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Give your story a solid foundation-a plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is discussed and analyzed, illustrating how a successful plot integrates all the elements of a story. Tobias then shows you how to use these plots effectively in your own work. Tobias then goes to the next level, showing you how to choose and develop plot in fiction. He shows you how to craft plot for any subject matter, so that you develop your work evenly and effectively. As a result, your fiction will be more cohesive and convincing, making your story unforgettable for readers everywhere. "Plot isn't an accessory that conveniently organizes your material according to some ritualistic magic. You don't just plug in plot like a household appliance and expect it to do its job. Plot is organic. It takes hold of the writer and the work from the beginning." -Ronald Tobias
Give your story a solid foundation-a plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is discussed and analyzed, illustrating how a successful plot integrates all the elements of a story. Tobias then shows you how to use these plots effectively in your own work. Tobias then goes to the next level, showing you how to choose and develop plot in fiction. He shows you how to craft plot for any subject matter, so that you develop your work evenly and effectively. As a result, your fiction will be more cohesive and convincing, making your story unforgettable for readers everywhere. "Plot isn't an accessory that conveniently organizes your material according to some ritualistic magic. You don't just plug in plot like a household appliance and expect it to do its job. Plot is organic. It takes hold of the writer and the work from the beginning. " -Ronald Tobias
For today's time-strapped manager or professional, setting aside time to brush up on key management skills is almost impossible. Luckily, Harvard Business Review's 20-Minute Manager Collection is here to help. Designed to get you up to speed quickly, with learnings you can apply immediately, this digital collection will help you sharpen the most essential business skills. This set includes full digital editions of all eight books in the series, including HBR's 20-Minute Managers on: Finance Basics, Presentations, Managing Projects, Delegating, Running Meetings, Managing Time, Managing Up, and Creating Business Plans. Each of these is primer on these necessary skills-all from the most trusted name in business. Whether you're looking for a crash course or a brief refresher, you'll find just what you need to succeed in the HBR 20-Minute Manager Collection. About the HBR 20-Minute Manager series: Get up to speed fast on essential business skills. Whether you're looking for a crash course or a brief refresher, you'll find just what you need in HBR's 20-Minute Manager series-foundational reading for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives. Each book is a concise, practical primer, so you'll have time to brush up on a variety of key management topics. Advice you can quickly read and apply, from the most trusted source in business.
$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Betterby Christopher Steiner
Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives. Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas-guzzling SUVs for a new Prius. But there are more, not-so-obvious changes on the horizon that Chris Steiner tracks brilliantly in this provocative work. Consider the following societal changes: people who own homes in far-off suburbs will soon realize that there's no longer any market for their houses (reason: nobody wants to live too far away because it's too expensive to commute to work). Telecommuting will begin to expand rapidly. Trains will become the mode of national transportation (as it used to be) as the price of flying becomes prohibitive. Families will begin to migrate southward as the price of heating northern homes in the winter is too pricey. Cheap everyday items that are comprised of plastic will go away because of the rising price to produce them (plastic is derived from oil). And this is just the beginning of a huge and overwhelming domino effect that our way of life will undergo in the years to come. Steiner, an engineer by training before turning to journalism, sees how this simple but constant rise in oil and gas prices will totally re-structure our lifestyle. But what may be surprising to readers is that all of these changes may not be negative - but actually will usher in some new and very promising aspects of our society. Steiner will probe how the liberation of technology and innovation, triggered by climbing gas prices, will change our lives. The book may start as an alarmist's exercise.... but don't be misled. The future will be exhilarating.
Marketing has changed dramatically since the four classic Ps of the marketing mix (price, product, promotion and place) were proposed. The new marketing landscape is characterised by the demand for constant innovation, rising pressure on budgets, the growth of social media and the impact of issues of sustainability and ethical issues. As the business landscape has transformed so have the fundamental areas marketers need to master to succeed.The 20 Ps of Marketing provides a thorough guide to marketers at all levels of the new elements of the marketing mix they need to contend with for business success including: planning; persuasion; publicity; positioning; productivity; partnerships; passion and more. Combining practical advice with case studies it covers brands that have changed the game through mastery of the 20 Ps such as H agen Daz and Sony, and others, such as Kodak, who got left behind.This essential guide to the current face of marketing strategy provides marketers with a thorough and valuable grounding to the new fundamentals of marketing.
<p><b><i>You're in control of Your Retirement Future</i></b></p><p>Inside are twenty major financial decisions which could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this book, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement. </p><ul><li>Do I have enough money to retire now?</li><li>How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement?</li><li>When should I begin taking Social Security?</li><li>How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash?</li><li>What criteria should I use to identify the best investments?</li><li>Should I cancel my life insurance policy?</li><li>Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?</li></ul><p><b>Ray E. LeVitre</b>is a Certified Financial Planner with nearly twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, working for Fidelity, CitiCorp, Mutual of New York, and Merrill Lynch before starting his own firm. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Money magazine, Newsweek, and Kiplinger's. A fee-only advisor, Ray does not receive commission from any product or service he recommends. <br>Visit www. networthadvice. com. <br></p>
In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge shifts her focus to parents, offering practical wisdom and advice on creating a loving, nurturing environment for your adopted child.
It's time to turn back the clock! In 20 YEARS YOUNGER, Bob Greene offers readers a practical, science-based plan for looking and feeling their best as they age. The cutting-edge program details easy and effective steps we can all take to rebuild the foundation of youth and enjoy better health, improved energy, and a positive outlook on life. The four cornerstones of the program are: an exercise regimen for fighting muscle and bone loss, a longevity-focused diet, sleep rejuvenation, and wrinkle-fighting skin care. Woven throughout the text is practical advice on changing appearances, controlling stress, staying mentally sharp, navigating medical tests, and much more. Readers will walk away with a greater understanding of how the body ages and what they can do to feel-and look-20 years younger.
This book opens your eyes to the many career possibilities through apprenticeships and includes more than 60 "best jobs" lists and detailed descriptions of the 200 best apprenticeable jobs. The best apprenticeable jobs lists are organized by pay, growth through 2016, openings, 16 career clusters/interest areas
200 Chocolate Recipes is part of Hamlyn's hugely successful All Colour Cookbook Illustrated series, which has sold over 1500,000 copies since its launch in 2008. Over 200 irresistable recipes to indulge your sweet tooth. Everyone needs to treat themselves from time to time, and there's no better way than with the world's most naughty-but-unbelievably-nice ingredient. From cakes and bakes to desserts and sweets, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chocolate Recipes provides you with over 100 irresistible recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth, plus more than 100 clever variations and new ideas. Every recipe is illustrated and includes clear step-by-step instructions, making them suitable for any cook. Whether indulging yourself on the sofa or stunning guests with these tantalising dishes, you'll never need another chocolate recipe book again. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions make this book perfect for every cook. This book includes: Five Minute Fix; Chilled To Thrill; Hot Puddings; Special Occasion; Kids' Favourites; Goodies & Gifts To Go; Twists On Classics.
The essential companion for a mouthwatering Christmas, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Christmas Recipes contains delicious ideas for festive mealtimes, both traditional and alternative. Why not impress friends and family with roast goose with spiced apples and figs, roasted parsnips with thyme butter, or perhaps some ginger and hazelnut ice cream? The book also contains recipes for classic cakes and cookies, edible gifts and even left-over turkey - allowing you to banish those endless turkey sandwiches!
Over 200 all-new crochet stitches, embellishments and trims make this the one-stop shop for all creative crocheters. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-to-follow diagram. Conveniently grouped crochet motifs, stitches and edgings allow for easy browsing and location of favorites. Teaches crafters how to make the best of the textural, 3D nature of crochet - perfect when fabrics and knitting just don't cut it!
Cupcakes are a delectably indulgent treat - and so quick and easy to make! From colourful cakes to keep the kids entertained to sophisticated recipes for special occasions - Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Cupcakes has something for everyone. Why not treat yourself to some gorgeous mocha cupcakes or delight a friend on their birthday with some maple, pecan and white chocolate muffins? Each recipe is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full page colour photograph to ensure perfect results every time.
200 Essential Preschool Activities promotes children's learning, helps improve their functional skills, and encourages interaction in the classroom. This resource provides preschool, pre-kindergarten, and student teachers with an abundance of developmentally appropriate lessons, all developed by the author and used in her own classroom for more than fifteen years. These adaptable, open-ended activities and strategies complement any early childhood program's core curriculum.200 Essential Preschool Activities provides activities for and information on:Creative centers, including dramatic play areas and discovery and sensory areasLearning games, including turn-taking and board games, academic games, and cooperative and active gamesGroup lessons, including circle time, social lessons, hands-on skill builders, and musical games and finger playsArts and crafts, including child-centered expressive art and creative tools and methodsClassroom structure, including classroom areas and centers and creating learning opportunitiesParent involvementJulienne M. Olson has been teaching early childhood special education since 1995. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood special education and a master's degree in early childhood special education.
Daring to live again...?Mitchell Cooper had it all-a beautiful wife and daughter, and a glittering career in Hollywood as a sought-after plastic surgeon. But as his career soared his personal life collapsed. Now he and little Mia have come to London to rebuild their lives, and there's no room for anyone else in his damaged heart. But after one sensational, star-studded night with new colleague and fellow American Grace Turner, Mitchell finds himself daring to live again! Only the beautiful reconstructive surgeon is hiding a painful secret of her own...
Behind the PR girl's smile...Lexi Robbins is determined to throw off her ditzy, daughter-of-a-celebrity image and make her own name as Head of PR for the Hunter Clinic. And if that means pestering gruff, supersexy Scottish surgeon Iain MacKenzie till she gets his cooperation she'll do it! She's going to shine up this rough diamond and make him a star! But Lexi soon learns that's the last thing long-grieving Iain wants.... And, with her own secrets to hide behind her dazzling Hollywood smile, getting too close to Iain is the last thing that she wants...!
A royal surprise...Injured war hero Prince Marco is desperate to be back in the field fighting alongside his men. However, healing comes first, and he finds he's in good hands with physical therapist Becca Anderson-the woman he once shared a magical forbidden summer with long ago...!Becca can't believe the boy she once fell for is actually a prince! Marco never told her.... But Becca has secrets of her own-and her fear of their discovery makes staying out of the royal limelight essential! Resisting her heroic soldier prince, however, may be harder than she thinks....200 HARLEY STREETGlamour, intensity, desire-the lives and loves of London's hottest team of surgeons!
Dieting doesn't have to mean giving up the things you love, thanks to the Hamlyn All Colour: Light series. When you fancy a fruity or chocolatey treat or are entertaining friends, look no further than our collection of treats, which all clock in at under 300, 400 or 500 calories. From comforting puddings for a cold winter's night to lighter treats for summer evenings, and from the luscious taste of chocolate to the tang of seasonal fruit, we show you that by using healthier ingredients and cooking methods, you can still savour the taste of a delicious dessert.
Chicken is the most widely-consumed meat on the planet. It is inexpensive, quick to cook and hugely versatile, and its mild flavour makes it a favourite with people of every age, making it a great choice for a family meal. Chicken is a great choice for dieters because it contains a lot of protein and very little fat - steamed or grilled chicken breast is one of the leanest and healthiest meats available. Not only that, but its mild flavour means it can be adapated to an infinite number of different ingredients, from the delicate tastes of Mediterranean foods, such as basil and olives, right through to the rich and heady spicy stews and curries of India. Think of chicken as a deliciously light and low-fat blank canvas to which you can add all your favourite flavours, and be inspired by the global influences of this recipe collection.
In this book you'll find low-calorie recipes to suit all occasions. Warming soups, stews and casseroles that can cook slowly all day and be ready when you come in from work are perfect for dieters as they are a secret weapon against evening binging on fast food when you're too tired to cook. You'll be surprised at the selection of fresh-tasting lighter meals that really lend themselves to slow cooking. Let your slow cooker make your dieting effortless!
Cutting down on red meat is a great way to avoid eating too much saturated fat, as well as keeping your cholesterol low. Now that the quality of fruit and vegetables that we can buy is so good, more and more people are opting to eat meat-free meals in order to save money and calories. This book can help you start up a meat-free regime, or if you are a already a committed vegetarian, it can boost your repertoire with its inventive low-fat meals that come in under either 500, 400 or 300 calories. A delicious range of salads, soups, main courses and desserts for low-calorie meat-free meals at any time of day.
We all love fantastic food, but the fact is that we don't always have the time to cook it. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Make Ahead Dishes shows you how to create beautiful dishes at your own pace, so that whenever you fancy a delicious dish, all you need to do is reheat and eat! From a simple Picnic Pie to an impressive Garlicky Chicken & Chorizo Pappadelle, this handy book contains over 100 tasty recipes to entertain effortlessly or simply give you the night off, plus more than 100 clever variations and new ideas. Every recipe is illustrated and includes clear step-by-step instructions, making them suitable for cooks of all abilities.
This delicious range of dishes will inspire you to spice up your repertoire and include the distinctive flavours of Mexico in your cooking. Have a taco night and cook up a classic spread, or get creative and sample some less familiar dishes, such as Coconut Seabass Ceviche, Chilled Avocado Soup and Spicy Clams with Bacon. Leave room for exotic dessert ideas - Tequila Roasted Pineapple, Margarita Lime Pie and Mexican Three-Milk Cake will all provide a tasty talking point when you have guests.
200 Pomegranates empowers and inspires readers to develop their God-given talents and contribute something that makes a difference in the world, be it through construction or counseling, doing people's taxes carefully and ethically, or raising and teaching children. Even if your contribution seems to go unnoticed by others, you can rest assured that God sees and values your work. Readers follow the story of obscure Old Testament figure Huram of Tyre, an artist putting the finishing touches on Solomon's temple. He honed his craft and contributed something of beauty and excellence, though some of his best work was thirty feet off the ground, where few people would notice its intricacies. Likewise, we have the ability and opportunity to create something of worth, be it for the lasting enjoyment of others or for God's eyes only. We may not all be artistic in the traditional sense, but we are nonetheless creators, made in the image of the world's Creator and endowed with skills and talents that can honor God and impact our world. Every good mom is an artist, molding her children as creations of God. Every ethical businessperson leaves a legacy of people seeing God through his or her careful work. Every after-school teacher makes a mark on the young people whose parents are busy just making ends meet. All talents, skills, and work to be creative and potentially God-honoring, from teaching and chemical engineering to number-crunching and packing a child's lunch. Readers will gain leadership and life-management skills, while being inspired for daily living. They will walk away saying, "I am an artist. By being the best parent, coach, teacher, welder, pastor, husband, aunt, (fill in the blank!), I can be, I am creating something beautiful in the eyes of God."
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