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    • Page 7

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 7 hero or protagonist to accomplish. It is usually asked as a question. For example, will Sheba find her namesakes mythical kingdom. The second component is the Story Stakes which explains why the story is...
    • Page 12

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 12 Story Structure: Larry Brooks’ book Story Engineering covers in some detail all the elements of writing. He says that “neither a killer idea nor a Shakespearean flair for words will get you published without a...
    • Page 13

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 13 young wizard is sent to boarding school where he finds that someone is trying to steal a stone that can give life to the most evil wizard that ever lived. One of the big mistakes that a writer can make is to...
    • Page 24

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 24 However, as I worked with Art and Matt, my vision began to expand. All the books I read and coded helped me, both as a professional writer, and as a teacher. I began to better understand nebulous concepts like...
    • Page 25

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 25 your life. There were sections on maintaining balance between home, work, and writing if writing wasn’t yet a full time career. Classes could be taught on query letters and making a pitch to an agent, as well as...
    • Page 27

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 27 Appendix One Script—Core Concepts—1 hour Slide 1—title—taken from Story Engineering—Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing by Larry Brooks Slide 2—Core competency #1--Concept Slide 3--Concept...
    • Page 28

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 28 Slide 8—Core Competency #4—Story Structure There are 4 parts to Story Structure that fit into 4 boxes. Each box takes about 25% of the book. There are about 60 scenes per book divided by 4 Slide 9—Story...
    • Page 29

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 29 There are two rules for Box 4. Hero needs to be heroic—no one else can resolve the story or the author has failed the reader. Hero can perish, but must resolve the major elements of the story before he does Slide...
    • Page 42

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 42 Appendix Two Plotting by the Numbers Plotting Using Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet Plotting by the Numbers Blake Snyder, a screen writer divided a screen play into different beats. I’ve changed the numbers so that...
    • Page 43

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 43 upside down version, the antithesis. These worlds are so distinct that stepping into Act two must be definite. The hero must choose to leave the old world and step into the new one—he is being proactive. This...
    • Page 49

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 45 collected in September using questions created by the researcher through an online testing service (socrative.com), included both open-ended questions and questions based on the Likert scale to determine students’ intent to further their...
    • Page 58

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 54 writing more (being given more writing assignments from their teacher) would help them prepare better. Twenty-six percent believed that they could use more one-on-one time with their teacher, and 23% thought that they needed more opportunities...
    • Page 63

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 59 Writer’s Portfolio Questionnaire Throughout the semester, students were required to keep their metacognitive journal entries, essay drafts, and final versions of their writing assignments in a writer’s portfolio. At the end of the semester, they...
    • Page 119

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 115 inspiration is slower to emerge; and red, when “desperation is high. I don’t know how to put ideas onto paper.” Another student compared himself as a writer to a turtle. “Slow imagination; shell is a comfort zone. It’s a protection against...
    • Page 19

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 15 knowledge to problem solving, and develop the readiness skills or “level of sophistication” that is required in post-secondary work (Donham, 2014). To be prepared for college and subsequently life in a 21st century technological society,...
    • World War II, Munich

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs
    • The famous "Beer Garden" where the attempt was made on Hitler's life in 1939 was marked as possible Headquarters for the 157th Infantry, Munich, Germany. (See "World War II as Viewed from My Foxhole" by Jasper Louis Crawford, p. 128)
    • World War II, Munich

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs
    • The famous "Beer Garden" where the attempt was made on Hitler's life in 1939 was marked as possible Headquarters for the 157th Infantry, but it wasn't used, Munich, Germany. (See "World War II as Viewed from My Foxhole" by Jasper Louis Crawford, p....
    • Page 38

    • Washington Redskins (Football team); Crisis management; Social media; Sports
    • REDSKINS FAN APOLOGIA 38 The denial strategy was also utilized to claim that there was no controversy. Fans wanted to set the record straight about common misconceptions surrounding the nickname issue. Specifically, that there really is no...

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