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A Quiet Belief In Angels

By R.J. Ellory
  • ISBN Code: : 1409115208
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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A superb, atmospheric thriller from 'one of crime fiction's new stars' [Sunday Telegraph] Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1950s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer. Despite banding together with his friends as ' The Guardians', he was powerless to prevent more murders - and no one was ever caught. Only after a full ten years did the nightmare end when the one of his neighbours is found hanging from a rope, with articles from the dead girls around him. Thankfully, the killings finally ceased. But the past won't stay buried - for it seems that the real murderer still lives and is killing again. And the secret of his identity lies in Joseph's own history...

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  • Pdf File: ethics-in-public-relations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ethical practice in any professional discipline is guided by age-old philosophical perspectives, but its modern parameters are continually evolving. Ongoing developments in technology, social media and social contexts mean that public relations and its practices are constantly changing, and so do the ethical questions faced by practitioners in the field. Ethical questions and dilemmas are inherent to public relations, and ensuring that practitioners operate ethically is fundamental to the professionalism and credibility of the field. Engaging and accessible, Ethics in Public Relations offers a lively exploration of the key ethical concerns present in the public relations world today by way of practical tips and guidance to support those in PR and corporate communications. Written by a leading academic in the field, this fully updated third edition of Ethics in Public Relations includes an entirely new chapter on the uses of ethics in social media, covering topical issues such as blogger engagement and the relationship between employee social media activity and organizational reputation.

Story Trumps Structure

By Steven James
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1599636557
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: story-trumps-structure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Don't limit your fiction - LIBERATE IT All too often, following the "rules" of writing can constrict rather than inspire you. With Story Trumps Structure, you can shed those rules - about three-act structure, rising action, outlining, and more - to craft your most powerful, emotional, and gripping stories. Award-winning novelist Steven James explains how to trust the narrative process to make your story believable, compelling, and engaging, and debunks the common myths that hold writers back from creating their best work. • Ditch your outline and learn to write organically. • Set up promises for readers - and deliver on them. • Discover how to craft a satisfying climax. • Master the subtleties of characterization. • Add mind-blowing twists to your fiction. When you focus on what lies at the heart of story - tension, desire, crisis, escalation, struggle, discovery - rather than plot templates and formulas, you'll begin to break out of the box and write fiction that resonates with your readers. Story Trumps Structure will transform the way you think about stories and the way you write them, forever.

The Emotional Craft of Fiction

By Donald Maass
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 144034843X
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: the-emotional-craft-of-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you. That's where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in. Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers. Topics covered include: • emotional modes of writing • beyond showing versus telling • your story's emotional world • moral stakes • connecting the inner and outer journeys • plot as emotional opportunities • invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language • cascading change • story as emotional mirror • positive spirit and magnanimous writing • the hidden current that makes stories move Readers can simply read a novel...or they can experience it. The Emotional Craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happen.

FIRST BOOK

By Kiruba Shankar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1946204528
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: first-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Becoming an author is a prestigious accomplishment. It has many advantages. It demonstrates your vast knowledge in a domain and establishes you as a thought leader. The New York Times quotes a research, which states that over 81% of people polled wanted to author a book. However, the reality is different. The majority of us never realize this dream. This book offers perfect solutions, tips and techniques to help you get your book out. It contains a comprehensive compendium of advice from authors who have won prestigious literary awards such as the Nobel Prize for Literature, Man Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize and have cumulatively sold multiple millions of copies. The goal of this book is to help you realize your long-term dream to write and publish a book.

Anime and the Visual Novel

By Dani Cavallaro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786458186
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: anime-and-the-visual-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels. Visual novels are interactive fiction games in which players creatively control decisions and plot turning points. Endings alter according to the player’s choices, providing a motivation to replay the game and opt for alternative decisions each time. Pictorial sumptuousness, plot depth and subtle characterization are vital aspects of the medium. Anime based on visual novels capitalizes on the parent games’ attributes, yielding thought-provoking yarns and complex personalities.

Mockingbird Songs

By R.J. Ellory
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409124258
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: mockingbird-songs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Prison changes a man. Sometimes in ways you can see. Usually in ways you can't. Henry Quinn only survived three years inside because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence, no parole. On the day he gets out, Henry promises Evan he will find his daughter, the daughter he never met, and deliver a letter. A free man, Henry heads to the small Texan town where Evan grew up and where his brother Carson is Sheriff. There's no sign of the girl, and her uncle claims to know nothing of her whereabouts. But Henry isn't about to give up. Carson's behaviour towards him grows threatening, and Henry realises that there are dark secrets buried at the heart of this quiet town. What terrible thing drove the brothers apart, and what happened to Evan's daughter?

Carnival of Shadows

By R.J. Ellory
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409124223
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: carnival-of-shadows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kansas, 1959. When a travelling carnival appears overnight, the townsfolk of Seneca Falls are entranced. But the circus brings more than just magic and illusion to the small town: a dead man is discovered beneath the carousel. For FBI Special Agent Michael Travis, the world is clear cut. But there are a lot of grey areas in this case. The carnival folk are unwilling to answer a straight question and they begin to challenge Travis's once unshakeable faith in solid facts and hard evidence... As the investigation turns ever more disturbing, Travis is forced to question everything he believes in as a dark and horrifying conspiracy comes to light.

The Coffee Shop Book Club

By Breast Cancer Care
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409129756
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 844
  • Pdf File: the-coffee-shop-book-club.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Irresistible stories of love and fidelity, mystery and unexpected lives from some of the bestselling authors writing today. Published in conjunction with Woman & Home and Breast Cancer Care, this collection of terrific short stories includes many of the top names in fiction writing today: Fanny Blake, Fern Britton, Elizabeth Buchan, Tracy Chevalier, Jenny Colgan, R J Ellory, Julia Gregson, Tessa Hadley, Maeve Haran, Veronica Henry, Victoria Hislop, Eowyn Ivey, Cathy Kelly, Erin Kelly, Deborah Lawrenson, Kathy Lette, Lesley Lokko, Jill Mansell, Val McDermid, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, Adele Parks, Nicky Pellegrino, Ian Rankin, newcomer Cara Ross, Penny Vincenzi and Katherine Webb.