A Year of Writing Dangerously

A successful author and writing teacher offers a wide range of inspiration and insights for burgeoning writers, helping them get over a sense of fear and risk that may be holding them back and stifling their creativity. Original.

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608680511

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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A successful author and writing teacher offers a wide range of inspiration and insights for burgeoning writers, helping them get over a sense of fear and risk that may be holding them back and stifling their creativity. Original.

A Year of Writing Dangerously

“When you open Barbara Abercrombie's brilliant A Year of Writing Dangerously, you are in a house full of writers, each of whom wants to march you over to a ...

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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In this collection of anecdotes, lessons, quotes, and prompts, author and writing teacher Barbara Abercrombie provides a delightfully varied cornucopia of inspiration —nuts-and-bolts solutions, hand-holding commiseration, and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and Abercrombie’s students who have gone from paralyzed to published.

A Year of Writing Dangerously

Taking the reader on a quest for answers that leads from Foucault’s papers through World War I−era US Army records, the United States Tennis Association, and finally, the masterworks of the Lost Generation, A Year of Writing Dangerously ...

Author: Keith Gandal

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421423944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Taking the reader on a quest for answers that leads from Foucault’s papers through World War I−era US Army records, the United States Tennis Association, and finally, the masterworks of the Lost Generation, A Year of Writing Dangerously is a must-read for any writer, scholar, or part-time athlete looking for enlightenment.

The Year of Reading Dangerously

This book is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult, and everything in between.

Author: Andy Miller

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0061446181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir. Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved, and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he'd always wanted to read. Books he'd said he'd read that he actually hadn't. Books that whispered the promise of escape from the daily grind. And so, with the turn of a page, Andy began a year of reading that was to transform his life completely. This book is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult, and everything in between. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, this is a heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader, and a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.

Cinderella s Secret Agent Mills Boon Intrigue A Year of Loving Dangerously Book 11

... A YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY. When I began to write Maggie and Del's story in Cinderella's Secret Agent, I discovered an unexpected side of the danger ...

Author: Ingrid Weaver

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408946503

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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THE AGENT: Dashing sharpshooter Del Rogers. THE EMERGENCY MISSION: Saving the day when pregnant waitress Maggie Rice needed a helping hand - pronto!

The Story You Need to Tell

Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss Sandra Marinella ... Barbara Abercrombie, author of A Year of Writing Dangerously and Courage & Craft “Sandra ...

Author: Sandra Marinella

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608684847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

The Language of Loss

She found those words in the writings gathered here. The Language of Loss is a book to dip into and read slowly, a collection of poems and prose to lead you through the phases of grief.

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608686957

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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When Barbara Abercrombie's husband died, she found the language of condolence irritating, no matter how well intended. "My husband had not gone to a better place as if he were off on a holiday. He had not passed like clouds overhead, nor was he my late husband as if he'd missed a train. I had not lost him as if I'd been careless, and for sure, none of it was for the best." She yearned instead for words that acknowledged the reality of death, spoke about the sorrow and loneliness (and perhaps even guilt and anger), and might even point the way toward hope and healing. She found those words in the writings gathered here. The Language of Loss is a book to dip into and read slowly, a collection of poems and prose to lead you through the phases of grief. The selections follow an arc that mirrors the path of many mourners — from abject loss and feeling unmoored, to glimmers of promise and possibility, through to gratitude for the love they knew. These writings, which express what often feels ineffable, will accompany those who grieve, offering understanding and solace.

A Night of Living Dangerously

Jennie Lucas JENNIE LUCAS had a tragic beginning for any would-be writer: a very happy ... with a degree in English, and started writing books a year later.

Author: Jennie Lucas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459227187

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Lilley's fairy-tale wish is about to be granted. She'll swap her gray suits for a fabulous dress and killer heels, and dance the night away with the man every other woman wants…but only for one night. Alessandro Caetani does not do happy-ever-afters. In fact, his charm extends only as far as getting his Little Mouse secretary into bed. Lilley has never taken such a risk before, but this is her night of living dangerously.…

The Language of Loss

She found those words in the writings gathered here. The Language of Loss is a book to dip into and read slowly, a collection of poems and prose to lead you through the phases of grief.

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608686964

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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When Barbara Abercrombie’s husband died, she found the language of condolence irritating, no matter how well intended. “My husband had not gone to a better place as if he were off on a holiday. He had not passed like clouds overhead, nor was he my late husband as if he’d missed a train. I had not lost him as if I’d been careless, and for sure, none of it was for the best.” She yearned instead for words that acknowledged the reality of death, spoke about the sorrow and loneliness (and perhaps even guilt and anger), and might even point the way toward hope and healing. She found those words in the writings gathered here. The Language of Loss is a book to dip into and read slowly, a collection of poems and prose to lead you through the phases of grief. The selections follow an arc that mirrors the path of many mourners — from abject loss and feeling unmoored, to glimmers of promise and possibility, through to gratitude for the love they knew. These writings, which express what often feels ineffable, will accompany those who grieve, offering understanding and solace.

1979

“The Year of Writing Dangerously.” New Republic (August 3, 1998): 42–45. Brook-Shepard, Gordon. November 1918. Boston: Little, Brown, 1981. Cameron, James.

Author: David W. Lesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429982392

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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The Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the continuing US-Iraqi confrontation, the changing political dynamics in Iran, recent Pakistani-Indian hostilities and Osama bin Laden-all of these have one important common denominator: Significant strands of their origins can be traced to the tumultuous year of 1979. This text offers a new paradigm for stud

The Years of Talking Dangerously

Not long ago, Newsweek ran a guest column by an Alabama college professor who was complaining about his students' sloppy writing—one of those familiar ...

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786741519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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"There has never been," Nunberg writes, "an age as wary as ours of the tricks words can play, obscuring distinctions and smoothing over the corrugations of the actual world . . . Yet as advertisers and marketers know, our mistrust of words doesn't inoculate us against them." These are the years of talking dangerously, and Nunberg is a sure guide to the pitfalls. With illuminating intelligence and devastating humor, Nunberg decodes the changing syntax of Time Magazine, explains why grammar buffs are drawn to sarcasm, and deftly unpacks the telling phrases of our national conversation, from progressive to elite to change -- not to mention national conversation itself.

My Year of Living Dangerously An American Soldier in Afghanistan revised B W edition

During the year (September 2007 to September 2008) I spent serving in Afghanistan I got in the habit of writing e-mails home to my friends and family to ...

Author: William Jones

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557230037

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 165

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What is it like to deploy to Afghanistan? Take a glimpse inside a yearlong experience told through photos and uncensored commentary. Bill "Rooster" Jones volunteered for duty in Afghanistan in September 2007 through August 2008 and served as an Engineer in both the mountainous Hindu-Kush region in the north and the violent and dangerous Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. He kept in touch with friends and family religiously, chronicling his journey through photos and a running commentary that is direct, descriptive, and often humorous. This book captures what he saw, felt, and thought throughout his tour. Unlike most books about war, this story is not about politics, strategy or tactics. It explains what it was like to be there. Rooster captures the essence of place - the smells, sights, and feelings that we would all experience if we had been in his boots. Join Lieutenant Colonel Jones and see what it is like to work and travel in a war-torn country.--Book review.

The Year of Voting Dangerously

Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our democracy: the importance of preserving historical records and the ill-advised gluttony ...

Author: Maureen Dowd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455539246

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999, and she won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on the Clinton impeachment follies. Like her bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, The Year of Voting Dangerously will feature Dowd's trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse. If America is on the escalator to hell, then The Year of Voting Dangerously is the perfect guide for this surreal, insane ride.

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

D'Angelo is brought in for questioning by McNulty and Bunk who trick him into writing a letter of apology to Gant's family.

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781680421

Category: History

Page: 135

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2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously: we all witnessed (andparticipated in) a series of shattering events. Emancipatory dreamsmobilized protesters in New York, on Tahrir Square, in London andAthens – and there were the obscure destructive dreams propelling themass murderer Breivik and racist populists all around Europe, fromthe Netherlands to Hungary. The subterranean work of dissatisfactionis continuing: rage is accumulating and a new wave of revolts willfollow. Why? Because the events of 2011 were signs from the future: weshould analyze them as limited, distorted (sometimes even perverted)fragments of a utopian future which lies dormant in the present as itshidden potential.

The Year of Reading Dangerously How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life

The actions I describe here, inspired by a particular volume or a passage of writing, were often the direct result of chatting with no one except myself.

Author: Andy Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007375257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

The Year of Learning Dangerously

The logicof writing, for example, includes paragraph construction and learning to support a thesis; the logic of reading involves the criticism and analysis ...

Author: Quinn Cummings

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101610718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A year of homeschooling. What could possibly go wrong? In this honest and wry memoir, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling – the fastest-growing educational trend of our time -- despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (And that’s just Quinn.) Quinn’s fearless quest includes some self-homeschooling – reading up on education reform, debating the need for “socialization,” and infiltrating conferences filled with Radical Unschoolers as well as Christian fundamentalists (and even chaperoning a homeschool prom). Part personal narrative, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And there may or may not be a quiz at the end. OK, there’s no quiz. Probably.

The Summer of Living Dangerously

I'd been out of uni for a year or so, ... I was sharing a flat with two other temps, kicking around, writing notes for my novel in my lunchhour and after ...

Author: Julie Cohen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755356881

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

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From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick Dear Thing, and Where Love Lies, a heartbreaking and life-affirming story about facing up to your past and finding out what - and who - you really want... Alice Woodstock has her life under control. She's successful and she's happy - as long as she continues to ignore the hurt from her past. But when said past walks back into her life in the shape of Leo - the man she married too young, ran away to Paris with and who ultimately broke her heart - Alice is desperate for an escape route. She finds the perfect thing - a new job as a tour guide in a Regency stately home. But as she immerses herself in acting out the stories of the house, Alice begins to see parallels with her own life, forcing her to confront her feelings about what she wants and, finally, live in the real world.

The Year of Eating Dangerously

There were tables here, too, for those with red-rimmed eyes and iPads for writing screenplays or poems or business plans. They had a small stage for ...

Author: K. Bennett

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786030163

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Dead Shall Rise. . . As a lawyer, Mallory Caine considers it her duty to defend the innocent. As a flesheating zombie, she knows how to take a bite out of crime. So when a scared ten-year-old boy asks for her help--claiming that his mother wants to eat him--Mallory rises to the occasion. Unfortunately, the occasion is a Satanic ritual, the mom is a monster, and the boy is a sacrifice. . . .And Approach The Bench. Before you can say "The devil made me do it," Mallory is caught dead center between a family of freaks, fire-breathing demons, and the final battle of good versus evil. If she doesn't have enough on her plate, the brain-chomping lawyer has to defend her zombie-hunting father in court. And, oh yeah: her flesh-eating secret is about to be exposed by a sexy LAPD detective who's good enough to eat. What's a zombie girl to do. . .?

The Year of Eating Dangerously

I hope you won't be writing about just dog.' Of course not, I reassure her. How could someone dedicate an entire chapter to Koreans and dogs? Really.

Author: Tom Parker Bowles

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466852136

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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Fugu. Dog. Cobra. Bees. Spleen. A 600,000 SCU chili pepper. All considered foods by millions of people around the world. And all objects of great fascination to Tom Parker Bowles, a food journalist who grew up eating his mother's considerably safer roast chicken, shepherd's pie and mushy peas. Intrigued by the food phobias of two friends, Parker Bowles became inspired to examine the cultural divides that make some foods verboten or "dangerous" in the culture he grew up with while being seen as lip-smacking delicacies in others. So began a year-long odyssey through Asia, Europe and America in search of the world's most thrilling, terrifying and odd foods. Parker Bowles is always witty and sometimes downright hilarious in recounting his quest for envelope-pushing meals, ranging from the potentially lethal to the outright disgusting to the merely gluttonous—and he proves in this book that an open mouth and an open mind are the only passports a man needs to truly discover the world.