Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure takes you step-by-step through
finding and developing ideas, brainstorming stories, and crafting a solid plan
for your novel—including a one-sentence pitch, summary hook blurb, and working
100 different exercises lead you through the novel-planning process, with ten
workshops that build upon each other to flesh out your idea as much or as
little as you need to do to start writing.
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Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure is an easy-to-follow guide to planning
your novel, as well as a handy tool for revising a first draft, or fixing a
novel that isn’t quite working.
A long-time fantasy reader, Janice Hardy always wondered about the darker side of healing. For her fantasy trilogy THE HEALING WARS, she tapped into her own dark side to create a world where healing was dangerous, and those with the best intentions often made the worst choices. Her trilogy includes THE SHIFTER, BLUE FIRE, and DARKFALL. She lives in Georgia with her husband, three cats, and one very nervous freshwater eel. You can visit her online at her website or chat with her about writing on her blog, The Other Side of the Story.
When you're getting your PhD, you never know what surprises to expect. But now, you can be prepared! How to Survive Your PhD is your step-by-step guide to the right way to tackle every part of the doctoral process.
Getting your PhD is not an easy process, and the decisions you make before and during your doctoral work can mean the different between having a PhD in four years or eight, Jason Karp has been there and made the mistakes and he shows you just what to avoid, what you should be doing, and how to make the best use of your time and resources.
Plus insider tips on:Choosing Your School Dealing with Finances Picking the Right Academic Advisor Researching the Dissertation Managing Your Time The Exams Tricks of the Trade The Defense And so much more
Filled with real-life examples and authentic teacher-student dialogues, Discipline with Dignity is a comprehensive and flexible system of prevention and intervention tools that shows how educators at all levels can
*Be fair without necessarily treating every student the same way.
*Customize the classroom to reflect today's highly diverse and inclusive student population.
*Seek students' help in creating values-based rules and appropriate consequences.
*Use humor appropriately and effectively to respond to abusive language.
*Fine-tune strategies to resolve issues with chronically misbehaving students and "ringleaders" or bullies.
This book is not simply a compendium of strategies for dealing with bad behavior. It is a guide to helping students see themselves in a different way, to changing the way they interact with the world. The strategies innate to this approach help students make informed choices to behave well. When they do, they become more attuned to learning and to understanding how to use what they learn to improve their lives and the lives of others--with dignity.
Feedback in Higher and Professional Educationexplores what needs to be done to make feedback more effective. It examines the problem of feedback and suggests that there is a lack of clarity and shared meaning about what it is and what constitutes doing it well. It argues that new ways of thinking about feedback are needed.
There has been considerable development in research on feedback in recent years, but surprisingly little awareness of what needs to be done to improve it and good ideas are not translated into action. The book provides a multi-disciplinary and international account of the role of feedback in higher and professional education. It challenges three conventional assumptions about feedback in learning:
That feedback constitutes one-way flow of information from a knowledgeable person to a less knowledgeable person.
That the job of feedback is complete with the imparting of performance-related information.
That a generic model of best-practice feedback can be applied to all learners and all learning situations
It seeking a new approach to feedback, it proposes that it is necessary to recognise that learners need to be much more actively involved in seeking, generating and using feedback. Rather than it being something they are subjected to, it must be an activity that they drive.
Expanding on a number of his columns in the journal Educational Leadership, Reeves offers insights ad recommendations in four areas:
* Creating conditions for change, including assessments to determine personal and organizational readiness for change;
* Planning change, including cautionary notes about strategic planning;
* Implementing change, including the importance of moving from rhetoric to day-to-day reality; and
* Sustaining change, including the need to reorient priorities and values so that individual convenience gives way to a shared sense of the greater good.
The change leaders--both teachers and administrators--whose stories Reeves tells come from varied districts, but they share a passion for creating schools that work for all students. They are, Reeves says, "people like you, sharing similar challenges but perhaps with different results."
Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. At first Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price; but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?
Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer shegets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer—if she doesn’t destroy it first.
Nya’s the one who brought it. And the people love her for it.
With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer location—without Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding the Three Territories, she fears she never will.
The Duke, desperate to reclaim the throne as his own, has rallied his powerful army. And they are on the move, destroying anyone who gets in the way.
To save her sister, her family, and her people, Nya needs to stay ahead of the Duke’s army and find a way to build one of her own. Past hurts must be healed, past wrongs must be righted, and Nya must decide: Is she merely a pawn in the rebellion, a symbol of hope—or is she ready to be a hero?