The journey to become a successful writer is long, fraught with peril, and filled with difficult questions: How do i write dialogue? How do I build suspense? What should I know about query letters? Where do I start? The best way to answer these questions is to ditch your uncertainty and transform yourself into a KICK-ASS writer. Chuck Wendig will show you how with an explosive broadside of gritty advice that will destroy your fears, clear the path, and help you find your voice, your story, and your audience. You’ll explore the fundamentals of writing, learn how to obtain publication, and master the skills you need to build an army of dedicated fans. No task is too large or small for the kick-ass writer. With his trademark acerbic wit and gut-punch humor, Wendig will explain: * How to build suspense, craft characters, and defeat writer’s block. * How to write a scene, an ending—even a sentence. * Blogging techniques, social media skills, and crowdfunding. * How to write a query letter, talk to agents, and deal with failure—and success! Whether you’re just starting out or you need one more push to get you over the top, two things are certain—a kick-ass writer never quits, and Chuck Wendig won’t let you down in this high-octane guide to becoming the writer you were born to be!
Ismeretlen szerző - The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory, diagnosis, treatment, research, implementation, and management of schema therapy. Presents the first comprehensive overview of schema therapy - goes far beyond all previous books on the subject to cover theoretical, research and practical perspectives Covers the latest developments, including work on mindfulness and borderline personality disorder, as well as new applications of schema therapy beyond personality disorders Includes chapters by leaders in the field including Wendy Behary, president of the ISST and Arnoud Arntz, as well as a foreword by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy
John Rawlings - 100 Studies of the Figure
John Rawlings, famous Vogue photographer for more than fiftenn years, presents in this book an extraordinarily beautiful collection of photographs taken of a single model. This alone is a unique feat. The enormous variety of treatment, expert composition & print making, taken together, are equivalent to the genius that lies behind the work of a master photographer who has learned the use of this miraculous third eye which science has provided. 96 plates with references to light & camera settings.
Steve Brezenoff - Guy in Real Life
From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story in the vein of Rainbow Rowell and John Green, about two Minnesota teens whose lives become intertwined through school, role-playing games, and a chance two-a.m. bike accident. It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again. But they don't. This is a story of two people who do not belong in each other's lives, who find each other at a time when they desperately need someone who doesn't belong in their lives. A story of those moments when we act like people we aren't in order to figure out who we are. A story of the roles we all play-at school, at home, with our friends, and without our friends-and the one person who might show us what lies underneath it all.
Ismeretlen szerző - Dangerous Women
George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have put together a towering anthology of specially-commissioned stories from the most stellar names in the genre, set in a number of readers' favourite fantasy worlds. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. The collection will also feature a new and unpublished 100pp novella by George R.R. Martin set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire – now the award-winning HBO show, Game of Thrones. The novella, entitled 'The Princess and the Queen', will reveal the origins of the Targaryen Civil War, otherwise known as 'The Dance of the Dragons', a war that split a then-fledgling Westeros in two, pitting Targaryen against Targaryen and dragon against dragon. The Dangerous Women anthology also contains contributions from the following worldwide bestselling authors: • “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie – A Red Country story • “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland • “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher – A Harry Dresden story • “Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale • “Neighbours” by Megan Lindholm (who also writes as Robin Hobb) • “Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson • “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman • “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman – A Magicians story • “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon – An Outlander story
Tim Lebbon - Reaper's Legacy
Heroes and monsters clash with government forces in an apocalyptic London. Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers), while those in the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different. The handful of survivors in London are developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving. Meanwhile, the Choppers treat the ruined city as their own experimental playground. Jack's own developing powers are startling and frightening, though he is determined to save his father, the brutal man with a horrific power who calls himself Reaper. Jack must also find their friend Lucy-Anne, who went north to find her brother. What Lucy-Anne discovers is terrifying-people evolving into monstrous things and the knowledge that a nuclear bomb has been set to destroy what's left of London. And the clock is ticking.
Joanna Wylde - Reaper's Property
Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now. But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms. Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”. Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live. Maybe. A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Alex Irvine - Transformers - Exiles
The epic battles between Optimus Prime and Megatron have long thrilled Transformers fans. But these two giants weren’t always great leaders and bitter foes. This new novel continues the electrifying saga that started with Transformers: Exodus, unveiling the origins of the conflict—the explosive events that unfolded before Optimus and Megatron arrived Earthside, forever altering the destiny of their kind. Once allies, Optimus and Megatron are now enemies in a civil war. To prevent Cybertron from falling into Megatron’s hands, Optimus jettisons the planet’s heart, the AllSpark, into space, then sets out to find it with Megatron hot on his heels. Optimus is determined to defeat Megatron, bring the AllSpark home, and restore Cybertron to its former glory. But a saboteur lurks aboard Optimus’s spaceship, and ahead lie lost colonies, some of them hostile. Optimus needs help of the highest caliber, but from whom? Heroes such as Solus, Nexus, and Vector Prime are just names from make-believe stories of long ago. Or are they? Maybe it’s time for Optimus Prime to find out. Maybe it’s the only chance he has to vanquish mighty Megatron.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney Animation Studios - Layout & Background
This fourth installment in The Archive Series showcases the scenic background and layout art that gives every piece of Disney animation a time and place. The Animation Research Library and curator John Lasseter, the Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer, have assembled over 300 pieces of artwork from the company's shorts and masterpieces from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Tangled, and even the upcoming Winnie the Pooh. With many two-page spreads and several 30-inch gate-folds, Backgrounds & Layouts includes famous as well as unpublished work of the great layout artists and background painters such as Eyvind Earle, Claude Coats, Walter Peregoy, Maurice Noble, James Coleman, Serge Michaels, Al Dempster, Bill Layne, Art Riley, Brice Mack, and Lisa Keene. Collectors and animation enthusiasts couldn't be more thrilled with the first three books in the series, and they are eager to add Backgrounds & Layouts to their libraries.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney Animation Studios - Design
Whether it consists of quick sketches on a lunch counter napkin, elaborate paintings in oils or watercolors, or dazzling computer renderings, the unparalleled creative process of Disney artists is lavishly showcased in Design, the third volume of The Walt Disney Animation Studios - The Archive Series. Among the incredible talents featured in this volume are Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Joe Grant, Maurice Noble, Gustaf Tenggren, Tyrus Wong, Kay Nielsen, David Hall, Mel Shaw, Mary Blair, Bianca Majolie, Yale Gracey, Eyvind Earle, Walt Peregoy, Ken Anderson, James Coleman, Jean Gillmore, Rowland Wilson, Glen Keane, Chris Sanders, Andreas Deja, Mike Gabriel, Mike Giaimo, Hans Bacher, Chen Yi Chang, Paul Felix, Aaron Blaise, Ian Gooding, and John Musker. Design represents a rare opportunity to again enjoy a glimpse into the truly spectacular trove of treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney Animation Studios - Animation
With an introduction by John Lasseter—and very little else in the way of words—this second book in The Artist Series lavishly showcases the most brilliant animation created by such luminaries as Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Dick Huemer, Grim Natwick, Art Babbitt, Fred Moore, Bill Tytla, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, John Lounsbery, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Les Clark, Wolfgang Reitherman, John Sibley, Bill Justice, Clyde Geronimi, Ted Berman, Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Tony Bancroft. The artwork—much of which has never before been published—offers the opportunity to marvel at the those magical lines of pencil that brought life to so many unforgettable Disney characters. Animation represents a rare opportunity to enjoy a glimpse into the truly spectacular trove of treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.
Tony Levene - Investing for Dummies
Build an investment portfolio and watch your returns multiply Investing can be one of the quickest ways to make money, but if you think investing is only for the super-rich, think again. Whether you want to invest in shares, property, bonds or other assets, this friendly guide enables you to make sound and sensible investment choices, whatever your budget. So if you're looking to get a first foot on the ladder or want to add to a brimming portfolio, this updated edition provides you with the expert advice you need to make successful investments. Get started – take your first steps on the money trail with some investment basics Build your portfolio – follow expert advice on investment options Invest wisely – find out how to minimise the risk of investment gambles Look ahead – examine the markets to decide which investment will net you a fortune in the year ahead Broaden your horizons – start looking further afield and get the lowdown on more exotic investments Open the book and find: How to square off risks with returns A step-by-step breakdown on how the stock market works Techniques for examining investment-linked insurance plans Advice on choosing an independent financial advisor Why investing in your pension is so important A guide to banking on bonds Guidance on coping with the fall-out of the financial crisis Ways to analyse stock-market-quoted companies
Brian Sher - What Rich People Know & Desperately Want to Keep Secret
How You Can Strike It Rich in Life and Business Finally, the secrets of the truly wealthy are revealed! Now you can uncover what the world's richest people know that you don't—and learn to apply simple, practical, yet innovative methods that will enrich and enhance your life and bottom line. In What Rich People Know & Desperately Want to Keep Secret, author Brian Sher shares the best-of-the-best ideas and secrets to help you discover the basic but powerful principles necessary to attain personal and financial success. "A must-read. Packed with common sense and sound strategies, this book shows how you can succeed and get a taste of the good life." — James W. Robinson, senior adviser, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and author of the bestselling The Excel Phenomenon, Empire of Freedom, and The New Professionals "A good primer for the self-directed, self-motivated, and self-employed. This is the new bible for the self-made millionaire. Follow it well and reap the rewards." — Edmund J. Pankau, CEO of Pankau Consulting
Emma Sargent - Tim Fearon - How to talk to anyone in every situation
There aren't many people who really embrace the idea of entering a room full of strangers and being expected to make conversation. Likewise most people shy away from small talk situations with people they have little or nothing in common with. But there are some people seem to do it so well. We've all watched them enviously as they walk into a room of strangers, take command and move seamlessly and effortlessly from group to group, dazzling with their confidence and charm, and entertaining with their witty repartee and interesting anecdotes. We on the other hand, hover on the sidelines trying desperately not to draw attention to ourselves. How You Can Talk to Anyone will show you exactly how these people do it, so you you can do it too. Whether you're very shy or you just don't really enjoy small talk situations, this book will deliver all the techniques, tips and know-how you'll need to talk to anyone about anything, at any time and in any situation. Whether networking in business, finding the love of your life, joining a new club, or being stuck on a train with a colleague, the ability to talk and interact confidently is vital. How You Can Talk to Anyone will show you how to banish your fears, take control of your nerves and make sure that, not only can you cope with any social situation you find yourself in, but that you will shine, be liked and leave having made a lasting impression.
Neil Fiore - The Now Habit
Author Neil Fiore offers the first comprehensive strategy to overcome the causes of procrastination and to eliminate its deleterious effects. His techniques will help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by failure to meet the workplace's pressing deadlines.
Joseph Finder - Power Play
It was the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No BlackBerrys. No cars. Just a luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness. All the top officers of the Hammond Aerospace Corporation are there. And one last-minute substitute -- a junior executive named Jake Landry. He's a steady, modest, and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down and a turbulent past he's trying to put behind him. Jake's uncomfortable with all the power players he's been thrown in with, with all the swaggering and the posturing. The only person there he knows is the female CEO's assistant--his ex-girlfriend, Ali. When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now, terrified and desperate and cut off from the rest of the world, the captives are at the mercy of hard men with guns who may not be what they seem. The corporate big shots hadn't wanted Jake there. But now he's the only one who can save them. Power Play is a non-stop, pulse-pounding, high-stakes thriller that will hold the reader riveted until the very last page.
Máté Ferenc - The Hills of Tuscany
As seductive as A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, but with the wit and charm of a 1930s romantic comedy, the true-life adventure of a couple who chucked New York for a new life in Tuscany. The Máté's arrived in Tuscany in the late 1980s knowing no Italian and with only four weeks to search for the country house of their dreams. On their last night there, after having been chased by wild boars and befriended by a country realtor who also sells pigs and coffins, they finally concluded the deal on the hood of a rusting tractor with the lawyer speaking Italian and them responding in French, English, and Hungarian, in a Tower of Babel version of "Who's on First?" So begins Ferenc Máté's endearing, in-love-with-life memoir of their first five years in Tuscany, by turns buoyant, reflective, and laugh-out-loud hilarious. His engaging, often poetic prose describes the way of life they were looking for and found-where neighbors, community, home, and, most of all, children, form the focal point of daily life. They live in a small thirteenth-century monastery, surrounded by their vineyards and olive groves, in the spectacular hills near Siena, a few miles from where The English Patient was filmed. The Hills of Tuscany--steeped in mesmerizing scenery and wonderful medieval towns, full of unforgettably delightful characters and spectacular food and wine-nourishes body, mind, and soul. If you're not passionately in love with life at the moment, you'll be hopelessly so by the time you turn the last page.
John Grisham - The Summons
Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He’s forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family’s black sheep. And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. No longer on the bench, the Judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate. It is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south, to his hometown, to the place where he grew up, which he prefers now to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.
Joel Scambray - Hacking Exposed Mobile
Proven methodologies, technical rigor, and from-the-trenches experience to countering mobile security exploits—from the bestselling coauthor of the original Hacking Exposed Hacking Exposed Mobile focuses on the security of applications running on mobile devices, specifically mobile phones. This book focuses on Android OS, as well as operating systems from Microsoft and Apple. As businesses rush their mobile products to market and conduct business transactions via mobile devices, vast new security risks, vulnerabilities, and exploits are of great concern. This book addresses all of these issues and provides proven solutions for securing mobile applications. - No other book on hacking rivals the original, bulletproof pedagogy of this book’s clear-cut Hack/Countermeasure approach - Proven strategies for preventing, detecting, and remediating common technology and architecture weaknesses and maintaining tight security controls permanently - Accessible style and format: attacks/countermeasures; risk ratings; case studies; self-assessment tips; check lists; and organizational strategies