Story Engineering

Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599632810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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What makes a good story or a screenplay great? The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling, sitting down and pounding out a first draft without planning is an ineffective way to begin. Story Engineering starts with the criteria and the architecture of storytelling, the engineering and design of a story--and uses it as the basis for narrative. The greatest potential of any story is found in the way six specific aspects of storytelling combine and empower each other on the page. When rendered artfully, they become a sum in excess of their parts. You'll learn to wrap your head around the big pictures of storytelling at a professional level through a new approach that shows how to combine these six core competencies which include: Four elemental competencies of concept, character, theme, and story structure (plot) Two executional competencies of scene construction and writing voice The true magic of storytelling happens when these six core competencies work together in perfect harmony. And the best part? Anyone can do it!
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Gretchen

Thriller - [Archie-Sheridan-Reihe 3]

Author: Chelsea Cain

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641128145

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Gretchen Lowell ist zurück - das tödliche Finale! Schon zwei Mal hat Detective Archie Sheridan den teuflischen Tanz um Leben und Tod mit der schönen Serienmörderin Gretchen Lowell überlebt. Es hat ihn alles gekostet, sie hinter Gitter zu bringen – beinahe sogar das Leben. Doch Gretchen Lowell ist die Flucht gelungen, und nun glaubt jeder, dass sie wieder zuschlagen wird. Tatsächlich kommt es zu einer neuen grausamen Mordserie. Auf den ersten Blick trägt sie die Handschrift von Gretchen Lowell – doch die Details stimmen nicht. Eine Botschaft an Archie?
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Yi Min's Great Wall

A Materials Engineering Story

Author: Engineering is Elementary

Publisher: Museum of Science, Boston

ISBN: 1933758066

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 41

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Yi Min, a young girl living outside of Beijing, China, has a problem. A hungry bunny has started munching on the plants in her classroom garden. A trip to the Great Wall of China inspires Yi Min to enlist the help of her friend Chen in building a Great Wall of their very own. Grandfather, a former materials engineer, tells Yi Min about the materials he developed in his work. Yi Min begins to explore the properties of earth materials, and she realizes that not all materials are created equal when it comes to building a wall. Together, Yi Min and Chen design and build a bunny-proof solution for the school garden.
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THINK BIG, START SMALL

Author: Achim Kampker,Jürgen Gerdes,Günther Schuh

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662549972

Category: Automotive engineering

Page: N.A

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Dieses Buch ist eine Open-Access-Publikation unter einer CC BY 4.0 Lizenz. »Wenn eine Idee anfangs nicht absurd klingt, dann gibt es keine Hoffnung für sie« Albert Einstein Ideen werden am Anfang gerne in Frage gestellt. Die Macher des StreetScooter sind anders herangegangen, sie haben den Status quo, der sich ihnen bot, in Frage gestellt. Der herkömmliche Innovationsprozess bei der Entwicklung neuer, nachhaltiger Produkte war in ihren Augen viel zu aufwendig und zu teuer. In der Automobilindustrie dauert er viele Jahre und verschlingt Milliarden. Wie ein radikal anderes Innovationsdenken zu bezahlbarer Funktionalität führt, zeigt die rasante Entwicklung eines ungewöhnlichen Unternehmens, das aus der Rheinisch-Westfälisch-Technischen Hochschule Aachen hervorgegangen ist und heute der Deutschen Post DHL gehört. Es ist eine e-mobile Erfolgsstory über ein Fahrzeug, das kundenspezifisch, wirtschaftlich, ökologisch, flexibel, sicher und zuverlässig ist. Ausgewählte Stimmen zum StreetScooter: »Mit gesundem Menschenverstand an die Sache herangegangen. In den verkrusteten Dino-Hierarchien der Old Technology wäre so ein Projekt höchstens bis zum Papierkorb im Archiv gekommen.« »Eines der wenigen sinnvollen Projekte. Elektromobilität ist selten an die Bedürfnisse und Notwendigkeiten angepasst. Der StreetScooter ist genau das, was gebraucht wird.« »Auch für den freien Verkauf geeignet, da die Besonderheiten wie großer ergonomischer Laderaum und Ein- bzw. Ausstieg mit weniger Sitzabnutzung sowie verstärkten Türen, also weniger anfällig und geringere Service- und Wartungskosten für viele andere Kunden kaufentscheidend sind.« This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. “If an idea doesn?t sound absurd at the start, then it doesn?t have a chance.” Albert Einstein People love to challenge ideas at the start. The makers of StreetScooter approached things differently: they challenged the status quo they were presented with instead. In their view, the conventional process of innovation in developing new, sustainable products was much too complicated and too expensive. In the automobile industry, this takes many years and costs billions. The rapid development of an unusual company emerging from the RWTH Aachen University and now part of Deutsche Post DHL demonstrates how a radically different innovative thinking leads to affordable functionality, It is an e-mobile success story about a vehicle that is customized, economic, ecological, flexible, safe, and reliable. Selected quotes on the StreetScooter: “Approached the issue with common sense. In the crusty stone age hierarchies of the old technology, such a project would most often end up deep-sixed.” “One of the few sensible projects. Electromobility is rarely adapted to needs and necessities. The StreetScooter is exactly what is needed.” “Also suitable for free sale to others, since features such as large ergonomic loading area and boarding and disembarking with less seat wear and reinforced doors, and therefore more durable with lower service and maintenance costs are decisive buying decision factors for many other customers.”.
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Hit Refresh

Wie Microsoft sich neu erfunden hat und die Zukunft verändert

Author: Satya Nadella,Jill Tracie Nichols,Greg Shaw

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864704847

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Lange bevor es iPad oder Kindle gab, hatte Microsoft bereits ein Tablet und einen E-Reader entwickelt. Nur: Es hatte die Produkte nie genutzt und war gegen neue Innovatoren wie Apple, Google und Amazon ins Hintertreffen geraten. Um diesen Rückstand wieder aufzuholen, musste Microsoft nicht nur eine Strategie entwickeln, wie es künftig mit neuen Technologien wie künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotern und Co umgehen wollte – der einstige Vorreiter in Sachen Innovation musste seine Kultur vollkommen erneuern und seine Seele wiederfinden. Dies ist die Inside-Story dieser Transformation.
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Das Buch Henoch

Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering

Author: Diana Bairaktarova,Michele Eodice

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319493523

Category: Science

Page: 234

View: 7619

This book offers a platform for engineering educators who are interested in implementing a “creative ways of knowing” approach to presenting engineering concepts. The case studies in this book reveal how students learn through creative engagement that includes not only design and build activities, but also creative presentations of learning, such as composing songs, writing poems and short stories, painting and drawing, as well as designing animations and comics. Any engineering educator will find common ground with the authors, who are all experienced engineering and liberal arts professors, who have taken the step to include creative activities and outlets for students learning engineering.
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Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641095158

Category: History

Page: 864

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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.
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Story Structure and Development

A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

Author: Craig Caldwell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351651366

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes extensive insights and advice from industry professionals. Readers will learn the universal patterns of story and narrative used in today’s movies, animation, games, and VR. With over 200 colorful images, this book has been designed for visual learners, and is organized to provide access to story concepts for the screen media professional and student. Readers will discover the story fundamentals referred to by every director and producer when they say "It’s all about story".
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Story Fix

Transform Your Novel from Broken to Brilliant

Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599639130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Reinvigorate Your Fiction! You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or an editor. But something's wrong. You're not getting the glowing response you had expected, or you might have even received a rejection. Your story is getting a "Meh..." when you had hoped for an "Amazing!" But have no fear--the piece you've sweated and bled over isn't dead on arrival. It just needs fixing. Story Fix is the answer to your revision needs. With practical techniques from critically acclaimed author and story coach Larry Brooks, you will learn how to: Develop a story-fixing mind-set Navigate the two essential realms of revision: story and execution Evaluate your novel or screenplay against twelve crucial storytelling elements and essences. Strengthen your concept and premise. Punch up the dramatic tension, pacing, thematic weight, characterization, and more. Align your story with proven structural principles. Filled with candid advice on the realities of the publishing world and helpful case studies of real authors who fixed their own stories, Story Fix isn't just about revision--it's about resurrection. Infuse your fiction with a much-needed jolt of electricity, and bring it back to life. "Larry Brooks is a superb storyteller and teacher. If anyone can fix your novel, it's him. Put this one on your desk and read it often." --Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times best-selling author of My Sister's Grave "Story Fix is the ultimate writer's companion for taking any manuscript to the next level. A staple for the beginner, a refresher for the pro." --Joe Moore, #1 Amazon and international best-selling co-author of The Blade and The Shield
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Story Physics

Harnessing the Underlying Forces of Storytelling

Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599636956

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Learn how to make your story soar! In the physical world, gravity, force, and other elements of physics govern your abilities and can be utilized to enhance your every movement. In the world of writing, story physics can be harnessed in much the same way to make your novel or screenplay the best it can be. In Story Physics, best-selling author Larry Brooks introduces you to six key literary forces that, when leveraged in just the right way, enable you to craft a story that's primed for success--and publication. Inside Story Physics, you'll learn how to: Understand and harness the six storytelling forces that are constantly at work in your fiction. Transform your story idea into a dramatically compelling concept. Optimize the choices you make in terms of character, conflict, subplot, subtext, and more to render the best possible outcome. These literary forces will elevate your story above the competition and help you avoid the rejection pile. With Story Physics, you won't just give your story wings--you'll teach it how to fly. "Larry Brooks speaks my kind of language about story. Any writer, even those trucking in the world of nonfiction, will benefit from going deeper into the physics of storytelling as Brooks explains in these pages." - James Scott Bell, best-selling author of Plot & Structure "Larry Brooks has done it again! If you liked Story Engineering, I suspect you're going to love Story Physics, which dives even deeper into the essence of story. Story Physics is an essential addition to every novelist's bookshelf." - Randy Ingermanson, author of Writing Fiction for Dummies
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Reflections: an Engineer's Story

Author: Aldelmo Ruiz PE

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469166909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Few have encountered the rich tapestry of experiences that Ruiz has known. After he fulfilled His childhood dream of becoming an engineer he traveled a path that eventually led him to alleviating harsh conditions faced by third world countries that lacked infrastructure necessities such as sanitary water and roads fit for travel. His book, Reflections, weaves Ruiz's story through his memories of challenges running a highly successful engineering firm and working tirelessly as a foreign service officer. Reflections gives readers a refreshing perspective on an autobiography that stands heads and shoulders above others that solely focus on descriptions of accomplishments.
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Juan Daniel's Futbol Frog

A Bioengineering Story

Author: Engineering is Elementary Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933758077

Category: Fiction

Page: 45

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Silo

Roman

Author: Hugh Howey

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961428

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Drei Jahre nach dem mysteriösen Tod seiner Frau Allison setzt Sheriff Holston seiner Aufgabe ein Ende und entschließt sich, die strengste Regel zu brechen: Er will das Silo verlassen. Doch die Erdoberfläche ist hoch toxisch, ihr Betreten bedeutet den sicheren Tod. Holston nimmt das in Kauf, um endlich mit eigenen Augen zu sehen, was sich hinter der großen Luke befindet, die sie alle gefangen hält. Seine Entdeckung ist ebenso ungeheuerlich wie die Folgen, die sein Handeln nicht zuletzt für seine Nachfolgerin Juliette hat ... Hugh Howeys verstörende Zukunftsvision ist rasanter Thriller und faszinierender Gesellschaftsroman in einem. »Silo« handelt von Lüge und Manipulation, Loyalität, Menschlichkeit und der großen Tragik unhinterfragter Regeln.
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