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ANON POST: Rendering adult unconscious without harming them : little_details. London, present day, indoors.

ANON POST: Rendering adult unconscious without harming them : little_details

Character A needs to render Character B unconscious without causing long term damage. Character B is an adult male in generally good health but a bit run down. He’s not going to be cooperative. Character A only has access to what he can carry with him (so no bulky equipment) but could have illegal or unusual technology. There is no access to medical equipment, so the method used can’t paralyse Character B so that he needs mechanical ventilation. My problem is most of the common literary methods of knocking someone out seem to be either dangerous or ineffective.

How to Write a Mystery - Types of Novels. Enter your e-mail to get the e-book for FREE.

How to Write a Mystery - Types of Novels

We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. 25 Things You Need To Know About Writing Mysteries, By Susan Spann. Mystery novels work a lot like any other genre, except that mystery writers murder their imaginary friends.

25 Things You Need To Know About Writing Mysteries, By Susan Spann

To paraphrase the Hoover campaign promise, a mystery novel will deliver “a corpse in every pot.” (Mystery authors are twisted. We might as well get that straight from the outset.) Mystery offers plenty of room for variation, too. Murder is universal—it can happen in any setting and any time. Sound like fun? Occasionally, a mystery succeeds with a central crime other than murder, but generally speaking purloined papers, missing mutts, and the seizure of family jewels doesn’t get you very far in the mystery world. On the positive side, if your imaginary friends are at all like mine, they’re better off dead.

It’s easy to rush prematurely into the process of fitting imaginary friends for cement waders. PD James's 10 tips for writing novels. 8 November 2013Last updated at 20:02 ET By Alison Feeney-Hart BBC News Although she didn't publish her first novel until she was 42, Phyllis Dorothy James had been writing since childhood.

PD James's 10 tips for writing novels

Now a celebrated crime writer, she has penned more than 20 books, including The Children Of Men, and the Adam Dalgliesh mystery series. Creative Thinking Tools. Set up Your Story in the First Paragraphs. By Jodie Renner, editor, author, speaker I receive several first chapters (and synopses) every week as submissions for possible editing, and I always read the first page. Some are clear and compelling and make me want to read more. 6 Key Things to Consider When Developing Characters.

By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I have to admit, I don’t write (or often read) character driven stories.

6 Key Things to Consider When Developing Characters

My books are full of action and drama and are primarily plot-driven. But, that doesn’t mean I neglect my characters. Character Questionnaires - Get to Know Your Characters. Receive more writing tips and advice (along with special offers and other Gotham news).

Character Questionnaires - Get to Know Your Characters

One of the best ways to get to know your characters is to ask questions about them. Many writers do this as a kind of homework before they actually start writing a story. The more you know your characters, the fuller they will be. This might also make your story easier to write. The following questionnaires may be downloaded so you can work with the actual documents. Character Questionnaire 1 This questionnaire is found in Gotham Writers Workshops Writing Fiction. Writers Digest's 101 Best Writing Sites. Cool Bits Story Generator. Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help.

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Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help

We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. "I have searched the web and used different worksheets, but none have come close to your worksheets and descriptions of (what to do and what not to do). Both courses I have taken have with Creative Writing Now have been amazing. Each time I have learned something new. The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing. Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers — Jerz's Literacy Weblog. Short Story Ideas - Scenarios. Writers Workshop. The Bonsai Story Tree Generator takes coherent text and turns it into... well, I'm not sure what.

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It's not GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) -- it's more like QIGO (Quality In, Garbage Out). Only, the garbage often makes a sort of strange, surreal sense... Judge for yourself. :-) Why is it called the Bonsai Story Tree Generator? Okay, here's the history. At each December holiday party of the Northern Colorado Writers' Workshop, members exchange gag gifts; the more unique the better (and nothing costing more than $13.13). (In January 2005, Bonsai'd text was published as chapter 34 of the hoax book, Atlanta Nights, ostensibly the worst book ever written.) I put up this web interface so others can create their own Bonsai Story Trees. 9 best sites with free ebooks for Google Play. In this post you’ll learn about best websites with free ebooks that you will be able to add to your Google Play Books library.

9 best sites with free ebooks for Google Play

In June 2012 Google revealed that Gmail had over 400 million active users worldwide. What should I read next. Book Drum. Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature. The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H.

Textbooks Math and Science Children’s Books Philosophy and Religion. How to Change Your Life: A User’s Guide. ‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ ~Mike Murdock By Leo Babauta. KARANLIK VE AYDINLIK. Öykü, inceleme, eleştiri.