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!


A gathering over coffee. One name, then another, until they found one for the
newsreels. And who else was at the meeting, Mr. MacDonald? But Bunny would
be protected, a friend to the committee. Until it began to eat its own, too hungry to

Author: Joseph Kanon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439164819

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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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).

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
Hartman, although it doesn't feature Coltrane improvising at length on the

Author: Will Friedwald

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307559982

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 879


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.

A Touch of Stardust

People were trickling in, slowly at first, then faster—Selznick employees who
could manage to sneak away from their jobs, a loyal cadre of David Selznick's
friends—and by nine o'clock it looked like a gathering at a Hollywood party. With,
of ...

Author: Kate Alcott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385539050

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 901


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. From the Hardcover edition.

Stardust and dandelions

[11 [I] 'Tis near the dawn, and all is black, Not a flicker breaks through the cloud;
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 him

Author: Frederic Zeigen

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785881866570

Category: History

Page: 32

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The gathering and chopping of firewood is such a strong part of our heritage that
urban dwellers sometimes spend their weekends in country cottages just to relive
the experience. But how often have we thought about what makes up the ...

Author: Sun Kwok

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642328022

Category: Science

Page: 267

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How did life originate on Earth? For over 50 years, scientists believed that life was the result of a chemical reaction involving simple molecules such as methane and ammonia cooking in a primordial soup. Recent space observations have revealed that old stars are capable of making very complex organic compounds. At some point in their evolution, stars eject those organics and spread them all over the Milky Way galaxy. There is evidence that these organic dust particles actually reached the early Solar System. Through bombardments by comets and asteroids, the young Earth inherited significant amounts of stardust. Was the development of life assisted by the arrival of these extraterrestrial materials? In this book, the author describes stunning discoveries in astronomy and solar system science made over the last 10 years that have yielded a new perspective on the origin of life. Other interesting topics discussed in this book The discovery of diamonds and other gemstones in space The origin of oil Neon signs and fluorescent lights in space Smoke from the stars Stardust in our hands Where oceans come from The possibility of bacteria in space

From Sawdust to Stardust

At first meeting, the new shepherd made a mild impression, fine-boned with
smooth skin, spectacles, and a bald head. By surface appearances, he was a
timid man, but his quick, sharp eyes and the fire of his sermons revealed that he
was not.

Author: Terry Lee Rioux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416500049

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 493


In the forty-year history of Star Trek®, none of the television show's actors are more beloved than DeForest Kelley. His portrayal of Leonard "Bones" McCoy, the southern physician aboard the Starship Enterprise™, brought an unaffected humanity to the groundbreaking space frontier series. Jackson DeForest Kelley came of age in Depression-era Georgia. He was raised on the sawdust trail, a preacher's kid steeped in his father's literal faith and judgment. But De's natural artistic gifts called him to a different way, and a visit to California at seventeen showed a bright new world. Theater and radio defined his early career -- but it was a World War II training film he made while serving in the Army Air Corps that led to his first Paramount Studios contract. After years of struggle, his lean, weathered look became well known in notable westerns and television programs such as You Are There and Bonanza. But his work on several pilots for writer-producer Gene Roddenberry changed his destiny and the course of cultural history. This thoroughly researched actor's life is about hard work and luck, loyalty and love. It is a journey that takes us all...from sawdust to stardust.


The Fourth of July in Noblesville was an all-day party. The streets of town were
even more crowded than on Decoration Day. A spell of rain just before kept the
farmers out of the fields and gave them an excuse to bring the family to town.

Author: Kurt Meyer

Publisher: Kurt Meyer

ISBN: 1581510578

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 978


A riveting novel about fatal attraction between two young lovers entangled in time. In this fresh contribution to our cultural legacy from the Hoosier heartland, Meyer pitches protagonist David Henry, an earnest, regular guy, into the 19th century on a beam of light. David meets Mary, and falls in love with her and the era she belongs to. Although sensing the tragedy of the fact that they are separated by a hundred years, David and Mary are too much in love to say goodbye. Meyer's Stardust is about the tragedy of loss of a sense of community and what modern life has done to people.


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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Be a hunter of stardust , ” he said . “ Gather it fresh . Protect and preserve it . " "
How ? " I asked with growing frustration . “ Did not Jesus say , ' Seek and ye shall
find ' ? I will show you bits of stardust , but you must be the gatherer . You must be

Author: Becca Zinn


ISBN: 0912949058

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 530


A psychotherapist describes the experience that convinced her of life after death, recounts her contact with Osirin, a spirit, and shares his teachings

Kitkat s Incredible Journey to Mother Gooseland

“Pegasus and Auriga have teamed up. They are gathering the sun-charged
particles from the aurora borealis and will be taking them to the Big Dipper,”
responded Goosey. “Then they will gather stardust from the Milky Way for the
Little Dipper.

Author: Robert L. Leister

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493152520

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 76

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KitKat loves Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She wishes on a star every night that Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again. Starlight-Starbright, your wishes-and-dreams-can-come-true fairy shares KitKats wish with Mother Goose and Goosey Gander. Am I dreaming? said KitKat as she saw Mother Goose and Goosey Gander sprawling on her bedroom floor. KitKat accepts their invitation to Mother Gooseland. When you open the cover of the Tale of KitKat and her incredible journey to Mother Gooseland you become part of her journey. Can KitKat and the Mother Goose Gang put Humpty Dumpty back together again?

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
whenever men and women cease to be rational beings and give way to blind
animal ...

Author: Stefan Kanfer

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114427912

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 603


An in-depth study of the history of Yiddish theater in America follows it from its origins in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, its journey to the Lower East Side of New York in 1910s and 1920s with Jewish immigrants, and its ultimate decline in the face of assimilation and changing world events. 40,000 first printing.

Stardust Bound

95 Free Ride , A Novel by Marilyn Gayle / $ 9 . 95 A Gathering Of Spirit , A
Collection by North American Indian Women edited by Beth Brant (
Degonwadonti ) / $ 10 . 95 Getting Home Alive by Aurora Levins Morales and
Rosario Morales / $ 9 .

Author: Karen Cadora


ISBN: UOM:39015032218540

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

View: 566


In a world of the future, Quincy Alexander engages in a deadly contest of wits with the technocratic world government; finds a remote celestial hideaway that is anything but deserted; suffers a dangerous attraction to a mysterious woman.

Stardust 7 Eleven Route 57 A W and So Forth

... weekend for a gathering of enthusiasts for a Psychic Faire that sets up on card
tables in the low - rent space down in the basement with its chipped
checkerboard - tiled flooring , an adjacent hot - breathing laundry room , and a
nice variety of ...

Author: Patricia Lear

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015026956048

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 881


A collection of eight short stories that offer a liberationist view of life in the South features "Ironman," "Solace," "Hot," "Graceland," "After Memphis," "Believe Me, Mr. Phoebe," "Licensed for Private Exhibition Only," and "Powwow."


noted the party leader's thumb rub agitatedly against the fingers . “ We lose
nothing by splitting with the Mensheviks . They would weaken the Social
Democrats by opening the party to everyone , Tvarish , " he said using the
Russian for comrad ...

Author: Parris A. Bonds

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 0449125394

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 850


Wolf falls passionately in love with the strong-willed Irish immigrant, Maggie, and attempts to force her to yield to his domination

The Stardust Lounge

When we catch him looking at his watch again we wave . He throws us a
resigned smile . The evening our car breaks down in Ottumwa , it is the last night
of the town ' s bowling league tournament . Teams are gathering at the Stardust
Lounge ...

Author: Deborah Digges

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: UOM:39015050774341

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 228

View: 429


The author describes her battle to understand and protect her rebellious teenage son, an intelligent and sensitive young man whose behavior escalated beyond her control, as they transformed their unusual household into a loving family.


Soon, the gathering stardust provided keen and distinguishable features to their
faces and hands and feet. With the renewal of their bodies, all in the conical
sanctuary began to dance in place before the Good and shout for joy. Childheart,
who ...

Author: James Daniel Eckblad

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894919

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Four unlikely teenagers are summoned to quest for the salvation of a perpendicular world. Elli Adams and her friends Beatriz, Jamie, and Alex must overcome their own personal challenges of blindness, self-confidence, and Down syndrome as they struggle together to fulfill their mysterious calling as Bairnmoor's last prophetic hope. Join them on an adventure through singing forests and stardust valleys full of mystical, glorious, and ferocious creatures, all of which test their resolve in the face of overwhelming adversity. James Eckblad's novel wrestles with the age-old questions of good and evil and the nature of the heroic life. The story offers a fresh and challenging perspective on how one can have faith in the good against every indication that evil is thriving, if not prevailing, and how every child--and so all of us--can be immensely more than we are, and all we were meant to be.


Outwardly she appeared calm and I thought , almost glad , when she said , “ Bart
and I plan to be married next month . . . and mother insists on having an
engagement party for us in a few weeks . ” That declaration was hard enough to
take ...

Author: Kiki Mitchell


ISBN: 0805949763


Page: 149

View: 942


Ha Ha Ha and Much More

Do you want to see stardust? Just look under the furniture at home. Our planet is
still gathering the stardust that floats by in space — about 1 million kg (1,000 tons
) of it every day! Tiny Martians? Recently a scientist suggested that bacteria, the ...

Author: Lyn Thomas

Publisher: Maple Tree

ISBN: 1897349238

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 783


Presents jokes, riddles, facts, and puzzles on a number of subjects, organized into such categories as animal planet, body language, everyday people, and weather forecast.


She had been sipping champagne since the noon wedding reception in Dallas ,
a small intimate gathering of only their family and closest friends . They had
continued drinking champagne when they boarded the plane and climbed high
into ...

Author: Nan Ryan

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 0821728601

Category: Fiction

Page: 475

View: 289


When rock-and-roll superstar C.C. McCarthy's career is sabotaged by Valentina Trent, whose sexual advances C.C. once rejected, it is up to C.C.'s daughter, Laura Kay, to restore her father's legend and put Valentina in her place