Story Fix

Your story is getting a "Meh..." when you had hoped for an "Amazing!" But have no fear--the piece you've sweated and bled over isn't dead on arrival. It just needs fixing. Story Fix is the answer to your revision needs.

Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 726


Reinvigorate Your Fiction! You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or an editor. But something's wrong. You're not getting the glowing response you had expected, or you might have even received a rejection. Your story is getting a "Meh..." when you had hoped for an "Amazing!" But have no fear--the piece you've sweated and bled over isn't dead on arrival. It just needs fixing. Story Fix is the answer to your revision needs. With practical techniques from critically acclaimed author and story coach Larry Brooks, you will learn how to: • Develop a story-fixing mind-set • Navigate the two essential realms of revision: story and execution • Evaluate your novel or screenplay against twelve crucial storytelling elements and essences. • Strengthen your concept and premise. • Punch up the dramatic tension, pacing, thematic weight, characterization, and more. • Align your story with proven structural principles. Filled with candid advice on the realities of the publishing world and helpful case studies of real authors who fixed their own stories, Story Fix isn't just about revision--it's about resurrection. Infuse your fiction with a much-needed jolt of electricity, and bring it back to life. "Larry Brooks is a superb storyteller and teacher. If anyone can fix your novel, it's him. Put this one on your desk and read it often." --Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times best-selling author of My Sister's Grave "Story Fix is the ultimate writer's companion for taking any manuscript to the next level. A staple for the beginner, a refresher for the pro." --Joe Moore, #1 Amazon and international best-selling co-author of The Blade and The Shield

Short Story Press Presents Fix Reset and Reload

Short Story Press, Blaise Marcoux. Thank. You. Thanks for getting this book! Our ULTIMATE goal is to share our short stories to the world!

Author: Short Story Press

Publisher: Short Story Press

ISBN: 9781648913815

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 558


Short Story Press Presents Fix, Reset, and Reload by Blaise Marcoux Crusher Bruskiewicz doesn't believe he can be stopped. The fifteen-year old takes every challenge thrown his way, bolstering his fearsome reputation and encouraging his bullying ways. Some of his adventures are hazy in his mind, though, and hard to remember specifically. What the teenager doesn't know is that he keeps dying from his misadventures, only to be teleported into the future and repaired before being sent back to his own time. • Who is Crusher's real father, and how does that play into why the boy keeps being patched up by medics from a completely different century? • What strange future keeps its watchful eye on a young hooligan as he risks life and limb far in the past? • What plans are being made concerning Crusher's fate by his father? How could it spell a very bleak destiny indeed for the misbehaving kid? Welcome to a future where corporations own people completely and time travel is a study option at the university. A time full of hovercars and holograms, space aliens and a totally privatized military industrial complex. Crusher had better prepare himself for another Fix, Reset, and Reload, because next time, he could very well meet his doom. Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Fix It with Focus A Story about Ignoring Distractions and Staying on Task

Title: Fix it with focus : a story about ignoring distractions and staying on task / written by Bryan Smith ; illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin.

Author: Bryan Smith

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 9781545753446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 35

View: 760


Focus. Focus. Focus. That’s the advice Blake frequently hears but fails to follow. Blake stumbles from one mishap to another because of a complete lack of concentration. He carelessly demolishes a Lego volcano in his rush to look out a window. A baseball bruises his elbow (and ego) because a dirt clod takes his focus off the game. And he ends up all wet when he interrupts his own story to do something foolish. Can using manipulatives, including squishy erasers, stress balls and glove taps, help Blake maintain focus and strengthen his concentration muscles?

Fix IT

story into a two-minute video using voice recording and still pictures. A Digital Story allows patients or staff to find the story that needs telling and ...

Author: Harold Thimbleby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192605498

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 443


New technologies like AI, medical apps and implants seem very exciting but they too often have bugs and are susceptible to cyberattacks. Even well-established technologies like infusion pumps, pacemakers and radiotherapy aren't immune. Until digital healthcare improves, digital risk means that patients may be harmed unnecessarily, and healthcare staff will continue to be blamed for problems when it's not their fault. This book tells stories of widespread problems with digital healthcare. The stories inspire and challenge anyone who wants to make hospitals and healthcare better. The stories and their resolutions will empower patients, clinical staff and digital developers to help transform digital healthcare to make it safer and more effective. This book is not just about the bugs and cybersecurity threats that affect digital healthcare. More importantly, it's about the solutions that can make digital healthcare much safer.

When God Doesn t Fix It

Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without Laura Story. So if these characters are not the heroes of the Bible, and we're not called ...

Author: Laura Story

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718037185

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 300


Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams? Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus. In When God Doesn’t Fix It, Laura helps readers understand that: We aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns Even heroes of our faith experienced brokenness Despite our flaws and stories, God can use us in extraordinary ways God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus you can. Not because of your faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God.

The Fix Is In

Associated Press, “Grand Jury likely getting names in plea bargain,”, March 30, 2007. Associated Press ...

Author: Brian Tuohy

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781932595840

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 319

View: 898


Professional sports in America: it’s all about fair play and the goal of winning championships. At least that’s the spin. But could it be a massive showbiz operation filled with greedy owners, crooked referees, and coddled players, all with the unstated goal of grabbing as much money as possible? Author Brian Tuohy provides a full-sourced saga of the corruption that has infected the storied histories of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and NASCAR. With reality obscured by a complacent and often complicit sports media, The Fix Is In shines a light on a hidden history of clandestine arrangements between television networks and sports leagues, all against a background of drinking, drugging, and crime. Finally, here’s a book that unflinchingly examines the sordid underbelly of the American sports industry. Brian Tuohy maintains the website and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Sports website, where he chronicles sports scandals and conspiracies as the stories break. Brian has been interviewed by The New York Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, and The Power Hour radio program.

The Sugar Brain Fix

See also booster activities ; special diets , Sugar Brain Fix and , 242 booster qualities Spencer's story , 144-146 about : overview of , 71-72 , 187-188 ...

Author: Mike Dow

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401956684

Category: Brain

Page: 256

View: 173


Now out in tradepaper is The Sugar Brain Fix (a revised and updated edition of Diet Rehab), in which best-selling author and brain-health expert, Dr. Mike Dow, shows how sugar affects brain chemistry and provides new research on dieting and hypnosis. What makes a healthy brain? The answer is simpler than you think. In Diet Rehab, Dr. Mike Dow shared a simple, yet powerful plan to help readers kick their food addictions. Since then, Dr. Dow has gone on to become a New York Times best-selling author and has continued to research and publish books extensively on improving brain health. Over the past five years, he's gathered even more data that shows how our standard American diet is harming our brains and our bodies--and what we can do about it. In 2015, the first human study linking the blood-sugar spiking Western diet and a smaller hippocampus was published. There is now scientific proof that sugar is shrinking the brain! With The Sugar Brain Fix, Dr. Dow takes a closer look at how sugar affects brain chemistry, and the ways we can fix it. The book features cutting-edge research and Dr. Dow's modified Mediterranean diet--the best diet for brain health and wellness. The Sugar Brain Fix will also incorporate research about hypnosis, and other activities to naturally boost brain health. At its core, The Sugar Brain Fix is a cognitive behavioral guide for boosting serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain with a new-and-improved diet and natural mind-set shifts, while improving overall health. The diet has a clinically proven, 3-prong approach: 1) eliminate sugar, 2) boost Mediterranean-diet-friendly fats, 3) increase probiotics.

The Fix it Shop

“Everything has a story,” Lunden explained. “In fact, most things have many stories. In order to fix something properly, one needs to know more about it ...

Author: Frederick Alimonti

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617772122


Page: 116

View: 152


'Everything has a story, ' Lunden explained. 'In fact, most things have many stories. In order to fix something properly, one needs to know more about it than simply what is broken. You need to know its story. It sounds strange, but to fix something, I mean really fix something, involves a lot more than mechanics or engineering. This toaster of yours has quite a lot to say, and, with a little fixing, quite a few more stories yet to gather.' Taconic New York is a sleepy town. In fact, it's practically dead. Tommy Jameson wonders what has happened to 'his town.' One day, an odd little man opens Ed's Fix-It Shop. Ed Lunden, its mysterious owner, seems able to fix everything even a hopelessly cracked baseball bat is returned to its owner 'better than new' and fit for play. Can this strange man fix only things? Do his abilities extend to people and perhaps even the whole 'broken' town? Find out in The Fix-It Shop: A Story of Music, Magic, a Baseball Bat, and a Toaster.

Fix and Flip

While that kind of story is common in a hot market (for example: Alberta in the mid-20003), it's not the subject of this story. Fixing and flipping is ...

Author: Mark Loeffler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118239803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 981


The ultimate how-to guide to fixing-and-flipping properties Judging from the number of reality TV shows devoted to home renovation, it's easy to think that fixing-and-flipping is a sure-fire, straightforward way to make money, fast. But there's a lot more to the real estate business than a little hard work and some basic DIY skills. Just like every other business venture, to be successful you need to understand the potential pitfalls as well as the possible profits before diving in, and Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit is designed to help you do just that. Putting everything you need to know about how the business of fix-and-flips work right at your fingertips, authors Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo are the perfect pair for the job, bringing you both the financing and contracting expertise that has made their own renovation business a huge success. Offering step-by-step guidance on exactly how to effectively renovate and sell, Loeffler and Szabo walk you through the skills you need to get started, how to identify properties with potential, saving money on materials, preparing to sell, and much, much more. Packed with expert advice on both the financing and contracting aspects of fixing-and-flipping properties Filled with checklists and practical techniques to help you get to work right away Explains the pitfalls to avoid and the profits to be made in the fix-and-flip business Packed with invaluable tips, handy checklists, and time- and cost-saving techniques to help you make the most money you can from distressed properties, this is the only book you need to start fixing-and-flipping like a pro.

Helping Students Fix Problems and Avoid Crises

... Learning Modalities 40 Examining the Story 42 The Questions That Follow the Story 43 For Students: The Child Who Has Difficulty Learning 44 The Story 44 ...

Author: Lawrence J. Greene

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412904706

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 889


For the child who doesn't have friends, does poorly in sports, or has difficulty learning, Greene provides solid, proven methods to help these learners succeed.

Stuff Happens and then you fix it

In the previous chapter, you were told that you start writing the story of the rest of your life the minute you are born. This is important because there is ...

Author: John Alston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471430278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 528


Reality rules for conquering life’s big challenges Stuff Happens (and then you fix it!) is a simple guidefor getting through life’s rough spots and turning thesechallenges into positive opportunities for personal growth. Life,as good as it is, is sometimes going to throw some dirt on you.This uplifting and inspirational book by two award winning authors,internationally renowned Speaker Hall of Famer John Alston andfive-time Emmy award winner Lloyd Thaxton, offers nine "RealityRules" for dealing with these trying times and getting your lifeback on track. Keeping these nine rules in mind helps readersprepare for the stuff that happens and gives them the attitudeadjustment they need to succeed. The many stories in the book ofpeople bouncing back from all kinds of big and little problems byapplying one or more of the nine reality rules offers proof thatthese rules really work. It’s not what happens to youthat’s important, it’s how you respond to what happensand Stuff Happens (and then you fix it!) tells younot only how to respond but how to fix it.

The Fix Is In

A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals Daniel E. Ginsburg. Lieb brought the story to the attention of Yankee co - owner Colonel Tillinghast ...

Author: Daniel E. Ginsburg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786419202

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 327

View: 329


On September 27, 1865, gambler Kane McLoughlin paid William Wansley $100 to ensure that the Brooklyn Eckfords would beat the Mutuals of New York. Wansley bribed Mutuals shortstop Tom Devyr and third baseman Ed Duffy to join the plot. The result was a 23-11 win by the Eckfords in a game marked by "passed balls and...muffed easy flys." Baseball was faced with its first gambling scandal. This is a comprehensive account of gambling and game fixing scandals that have gripped the nation. Attention is rightly focused on the best known incidents (e.g., the Black Sox scandal and the Pete Rose case), but the lesser known scandals are covered in-depth as well. Included are two chapters on game fixing scandals in the minor leagues.

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Forgiveness Fix

101 Stories about Putting the Past in the Past Amy Newmark ... If you would like to share your story or poem with millions of people around the world, ...

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul

ISBN: 9781611599947

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 990


Look beyond the hurt and use the power of forgiveness to move forward. Forgiveness is one of the best tools we have at our disposal to create a better life for ourselves. Leave that baggage behind as you put the past in the past— where it belongs! Forgiveness is an amazing tool—it can transform your life in just one second if you decide that you want to use its power. There’s a reason we refer to anger, resentment, and disappointment as “baggage.” We carry it everywhere we go. We’d like nothing more than to drop it on the side of the road and forget about it. But how do we do that? How do we process the past and then leave it behind? These 101 revealing true stories show you how. Learn how to manage your hurt with or without an apology and focus on what’s really important. Read about marriages being strengthened, families getting back together, grown children coming to understand their parents, and people overcoming the worst transgressions—even crimes. These men and women walked forward light and free, and you can, too—onto the bright, warm, welcoming road ahead. And, because no one’s perfect, you’ll also learn how to apologize if you’re the one in the wrong... and how to use the power of self-forgiveness to find peace and happiness.

Don t Fix Me I m Not Broken

Our thoughts then retell and recreate the story of the person or object always in the present. Therefore in the present we have the infinite opportunity to ...

Author: Sally Patton

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846949326

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 933


Parenting from unconditional love rather than fear means recognizing the spiritual truth of our children rather than focusing on brokenness and deficits. No child is a mistake; no child is broken. Don't Fix Me I'm Not Broken teaches the perspective that parenting is a spiritual classroom in which parents can learn to parent from a place of inner peace no matter what struggles their children are having. When we trust God's voice of oneness in the world as it works through us and through our children, we learn to accept what is. We can either buy into the traditional stories about these labels or choose peace instead. Parents of children with labels or any child who is struggling or just being every-day difficult can either embrace this opportunity for spiritual growth or stay stuck in the anger, pain, and the sadness. It is a choice.

The Fix for Cravings


Author: Cynthia Myers-Morrison EdD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796091649

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

View: 108


THE FIX For Cravings One(s) that didn’t work, and one which WORKS! You Can Create a Blissful, Contented, and Purposeful Life! If you have tried and failed at diets, exercise regimes, and attempts to moderate consumption of foods ‘calling to you,’ then the book you are holding is THE FIX. The Food Addiction Specialist’s food plans and the lifetime experience the co-authors share address a primary problem. Treating your relationship with food and related behaviors as primary issues rather than symptoms may be your solution. YOU can have a blissful, contented, and purposeful life. This is THE FIX for a Life Without Cravings. The stories of dozens who succeeded will inspire. You may not have reached their level of despair yet, but your desire to pick up this book indicates you have searched long enough. Start using the strategies offered to radically change your life.

When God Doesn t Fix It Study Guide

In When God Doesn't Fix It, Laura Story tells of the unexpected turn her life took when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Author: Laura Story

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310089179

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 943


Laura Story's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The devastating news forever changed their lives and brought Laura's dreams of a fairy-tale life to an end. Yet her struggles to accept her new situation also brought her deeper joy and intimacy with God as she allowed him to rewrite her story. In this five-session curriculum (DVD/digital video sold separately), Laura examines the twists and turns that took place not only in her own life but also in the lives of many of the heroes of the faith. She reveals how God used crises in the lives of people such as Abraham, Sarah, David, and Paul to bring them closer to him and set them on the path he wanted them to take. She also shows how God used each of these individuals in spite of their flaws and brokenness. God may not fix everything in our lives. In fact, our situation might not ever change or get better. But we can know that God will lead us to a place where we are better because of it. This study guide includes leader helps, video discussion questions, Bible exploration questions, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions. Sessions include: Don't Be Surprised by Trouble Best-Made Plans When God Doesn't Fix It Why? The Question on Replay A Better Broken Designed for use with When God Doesn’t Fix It Video Study (sold separately).

A Quick Fix

Just remember to put my byline on the story.” If it was going on the front page, Danny deserved to have his name on it. “Yeh, yeh.

Author: Barbara J. Blyth

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468581706

Category: Fiction

Page: 584

View: 937


An Edwardian seaside town is labeled the drug capital of north Norfolk, and an unlikely group of people find their lives inextricably linked to it—and each other. They are the following: Deeanna, the beautiful young wife of an MEP. She is desperately trying to save her family’s country estate following her father’s death and the discovery that they are broke. An opportunity to make quick money is just too tempting—and she has never been afraid to live life on the edge. Deeanna’s brother, Jonathan, always wants to emulate his sister. He takes over the running of the estate when the decision is made to open it to the public. His partnership in a flying school in Holland leads him to become an unwitting courier, with dire consequences. The mysterious Peter, who takes a job as security man to Deeanna’s husband, Nigel. But that is just a cover while he works for a drug enforcement agency. His dilemma is what to do about the stunningly beautiful Deeanna once he discovers that she is a main player. Crab fisherman, Whitebait, Highly respected in a tight-knit community, he worries that his pension will not be enough to give his wife, Mary, the rewards she deserves after all the years of hard work. During his last seasons at sea with his brother, Larry, they bring ashore more than crabs and lobsters. But Larry is weak and careless. He is tempted to try the drugs himself. The owners of a Dutch cargo vessel. Struggling to stay in business against increasingly difficult competition, they are also lured into temptation to pay off the crippling cost of their boat. Marti is a mixed-up young car salesman. His one ambition in life is to bring to justice the foster father who abused him as a child. He becomes a courier and quite by chance meets up with Terry, one of the other boys from the foster home. Terry, already an addict, introduces Marti to his boss. Joe Smith—that is probably not his birth name—is obese, suffers from angina and is no longer a main player in the Amsterdam drug world. He has been hard and ruthless over the years to maintain his slice of the business, but now he is losing out to the big, dangerous international syndicates. His sidekick, Roberto, is a suave Italian, and Deeanna likes what she sees. But he is plotting to desert Joe and move to the opposition where he believes a bigger pot of gold is waiting. Lured by the promise of quick financial gains for their own particular needs or greed, they all become entangled in a dark and dangerous network. Their lives are changed forever—as they opt for A QUICK FIX.

The Fix

But your story was what made you real box office. For Chrissakes, my 14-year-old niece, when she found out I was travelling to Pakistan, begged me to get ...

Author: Omar Shahid Hamid

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529035421

Category: Sports & Recreation


View: 237


Will the profusely talented Sanam Khan’s rise to the pinnacle of world cricket be interrupted by the bookies and the powerful match-fixing mafia? Ever since she was fifteen years old, the talented Sanam Khan has only had one dream: to win a world cup for her country. Now, thanks to her own efforts as the captain, her team of talented misfits in the Pakistan Women’s cricket team stand on the verge of realizing that dream. But fate intervenes, and the team’s success attracts the great corruptors of the sport, the match-fixing syndicates that captured the men’s team two decades ago. Will Sanam and her girls succeed where the men failed, or will history repeat itself?

To Fix Torah in Their Hearts

references below story titles and by a table in the back in which the fifty-three stories in this children's Bible are inserted into the larger structure of ...

Author: Jaqueline S. Du Toit

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780878201655

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 496


In this volume, students of beloved teacher B. Barry Levy come together to honor his erudition, superb pedagogy, kindness, and verve, with a collection of essays that reflect Levy's wide range of interest and expertise. Levy, sensitive to the meaning of a text for its original and intended audience, but also to how that meaning changes and develops over the course of years of interpretation, gave his students the broadest education in the evolving context of biblical study. This expansive focus is evident in the essays included in this book. From a study of astronomical observations in the ancient Near East, to an exploration of the excesses of obedience and sacrifice as recounted in the stories of Abraham and Isaac and the Buddhist Vessantara Jataka, from Talmud, to modern Bibles for children, to the evolution of the Dead Sea Scrolls from text and artifact to sacred object, To Fix Torah in Their Hearts is a diverse and engaging collection, of value to scholars and general readers alike.