A Gathering of Stardust

The Writer loves to turn her ideas into stories.

Author: M. Catherine Bunton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1977985653


Page: 146

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The Writer loves to turn her ideas into stories. There's nothing better than creating an exciting plot and bringing different characters to life. They come from the stardust elements born within all of us. Stardust elements are special powers and talents that inspire us. You must look deep within to find them; when you do, they bring out wonderful ideas. Writer, however, is having trouble turning her stardust into words. In this creative and engaging guide, The Writer-assisted by her favorite character, Star Girl-takes you on her journey to rediscover the basics of storytelling. She explains the initial process of choosing a topic, discovering new ideas, and mapping plot points. Through various forms of literature-novella, poetry, and an interactive play-The Writer and Star Girl also demonstrate how to create characters and overcome the common anxiety writers experience when bringing their stories to life. Additionally, diverse talented storytellers and characters appear to share their writing inspirations. You too can discover your inner stardust and writing talent by following along with helpful exercises and prompts. Learn to shine like a star and let your voice be heard!


... the lorry suddenly changed its behaviour and speeded non - stop to a gathering of its kind resembling a bee hive , where each in turn was throwing up ...

Author: Fabrice Schomberg

Publisher: Sketched Worlds

ISBN: 9090208496


Page: 45

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A gathering over coffee. One name, then another, until they found one for the newsreels. And who else was at the meeting, Mr. MacDonald?

Author: Joseph Kanon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439164819

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 329


THE ACCLAIMED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GOOD GERMAN AND LOS ALAMOS RETURNS WITH HIS MOST ABSORBING AND ACCOMPLISHED NOVEL YET -- A MESMERIZING TALE OF HOLLYWOOD, POSTWAR POLITICAL INTRIGUE, AND ONE MAN'S DETERMINATION TO LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S DEATH. Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from wartorn Europe to find that his brother, Daniel, has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful career in the movies, and a heroic past choose to kill himself? Determined to uncover the truth, Ben enters the maze of the studio system and the uneasy world beneath the glossy shine of the movie business. For this is the moment when politics and the dream factories are beginning to collide as Communist witch hunts render the biggest stars and star makers vulnerable. Even here, where the devastation of Europe seems no more real than a painted movie set, the war casts long and dangerous shadows. When Ben learns troubling facts about his own family's past, he is caught in the middle of a web of deception that shakes his moral foundation to its core. Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Stardust flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller evoking both the glory days of the movies and the emergence of a dark strain of American political life. It brilliantly proves why Joseph Kanon has been hailed as the "heir apparent to Graham Greene" (The Boston Globe).


As the building expanded, from a singleaisled church into a basilica, it developed into a gathering place for traders and a refuge for the poor.

Author: Hannah Howe

Publisher: Goylake Publishing

ISBN: 9781999961978

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Hired by multimillionaire Jeremy Loudon, my task was simple - find his missing briefcase. Loudon claimed that his briefcase held ten thousand pounds, his winnings from a poker game. However, as the trail unravelled and led to Europe my suspicions deepened. What was in Loudon's briefcase, beyond the money? Why was he being so evasive? Why did he insist on no police involvement?My search for the missing briefcase took me to pimps, pornographers, radical feminists, gun runners and the Red Light District of Amsterdam.Meanwhile, my investigation held a mirror to my own life. Loudon had everything - more money than he could spend, a successful business and a beautiful lover. My business was doing well and my marriage offered plenty of love and happiness. Yet, encounters with my Dutch colleagues raised the question - should I ask for more out of life?Stardust, the story of one woman's dream and my hopes for the future.


The day before i'd seen a poster in the ashcroft radio Shack advertising a gathering of Seventh day adventists in Lillooet; now, responding to that poster, ...

Author: Bruce Serafin

Publisher: New Star Books

ISBN: 9781554200337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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WINNER of the EDNA STAEBLER AWARD for CREATIVE NON–FICTION From its opening image of the varied workforce at a Vancouver postal station, Stardust is a series of literary essays defining Bruce Serafin's world. The teenage Serafin is a captivating figure, freshly arrived from the United States and eager to immerse himself in the particular delights of a still largely frontier–era Vancouver. As a young man enrolled at SFU, he refuses the perm pressed upon him in a Chinatown barber shop and eavesdrops on his rowdy neighbours in a Powell Street apartment house. Working in the post office, Serafin discovers Michel Tremblay's The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant and realizes for the first time that writing about working–class people is not only possible, but desirable. Later, Serafin embarks upon an intimate criticism of touchstones of Western culture. Roland Barthes and Daniel Defoe are counterparts, he suggests, and shows why. Leonard Cohen was read so avidly by the young proto–hippies of the era not because of his writing, but because he physically modelled a way to be cool. The ceremonial objects collected by anthropologists, according to Serafin, are not actually art but something else again. Serafin critiques literary magazines and western novels. He discusses the work of Don DeLillo, Terry Glavin, Steve McCaffery, Northrop Frye, and William Henry Drummond. There's an engagement to these essays that lightly sketches the workings of a mind forever learning.

The Stardust Revolution

This molecular radiodreaming started in Nazioccupied Holland during a gathering of Dutch astronomers in mid1944, at the largely empty Leiden Universitywhere ...

Author: Jacob Berkowitz

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616145507

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 471


Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the Sun. Three centuries later came the second great scientific revolution: the Darwinian Revolution. It removed us from a distinct, divine biological status to place us wholly in the ebb and flow of all terrestrial life. This book describes how we’re in the midst of a third great scientific revolution, five centuries in the making: the Stardust Revolution. It is the merging of the once-disparate realms of astronomy and evolutionary biology, and of the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions, placing life in a cosmic context. The Stardust Revolution takes readers on a grand journey that begins on the summit of California’s Mount Wilson, where astronomers first realized that the universe is both expanding and evolving, to a radio telescope used to identify how organic molecules—the building blocks of life—are made by stars. It’s an epic story told through a scientific cast that includes some of the twentieth century’s greatest minds—including Nobel laureate Charles Townes, who discovered cosmic water—as well as the most ambitious scientific explorers of the twenty-first century, those racing to find another living planet. Today, an entirely new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists—are taking the study of life into the space age. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life, not just on Earth, but in the universe. Stardust science is filling in the missing links in our evolutionary story, ones that extend our family tree back to the stars.

A Touch of Stardust

... a loyal cadre of David Selznick's friends—and by nine o'clock it looked like a gathering at a Hollywood party. With, of course, many reporters.

Author: Kate Alcott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385539050

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 793


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard. When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she never imagines she’ll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern hometown. The young woman has dreams of becoming a screenwriter, but the only job Julie’s able to find is one in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick, who is busy burning through directors, writers, and money as he films Gone with the Wind. Although tensions run high on the set, Julie finds she can step onto the back lot, take in the smell of smoky gunpowder and the soft rustle of hoop skirts, and feel the magical world of Gone with the Wind come to life. Julie’s access to real-life magic comes when Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invites her into the glamorous world Carole shares with Clark Gable, who is about to move into movie history as the dashing Rhett Butler. Carole Lombard, happily profane and uninhibited, makes no secret of her relationship with Gable, which poses something of a problem for the studio because Gable is technically still married—and the last thing the film needs is more negative publicity. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious reporters, hoping to prevent details about the affair from slipping out. But she can barely keep up with her blond employer, let alone control what comes out of Carole’s mouth, and—as their friendship grows—Julie soon finds she doesn’t want to. Carole, both wise and funny, becomes Julie’s model for breaking free of the past. In the ever-widening scope of this story, Julie is given a front-row seat to not one but two of the greatest love affairs of all time: the undeniable on-screen chemistry between Scarlett and Rhett, and offscreen, the deepening love between Carole and Clark. Yet beneath the shiny façade, things in Hollywood are never quite what they seem, and Julie must learn to balance her career aspirations and her own budding romance with the outsized personalities and overheated drama on set. Vivid, romantic, and filled with Old Hollywood details, A Touch of Stardust will entrance, surprise, and delight.

Stardust Lost

From the stage, cast members looked down at a gathering stampede. The next few moments, Adler recalled in theatrical terms, “was the scene played out ...

Author: Stefan Kanfer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307547477

Category: History

Page: 368

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In Stardust Lost, Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters. He reveals the nightly drama and comedy that played out behind the scenes as well as onstage, and introduces all the players—actors, divas, playwrights, directors, and producers—who made it possible. A richly evocative chronicle of its brief but dazzling existence in America, this is both an elegy for and a tribute to Yiddish theater—lost, but not forgotten.

Stardust Melody

That July, a gathering of New York's top white musicians had honored him at a banquet, presenting him with a pocket watch on which was engraved "To Louis ...

Author: Richard M. Sudhalter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190290740

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Georgia on My Mind, Rockin' Chair, Skylark, Lazybones, and of course the incomparable Star Dust--who else could have composed these classic American songs but Hoagy Carmichael? He remains, for millions, the voice of heartland America, eternal counterpoint to the urban sensibility of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Now, trumpeter and historian Richard M. Sudhalter has penned the first book-length biography of the man Alec Wilder hailed as "the most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great songwriters--the greatest of the great craftsmen." Stardust Melody follows Carmichael from his roaring-twenties Indiana youth to bandstands and recording studios across the nation, playing piano and singing alongside jazz greats Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and close friends Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong. It illuminates his peak Hollywood years, starring in such films as To Have and Have Not and The Best Years of Our Lives, and on radio, records and TV. With compassionate insight Sudhalter depicts Hoagy's triumphs and tragedies, and his mounting despair as rock-and-roll drowns out and lays waste to the last days of a brilliant career. With an insider's clarity Sudhalter explores the songs themselves, still fresh and appealing while reminding us of our innocent American yesterdays. Drawing on Carmichael's private papers and on interviews with family, friends and colleagues, he reveals that "The Old Music Master" was almost as gifted a wordsmith as a shaper of melodies. In all, Stardust Melody offers a richly textured portrait of one of our greatest musical figures, an inspiring American icon.

Stardust Melodies

As a gathering of entirely standard ballads, the session is a forerunner of such later masterpieces as John Coltrane Ballads and John Coltrane—Johnny ...

Author: Will Friedwald

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307559982

Category: Music

Page: 416

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In Stardust Melodies, Will Friedwald takes each of these legendary songs apart and puts it together again, with a staggering wealth of detail and unprecedented understanding. Each chapter gives us an extended history of one song—the circumstances under which it was written and first performed—and then explores its musical and lyric content. Drawing on his vast knowledge of records and the careers of performing artists, Friedwald tells us who was responsible for making these songs famous and discusses in depth the performers who have left their unique marks on them. He writes about variations in performance style, about both classic and obscure versions of the songs, about brilliantly original interpretations and ghastly travesties. And then there’s the completely unexpected, like Stan Freberg’s politically correct “Elderly Man River.” This is a book for all lovers of American song to explore, argue with, and savor.

Stardust and dandelions

... On the steps a form cold in her track-,— In the cottage a gathering shroud; All night he had spun But his task is done, And the specters of death around ...

Author: Frederic Zeigen

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785881866570

Category: History

Page: 32

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Stardust to Stardust

If I'm outdoors at a gathering and wish to maintain an aura of respectability, I neatly wrap my petite decanter in a napkin, and voi-freaking-la, ...

Author: Claudine K. Seibert

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982224950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

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The success of Claudine K. Seibert’s first book, Scars to Stars: Reflections of a Dubious Daughter, called for a follow-up publication. Stardust to Stardust: Laughing at Life’s Lapses is a cross between Jerry Seinfeld and Jean Paul Sartre’s insightful observations of humanity’s idiosyncrasies. You’ll find yourself laughing out loud and nodding in agreement at the author’s witty interpretation of everyday experiences.

Of Stardust Ashes We Are Made

For this is what I must say, from the cryptic mystic, I can call it no other than a gathering of souls to truth, justice, ushering in reconciliation among ...

Author: Ash Gallagher

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716384189

Category: Social Science


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"Of Stardust and Ashes We Are Made" is the poetic love story of our connection to Body and Earth and Soul. From disruption to joy, we fall from the heavens, and are refined in the fire. This is a love story to self, to the ones who shape us, to the ones who hurt us, to the ones who make us, to One who raises each and every time. This is the poetry of our movement and being.


Good afternoon , Mr . Rogers , ” said Mrs . Knox , showing broken teeth in a
propitiatory smile , but with a gathering of anxious shadows round her eyes . “ It '
s a time since you ' ve been round these parts . " “ Yes , Mrs . Knox , yes - - it is .

Author: David Leslie Murray


ISBN: UOM:39015059413180


Page: 477

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The Stardust Lounge

Teams are gathering at the Stardust Lounge for a celebration. Sure enough, the boys' young stepmother, Terri, had relayed my message to Charles and his ...

Author: Deborah Digges

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307491305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Stephen Digges is the kind of angry adolescent a lot of parents would have given up on. He is out of control by the time he is 13 -- running with gangs, stealing cars, fooling around with drugs and guns, and in general making his family’s life hell. Confronted with his growing recklessness and defiance, his mother, the poet Deborah Digges, decides to try to accept Stephen on his own terms--a course that stuns her family and leads to the breakup of her second marriage. Digges “shadows” him on his late-night forays so that she can understand his world, welcomes his gang into their apartment, and tries to see life through his eyes. When she discovers that children who are devoted to animals have an easier time forming attachments to other people, she fills their home with a menagerie of ailing or abandoned pets. She also turns to an unconventional therapist who offers unusual — but helpful — treatment. The Stardust Lounge isn’t your usual story of rebellious adolescence. The power of Digges’s memoir comes from her stubborn unwillingness to give up on Stephen. Even when things are roughest, Digges manages to see the intelligent, sensitive child behind the hostile behavior. However difficult the path she chooses, her story is ultimately a heartening one, and it’s impossible not to root for this family as it rebuilds itself.

Stardust International Raceway

Available historical records, though, indicate that the Henderson gathering on January 3, 1955, was both organized and legal.

Author: Randall Cannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476673899

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 312


Professional motorsports found their way to Las Vegas in the mid-1950s at a bankrupt horse track swarmed by gamblers--and soon became enmeshed with the government and organized crime. By 1965, the Vegas racing game moved to Stardust International Raceway, constructed with real grandstands, sanitary facilities and air-conditioned timing towers. Stardust would host the biggest racing names of the era--Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, John Surtees, Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney and Don Garlits among them. Established by a notorious racketeer, the track stood at the confluence of shadowy elements--secret wiretaps, casino skimming, Howard Hughes, and the beginnings of Watergate. The author traces the Stardust's colorful history through the auto racing monthlies, national newspapers and the files of the FBI.

Stardust Monuments

Setting the Stage The themed environment is a modern phenomenon, dating to the industrial era by some accounts, but gathering a different kind of momentum ...

Author: Alison Trope

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781611680461

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 637


Hollywood is placeless, timeless, and iconic, a key fabricator and forger of American cultural myths and stories. How, then, will the history of Hollywood be written?

Stardust Summer

She had been there before, many times, for dinner parties and social gatherings. Open and inviting, it was decorated simply, with a huge window overlooking ...

Author: Lauren Clark

Publisher: Camellia Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 292

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Single mom Grace Mason doesn't believe in miracles, magic, or love at first sight. She likes the quiet life, complete with her eight-year-old son, their tiny house, and her teaching job. Then, one thousand miles away, tragedy strikes. A massive heart attack leaves Grace's estranged father comatose in an Upstate New York hospital. While a team of doctors fight to keep Henry Mason alive, Grace and Evan rush to his bedside to say their final goodbyes. Henry's passing brings little closure for Grace, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to her new surroundings. What begins as a short trip results in an entire summer spent with Henry's second wife, Kathleen, and her next-door neighbor, Ryan Gordon, the town doctor. When a series of unlikely events lead to Evan's disappearance, Grace must face her worst fears to find her son and bring him back home. Stardust Summer explores the complexities of forgiveness, what it means to be a family, and the fabulous possibility of falling in love—again.

A Scatter of Stardust

He paused, a small knot of fear gathering in his stomach. ... sentence on a watch station instead of in a prison makes no difference 79 A SCATTER OF STARDUST.

Author: E. C. Tubb

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781587151828

Category: Fiction

Page: 119

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A Gathering of Stars

At the end of the fading stardust trail left by the ship's exhaust, the constellations rippled like something seen through wavy glass.

Author: Donald Moffitt

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497610750

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 478


The ambitious sultan of Alpha Centauri can only claim the illustrious title of Caliph if he makes a ritual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. This journey completed, he will rule the entire population of the greater Islamic universe. But human knowledge has not yet been able to overcome the significant challenges presented by interplanetary travel. However, the sultan resourcefully enlists the help of Abdul Hamid-Jones, a clever fugitive with a price on his head and the law at his heels. Thrown into the bewildering world of the sultan’s schemes, Abdul receives a hasty introduction to complex physics and the even-more-complex political intrigues of the sultan’s court. Responsible for the successful execution of the sultan’s plan, Abdul slowly realizes with horror that the fate of the entire solar system could be resting on his shoulders.