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: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2004-03-02
A guide to writing fiction and understanding the creative process presents dozens of literary and commercial examples that demonstrate how to construct a novel, in a reference complemented by personal anecdotes from the author's life.
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: 2008-04-15
Elena Weaver was a surprise to anyone meeting her for the first time. In her clingy dresses and dangling earrings she exuded a sexuality at odds with the innocence projected by the unicorn posters on her walls. While her embittered mother fretted about her welfare from her home in London, in Cambridge—where Elena was a student at St. Stephen's College—her father and his second wife each had their own very different image of the girl. As for Elena, she lived a life of casual and intense physical and emotional relationships, with scores to settle and goals to achieve--until someone, lying in wait along the route she ran every morning, bludgeoned her to death. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotland Yard. Thus, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, enter the rarefied world of Cambridge University, where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions. For both officers, the true identity of Elena Weaver proves elusive. Each relationship the girl left behind casts new light both on Elena and on those people who appeared to know her best—from an unsavory Swedish-born Shakespearean professor to the brooding head of the Deaf Students Union. What's more, Elena's father, a Cambridge professor under consideration for a prestigious post, is a man with his own dark secrets. While his past sins make him neurotically dedicated to Elena and blind to her blacker side, present demons drive him toward betrayal. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Stefan Gottschling
Publisher: SGV Verlag
Release Date: 2011-11-14
Das Standardwerk für Briefe und Mailings. Komplett aktualisiert und erweitert! "Werbebriefe einfach machen!" denkt Werbebriefe neu. Der Leser profitiert von einem kompakten Arbeits- und Mitmach-Buch, das mit ganz konkreten Hilfen Briefe und E-Mails besser macht. Und wer mit Texten verkauft, weiß, dass zwischen gelungenen und ungelungenen Texten oft nur wenige entscheidende Wörter oder Satzzeichen stehen. "Werbebriefe einfach machen!" nimmt Sie an die Hand und bringt Ihre gesamte schriftliche Kommunikation auf Erfolgskurs. Die Aufmachung: hochwertig, ansprechend und ein echtes Arbeitsbuch. Zusammenfassungen auf dem breiten Rand machen Inhalte sofort erfassbar, geben Orientierung und lassen genug Raum für all Ihre persönlichen Anregungen. Hineinschreiben erwünscht! Lesen ausdrücklich empfohlen. Der derzeit mit Abstand beste Ratgeber für Werbebriefe (und Mailings). Umfassend, auf den Punkt geschrieben, übersichtlich gegliedert, praxisgerecht, und: für jedermann verständlich und nachvollziehbar. (Claus Mayer, gkk DialogGroup GmbH)
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: Maja Lunde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-08-22
“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins “the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb” (New York Times bestselling author Bryn Greenwood) that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Author: Wolfgang Herrndorf
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A beautifully written, darkly funny coming-of-age story from an award-winning, bestselling German author making his American debut. Mike Klingenberg doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties - including the gorgeous Tatiana's party of the year. Andre Tschichatschow, aka Tschick (not even the teachers can pronounce his name), is new in school, and a whole different kind of unpopular. He always looks like he's just been in a fight, his clothes are tragic, and he never talks to anyone. But one day Tschick shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. Turns out he wasn't invited to Tatiana's party either, and he's ready to do something about it. Forget the popular kids: Together, Mike and Tschick are heading out on a road trip. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance.
Author: Ronald Tobias
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Release Date: 2003-01-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Give your story a solid foundation - a plot that engages readers from start to finish! &break;&break;The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. &break;&break;Inside, Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is discussed and analyzed, illustrating how a successful plot integrates all the elements of a story. Tobias then shows you how to use these plots effectively in your own work. &break;&break;Tobias then goes to the next level, showing you how to choose and develop plot in fiction. He shows you how to craft plot for any subject matter, so that you develop your work evenly and effectively. As a result, your fiction will be more cohesive and convincing, making your story unforgettable for readers everywhere.