So you want to publish a best seller? You can learn to be a successful author with the 4 C´s approach to successful authorship. Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be a Winning Writer, has been teaching the 4 C´s to aspiring authors at book festivals and writers´ conferences for the past 10 years and helping writers around the country realize their dreams of becoming successfully published. Joan has taught her 4 C´s method for becoming a successful author to college professors, CEOs, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights.On writing well: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s discusses craft and commitment and gives solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. Unfortunately, becoming a successfully published author does not stop with mastering craft, commitment, and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, PhD, Joan defines clear steps writers can take to overcome the demon of lack of confidence. Writing strategies book filled with authorship and publishing tips: With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and a volume of support, mastering the 4 C’s includes real-life anecdotes from famous and not so famous but successful authors. You Can Be aA Winning Writer is the go-to book for everyone from writers just starting out to writers stalled after their first or second book and for students. The 4 C’s wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage. You Can Be a Winning Writer includes:Post-publication strategies The mistakes that even the most talented prize-winning authors have made How, with the help of the 4 C’s, those same authors could have enjoyed greater success What it means to ´´fire on all burners´´ and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145774/bk_acx0_145774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five keys to building a small group culture that fosters meaningful, lasting connections within your church community. Small groups are the key to impacting lives in your church. But a healthy small-group environment doesn´t just happen. So pull up a chair. Let´s talk about how to make it happen. Bill Willits and bestselling author Andy Stanley share their successful approach, which has resulted in nearly eight thousand adults becoming involved in small groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Simply put, the five principles have passed the test. This is not just another book about community; this is a book about strategy-strategy that builds a small group culture. Creating Community shares clear and simple principles to help people connect into meaningful relationships. The kind that God desires for each of us and that He uses to change our lives. Put this proven method to work in your ministry and enjoy the tangible results-God´s people doing life TOGETHER. ´´The small-group program at North Point Community Church is not an appendage; it is not a program we tacked on to an existing structure. It is part of our lifestyle. We think groups. We organize groups. We are driven by groups. Creating Community contains our blueprint for success. And I believe it has the potential power to revolutionize your own small-group ministry!´´ - Andy Stanley
Ovidian Heroine as Author:Reading Writing and Community in the Heroides Laurel Fulkerson
This book sets forth a pedagogy for renewing the liberal arts by combining critical thinking, media activism, and design thinking. Using the StudioLab approach, the author seeks to democratize the social and technical practices of digital culture just as nineteenth century education sought to democratize literacy. This production of transmedia knowledge-from texts and videos to comics and installations-moves students between seminar, studio, lab, and field activities. The book also wrestles with the figure of Plato and the very medium of knowledge to re-envision higher education in contemporary societies, issuing a call for community engagement as a form of collective thought-action.
Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family - refugees. In cities all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the virtues of family, love, and joy are a lesson for Americans. Their stories will make you laugh and weep - and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher has once again opened our eyes - and our hearts - to those with whom we share the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010335/bk_tant_010335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boost engagement - and profits - by feeding your staff’s craving for community It seems the more connected we are through email, smartphones, and social media, the more disconnected we become on a personal, human level - and teamwork suffers tremendously. If this is happening in your company, fear not. The solution is here. The Power of Community provides a step-by-step approach to transforming your organization by tapping in to the human need to connect with and feel valued by others. By creating a company culture based on core community values, you’ll empower your workforce, build customer loyalty, and drive profits and growth. This game-changing guide describes why community is the answer to employee disengagement - which is now at a record 70 percent - and it explains how to develop the kind of culture that makes an industry leader of your business. It takes hard work and determination, but the rewards will astound you. ´´When people feel like they belong to one another, when they feel cared for, and they believe that the vision is worth sacrificing for, they will go the extra mile for the company,” the author writes. This is true community, and it’s at the core of today’s most successful companies. Business leaders often tell their people, ´´We’re all in this together,” but very few follow through on this sentiment. Separate yourself from the pack by implementing the simple but profoundly effective methods in this book. When people feel they’re part of something bigger than themselves, they’re more collaborative, creative, and innovative - and this will always drive organizational success. Everyone wins in The Power of Community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000766/bk_graw_000766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Both a memoir of the author´s journey and a handbook for artists, this edition explores the mystery of creativity and teaches essential principles of the writing life.
It’s no secret that authors have a love-hate relationship with Hollywood. The oft-repeated cliché that ´´the book was better than the movie” holds true for more reasons than the average reader will ever know. When asked about selling their book rights to Hollywood authors like to joke that they drive their manuscripts to the border of Arizona and California and toss them over the fence, driving back the way they came at breakneck speed. This is probably because Hollywood just doesn’t ´´get it.” Its vision for the film or TV series rarely seems to match the vision of the author. And for those rare individuals who’ve had the fortune of sitting across the desk from one of the myriad, interchangeable development execs praising the brilliance of their work while ticking off a never-ending list of notes for the rewrite, the pros of pitching their work to Hollywood rarely outweigh the cons.Stephen Jay Schwartz has sat on both sides of that desk - first as the Director of Development for film director Wolfgang Petersen, then as a screenwriter and author pitching his work to the film and television industry. He’s seen all sides of what is known in this small community as ´´Development Hell.” The process is both amusing and heartbreaking. Most authors whose work contains a modicum of commercial potential eventually find themselves in ´´the room” taking a shot at seeing their creations re-visualized by agents, producers or development executives. What they often discover is that their audience is younger and less worldly as themselves. What passes for ´´story notes” is often a mishmash of vaguely connected ideas intended to put the producer’s personal stamp on the project.Hollywood vs. The Author is a collection of non-fiction anecdotes by authors who’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the development room firsthand - some who have successfully managed to straddle the two worlds, seeing their works morph into the kinds of fe 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan, Simon Mattacks, Stephen Jay Schwartz, Alan Jacobson, Tess Gerritsen, Lee Goldberg, Naomi Hirahara, Joshua Corin, Andrew Kaplan, Lawrence Block, Diana Gould, Rob Roberge, Alexandra Sokoloff, James Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011437/bk_brll_011437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.