How to Write Dazzling Dialogue

Author: James Scott Bell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780910355148
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There is one sure-fire way of improving your novel "fast." . . You may know the fundamentals of how to write fiction. You may be more than competent in plot, structure and characters. But if your dialogue is dull it will drag the whole story down. On the other hand, if your dialogue is crisp and full of tension it "immediately" grabs the reader. And if that reader is an agent or editor, sharp dialogue will give them instant assurance that you know what you're doing as a writer. Writing a bestseller or hot screenplay is no easy task, but dazzling dialogue is an absolute essential if you want to get there. The best part is, the skills of the dialogue craft are easy to understand and put into practice. #1 bestselling writing coach James Scott Bell has put together and expanded upon the dialogue lectures from his popular writing seminars. In "How to Write Dazzling Dialogue" you'll learn: What fictional dialogue is ... and isn't The 11 secrets of crafting memorable dialogue The 5 essential tasks of dialogue 5 ways to improve your dialogue ear 4 can't-miss methods to increase conflict and tension in any dialogue exchange The top 10 dialogue issues, and how to resolve them You'll also see dazzling dialogue in action with examples from hit novels and screenplays. Don't sabotage your chances of selling your work to readers or publishers because the dialogue is unexceptional. Dazzle them with what the characters say. "How to Write Dazzling Dialogue" will give you the tools to do it.

Called Along the Way

Author: Stephen W. Hiemstra
Publisher: T2Pneuma Publishers LLC
ISBN: 1942199171
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When did you first hear God’s call? Called Along the Way describes the author’s faith journey from unbeliever to believer, from cultural Christian to active disciple, from disciple to realization of call, and from seminary to early ministry. Unlike Adam and Eve, this story does not begin the Garden of Eden. If you too have struggled with your faith walk, then this story may offer solace. Even in our baby steps of faith, God promises to walk with us. Hear the words; Walk the steps; Experience the joy! The cover image comes from a woodcut called a Nauis Socialis Mechanicorum (Social Ship of Mechanics) attributed to the artist Albrecht Dürer. This woodcut is better known as the Ship of Fools. Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, volunteer pastor, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. Keywords include: Christian memoir, faith, discipleship, pastoral call, personal memoir, autobiography, memoir, federal service, education.

Spiritual Trilogy

Author: Stephen W. Hiemstra
Publisher: T2Pneuma Publishers LLC
ISBN: 1942199279
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This trilogy combines three books published previously: A Christian Guide to Spirituality, Life in Tension, and Called Along the Way. Together they chronicle a spiritual journey during the period from 2013 through 2017. The first two books focus on the question—who is God?—while the third book focuses on the question—who are we? The call to faith and ministry is personal but it is also corporal, being informed by the community of faith at one time and in one place. The original books have been reproduced as published. Offering them together makes them available more economically and draws attention to their common purpose. Because spirituality is lived belief, it is important to reflect on what we say we believe and what we actually practice. This reflective process is inherently stressful but it is a normal part of our Christian journey as we prepare in this life for the next. Hear the words; walk the steps; experience the joy! Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. Key words for this book include: Beatitudes, Christianity, spirituality, memoir, Christian memoir, Jesus, Bible, devotion, spiritual growth, and faith. Other books by T2Pneuma Publishers LLC include: A Christian Guide to Spirituality (2014) Una Guía Cristiana a la Espiritualidad (2015) My Travel Through Life (2016) Oraciones ( 2016) Prayers (2016) Life in Tension (2016) Prayers of a Life in Tension (2016) Called Along the Way (2017) See: T2Pneuma.com for more details. ****************** What people are saying... Stephen provides a helpful, accessible guide using the classic catechetical structure of the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. - David A. Currie, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (In reference to A Christian Guide to Spirituality) We live in a fallen world. It leads to life in tension, and sometimes a life full of stress. Stephen Hiemstra takes us on a needed tour of the kind of character it takes to face such a life. - Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary (In reference to Life in Tension) Have you ever wondered if the church in America is mortally wounded? Is God really dead as the infamous 1966 Time magazine cover reported? This memoir offers evidence to the contrary. — Aaron Gordon, Pastor (In reference to Called Along the Way)

Author: Τζούλιαν Μπαρνς
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180305609
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Μάιος του 1937. Ένας τριαντάρης περιμένει δίπλα στον ανελκυστήρα μιας πολυκατοικίας του Λένινγκραντ. Περιμένει όλη τη νύχτα ότι ανά πάσα στιγμή θα τον οδηγήσουν στο Αρχηγείο της Υπηρεσίας Κρατικής Ασφάλειας. Καμιά από τις διασημότητες που γνώρισε την περασμένη δεκαετία δεν μπορεί τώρα να του φανεί χρήσιμη. Και ελάχιστοι από όσους οδηγούνται στο Αρχηγείο επιστρέφουν. Αυτή είναι η αφετηρία του νέου αριστουργηματικού μυθιστορήματος του Μπαρνς, μια ιστορία για τη σύγκρουση ζωής και τέχνης, το θάρρος, τη δειλία, και τον πόνο του αναπόφευκτου συμβιβασμού. Το βιβλίο αναφέρεται στη ζωή, το έργο του Ντμίτρι Σοστακόβιτς καθώς και στη σύγκρουσή του με το σταλινικό καθεστώς.

Author: Ζοέλ Ντικέρ
Publisher: Patakis
ISBN: 9601651756
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Την άνοιξη του 2008, στη Νέα Υόρκη, κι ενώ η Αµερική ολόκληρη κινείται στον ρυθµό των προεδρικών εκλογών, ο ΜάρκουςΓκόλντµαν, νεαρός και επιτυχηµένος συγγραφέας, περνάει τον δικό του γολγοθά: δεν είναι σε θέση να γράψει το καινούριο µυθιστόρηµα που πρέπει να παραδώσει στον εκδότη του µέσα σε λίγους µήνες. Η διορία του κοντεύει να τελειώσει, όταν ξαφνικά όλα παίρνουν άλλη τροπή για κείνον: ο φίλος του και πρώην καθηγητής του στο πανεπιστήµιο, ο Χάρρυ Κέµπερτ, ένας από τους επιφανέστερους συγγραφείς της χώρας, βλέπει το παρελθόν του να ξανάρχεται στην επιφάνεια και βρίσκεται να κατηγορείται πως δολοφόνησε, το 1975, τη Νόλα Κέλλεργκαν, ένα κορίτσι δεκαπέντε χρονών, µε το οποίο λέγεται πως διατηρούσε σχέση. Πεπεισµένος για την αθωότητα του Χάρρυ, ο Μάρκους εγκαταλείπει τα πάντα για να πάει στο Νιου Χαµσάιρ και να διεξαγάγει τη δική του έρευνα. Πολύ γρήγορα όµως τα γεγονότα τον ξεπερνούν: η έρευνα τελµατώνει και ο ίδιος αρχίζει να δέχεται απειλές. Αν θέλει να αθωώσει τον Χάρρυ και να σώσει τη συγγραφική του καριέρα, πρέπει να απαντήσει σε τρία ερωτήµατα: Ποιος σκότωσε τη Νόλα Κέλλεργκαν; Τι συνέβη στο Νιου Χαµσάιρ το καλοκαίρι του 1975; Και πώς γράφει κανείς ένα επιτυχηµένο µυθιστόρηµα; Το βιβλίο-φαινόµενο του άγνωστου νεαρού Ελβετού συγγραφέα που κατέκτησε τη Γαλλία και τον κόσµο. Ιστορία αγάπης και ιστορία µυστηρίου, η Αλήθεια για την υπόθεση Χάρρυ Κέµπερτ είναι ένα µοναδικό βιβλίο, από αυτά που γράφουν ιστορία… ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ ΑΠΟ 2.000.000 ΑΝΤΙΤΥΠΑ ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΖΕΤΑΙ ΣΕ 35 ΓΛΩΣΣΕΣ NO 1 BESTSELLER ΣΕ ΓΑΛΛIΑ, ΙΣΠΑΝIΑ, ΙΤΑΛIΑ, ΓΕΡMΑΝIΑ, ΟΛΛΑΝΔIA «Ο Ζοέλ Ντικέρ µαγεύει τους αναγνώστες... Υπέροχοι διάλογοι, πολυεπίπεδοι χαρακτήρες, καταιγιστικές ανατροπές και µια πλοκή που κόβει την ανάσα... όλα τέλεια ταιριασµένα σε µια ακαταµάχητη ιστορία όπου πραγµατικά τίποτα δεν είναι αυτό που φαίνεται...» Trouw «Ο Ντικέρ γράφει µια ιστορία τέτοιας δύναµης και µαεστρίας, που δε θέλεις µε τίποτα να τελειώσει. Ένα µυθιστόρηµα που λειτουργεί αβίαστα σε τόσο πολλά επίπεδα: αστυνοµική ιστορία, ιστορία αγάπης, και ταυτόχρονα βαθιά κριτική της σηµερινής κοινωνίας και του πολιτισµού». Elsevier «Αν ανοίξετε το βιβλίο αυτό, είστε χαµένοι. Δε θα µπορέσετε να το αφήσετε πριν από την τελευταία σελίδα!» Bernard Pivot «Είναι πολύ σπάνιο, αλλά, όταν συµβεί, τίποτα δεν µπορεί να ανακόψει την πορεία του. Αναγνώστες νέοι και όχι και τόσο νέοι, απαιτητικοί και µη, γυναίκες και άντρες, όλοι θα διαβάσουµε από την πρώτη ως την τελευταία σελίδα το µυθιστόρηµα του Ζοέλ Ντικέρ. Και θα βγούµε από αυτή την εµπειρία µαγεµένοι από τις ενέσεις λογοτεχνικής αδρεναλίνης». Marc Fumaroli (Γαλλική Ακαδηµία), Le Figaro Littéraire «Ένα µυθιστόρηµα που δεν είναι απλώς ένα µυθιστόρηµα, αλλά µια µάχη. Όπως όλα τα µεγάλα βιβλία». El Mundo

Author: Dennis Lehane
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604507528
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Literature in the First Media Age

Author: David Trotter
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674728254
Format: PDF
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The period between the World Wars was one of the richest and most inventive in the long history of British literature. Interwar literature stood apart by virtue of the sheer intelligence of the enquiries it undertook into the technological mediation of experience. After around 1925, literary works began to examine the sorts of behavior made possible for the first time by virtual interaction. And they began to fill up, too, with the look, sound, smell, taste, and feel of the new synthetic and semi-synthetic materials that were reshaping everyday modern life. New media and new materials gave writers a fresh opportunity to reimagine both how lives might be lived and how literature might be written. Today, such material and immaterial mediations have become even more decisive. Communications technology is an attitude before it is a machine or a set of codes. It is an idea about the prosthetic enhancement of our capacity to communicate. The writers who first woke up to this fact were not postwar, postmodern, or post-anything else: some of the best of them lived and wrote in the British Isles in the period between the World Wars.

Paul Henry

Author: S. B. Kennedy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300117124
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"Paul Henry (1876-1958) is Ireland's greatest twentieth-century landscape painter. Trained in fin de siecle Paris under Whistler, he also absorbed the influences of Post-Impressionism, which linger in his work throughout his life. In his depictions of the landscapes and of the way of life in the west of Ireland in his time, Henry provides the quintessential view of the Irish scene, now as universally familiar as Cezanne's view of Provence or Constable's representations of Suffolk. In his own words, he wanted to capture in his work the very soul of Ireland, and he did so at a time of momentous social and political change as the Ireland we know today emerged as an independent state. A detailed biography of the artist is followed by an illustrated catalogue of his oeuvre in this comprehensive book. While many of Henry's paintings are well known, his drawings and early illustrations remain largely unknown, yet they provide an intriguing insight not only into the artist's way of working but to his lifestyle and personal circumstances."--Résumé de l'éditeur.