Tag: producer

The Purpose of the Science Fiction Novel

My Favorite Pen

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.

Getting a Job Through Social Networking

Puerta en Macharaviaya (Málaga)

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

Arcobaleno / Rainbow

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.

Dan Brown's Angels and Demons – A True Masterpiece

Qoʻqon UZ - Dakhmai-Shokhon 01

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.

Famous Poets

Qoʻqon UZ - Dakhmai-Shokhon 05

Famous poets are writers known for having poetry achievements. Most of these writers are deeply into writing poetry.

All famous poets are not popular well known people. Most people do not know much about these writers. Schools other than colleges may not provide detailed studying on them. Although they may not receive as much attention as people in other fields they should be honored and respected for their poetry achievements.

Most famous poets are authors who’ve had their own poetry book published or have poems in a poetry book. They also have biographies in books and on the internet as well. Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Frost and Robert Burns are just some of the many well known poets. Many of the most popular well known poets have died. Theses writers range from the present to dates later than the 1900.

If a person wants to become one of these poets a good place to start is to write a poetry book. The person’s poems in that book would have to be read and liked by readers for that person to have any real chance. Only serious poetry writers are most likely to become one of these poets. Because most people don’t earn much money in the field of poetry a career involving poetry is not something most people consider or want to take a chance in. As poetry continues to grow there will be more poets who become famous through poetry. Unfortunately some writers may only become a famous poet after they’ve died. You can find out a lot about theses writers through books written about these writers in libraries.

What Makes A Good Friend?

01:52 a.m. Last view of Stykkishólmur before close my eyes... =O)

Good friendship counts!

Being a good friend is not just about having a good time with others, it’s also about how willing you are to put your friends first or point out when they’re doing something you don’t agree with. Have a read through the following checklist and see how good a friend you really are.

Are you a good listener?

Part of being a good friend is about being willing to listen rather than just talk. This takes time and effort but if you can make time just to listen to others and respect what they have to say, then it’s a sign of a good friend.

Are you approachable?

Do your friends often turn to you first to share a problem or seek help? Are you willing to make yourself available to friends at short notice and welcome them if they turn up at your door?

Are you trustworthy?

If a friend tells you something personal are you good at keeping it in confidence, or do you go and tell everyone at the first opportunity? People need to know that they can trust a friends with important information and you will only store up trouble for yourself if you are seen as unreliable. A good friend is both trustworthy and reliable.

Do you avoid gossiping about others?

This is one of the biggest signs of a good friend and really does stand out. Do you avoid speaking badly about others or spreading rumors in order to hurt them? Do you defend friends when you hear others gossiping about them? If you avoid gossiping others will notice how different you are and soon realize what a truly good friend you are.

Are you selfless rather than selfish?

Do you put your friends needs above your own? Do you try to find a compromise if you can’t agree with a friend? Are you willing to do something your friend wants to do for a change rather than forcing them to do what you want? If you are willing to put your friends first in most things then this is a sign of a good friend.

Can you sensitively tell a friend what you really think?

Good friends don’t just go with the flow, sometimes they have to be honest and tell someone what they really think. Sometimes your friends might want to do something that is morally wrong or illegal or just plain unfair on another person. Are you able to tell your friend honestly what you think about it, without just going along with it? The sign of a good friendship is when you can be totally honest with the other person, without them being offended because they know you have their best interests at heart.

What Makes a Writer a Writer?

The Windmills Of La Mancha (Explored)

An interesting discussion on LinkedIn is swirling around the topic of when a writer can call themselves a writer .. As I've watched the discussion unfold, some interesting ideas have cropped up. They are worth considering.

A writer is someone who has been published offline.

Considering that a large segment of the writing work available is almost exclusively online today, this definition just can not hold true. While it is almost guaranteed that someone who has broken into hard print is a very good writer, it does not preclude someone who has never had their work published in traditional media from being considered a writer.

A writer is someone who knows their grammar, punctuation rules and how to spell things correctly.

I'm not prepared to say this is true because I know that publishers, magazines and newspapers all hire copy editors for one very good reason. Not every writer on the team has good spelling skills. No writer's punctuation skills are perfect. And everyone has certain words they almost always type incorrectly. I've been a copy editor. It's always easier to see others mistakes.

For me, I have to watch dropping the "r" on your, adding a "d" in college and several other persistent misspellings. There are words I consistently add extra letters to and others I drop letters from almost every time I type them. And most of the time, they are words, so spell check does not catch them.

At the same time, if a writer can not tell the difference between when to use your and you're or its and it's, it will be an obstacle to achieving a higher pays scale. Excellence in every aspect of writing is essential if you want to be taken seriously.

A writer is a professional who makes a consistent income from writing.

This can be true. The definition of consistent may vary. I know that I began by approaching only a few hundred dollars a month from writing work. I had some months where I had no income from that source. At the same time, I was consistently seeking work. As a writing professional I took action.

  • I actively built my portfolio.
  • I built a free website on Office Live.
  • I focused on bridging the gap from when I studied journalism to what the market demands of writers today.
  • I applied every piece of knowledge I gained into strengthening my ability to write compelling materials.

To put the title "writer" on a resume, suggest you need to be more than someone who has started their own blog. Despite the fact that I have a ghostwriting tips blog, it is not this blog that makes me a writer. It's the fact that people read this blog and actually benefit from it that supports my claim that I am a writer.

A writer is someone who can explain different topics in language that the average person can understand.

This truly is a skill that not everyone possesses. In some ways, every writer needs to have a teacher's heart, the ability to break things down into understandable packages. Some writers are gifted with the ability to reach very young minds. That's why there are writers of children's books. Other writers just can not get down to that level, yet remain effective writers for a different audience.

A writer is more than someone who starts their own blog.

There are good blogs and so-so blogs. To truly claim to be a writer, the blog can not be riddled with grammar errors. A few spelling and punctuation errors are forgivable, especially as most blog writers can not afford a separate set of eyes to edit their work.

A writer is someone who crafts words to influence others.

It's the power to dig into the meaning of words and craft them as you have done that signifies a writer. The fact that you can express your arguments succinctly using words in their written form defines that you are a writer. Maybe that is the definition we should be holding to here. "A writer is someone who can write with words so effectively they can influence others whether they do it for pay or not."

It's not whether your work appears on the eviscerated remnants of a tree or on the electronic representation of a page that makes you a writer. It's whether your words move and / or motivate. A novelist may move through the creation of characters and plots. A web writer may motivate to action by carefully chosen words.

Both are writers. Both use their power over words to create an experience in the mind. That experience would not be there without the writer's ability to craft words.

What makes a writer a writer? We'll probably never be able to agree on a single definition. Too may people would disagree with the writer's version of the artist's definition, "A writer is a writer because he / she writes."

How To Gain Readers' Attention

DSC_0501_1287 Au clair de lune.

An article only serves its purpose when it appeals the user to click on the link during search and read it completely. It attains high value only when it routes good visitors', liked by readers, and has numerous organic comments. Everyone wants to write a high value article but only a few gets success. Let us inform you the secrets of successful content writing for good money generation. We have illustrated below the most essential techniques to write a quality and result-oriented article.

Select a Hot Topic

Write what is famous and is in hot trends. For example, an article on 'Wireless Network Storage Devices' will get more attention than one on 'Punch Cards'. You can make use of Google Trends and Google Alerts to know the latest topics. You can also write on the National or International Controversy with few lines what an end user can do.

Do your homework

Complete your homework before writing an article. Conduct an in-depth research on the selected topic and create a strategy how you will write your article. You can also take help of publishing media such as newspaper, magazines, etc. In addition, refer to the famous blog sites like CNET, EzineArticles, Squidoo, Infobarrel, Helium etc. to collect more information on your topic.

Attractive Title & First Paragraph

Only title is important to bring the user to your article page. Therefore, you have to work hard upon it. Most of the visitors just read important points like first paragraph, bulleted / numbered items, and last paragraph. We suggest you to write an eye-sticky first introductory paragraph.

Follow Modular Approach

Divide your articles into sections and give a proper heading to each section. Make sure that each section should serve a purpose and must have the content in a proper flow. Please do not break the flow when a reader switches from one section to another. If each section is self-narrative then there are good opportunities that reader will stick to your article until it finishes and revisits your website for more such articles. Include headings, sub-headings, Note, footnotes, etc. wherever necessary. You can also give number to the section headings and sub-headings.

Use bullets and numberings to highlight the main points. This will break up the clumsy text and grab reader's attention. The readers give more preference to the bullet / numbered items instead of big paragraphs. You can also cite the facts and figures in bullets.

Be Personal with the Reader

Have you ever visited a Mall or a Retail Showroom nearby? You make purchases only in two situations – when you need a specific product or services, and / or when you are impressed with it. Will you be impressed with a product or service if no one is there to help you and guide why you should buy this? The same thing you have to illustrate in your article.

Be personal with your reader and explain specifically for which he / she is looking. Write your article like you are talking to the reader. Make use of words like "you", "they" etc. while writing. This will make the reader a center point of your article and let him to read your article.

How to write?

Write from the readers' point of view and not according to the search engine. If your article is more readable then search engines will consider it automatically. Keep following points in mind while writing:

  • Write original and relevant content on your own.
  • Be specific and clear in your writing. Remember – to be or not to be. Say your observations directly and do not leave the reader in a state of confusion. Make sure that your article is fulfilling the promise made in the title and introductory paragraph.
  • An image is much better than thousandsands words. Insert relevant images in your content.
  • Use statistics, testimonials, experts' advice, and a lot of credibility in your article. Try to be authoritative.
  • Check your content for spelling and grammatical errors in a good Word processor like Word, Open Office Writer, and Works etc.
  • Check your written content at a plagiarism-checking website like plagiarism.org, plagium.com, and Copyscape.

Formatting

Select an appealing font and good font size of your normal text, sub-headings and headings. You can also use h1, p, h2, span, etc., tags to be browser-specific. Italicize your message and bold the specific words to gain the readers' attention.

Finishing Touch

You must know how to finish your article without breaking the flow irrespective of the word limit. The experts in writing always suggest including PS (Post Script) in the end of article. You can write three to four lines briefing your article and summarizing it in the PS section.

The above tips will help you to write an effective article to have better, gain readers' attention and to have more comments.

PS

You should give an attractive title, eye-sticky first paragraph, and use personal tone to capture the readers' attention. Make use of personal verbiage and conversational words to make the reader a center point of your article. Use proper formatting topics like italics, bold, strikethrough, and other fonts to focus your message.

Make Your Content Material Free of Plagiarism With Free of Charge On-Line Plagiarism Finder

Qoʻqon UZ - Dakhmai-Shokhon 05

Copying is a growing worm in the world of writing. It basically is the taking of writings from other sources and not acknowledging it. It is more or less copy paste and unlawful theft in other words. It is not the presentation of your unique thoughts and is not the original work as well.

In article writing, the authors do a lot of research that they usually are inclined to put the reviewed substance in their articles to give it a more professional appearance. Alternately, the content gets loaded with data but the originality lacks. The copied material is either altered nor twisted and offered as it is. This takes apart the purpose of article writing and results in straight plagiarism.

Here, the best way to detect the originality of your article and make it more authentic is to use the plagiarism software. This software is designed specifically to check the words used and to locate whenever the substance is plagiarized or originally from the writer.

It is recommended to use the plagiarism software often. The detector is user friendly. It basically checks the location of sites and sources. And this is done very easily and in extremely minimum time actually. The software operates very quickly and detects the source promptly.

You can download this software and be free of copying forever, as your writings will be automatically detected and you will be having all original work. However, the requirement is a lot in nowdays. individuals go for the easy way out and plagiarise material. But this leads to the reduced standard of writing and reduces the level of work of people.

Quality maintenance is particularly important in article writing and the plagiarism software gives you this chance and benefits the legitimacy of your work. The quality as well as the originality is maintained. Also the demand of the writer will increase sa result with the good quality of work and top article utilization.

You must spread the word around and support your fellow writers to check their work under the copy paste checker so that they can also benefit from this beneficial software. The more frequent use you make of this, the more original your work is. The largest advantage of using copying checker is that that it gives you confidence and consequentially you are liable to increase the habit of writing originally and imaginatively.

Thus, the plagiarism detector is a very useful and a very easy way of dealing with and tracing copied material in the different writing content specifically the articles.