How to Write a Novel– Part 1: Plan & Outline
Course Syllabus edX: UBCx – CW1.1x. Instructors: Nancy Lee and Annabel Lyon University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program
100 Exquisite Adjectives
By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Here’s a list of adjectives:
"A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler © 1985 “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” In the long run, one of the most influential books of the 20th century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell’s THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES.
Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You
Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”. The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White. Plenty of authors, including Austen, have used “which” exactly as I use it in the title.
2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales?
This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing.
36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk
1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in. Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect. 2: Developing a Theme
Directors with Cult Status: Ed Wood Oft-maligned Ed Wood has generally been regarded as the worst Hollywood film-maker of all time - and therefore has a number of classic cult films in his filmography. His directorial debut film was titled Glen or Glenda? (1953) (aka I Changed My Sex, I Led Two Lives, The Transvestite, or He or She) - about cross-dressing, with Wood starring as a transvestite struggling with his addiction to angora, and Bela Lugosi as the narrator. The comically-awful Bride of the Monster (1955) displayed the following teaser on its posters: "The Screen's Master of the Weird in his Newest and Most Daring Shocker!"
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How to use Google for Hacking.
Google serves almost 80 percent of all search queries on the Internet, proving itself as the most popular search engine. However Google makes it possible to reach not only the publicly available information resources, but also gives access to some of the most confidential information that should never have been revealed. In this post I will show how to use Google for exploiting security vulnerabilities within websites. The following are some of the hacks that can be accomplished using Google. 1. Hacking Security Cameras
Free 3-Week Flash Fiction Class
No matter what writing skills you have right now… And even if you’ve never written a word of fiction in your life… “In Just 3 Weeks, You Will Know How To Write Good Story Beginnings, Compelling Middles, and Both “Opposites” and “Dramatic Irony” Twist Endings…For FREE.” And you’ll have fun learning how to do it. Odds are pretty good you’ve never read anything by me, in spite of the fact that I now have more than thirty novels in print, millions of copies in a dozen languages, and have a career that started with my first sale in 1991, and is still going strong.