A master storyteller and teacher talks about the tools of the fiction writer's craft
To this end , I have found it helpful to think of closing a story at its penultimate , rather than its ultimate moment . That is , if you as a writer have the requisite 122 / The Stuff of Fiction.
Author: Douglas Bauer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Literary Collections
This original compilation presents 10 chilling tales of terror, two haunting poems, and an essay by an unjustly neglected author. Edward Lucas White weaves a tapestry of weird stories populated by ghouls, monsters, and creatures of ancient myth.
Copyright Copyright © 2016 by Dover Publications, Inc. Introduction © 2016 by S. T. Joshi Bibliographical Note The Stuff of Dreams: The Weird Stories of Edward Lucas White, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 2016, ...
Author: Edward Lucas White
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Stem cell therapy is ushering in a new era of medicine in which we will be able to repair human organs and tissue at their most fundamental level- that of the cell. The power of stem cells to regenerate cells of specific types, such as heart, liver, and muscle, is unique and extraordinary. In 1998 researchers learned how to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, which are only obtainable through the destruction of human embryos. An ethical debate has raged since then about the ethics of this research, usually pitting pro-life advocates vs. those who see the great promise of curing some of humanity's most persistent diseases. In this book Cynthia Cohen agrees that we need to work toward a consensus on the issue of how we treat the embryo. But more broadly she claims that we need to transform and expand the ethical and policy debates on stem cells (adult and embryonic). This important and much-needed book is both a primer and a means by which to understand the implications of this research. Cohen starts by introducing readers to the basic science of stem cell research, and the core ethical questions surrounding the embryo. She then expands the scope of the debate, looking at the moral questions that will crop up down the line, such as e.g. the use of therapeutic cloning to overcome the body's immune resistance to stem cells; the ethics of using animals to test stem cells; how to disentangle federal and state legal and regulatory policies in pursuit of a coherent national policy; and how to develop an ethics of stem cell research that will accommodate new techniques and controversies that we cannot even foresee now. Her final chapter develops a concrete plan for an oversight system for this research. This is the first single-author book that addresses the many broad ethical and legal issues related to stem cells, and it should be of great interest to bioethicists, researchers, clinicians, philosophers, theologians, lawyers, policy makers, and general readers.
Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy Cynthia B. Cohen. RENEWING THE STUFF OF LIFE This page intentionally left blank Renewing the Stuff of Life.
Author: Cynthia B. Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Most of the stories in this book are those that I lived throughout my life. I recently retired, and I had the time to write these stories down. At least as many as I can remember (memory may not my best trait anymore). Someone often says something that triggers the depths of my memory. I wrote down a note to remind myself, and then I added that item to this book. There are over 230 such stories here. I removed the names and places from my stories, to protect the innocent.
This was definitely a miracle. Fortunately, I realized that I had been given a second chance. I was on the Dean's list for my last 2 years, with a 3.62 GPA for those 2 years. I also learned the stuff from previous years that I'd missed.
Author: Jay Laszlow Porter
In this book, prizewinning novelist and popular creative writing instructor Douglas Bauer (The Book of Famous Iowans) shares the secrets of his trade. Talent, as Bauer acknowledges, is the most crucial element for a writer and cannot be taught. But without a regular habit of work, and a perseverance of effort, no amount of talent can come forward and be recognized. His lively and candid essays on subjects critical to the fiction writer’s success demystify the essential elements of fiction writing, how they work, and work together. Bauer’s focus is on the building blocks of successful fiction: dialogue (the intimate relationship between characters talking and the eavesdropping reader), characters (the virtues of creating fictional characters that are both splendidly flawed and sympathetic), and dramatic events (ways to create moments that produce an emotional and psychological impact). There are also chapters on crafting effective openings and memorable closings of stories and on the vital presence of sentiment in fiction versus the ruinous effect of sentimentality. By assuming the point of view of someone at the task, engaged with the work, inside the effort to bring an invented world to life, The Stuff of Fiction speaks to writers of all ages in a pleasurable yet practical voice. Douglas Bauer is the author of three novels, Dexterity, The Very Air, and The Book of Famous Iowans, and one book of nonfiction, Prairie City, Iowa. He is also a core faculty member with the MFA Program at Bennington College and has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Massachusetts Artists Foundation grant, and two Harvard Danforth Excellence in Teaching Citations.
In this book, prizewinning novelist and popular creative writing instructor Douglas Bauer (The Book of Famous Iowans) shares the secrets of his trade.
Author: Douglas Bauer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
606 PATTERNS IN CALICO - PRINTING . the latter case the stuff is steeped successively in solutions of a salt of peroxide of iron and of ferrocyanide of potassium . Aniline blue is also much employed for silk and woollen fabrics .
Author: Charles Loudon Bloxam
U Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Extreme Encore! opens and closes chapter 1 with Larry's Radio Talk Show. There are plenty of funny elevator stories, observations, and a super sexy marathon that will make you blush. My babies, JYD and Prissy, are scattered throughout chapter 1. Stand-Up Comedy While Sitting can be found mid-way though chapter 1. Pictured is a younger virgin* of myself. Do things ever make U say Huh? We have a few in the first three hundred pages. The Supreme Court has made three controversial decisions. 1962-1973 and 2015. A lot has been written about these three decisions. What is next for America?
I guess his name is really Stuffhead. At first...I thought he was saying it as a derogatory remark to get him to mind. As U might expect... “U CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP” The Extreme Encore!...With emphasis on STUFF!
Author: Larry Malcolm
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Traces the development of science fiction from the literary tales of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne into a multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, and explores its impact on American culture.
It was supposed to have been a top secret. After Sputnik and further Soviet successes, the space program began to work on its persona. Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff describes the post- Sputnik recruitment and grooming of ...
Author: Thomas M. Disch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
If the stuff is Red , the lighted portion A is more Orange or less Blue than the part B , which is in shade ; and the portion a is more Orange than the portion a ' , as the portion b is Bluer or more Crimson than the portion b ' .
Author: Michel Eugène CHEVREUL
24 2 an upon The stuff or vat . The vat is about five feet square , and four " half stuff " in the engine , and the mixture is beaten together for hour or so , then the bleaching liquid run off , fresh watercolor tin ually added ...
Author: Thomas Sutton
To observe this kind of modification , we must extend upon a table exposed to the sun , a piece of coloured stuff about 2 } inches square , and place in the middle a piece of black wire , then put parallel to this , in the middle of ...
Author: Thomas Delf
In what is described as “an 8 year old’s fever dream,” New York Times bestselling author introduces us to Bill Waddler. Bill is a duck who dreams of being smothered by farting snakes. He also has a special gift. He is able to hear appliances complain. Imagine what toilets would complain about. Bill doesn’t need to imagine. While working as a cash-only hay seller (that doesn’t accept credit cards) , Bill doesn’t know that he, and a very confused orange juice sales clerk, are about to save the world. If you could hear this book complain, it would be saying “where have you been all my life?”
If you could hear this book complain, it would be saying “where have you been all my life?”
Author: Jim Benton
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of ways to style and display the “stuff of life”—the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from pictures and ornaments to hats and bicycles, that we accumulate over the course of time. In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements—intuitive, narrative, practical, and curatorial—and shows how each one can be achieved. She also considers the variety of display locations available within the home—walls, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops—and suggests how to make the most of them. Next, in Stories Told by Real Homes, Hilary shares insider knowledge drawn from the experience of creating interiors that fall into five different styles—Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture, and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies—they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it—while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain or tame it. The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists, and everyone in between.
The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists, and everyone in between.
Author: Hilary Robertson
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
If the word “ stuff ” were meant respectfully , the article must be affixed ; and for the measure , “ quite ” or “ just ” might be employed instead of " very . ” Thus , “ to be just the stuff of the conscience , ” would exclude ...
Author: William Shakespeare
Category: Race in literature
shaft , b ; this socket , i , has a groove , j , and is provided with a cam , k ; in the groove , j , enters a bolt , l , being fixed to the lever , m , which oscillates on a centre , n ; o , is a lever working the stuff drawer , and ...
a town , a little place , about ten miles from where this half - breed has hid the stuff . My plan is to take the Indians to this place and then Zamora and me to start off in the night with two or three burros .
Author: John Philip Quinn
The stuff to be jigged falls from the circular separating sieves into bins , from whence a charge is drawn as may be required . GENERAL ROUTINE OF DRESSING AT DEVON CONSOLS . CRUSHED ORES.- The concentration of the crushed ore is ...
Author: John Arthur Phillips
An argument that the material arrangements of information—how it is represented and interpreted—matter significantly for our experience of information and information systems. Virtual entities that populate our digital experience, like e-books, virtual worlds, and online stores, are backed by the large-scale physical infrastructures of server farms, fiber optic cables, power plants, and microwave links. But another domain of material constraints also shapes digital living: the digital representations sketched on whiteboards, encoded into software, stored in databases, loaded into computer memory, and transmitted on networks. These digital representations encode aspects of our everyday world and make them available for digital processing. The limits and capacities of those representations carry significant consequences for digital society. In The Stuff of Bits, Paul Dourish examines the specific materialities that certain digital objects exhibit. He presents four case studies: emulation, the creation of a “virtual” computer inside another; digital spreadsheets and their role in organizational practice; relational databases and the issue of “the databaseable”; and the evolution of digital networking and the representational entailments of network protocols. These case studies demonstrate how a materialist account can offer an entry point to broader concerns—questions of power, policy, and polity in the realm of the digital.
The limits and capacities of those representations carry significant consequences for digital society. In The Stuff of Bits, Paul Dourish examines the specific materialities that certain digital objects exhibit.
Author: Paul Dourish
Publisher: MIT Press
he would sell the stuff that he had received , after its owner had gone , and expend its price for food and drink and other things . nothing but what was good , of the most excellent of food ; nor did he drink save of the best of the ...
Author: Edward Stanley Poole
inch pine stuff , the edges chamfered 3-8 inches , the treads to be housed into the stringers , and the whole well nailed and put together in a substantial manner . SPECIFICATION For the construction of the walls of wood in the place of ...
Author: John P. Finley