Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Talent, Leidenschaft und Disziplin – das sind laut Elizabeth George die drei Eigenschaften, ohne die eine literarische Karriere nicht denkbar ist. In diesem faszinierenden Buch beweist die Bestsellerautorin George, dass sie nicht nur über profunde Einblicke in das Handwerk des Schreibens verfügt, sondern dieses Wissen auch so anschaulich und unterhaltsam vermitteln kann, wie es nur eine große Geschichtenerzählerin zu tun vermag ...
Author: Isa Schikorsky
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Mit vielschichtigen, unverwechselbaren Figuren werden Sie die Leser Ihrer Romane und Erzählungen begeistern und emotional berühren. Dieses Buch unterstützt Sie dabei, überzeugende Charaktere zu erfinden und zu gestalten. Folgende Themen erwarten Sie: Aspekte der Figurenentwicklung; Methoden zum vertieften Erkunden von Figuren; Erzählperspektiven und ihre Wirkung; Möglichkeiten der Vorstellung von Figuren in der Geschichte; Sprechen und Denken von Figuren. Zahlreiche Beispiele aus der Literaturgeschichte und aus der Werkstatt von Autoren und Autorinnen sowie Tipps und Impulse verbinden die allgemeinen und theoretischen Überlegungen mit der Schreibpraxis.
Author: Elizabeth George
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions. But when he opens an innocuous-looking letter addressed to him at The Source, he discovers that someone else excels at ferreting out secrets as well. Ten-year-old Charlotte Bowen has been abducted, and if Luxford does not admit publicly to having fathered her, she will die. But Charlotte's existence is Luxford's most fiercely guarded secret, and acknowledging her as his child will throw more than one life and career into chaos. Luxford knows that the story of Charlotte's paternity could make him a laughingstock and reveal to his beautiful wife and son the lie he's lived for a decade. Yet it's not only Luxford's reputation that's on the line: it's also the reputation—and career—of Charlotte Bowen's mother. For she is Undersecretary of State for the Home Office, one of the most high-profile Junior Ministers and quite possibly the next Margaret Thatcher. Knowing that her political future hangs in the balance, Eve Bowen refuses to let Luxford damage her career by printing the story or calling the police. So the editor turns to forensic scientist Simon St. James for help. It's a case that fills St. James with disquiet, however, for none of the players in the drama seem to react the way one would expect. Then tragedy occurs and New Scotland Yard becomes involved. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley soon discovers that the case sends tentacles from London into the countryside, and he must simultaneously outfox death as he probes Charlotte Bowen's mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, working part of the investigation on her own and hoping to make the coup of her career, may be drawing closer to a grim solution—and to danger—than anyone knows. In the Presence of the Enemy is a brilliantly insightful and haunting novel of ideals corrupted by self-interest, of the sins of parents visited upon children, and of the masks that hide people from each other—and from themselves. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Steven Kerry Brown
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Political Science
The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Private Investigating, Third Edition, private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including: - Tapping phones and recording conversations - Interviewing and interrogating to get important information - Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros - Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected - Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money - Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses - Searching public records online and at the courthouse - Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases - Finding runaway teenagers - Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates - Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers - Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.
Author: Louise Doughty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-09-04
'The art of writing,' Kingsley Amis said, 'is the art of applying the seat of one's trousers to the seat of one's chair.' So start now. Take up a notebook and pen, and write one sentence… Can you write a novel in a year? If you simply sit back and think about the enormity of writing a book, it will seem like a vast and unconquerable task, impossibly daunting. The way to make it less daunting is to break it down into its constituent parts, to do it bit by bit. Over the chapters herein, different aspects of technique are divided up into bite size chunks, the better to aid digestion. The book will look at different aspects of writing, with set exercises to help the reader along in their confidence and technique. It is designed to be read a chapter aweek, with the aim of the fledgling writer having a body of material at the year's end which should form a solid start to their novel. Deeply practical, with sound advice at every stage, A NOVEL IN A YEAR is essential reading for any would-be novelist.
A creative travel guide for anywhere, this handy ebook includes 75 pages to inspire exploration. With a unique mix of concrete actions and whimsical prompts—from "Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is. Go there" to "Write down what you like about this city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else will find it later"—Anywhere encourages users to see things differently while discovering both new and familiar places.
Author: Michael Ende
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Children's stories
Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Through the pages of an old book he discovers a mysterious world of enchantment - but a world that is falling into decay. The great task of making things well again falls on Bastian and so begins a dazzling, magical adventure.