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Dragon Writers 2013 Anthology

Author : John Irvine
ISBN : 9781304844170
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of the very best writing for 2013 from members of the premier online writer's forum, Dragon Writers.
Category: Poetry

Secrets Of The Dragon Riders

Author : James A. Owen
ISBN : 9781933771977
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents a collection of essays about the fantasy series "Inheritance cycle" by Christopher Paolini, covering criticism of the author, plots, major themes, and characters.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Dragon Writers

Author : Brandon Sanderson
ISBN : 1614754764
Genre :
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Dragons are creatures of legend. Of magic. Of wisdom, nature, and the power of creation. They have been in every culture and mythology since the beginning of time. Writers are creatures of legend. With magic, wisdom, and the power of creation at their fingertips. They, too, are in every culture and have been creating their own mythologies since the beginning of time. Within each writer is the power of a dragon. . . . The power of creation. Gathered together are twenty-six stories from writers who dared to tame this power, including New York Times best-selling authors Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Todd McCaffrey, and David Farland. Through fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and poetry, this anthology celebrates the magic and majesty of dragons, writers, and creativity. Within these pages, you'll find dragons who fly through space, who raise hatchlings, who carry the power of life and death. Some dragons are even featured as swords, planes, and origami creatures. Dragon Writers is a special collection where magic and myth combine to create something legendary. All profits benefit the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship fund for the Superstars Writing Seminar.


Author : Todd McCaffrey
ISBN : 9781937856830
Genre : Fiction
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Science fiction Grand Master Anne McCaffrey and her work, particularly her Dragonriders of Pern series, are beloved by generations of readers. She was one of the first science fiction writers to appear on the New York Times bestseller list, the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and an inductee to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Her death in November 2011 was met with an outpouring of grief and memories from those whose lives her stories had touched. Edited by her son Todd, Dragonwriter collects McCaffrey's friends, fans, and professional admirers to remember and pay tribute to the pioneering science fiction author, from the way her love of music and horses influenced her work to her redefinition of the SF genre. Contributors include: ? Angelina Adams ? David Brin ? David Gerrold ? John Goodwin ? Janis Ian ? Alec Johnson ? Georgeanne Kennedy ? Mercedes Lackey ? Sharon Lee and Steve Miller ? Lois McMaster Bujold ? Elizabeth Moon ? Charlotte Moore ? Robert Neilson ? Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett ? Robin Roberts ? Elizabeth Ann Scarborough ? Wen Spencer ? Michael Whelan ? Richard J. Woods ? Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Category: Fiction

Quick Cheats For Writing With Dragon

Author : Scott Baker
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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No jargon. No confusion. Just solid, fail-safe tips for writers to take their dictation to the next level. From the author of "The Writer's Guide to Training Your Dragon", this mini-guide will help you choose the right microphone, transcribe on-the-go with Dragon and put you on the path to sky-high word counts. You will also learn little-known tricks, such as: - Dictating into programs Dragon doesn't support - such as Scrivener; - Preventing a crash from taking your dictated text with it; - Creating a "Quiet Profile" for when you need to dictate without disturbing others; - Using the same profile on multiple computers - and keeping it updated; - Running your desktop Dragon app on an iPad or Android tablet - anywhere, anytime. Designed to get you up-and-running with this powerful software in no time, "Quick Cheats for Writing with Dragon" may make you want to never look at a keyboard again!
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Return Of The Dragon Riders

Author : Kristian Alva
ISBN : 1937361039
Genre : Fiction
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The evil emperor Vosper gathers his troops in the east, poised to conquer the entire continent. His target is the rebel city of Parthos, a constant thorn in his side, and the last sanctuary of the Dragon Riders. Besieged from all sides, the remaining Dragon Riders come out of hiding. Forced to fight for their lives, they leave the safety of the desert, traveling across the land to gather intelligence and shore up forgotten alliances. At the center of it all is Elias Dorgumir, the key to an ancient prophesy, and Vosper will do anything to get his hands on him. Is it too late for the Dragon Riders to save Elias and stop Vosper from destroying the only refuge they have left?
Category: Fiction

Slay The Dragon

Author : Robert Denton Bryant
ISBN : 1615932291
Genre : Video games
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Writing for the multibillion-dollar video-game industry is unlike writing for any other medium. Slay the Dragon will help you understand the challenges and offer creative solutions to writing for a medium where the audience not only demands a great story, but to be a driving force within it. Aimed at traditional writers who want to learn interactive narrative as well as game creators who want to tell better, more emotionally involving stories, the book is written by two creative veterans of both Hollywood and "Nerdyhood." Through lively discussions and self-paced-exercises, Bryant and Giglio step you such topics as: the "no-act" structure of video games; writing great game characters; making gameplay emotionally meaningful; and bringing your game world alive.
Category: Video games

The Writer S Guide To Training Your Dragon

Author : Scott Baker
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start? NEW EDITION: UPDATED to cover the latest Dragon Professional Individual v15 for PC & v6 for Mac FREE video training included! As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be. It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can't get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that. With almost two decades of using Dragon software under his belt and a wealth of insider knowledge from within the dictation industry, Scott Baker will reveal how to supercharge your writing and achieve sky-high recognition accuracy from the moment you start using the software. You will learn: - Hidden tricks to use when installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows PC or Dragon Dictate for Mac; - How to choose the right microphone and set it up perfectly for speech recognition; - The little-known techniques that will ensure around 99% accuracy from your first install – and how to make this even better over time; - Setting up fail-safe dictation profiles with multiple microphones and voice recorders, without impacting your accuracy; - How to train the software to adapt to both your voice AND writing style and avoid your accuracy declining; - Strategies for achieving your entire daily word count in just one or two hours; - Many more tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else. At the end of the book, you'll also find an exclusive list of resources and links to FREE video training to take your knowledge even further. It's time to write at the speed of speech – and transform your writing workflow forever! Subject keywords: Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking for PC Mac, dictating your book or novel, dictation for writers authors beginners advanced, creative writing guides, self publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dragon Tattoo And Its Long Tail

Author : David Geherin
ISBN : 9780786489688
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The enormous popularity of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has raised awareness of other contemporary European authors of crime fiction. As a result, several of these novelists now reach a receptive American audience, eager for fresh perspectives in the genre. This critical text offers an introduction to current European crime writing by exploring ten of the best new crime nd mystery authors from Sweden (Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell), Norway (Karin Fossum and Jo Nesbø), Iceland (Arnaldur Indridason), Italy (Andrea Camilleri), France (Fred Vargas), Scotland (Denise Mina and Philip Kerr), and Ireland (Ken Bruen), who are reshaping the landscape of the modern crime novel. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Category: Literary Criticism

Popular Contemporary Writers

Author : Michael D. Sharp
ISBN : 0761476105
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Red Dragon

Author : Giuseppe Mattei
ISBN : UCAL:B3229765
Genre : Wales
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Category: Wales

The Little Handbook To Perfecting The Art Of Christian Writing

Author : Leonard Goss
ISBN : 0805432647
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pleasures Of Structure

Author : Julian Hoxter
ISBN : 9781441164261
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Pleasures of Structure starts from the premise that the ability to develop a well understood and articulated story structure is the most important skill a screenwriter can develop. For example, good structure requires a great premise and rigorous character development. Without clear character motivations and goals--which are themselves indicative of key structural beats--your story is going exactly nowhere. Using the simple and flexible 'W' model of screenplay structure developed in the prequel Write What You Don't Know, Hoxter sets this out as its starting point. This model is tested against a range of examples which are chosen to explore the flexibility not only of that model but of movie storytelling more generally. Writers and students often worry that they are asked to work 'to formula'. This book will test that formula to breaking point. For example, the first case study will offer the example of a well written, professional, mainstream movie against which our later and more adventurous examples can be compared. So the lessons we learn examining the animated family adventure movie How To Train Your Dragon lead us directly to ask questions of our second case study, the acclaimed Swedish vampire movie Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In). Both movies have protagonists with the same basic problem, the same goal, and they use the same basic structure to tell their stories. Of course they are very different films and they work on their audiences in very different ways. Our linked case studies will expose how simple choices, like reversing the order of elements of the protagonist's transformational arc and shifting ownership of key story beats, has an enormous impact on how we respond to a structural model that is otherwise functionally identical.
Category: Performing Arts

The Dragon Has Two Tongues

Author : Glyn Jones
ISBN : 9781417508570
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The classic study of the English-language writing of Wales in the first half of the twentieth century by Glyn Jones, drawing on his personal acquaintance with writers like Dylan Thomas, Idris Davies and Caradoc Evans. Tony Brown had the opportunity to discuss the book with Glyn Jones before his death in 1995 and has had access to Glyn Jones's own proposed revisions and to manuscript drafts. This first paperback edition therefore includes some up-dating of the text and a new bibliography. Glyn Jones's first-hand knowledge of the writers, coupled with his shrewdness of critical comments, established the book as an invaluable study of this generation of Welsh writers. At the same time the autobiographical, first chapter in which Glyn Jones examines his own life and literary career - the boy who goes from a Welsh-speaking home in Merthyr, loses his Welsh as a result of his English-language education and cultural changes in industrial Merthyr, takes a job teaching in the slums of Cardiff, re-discovers as an adult the Welsh language and its rich literary tradition and becomes, in a full awareness of that tradition, one of Wales's major English-language writers of fiction and poetry - provides a "case study" of the cultural shifts which resulted in the emergence of a distinctive English-language literature in Wales in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lion And Dragon In Northern China

Author : Reginald F. Johnston
ISBN : 9781108029643
Genre : History
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A detailed examination of Chinese culture by Sir Reginald Johnston, tutor to the last emperor of China, published in 1910.
Category: History

Rain Fire A Companion To The Last Dragon Chronicles

Author : Chris d'Lacey
ISBN : 9780545469951
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A fascinating and comprehensive companion to the New York Times bestselling series, the Last Dragon Chronicles! While the New York Times bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles has come to a close, husband and wife Chris and Jay d'Lacey have collaborated on RAIN & FIRE, a fabulous companion to the series. Fans will be able to explore d'Lacey's fiery world one last time as they uncover secrets behind all seven books and gain insight into the characters they thought they already knew. Revealing the inspiration behind the dragons and full of fun facts, little-known tidbits, informative glossaries, and never-before-seen images, RAIN & FIRE is sure to be a crowd-pleaser -- the perfect treat for devoted fans of the series who are hungry for more! And don't miss Chris d'Lacey's addition to his rich dragon mythology in his next series, The Erth Dragons!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Man S Origin And Destiny

Author : J. Peter Lesley
Genre : Anthropology
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"The lectures contained in this volume were written in the summer of 1865, at a distance from the author's notes and library. This will account for the paucity of special references, observable throughout the greater part of the book. When delivered in the lecture-room of the Lowell Institute, the following winter, they were illustrated by numerous wall pictures, tables of statistics, maps and diagrams of various kinds, only a few of which are given as woodcuts in the text. Twelve years have elapsed since the appearance of the little book which contains the first ten of the following lectures, and the author still finds people now and then reading it and asking for its republication at a price less unreasonable than that at which the London edition was sold. In the present edition I have expunged the eleventh lecture, on "Arkite Symbolism," as unnecessary; and have carried out the original intention of the course by adding six new lectures on "The Destiny of Man." The notes appended to the former edition are here omitted, because they were merely indicative of the progress made in various branches of science, touching the history of man, during the two years intervening between the delivery of my lectures and their publication. To continue and complete such an appendix would greatly swell the size of the volume; and yet it would contain nothing but fresh illustrations of the general view presented, without materially modifying the integrity of the text, which is therefore reprinted from the stereotype plates, with only such corrections as were called for by typographical errors"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Category: Anthropology