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National Geographic A Simple Novel Outline - 9 questions for 25 chapters & H.E. Roulo Just as every tree is different but still recognizably a tree, every story is different but contains elements that make it a story. By defining those before you begin you clarify the scope of your work, identify your themes, and create the story you meant to write. At Norwescon 2011 I sat in on a session called Outline Your Novel in 90-minutes led by Mark Teppo. I’ll give you the brief, readable, synthesized version. Answer 9 questions and create 25 chapter titles and you’re there. Here are the 9 questions to create a novel: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) Now, with those 9 questions answered to your satisfaction, try to fill in a 25 chapter, 75,000 word outline. Chapters 7-18 are the middle of your book. Chapters 19-25 depict the heroic act to victory. Wasn’t that easy? Okay, sure, the work isn’t done yet. Using the idea that there are 25 chapters, I outlined my current work in progress. I hope that was helpful. Tell me what works for you. Related 6 Steps to Masterful Writing Critiques

La diplomatie du panda « Même esprit Ça se passe ici (ou là ) : La diplomatie du panda désigne une pratique utilisée par la Chine consistant à offrir des pandas géants en cadeaux afin d’entamer des relations diplomatiques avec un nouveau pays ou afin d’améliorer celles déjà existantes. Cette pratique, déjà utilisée sous la dynastie Tang, a connu son apogée sous la Chine maoïste. C’est suite à la formation de la République populaire de Chine en 1949 que l’expression « diplomatie du Panda » a commencé à être utilisée. En Chine, le Panda est considéré comme une « trésor national » et lorsqu’il est offert, un tel cadeau ne peut se refuser cependant, sous la pression des environnementalistes, cette politique a officiellement cessé en 1984 et a été remplacée par des prêts à long terme accordés à des zoos étrangers. Tags: Chine , Diplomatie , Pandas This entry was posted on Samedi, novembre 6th, 2010 and is filed under Histoire , Société , Web .

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. In this article, I’d like to share with you what works for me. This page is the most popular one on my web site, and gets over a thousand page views per day, so you can guess that a lot of people find it useful. Good fiction doesn’t just happen, it is designed. For a number of years, I was a software architect designing large software projects. I claim that that’s how you design a novel — you start small, then build stuff up until it looks like a story. If you’re like most people, you spend a long time thinking about your novel before you ever start writing. But before you start writing, you need to get organized. Step 1) Take an hour and write a one-sentence summary of your novel. Some hints on what makes a good sentence: Shorter is better.

A global environmental problem, threat to our oceans and disaster. <p class="alert">You seem to have javascript turned off. While you won't loose out on any information this site does uses javascript for some of its features. You might want to turn it on in order to enjoy the full experience.</p> Overfishing basics In the first chapter we already discussed that globally fishing fleets are at least two to three times as large as needed to take present day catches of fish and other marine species. 52% of fish stocks are fully exploited20% are moderately exploited17% are overexploited7% are depleted1% is recovering from depletion The above shows that over 25% of all the world's fish stocks are either overexploited or depleted. We are losing species as well as entire ecosystems. The single best example of the ecological and economical dangers of overfishing is found in Newfoundland, Canada. Fishing down the food web It's not only the fish that is affected by fishing. „The big fish, the bill fish, the groupers, the big things will be gone. Dr. 2. 3. 4.

A quick overview of the Hero’s Journey » Jordan McCollum Planning out a novel? Be sure to join my newsletter for a FREE plotting/revision roadmap, and check out the full series on plotting novels in a free PDF! Over the last two weeks, we’ve looked at two plotting methods. One helped us parse our story into parts, the other helped us grow it from an idea. But a weakness of both is that neither really tells us what kind of events we need in a story—especially in the sagging middle. The Hero’s Journey is based on the universal archetype work of Carl Jung, as applied by Joseph Campbell. I first learned about the hero’s journey in high school. Ahem. The Hero’s Journey The story begins in The Ordinary World. Then comes the Call to Adventure. Normally, the hero isn’t interested. Fear doesn’t have to be the only reason for refusal—he may also have noble reasons, or perhaps other characters are preventing him from leaving (on purpose or inadvertently). Sometimes it takes a mentor to get the hero on the right path. The Ordeal. What do you think?

Projecting change for our oceans in South Korea There was a mixture of excitement and anxiety during a protest activity Greenpeace did against Sajo, a Korean company inside South Korea. However, make no mistake: Sajo is no ordinary company. Sajo Industries is Korea's biggest fishing company and presumably one of the most influential in shaping the country's international fisheries policies. That’s why, earlier this week, Greenpeace projected an animation on the wall of one of Sajo’s buildings in the port city of Busan. The animation included images of destructive Pacific tuna fishing and animations of fishing industry officials taking charge of fishing and politics. To put this in context, Korea's industrial fishing fleet is second only to Japan in its annual catch of tuna. For weeks, the Korean Coast Guard had been keeping their eyes on what the Rainbow Warrior crew would do. Sajo owns 7 purse seine fishing boats, 79 long-liners and two motherships operating in the Pacific. Greenpeace did on a Korean company inside S. conference.

Wealthy Affiliate Review | My affiliate blog NOTICE: This domain name expired on 10/07/2012 and is pending renewal or deletion. Share this .COM deal with friends! Over 53 million domains registered. Copyright © 1999-2012, LLC. *One FREE .COM, .CO, .NET or .ORG with purchase of a new 12-, 24- or 36-month website builder plan. + New .COMs $7.99/yr plus 18 cents/yr ICANN fee. Parasitic wasps free chimps from houseflies - environment - 18 April 2011 In the ranks of small irritating things, houseflies loom large. But not any more for the chimpanzees at Edinburgh Zoo in the UK. These lucky apes have been the first beneficiaries of a new biological treatment to eradicate housefly infestations. Their Budongo Trail enclosure was completely cleared of the flies within six weeks by parasitic wasps native to the UK, which infest and destroy fly pupae. Flypaper, electric "zappers" and insecticides had all failed to solve the problem, says Stuart Jenkinson, safety, health and environment officer at the zoo. With a lifespan of about a month, a single female can typically lay eggs in around 100 fly pupae. Looking for pupae "They live mainly on the ground, and just hop around looking for pupae to lay their eggs in," says Savvas Othon, technical director at Rentokil, the UK-based pest-treatment company that discovered the wasps. Five to six weeks after 30,000 wasps were added to the enclosure, 98 per cent of the flies were gone. More from the web

Harry Potter - Chapter by Chapter & The Harry Potter Companion The following books are still to come; check our updates page for the scoop on what’s happening now! The Tales of Beedle the Bard Like this: Like Loading... Acidic ocean robs coral of vital building material - environment - 15 April 2011 CARBON dioxide has pillaged the Great Barrier Reef of a compound that corals and many sea creatures need to grow. The finding, from the first survey of ocean acidification around one of the world's greatest natural landmarks, supports fears that the ecosystem is on its last legs. Bizarrely, the reef doesn't appear to be suffering from the effects of ocean acidification just yet. But that may be because it is balanced on a knife-edge between health and decay. Oceans become acidic when they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Bronte Tilbrook at CSIRO in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, measured the concentration of aragonite - a form of calcium carbonate used by some creatures to build shells - at over 200 locations on the reef. Corals grow well when the amount of aragonite in the water has a saturation level of 4.5. "Almost every bit of water we sampled was below 3.5," says Tilbrook, who presented his findings at Greenhouse 2011 in Cairns this week. New Scientist Not just a website! Recommended by

Biodiversité : fini la pelouse, vive la jachère fleurie ! Le gazon ? Quelle horreur ! C’est terriblement contraignant à entretenir. Et souvent très moche, à la différence de la jachère fleurie. De quoi s’agit-il ? Cela consiste à semer des graines dont les plantes fleurissent votre terrain et boostent la biodiversité environnante. Nous traversons la sixième grande vague d’extinction des espèces de l’histoire. C’est lors d’un séjour dans un gîte rural joliment retapé dans un village du Pays basque que j’ai découvert ce concept. « Ce sont les associations de chasseurs qui distribuent ces semences de jachère fleurie pour les agriculteurs. Planter certaines essences comme les cosmos, ammi et autres lavatères favorise la venue d’insectes, de vers, de limaces qui, à leur tour, nourrissent d’autres animaux, dont le gibier comme les grives ou les faisans. Les chasseurs en ont besoin J’ai été étonné de découvrir que c’étaient les chasseurs, ennemis de beaucoup d’écolos, qui fournissaient gratuitement ces semences. Les jardins publics s’y mettent

Swim With 13 Million Jellyfish in Palau by Amanda Arnold | June 1, 2011 I know what you’re thinking: Ouch. But no worries. Unlike the jellyfish that lurk along your nearest coastline, the golden jellyfish of Jellyfish Lake in Palau don’t sting. Just look at this guy, swimming with the jellyfish to the tune of Radiohead: Two things I like about the golden jellyfish: One, it follows the sun. Two — again, it doesn’t sting, and who doesn’t like that? It just follows the sunlight, being graceful. [Thanks to Sarosh Jacob for making such a lovely video.]

Meet the world's heaviest insect, which weighs three times more than a mouse New Zealand's giant weta is the heaviest insect in the world and this one is the largest ever recorded By Jessica Satherley Updated: 16:20 GMT, 29 December 2011 A nature-lover has revealed how he spent two days tracking down a giant insect on a remote New Zealand island – and got it to eat a carrot out of his hand. Mark Moffett’s find is the world's biggest insect in terms of weight, which at 71g is heavier than a sparrow and three times that of a mouse. The renowned 53-year-old scientist discovered the giant weta up a tree and his real life Bug's Bunny has now been declared the largest ever found. Big appetite: A renowned scientist from America found the heaviest ever recorded giant weta on New Zealand's Little Barrier Island and fed her this carrot out of his hand Various species: There are over 70 types of Weta species in New Zealand but the giant weta has been named the biggest insect in the world because of its weight They are usually less social and more passive than other weta.