut Chicken (Mangalorian Murgh Gassi) Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken Hot Spiced Lamb (Andhra Gosht Pittu) Lobster in Creamy Sauce (Lobster Ka Korma) Saffron Rice (Kesari Chawal) Mango Chili Chutney Cardamom-Infused Cheesecake Strawberry Lassi The Everything Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook includes hundreds of recipes that will tantalize your taste buds without monopolizing your time!