I Am Incomplete Without You

Author: Iain Sinclair Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1612435327
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre:

A CREATIVITY-SPARKING COLLECTION OF THOUGHTFUL PROMPTS TO SPUR READERS’ CREATIVE WRITING AND DEEP REFLECTION By the best-selling author ofI Wrote This For You,I Am Incomplete Without You is a series of poetry prompts in the form of questions, suggestions and invitations to imagine different scenarios. It is a creative conversation with yourself, a doorway to your artistic side and a way to explore your feelings about life, death, love, loss, regret, hope, the past and the future. Each prompt is the beginning of a different journey and where you go is entirely up to you.

Intentional Dissonance

Author: Iain S. Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781926760858
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Fiction

It’s been 10 years since the world officially ended. In the last city on Earth, Jon Salt is addicted to Sadness, a drug that invokes its name, and obsessed with his lover, Michelle; both of which threaten to drive him insane. Strange creatures and new technologies appeared in the last days of humanity and the widespread adoption of teleportation technology sundered the fabric of time and space, leaving a smattering of looping ghosts. It is a sad, monotone world, but the remaining populace is happy, thanks to the anti-depressants in the water supply.The last government on Earth has taken a special interest in a gift that Jon possesses: the ability to make his thoughts real. Jon must rely on that gift and the help of a few unlikely friends to stay one step ahead of those who desperately want to use him for something far more sinister than even he could dream...

I Wrote This For You 2007 2017

Author: Iain Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781771681247
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Poetry

I need you to understand something. Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I set out to find you a long time ago and today, I'm so glad I finally have. Thank you for reading these words.

I Wrote This For You

Author: pleasefindthis
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781926760568
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Poetry

"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it." Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.

How to be Happy Not a Self Help Book Seriously

Author: Iain S. Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781771680325
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Poetry

Central Avenue Publishing is proud to publish another book by the widely acclaimed poet Iain S. Thomas. As many have noted on various social media platforms, there have been some issues that have led to the delayed release of this book. For this, we apologise and hopefully the content of the book will clarify the circumstances surrounding this delay. We feel we should also point out that this is not technically a self-help book, but it does contain some poignant prose, poetry and stories which may or may not lead you to happiness.Mostly, it is the rather unfortunate chronicle of a man's attempt to write the book he’s promised his publisher, no matter the cost to his sanity.

I Wrote This For You and Only You

Author: pleasefindthis
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781771680288
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Poetry

"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you." The follow-up to the international #1 bestselling collection of prose and photography, this is the third book in the I Wrote This For You series and gathers together the very best entries in the project from 2011 to 2015. Started in 2007, I Wrote This For You is an internationally acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it.

300 Things I Hope

Author: Iain Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781771680479
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Self-Help

From Iain S. Thomas, the creator of I Wrote This For You, and artist Carla Kreuser comes a collection of 300 things they truly and sincerely hope for you: from wishing you always have a pen, to hoping you're never lonely, and everything in-between. This collection of inspiring prose and illustrations will move you, and remind you of what's important in life as you live it. Or, that's what they hope.

I Wrote This For You Just the Words

Author: pleasefindthis
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 9781771680059
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Poetry

The follow-up to the #1 bestseller, I Wrote This For You: Just The Words presents twice the number of entries with over 400 works from the internationally acclaimed poetry and photography project; including several new and never before seen poems. While focussing on the words from the project, new photography launches each section which portray everyone's journey through the world: Love Found, Being In Love, Love Lost, Hope, Despair, Living and Dying.

Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J. D. Vance
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062872258
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Social Science

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students Second Edition

Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416623069
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Genre: Education

Properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work boosts student achievement across subjects and grades. In this updated and expanded second edition of her best-selling book, Susan M. Brookhart offers enhanced guidance and three lenses for considering the effectiveness of feedback: (1) does it conform to the research, (2) does it offer an episode of learning for the student and teacher, and (3) does the student use the feedback to extend learning? In this comprehensive guide for teachers at all levels, you will find information on every aspect of feedback, including • Strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work. • How to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction. • When and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback. • A concise and updated overview of the research findings on feedback and how they apply to today's classrooms. In addition, the book is replete with examples of good and bad feedback as well as rubrics that you can use to construct feedback tailored to different learners, including successful students, struggling students, and English language learners. The vast majority of students will respond positively to feedback that shows you care about them and their learning. Whether you teach young students or teens, this book is an invaluable resource for guaranteeing that the feedback you give students is engaging, informative, and, above all, effective.

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498759564
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Computers

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Show Your Work

Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761178972
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

Presents practical advice for increasing productivity on creative projects and improving their chances for success through strategies of networking and sharing works and ideas with like-minded members of the community and on the Internet.

Resurrection After Rape

Author: Matt Atkinson
Publisher: RAR Publishing
ISBN: 9780615209661
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Psychology

A top-selling, best-reviewed book about women's recovery from rape trauma, "Resurrection After Rape" is an ideal resource for counselors, treatment centers, college course texts, and survivors of rape.

How to Read a Poem

Author: Edward Hirsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547543727
Release Date: 1999-03-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture—the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.