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Getting a Job Through Social Networking

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Getting a job can be a hard process. With the right connections however getting a job can be a lot less difficult. Social networking is a good way to get connected with the people who can get you into a certain field such as a writer much easier. Writing in particular is a hard field to break into, there are so many people who try to become famous authors that there just is not enough room for all of them. A good amount also do not have the necessary skills to be writers, as such it is a lot harder to become a published writer. Many agents will not even bother taking new authors on without an existing author recommending them because of how many different bad questions they may get on any given day, so social networking can be very beneficial when it comes to breaking into a profession like this, and sometimes may be one of your only options.

By social networking you get to meet a lot of different people and learn who can get you into contact with who and who knows how to do this or that. Making friends with such people can help you down the road should you ever need to ask them for help. Since they know you they will be more willing to help you out than if you were just some stranger that randomly asked for help. Writing is just one example but there are many other areas where social networking can be just as helpful in finding a job.

In fact social networking is probably the best way to find a job doing anything at any time, if only for the fact that employers are more willing to accept people who are recommended by those who have already provided themselves as hard workers. They feel if the hard worker recommends them then they will most likely be a harder worker also, since people do not usually associate themselves with people who differ in the way they view and sometimes even do things which is why employers feel it is a safer bet to go with the recommended person more so than someone new who they have no knowledge of. So if you are finding it hard to break into a field try a bit of social networking, meet new people, and sometimes you may be able to find someone who can help you out.

The Purpose of the Science Fiction Novel

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Where fantasy goes into uncharted territory, the kind of story that could not exist, science fiction, a term made famous by the likes of Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein, goes into charted territory. Let's make sense of that last statement: Science fiction is based on truths, questions of reality, and questions of survival. Its purpose is to go where other fiction can not. Unlike horror, it tells something far more dangerous because it could happen. Unlike mystery, there is not always someone at the other end of the gun, maybe "something" instead. Like mainstream work, it proposes fascinating philosophies on mankind in the past, present, and future.

When reporters talked of space stations maybe they were onto something. When Star Trek characters could talk to each other on small, hand-held phones, most thought it was too good to be true. Now we have cell phones, computers that can talk, computers that can think in some ways, and a variety of other ideas that were often suggested in science fiction.

But the science fiction novel has its own place outside of the realm of Star Trek and Star Wars. For one, the legend must be created in words, not film or TV images. Second, the writers behind it are often as much philosophers as authors. Lastly, science fiction is its own frontier, a place for free thinking.

The thesis for all this would be that the science fiction novel engages a reader in a "This is how it could happen." The purpose is, as in all writing, to say something different. Long before "War of the Worlds" and even longer before Star Trek and Star Wars, people looked to the skies with hope, emboldening their legends with all kinds of flying creatures-angels, demons, sometimes aliens-who could do things they could not . That is exactly the purpose of the modern science fiction novel-it says we, the human race, can do something that right now we can not.

The final purpose of the science fiction novel is always to make a mark on society. Star Trek could only go so far. When one looks at a science fiction novel, however, sometimes it seemsingly is a race to the finish instead of a treat on life in the future. Something is always happening; it happens fast. Take Philip K. Dick, for example, who once wrote 11 novels in 2 years (he used various drugs, much like Hunter Thompson, to improve writing speed). However, there is nothing superficial about the science fiction novel. This is because even films have a hard time capturing the legion of ideas presented in the classics, like "The Man In the High Castle," Philip K. Dick's best novel. If any film does capture the purpose of science fiction, it's "Blade Runner," considered to be one of the best films of all time, based on the Philip K. Dick story "Do Andods Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Where it can be hard to pin down the modern science fiction novel, it can easily be seen that writing one can be a lucid ride into the unexplored. One of the best in recent memory is "Hyperion," a science fiction novel that won the famous Hugo award. Here, Simmons explored what is real, much like Philip K. Dick, and did it as though he was poet, forming a tale of seven pilgrims to a far away world, much like "The Canterbury Tales."

Some of the finest novels of the 20th century were labeled "junk" because they explored taboo subjects or had sexually revealing covers. Without the likes of Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and the hundreds of other talents, maybe there would have been no Star Trek, Star Wars, or Battlestar Galactica. Without the junk science fiction novel bought for a nickel in the 1940s and 50s maybe mankind would never have dreamed of stepping on the moon in the 1960s.

Homeschool and Actors

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Everyone has seen the struggles associated with being a child actor or a child star. The nature of this lifestyle causes many of these youngsters to suffer from delays in everything from their academics to their social and emotional development, and as a result, many end up struggling as adults. Because of this, it is extremely important that these children be given every opportunity to develop their skills and talents beyond those associated with the small or silver screens.

One of the most effective and popular choices for actors to use in helping them develop proper academic skills and complete their education is to use homeschooling. Homeschooling is a popular choice because of the flexibility that it offers, both in terms of when and how lessons can be taught. Actors who are being homeschooled can complete lessons online, or they can actually have their “teachers” show up to their work and deliver a lesson personally. Either way, it is difficult to argue with the fact that homeschooling, especially for actors, is very convenient.

The acting business being what it is means that student/actors have to have teachers work around their schedule. It is mostly for this reason that student/actors and their parents choose to turn to homeschooling or an accredited distance learning school. Some actors are on the road and way from home for months at a time, making it very difficult for them to attend traditional school. Homeschooling can allow academic curriculum to be individually tailored, and designed not to interfere with the requirements of an acting career.

Homeschooling is also an effective way of completing school sooner. Rather than try to complete a diploma or degree in the traditional length of time, meaning 4 to 6 years, a homeschooling curriculum can allow child actors to complete their education faster and more efficiently, as opposed to having it drag on over the course of several years.

Homeschooling actors and stars is certainly not something new. In fact, some of the most famous people in history, including presidents, inventors, artists, actors, and athletes have all been homeschooled. President George Washington, inventor Thomas Edison, actor Charlie Chaplin, and scientist Albert Einstein are just a few of the famous people who have reaped the benefits of homeschooling.

Things can be difficult enough at work for the child actor without having to add additional stress from having to make time for school. By using homeschooling as an option, parents can provide their children with an effective learning curriculum without having to interfere with their acting career. In addition to the added convenience as well as the obvious flexibility associated with homeschooling, child actors can also benefit from the additional family support that they receive when they are being taught by their parents. There is nothing that can be more beneficial to a young actor than to have family members who are actually involved in an important aspect of their life, and homeschooling is certainly one effective way of accomplishing this, both for academic and emotional purposes.

Exciting Words for Your Ads and Promotion Copy

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In my article Dump Those Helping Verbs from Your Ads and Promotion Copy (Even if your teacher made you memorize all 23) I told you to not use helping verbs or passive verbs in your ads or promotion copy. They weaken your copy. Few will respond to what you say.

Those “few” are potential or new customers. Is that what you want?

No! You want lots of potential and new customers.

Probably the most powerful word which was included on this list is FREE. Nothing is cheaper than free.

Here are some other suggested words. I’ll bet you can squeeze in a few more:

Absolutely… Amazing… Approved… Attractive… Authentic…

Bargain… Beautiful… Better… Big…

Colorful… Colossal… Complete… Confidential… Crammed…

Delivered… Direct… Discount…

Easily… Endorsed… Enormous… Excellent… Exciting… Exclusive… Expert… Elegant…

Famous… Fascinating… Fortune… Free… Full…

Genuine… Gift… Gigantic… Greatest… Guaranteed…

Helpful… Highest… Huge…

Immediately… Improved… Informative… Instructive… Interesting…

Largest… Latest… Lavishly… Liberal… Lifetime… Limited… Lowest…

Magic… Mammoth… Miracle…

Noted…

Odd… Outstanding…

Personalized… Popular… Powerful… Practical… Professional… Profitable… Profusely… Proven…

Quality… Quickly…

Rare… Reduced… Refundable… Remarkable… Reliable… Revealing… Revolutionary…

Scarce… Secrets… Security… Selected… Sensational… Simplified… Sizable… Special… Startling… Strange… Strong… Sturdy… Successful… Superior… Surprise…

Terrific… Tested… Tremendous…

Unconditional… Unique… Unlimited… Unparalleled… Unsurpassed… Unusual… Useful…

Valuable… Wealth… Weird… Wonderful.

The above list fits many products and services. What if you’re selling candy? Might it be tasty, creamy, delicious, etc.? You will have to add to or delete from this list as you test your ads.

What! You don’t run test ads?

Well, you should.

Try these words suggested by Robert W. Bly in his book The Copywriter’s Handbook: how to… why… sale… quick… easy… bargain… last chance…guarantee, results… proven… save.

Robert W. Bly says in his book that in some copy the word “free” is used over thirty times.

That must be a good one!

I have a classified ad running this week and it starts out with guess what: Free! The word is capitalized and in bold print and the ad is in a box.

That should do it.

I’ll still talk to you when I’m rich.

Basic Elements of Technical Writing

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Technical writing is a specialised form of writing.

Its goal is to help readers use a technology or to understand a process, product or concept. Often these processes, products or concepts are complex, but need to be expressed in a much simpler, reader-friendly form.

So within the technical writing genre, you will find: technical reports, installation and maintenance manuals, proposals, white papers, on-line help, process standards, work instructions and procedures.

While each discipline has its specific requirements, some basic elements are common. But before looking at those, the most important thing a technical writer must consider is the audience.

Audience:

  • How familiar are readers with the subject and with the specialised terms and abbreviations you need to use?
  • What is the best way to explain those terms or shortened forms – footnotes, endnotes, glossary, table of abbreviations, appendix, links?
  • Do you need to accommodate secondary readers (e.g. the manager or financier who will make the decision about the proposal), and how will you do that?

Now for those all-important elements:

  1. Clarity – The logical flow of the document will help readers understand the content. It can be useful to ask someone who is not familiar with the topic to review your writing before you finalise it. Using headings, illustrations, graphs or tables can be useful – your aim is to make it as easy as possible for your readers to understand what you’ve written. Consider how the way the text sits on the page or screen – another clue to maximising clarity for your readers.
  2. Accuracy – The information and the interpretation of data that you present must be accurate. If it’s not, your readers will question the credibility of the content. Be careful to clearly differentiate between fact and opinion, and to accurately cite references to other works.
  3. Brevity – Strive to find the balance between the amount of information presented and the time needed to read the document. Remember that you can use an appendix or link to provide supplementary or background information. Consider using an illustration, table or graph rather than words to explain a concept – but remember, if you use a ‘visual’, don’t give a long written explanation.
  4. Sentence length – Generally, complex or unfamiliar concepts are best presented in shorter sentences. This will give readers time to digest small pieces of information before moving on to the next. While this can be difficult to achieve, try to aim for approximately 25 words per sentence. If you find you’ve written a series of long sentences, look for ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘however’ and similar words where you can break the sentence.
  5. Paragraphs – The age-old rule about one topic per paragraph is a useful guide. That doesn’t mean that you can have only one paragraph for each topic, but it does mean that having only one topic in each paragraph makes for clear, logical writing.
  6. Reader-centricity – You are writing for your readers. Make it as easy as possible for them to understand your work.

Keep these basic elements and other principles in mind as you undertake your technical writing tasks.

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Dan Brown's Angels and Demons – A True Masterpiece

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Like most people, I did not read Angels and Demons until after I read The DaVinci Code. Blown away by The DaVinci Code, I gave Angels and Demons a try. Dan Brown, yet again, weaved a complicated web of plot, character, murder and suspense, keeping the ending unknown until the very last page.

Angels and Demons starts out with the beloved scholar / symbologist Robert Langdon, who is awoken by a phone call early in the morning. After a disturbing fax that reveals a mutilated human body, Robert sets off on a high intensity journey in hopes of stopping a murderous cult.

I would highly recommend any of Dan Brown's books, but especially Angels and Demons. A word of warning: if you are not 100% set in your faith, do not read this book. Just like The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons cause controversies with its inclusion of the Catholic Church and religious myths. It was this controversy that initially caused me to buy his books. I am someone who is deeply sure of my faith, and because of this assurance, I did not second guess my beliefs for a work of fiction.

Part of this controversy is from people who are worried that these books will have other people deny their faith because they have another point of view containing unanswered questions. In my personal opinion, if reading any work of fiction is going to cause you to question your beliefs and faith, you really did not have faith to begin with.

Wright Sharpens His Conception of Literary Form and the Relationship Between Fiction and Marxism

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The autobiographical account of Richard Wright’s life ends in “American Hunger” the sequel novel to “Black Boy” when Richard finally realizes the incredible power that his words will eventually have. He decides that he will use his words as weapons, appealing to the humanistic and emotional qualities in man and society. As a young man living in Memphis, Tennessee, Wright began an intense reading period in which he became familiar with a wide range of authors, many of them contemporary American authors. Of that period in his life he wrote: Reading was like a drug, a dope. The novels created moods in which I lived for days

Despite the violent and depressing images presented in “Black Boy”, Wright himself seems to have shed his cynicism, ending with a note of hope. The song he quotes “Arise, you wretched of the earths a better world’s in birth” expresses his new profound belief that eventually, society will rise above its ills and prejudices. Wright even shows his optimism by shedding the images of childhood and of the brutal South: “The days of my youth, were receding from me like a rolling tide, leaving me alone upon high, dry ground, leaving me with a quieter and deeper consciousness.”

Wright’s ranking first in the postal service examination in Chicago in 1937 brought him an offer of permanent position at 2,000 dollars a year. But he turns the offer down to move to New York city to pursue a career as a writer. He attends the Second American Writer’s Congress as a delegate even serving as a session president. It was here that he stressed that writers should think of themselves as writers first and not as laborers.He becomes the Harlem editor of the Communist newspaper Daily Worker for which he writes 200 articles during the year. He also helps launch the magazine New Challenge designed to present black life “in relationship to the struggle against war and Fascism.”

He now tries to sharpen his conception of literary form and seeks to work out the relationship between the techniques of fiction and the tenets of Marxism. To achieve this, he publishes his influential essay, “Blueprint for Negro Writing ” in the November issue of New Challenge as his own attempt to outlining a literary theory for black American writers. Blueprint was like a manifesto and declaration of independence from what he judged to be bourgeois literary forms and agendas long dominant in black letters. Distancing himself from the writings of the Harlem Renaissance, Wright urges black writers to embrace a Marxist conception of reality and society which offers in his judgment the “maximum degree of freedom in thought and feeling …for the Negro writer” that would even transcend nationalism.

Wright executed his own blueprint in his short story collection, Uncle Tom’s Children a collection of four stories set in the Jim Crow South with which he launched his literary career. The stories though often flawed by Marxist propagandizing, melodrama, ponderous didactism and improbable plots show some of the major influences on his fiction which includes: naturalism, Marxism, freudianism and the black folk tradition with which he had a love-hate relationship lasting throughout his career. Wright gained national attention for this collection which fictionalized the incidents of lynching in the Deep South. One of the stories there “Fire and Cloud” won the O’Henry Memorial award in 1938. The whole collection won first prize for the Story magazine contest open to Federal Writer’s Project authors for best book-length manuscript. Harper’s published the collection with “Fire and Cloud,” “Long Black Song,” “Down by the Riverside,” and “Big Boy Leaves Home”; in 1940 the story “Bright and Morning Star” was added, and the book was reissued.The collection earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, which allowed him to complete his first novel, Native Son (1940).

After Uncle Tom’s Children, Wright declared in “How Bigger Was Born” that he needed to write a book that bankers’ daughters would not be able to “read and feel good about,” that would “be so hard and deep that they would have to face it without the consolation of tears”; That novel was Native Son which followed in 1940. Native Son was uncompromisingly honest and unsparing in its depiction of the roughness and cruelties of black life.It contained extremities of violence and horror which are not likely to inspire anything but fear and significantly enough Wright titled the first of the book’s three parts FEAR. Many white Americans saw Bigger Thomas, the central character as a symbol of the entire black community. Wright who is himself an avid filmgoer wanting to give the story a sense of immediacy and closeness, told the story in the present as he ‘wanted the reader to feel that Bigger’s story was happening now, like a play upon a stage or a movie…”

This young black man, Bigger Thomas lives in a one-room apartment in Chicago’s South Side Black Belt with his mother, his younger sister, Vera, and younger brother, Buddy. Bigger in time gets employed by the Daltons, a wealthy white family, as their chauffeur. The rat-infested building in which Bigger his mother, his brother and his sister is owned by Mr Dalton who instead of maintaining and letting out decent houses prefers to cover up his sins by giving out money for social welfare. The Dalton’s liberal-minded daughter, Mary, befriends Bigger as he drives her and she leads him to drive her under an oath of secrecy to the Communist headquarters where they pick her boyfriend, Jan Erlone and go out for a treat. Having taken too much drink, Mary gets stone drunk so much so that Bigger had to carry her bodily into her room. He was on the process of laying her properly down on the bed when he heard the approaching footsteps of her blind mother. He got frightened of the dire consequences he might face for being with Mary in the room. So he covered her up with clothes and shielded her mouth with a pillow in the process, smothering her to death. In a further display of panic he burns the body, decapitates and cremates it in the basement chimney where he hopes discovery will be impossible. He furthermore deflects suspicion from himself by attempting to implicate Jan, since his being a communist he could readily be accepted as the bad guy capable of doing such evil and heartless acts. He feels so invigorated by what he has done that he tries to extort money from the wealthy Daltons. When that fails and Mary’s bones are discovered, he murders his own black girlfriend, Bessie, in a further but vain attempt to cover uip his tracks. He is soon captured and confined in prison awaiting trial. It was there that Bigger feels for the first time a sense of freedom: “Seems sort of natural-like, me being here facing that death chair. Now I come to think of it, it seems like something like this just had to be. He is then condemned to death and faces his destiny unrepentantly. affirming that ‘what I killed for, I am!’ Yet in prison, he comes to terms with the need for a common brotherhood.

The day this novel considered Wright’s most monumental fictional achievement appeared, Irving Howe declared “American culture was changed forever. It became an instant bestseller selling out within hours in some bookstores and selling 215,000 copies in its first three weeks of publication. It also established Wright as a major twentieth century writer.

Native Son made Wright the most respected and wealthiest black writer in America. It was the first bestselling novel by a black American writer and the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection by an African-American writer.He was awarded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s prestigious Spingarn Medal in 1941.

The novel also marked a high point in the history of the Negro novel not only because it is a work of art in its own right but because it influenced a whole generation of Negro novelists. Its mix of urban realism, sociological theory and naturalistic determination helped to define and influence almost the entire sweep of African-American fiction of the post-World-War 11 era.

The lead character, Bigger Thomas, served to represent the limitations that society placed on African Americans, and illustrated that Thomas could only gain his own agency and self-knowledge by committing heinous acts. Wright was criticized for both works’ concentration on violence, and, in the case of Native Son, for portraying a black person in ways which might seem to confirm whites’ worst fears. For many white Americans saw Bigger Thomas as a symbol of the entire black race.

Wright is also renowned for the autobiographical Black Boy (1945), which describes his early life from Roxie through his move to Chicago, his clashes with his Seventh-day Adventist family, his troubles with white employers and social isolation. American Hunger, (published posthumously in 1977) was originally intended as the second book of Black Boy and is restored to this form in the Library of America edition.

This book details his involvement with the John Reed Clubs and the Communist Party, which he left in 1942, though the book implies that it was earlier, and his leaving was not made public until 1944. In its restored form, its diptych structure mirrors the certainties and intolerance of organized communism, (the “bourgeois” books to McCarthyism, Wright was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio executives in the 1950s.

The later section about his life in Chicago and experience with the Communist party was not published until 1977 under the title American Hunger. Wright’s publishers in 1945 had only wanted the story of his life in the South and cut what followed about his life in the North. There have been numerous biographies of Wright, but all must begin with Black Boy, Wright’s personal and emotional account of his childhood and adolescence in the Jim Crow South. In a famous passage in the autobiography that has bothered critics and set Wright apart from the African-American sense of community, he asserts the “cultural barrenness of black life”: ” . . . I used to mull over the strange absence of real kindness in Negroes, how unstable was our tenderness, how lacking in genuine passion we were, how void of great hope, how timid our joy, how bare our traditions, how hollow our memories, how lacking we were in those intangible sentiments that bind man to man, and how shallow was even our despair.” He found an “unconscious irony” in the idea that “Negroes led so passionate an existence”: “I saw that what had been taken for our emotional strength was our negative confusions, our flights, our fears, our frenzy under pressure.” Statements like these are contradicted by others that describe a caring community. For example, when Wright’s mother suffers a paralytic stroke, “the neighbors nursed my mother day and night, fed us and washed our clothes,” and Wright admits to being “ashamed that so often in my life I had to be fed by strangers.”

10 Things That You Can Do While Writing Novels With Software That You Can not Manually

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Here are some reasons why you should software when writing a novel:

1. It has a built-in dictionary that you can use when you are searching for the right words for your novel.
2. With its spelling and grammar checker, you can finish your novel in a faster way because it has auto correct wherein while you are typing the program will tell you if you have a wrong spelling or wrong gram which does not agree with sentence construction .
3. It will assist you with your story setting / plot, characters and events.
4. The program will give suggestions once you type the title of your novel, it will give character name suggestions that will be very convenient for writers because it is sometimes hard to think of character names that will capture the readers.
5. Having software for book writing novel is like having your own personal assistant.
6. When you write a novel manually, it is possible that you research through the Internet, but with the help of software it will store your research so if ever you need to check again you do not have to go online and research again.
7. Will help with the flow of the story, when you write a novel manually, it is normal that you lose the flow of the story because of distractions. But with the help of software, it will help you to be back on track with the flow of your story.
8. The software will guide you with your novel writing.
9. The software will be giving meaningful results that will help you finish your story faster.
10. It will spark more creativity in your work.

Using software is very convenient and it will make you work on your novel easier and finish the novel faster. It does not necessarily mean that you should use the software but it is highly-recommended for novel writers. A lot of famous writers are using software like JK Rowling, and look at her now. Her masterpiece made a big hit and is topping off the shelves in all the bookstores worldwide. It is time for you to try using software and make a novel that will surely wow your readers.

Famous People

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Generally speaking, a superstar is someone who seeks media attention and the largest part recently has an vociferous personality. The want to be noticeable is obscure by more or less to be a part of Western culture and more specifically the American Dream as a quantity of accomplishment. A superstar with the aim of shys away from the freely available eye or keeps a very separate secretive life is called a conductor superstar. At the other put an end to of the spectrum, a superstar with the aim of seeks unfashionable publicity instead of him- or herself is often called a media tart, but lone with the aim of uses his or her secretive life as a vehicle instead of enhanced superstar status, now and again desperately, is referred to as media whore. Examples of this are fake or clarify relationships, truth television appearances, superstar nudity and in extreme hand baggage, scandal or superstar sexual characteristics tapes.

There are a broad range of ways make somewhere your home can turn into celebrities, from their profession, appear in the throng media, beauty or even by complete accident or notoriety. Instant superstar is the name with the aim of is used as someone becoming a superstar in very curt era of phase.

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