Fast Fiction

Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of her two published young adult novels during NaNoWriMo. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer.

Author: Denise Jaden

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608682546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of her two published young adult novels during NaNoWriMo. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer. Her process starts with a prep period for thinking through plot, theme, characters, and setting. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the thirtyday drafting period. Finally, her revision tips help writers turn merely workable drafts into compelling and publishable novels. A portion of publisher proceeds will be donated to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

How to Write a Book in 30 Days

... or concentrate on onethat's readyto be pouredout. Setting a story aside is notasign of failure. ... Stop outlining, sit down and write some scenes from the book based on your outline. This will encourage the story to take shape in ...

Author: Karen Wiesner

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9780852655177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Write Faster

These are: The Basics of Making an Outline - considers the flow of ideas, how to present characters effectively against a developing storyline, and the way to refine major schemes & subplots that drive the story forward.

Author: Sandy Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986500985

Category:

Page: 208

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3 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: Outlining, Story Structure and Plotting! Book 1) Outlining: Step-by-Step Essential Chapter Outline, Fiction and Nonfiction Outlining Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Is Your Novel Losing the Plot? Sometimes we can be too close to a story to see clearly. If you find that you begin to change the plot midway, or struggle to think of one at all, this book deals specifically with keeping you on track to create compelling plot outlines your readers will love. Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Arranged simply and effectively, this guide is divided into four concise and easy-to-read sections that will bring about fast results. These are: The Basics of Making an Outline - considers the flow of ideas, how to present characters effectively against a developing storyline, and the way to refine major schemes & subplots that drive the story forward. Fiction Outline - practical methods that inspire ideas in different ways, to help the sequencing of events unfold in a story & keep sight of the key points. Non-Fiction Outline - four methods to arrange facts & research in a way that will not leave any gaps in the reader's understanding. Best Practices - tips to get to know your characters and story more deeply so that your reader will be fully-absorbed in the novel. Marsh describes ways of bringing in flexibility and simplicity to your outline. Book 2) Story Structure: Step-by-Step Essential Story Building, Story Development and Suspense Writing Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Shape Your Story Like a Pro If you have a phenomenal story to tell but find you can't quite make it flow or form in a natural, yet moving way, Story Structure will transform your approach to writing and make your novel a compelling and addictive read. Crammed full of tricks and tips to help both beginner and advanced authors complete their books in an enticing way. Get Your Acts Together! Each chapter is dedicated to one aspect of story structures, and begins with a 9-Step Process to dividing up your tale; which includes: STEP ONE: The First Act - Introducing characters & what is at stake STEP TWO: The First Major Plot Point - How to leave readers wanting more STEP FIVE: Second Half of the Second Act - The need to support the protagonist STEP SEVEN: Third Act - Protagonist is forced to face the enemy before being ready Marsh uses examples to drive home how developing a strong story structure is important to help maintain focus, enrich plot ideas and provide a bird's-eye view of whether your novel is working. Book 3) Plotting: Step-by-Step Essential Story Plotting, Conflict Writing and Plotline Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Your 'Why' for Writing, Will Also Be Their 'Why' for Reading Are you struggling to take your story to the next level? Would you like to know the best ways to create intrigue and have your readers rave about your book? Plotting is a step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of developing compelling plots from beginning to end. With tips and tricks taken straight from professional writers, the novelist will learn how to use plotlines for maximum effect, while retaining creative freedom. You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn more about writing faster. So, don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and purchase your copy today. Order "Write Faster" Now!

The Unofficial Guide to Outlining Your Urban Fantasy Novel

Let me guide you through the process of creating your greatest novel.The sections of the workbook guide you through:” The initial idea phase, for when you need to consolidate and conceptualise your story.” The character development ...

Author: Francis Leigh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1976924790

Category:

Page: 88

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Young urban fantasy writers everywhere have difficulty in piecing together their ideas into a cohesive and functional outline for their novels. I get it, I've been there. Let me guide you through the process of creating your greatest novel.The sections of the workbook guide you through:” The initial idea phase, for when you need to consolidate and conceptualise your story.” The character development stage, to help you craft characters without the endless questions.” The plot outline stage, so you can create a plot without the sagging middle.” The setting stage, guiding you to plan your story and scene settings with minimal fuss.” The world building stage, the largest section can aid you in keeping consistent in your story world.” The bonus features include a place to jot down epigraphs, playlists, quotes, and more.

Book Architecture

Along the way, Horwitz offers detailed, concrete examples that reveal how the Book Architecture Method works with everything from literary classics to blockbuster films.

Author: Stuart Horwitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986420409

Category:

Page: 156

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In Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, Stuart Horwitz returns with his trademark clarity to help writers craft a powerful plot and an effective outline for their works-in-progress. Along the way, Horwitz offers detailed, concrete examples that reveal how the Book Architecture Method works with everything from literary classics to blockbuster films.

Learn and Gain

Plot: Linear Outline Not all stories begin at one point in time, and continue forward through time to a conclusion at a later date. To understand the basis of plot, you need to have a clear idea about linear plot outlines.

Author: Suhair Eyad Jamal Al-Alami

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443854238

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

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Initiating the slogan “love it, live it”, Learn and Gain includes eight short stories, chosen to illustrate various modes of narration, as well as to provoke reflection and discussion on a range of issues. All texts utilized here illustrate how great writers can, with their insight and gift for words, help us to see the world we live in, in new probing and exciting ways. What characterises the book, the author believes, is the integration of the skills of literary competence, communicative competence, and critical thinking within the same mould. This essentially combined input incorporates the two receptive skills of listening and reading, and the two productive skills of speaking and writing. Upon the completion of the book, learners are expected to be able to: • Read to find and handle information for a range of purposes, as well as read to enjoy and respond to a variety of texts. • Write for a range of purposes, and to convey meaning in language appropriate to purpose and audience. The current book, as such, will be of use and interest to EFL/ESL teaching practitioners, applied linguists, curricula designers, and EFL/ESL high school and university students.

Brainstormers

Start writing your story today. This guided brainstorming book functions like a writing workshop, prompting authors to brainstorm the different avenues and possibilities their stories might take.

Author: Rose Canfield

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1791825990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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Start writing your story today. This guided brainstorming book functions like a writing workshop, prompting authors to brainstorm the different avenues and possibilities their stories might take. The brainstorms inside cover the major elements needed to create an intriguing and cohesive story (main character, goal, complications, and more). After each brainstorm, you'll choose the best ideas for your story. Each section builds another layer of your characters and plot. When finished brainstorming, you will have a detailed outline of your overall story and each of its chapters. This detailed outline will be your guide as you type your first draft. Set Writing Goals Find Your Best Topic Explore the Perfect Setting Get to know Your Characters Map Out the Main Points of Your Story Plot Each Chapter Write Your First Draft!

Professional Plot Outline Mini Course

Not anymore. But That's Just Section One. My Professional Plot Outline Mini-Course also includes seven sequential plot-and-conflict lessons-to make sure you create a story that is tight, fascinating, compelling... ..

Author: Holly Lisle

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1468025856

Category: Reference

Page: 72

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No one is BORN a writer (just as no one is BORN a lawyer). We all have to learn the SAME skills. But no matter where you're starting... Even if you have NO story ideas, NO characters, and NO experience, you can finish a complete working plot outline in just SEVEN tiny lessons. If you have ever labored to come up with a GOOD way to start a story...If you have ever stumbled, lost and frustrated, through the MIDDLE of your book...If you have ever wondered,"How do I find an idea worth writing?..". Stop Struggling. Help Is Here. Start with Section One, where I'll give you each step to creating a quick, professional plot outline. I'll do a demonstration, and then, because writers write---they don't just read about writing---you'll do the exercise in which you'll take what I've demonstrated and use it to start building your working plot outline. Step by step, you will: * Figure out your character. You'll decide on the few points about him or her that really matter-but enough to give you a place to start your story, and not so much that you get bogged down in background and never get to your writing. * Decide on your central idea. You'll figure out what actually counts in your story, so you avoid getting bogged down writing details that don't. * Write your opener. You'll learn how to give yourself and your readers a GREAT first look at your character doing something fascinating. * Create your ending. You'll discover one method of planning out a great conclusion. * And rough in your middle... You know...all those pages that used to bog you down when you couldn't figure out what happened next? Not anymore. But That's Just Section One. My Professional Plot Outline Mini-Course also includes seven sequential plot-and-conflict lessons-to make sure you create a story that is tight, fascinating, compelling... ...And as fun for you to write as it will be for your readers to read. Lesson One: What Is NOT A Plot Discover a secret about plots that even most professionals don't know-a secret that has led way too many writers, including countless full-time novelists, in circles trying to figure out why their story is going wrong. Lesson Two: Mix 'N' Match Conflict Even if you have no idea what you want to write about, you can build a solid foundation for a good story in just minutes. Lesson Three: Questions And Answers Once you have conflict under control, you'll find out one technique for giving your story and characters depth, and makig your story unbelievably richer and more interesting. Lesson Four: Candy Bar Scenes You'll discover and apply one critical technique for keeping your story flowing and keeping your interest high from beginning, through treacherous story middle, to gripping ending. Lesson Five: Ordering Scenes For Conflict Learn how to experiment with structure to discover how you can best present your story to your reader. Lesson Six: Filling In The Blanks Now you'll hunt down empty spaces between your candy bar scenes, and fill them with story that MATTERS-not with pointless wandering, characters who sit around thinking, or dialogues that go nowhere. Lesson Seven: Plotting As You Go Stories change as you write them. In your final week of class, you'll learn how to adapt your plot outline to bend with the changes-without breaking your story. I KNOW you can create something amazing, even if you never have before. Why? Because more than ten thousand students just like you have already taken this course. And I hear back from a LOT of them, letting me know they've finished a story, or they've sold their work, or they've published it themselves. You CAN do this. Cheerfully, Holly Lisle

Circles Disturbed

The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative Apostolos Doxiadis, Barry Mazur ... This function of an introduction is not invented ex nihilo: outlining a story's plot inside the story is an old, tried strategy of poetic storytelling, ...

Author: Apostolos Doxiadis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691149042

Category: Mathematics

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Circles Disturbed brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. The book's title recalls the last words of the great Greek mathematician Archimedes before he was slain by a Roman soldier--"Don't disturb my circles"--words that seem to refer to two radically different concerns: that of the practical person living in the concrete world of reality, and that of the theoretician lost in a world of abstraction. Stories and theorems are, in a sense, the natural languages of these two worlds--stories representing the way we act and interact, and theorems giving us pure thought, distilled from the hustle and bustle of reality. Yet, though the voices of stories and theorems seem totally different, they share profound connections and similarities. A book unlike any other, Circles Disturbed delves into topics such as the way in which historical and biographical narratives shape our understanding of mathematics and mathematicians, the development of "myths of origins" in mathematics, the structure and importance of mathematical dreams, the role of storytelling in the formation of mathematical intuitions, the ways mathematics helps us organize the way we think about narrative structure, and much more. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Amir Alexander, David Corfield, Peter Galison, Timothy Gowers, Michael Harris, David Herman, Federica La Nave, G.E.R. Lloyd, Uri Margolin, Colin McLarty, Jan Christoph Meister, Arkady Plotnitsky, and Bernard Teissier.

Outlining Your Novel Workbook

Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities ...

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Penforasword

ISBN: 0985780428

Category: Authorship

Page: 140

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Learn How to Make Your First Draft Easy! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Create your own personalized outlining process Brainstorm premise and plot ideas Discover your characters Choose and create the right settings Organize your scenes And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful outline-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

Straight Talk on Writing

Outlining Setting the outline aside Writing the story Setting the novel aside Editing and polishing the story 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Working in stages is essential for keeping my creativity at its peak. Brainstorming occurs, most ideally, ...

Author: Scott Francis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You'll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer's life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton, Donald Maass, Dinty Moore, Peter Selgin, James Alexander Thom, and many more. The interviews are casual, relaxed, revealing and instructive. Dig in!

Story Crafting

If students are going to develop stories from ideas or outlines, the teacher may wish to remind them that they must follow the steps as outlined in Getting Started—developing the dramatic conflict, establishing the theme, ...

Author: Arlene F. Marks

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475807349

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The “Literacy: Made for All” series is a classroom-ready, teacher-friendly resource for English and Writing teachers of Grades 9 through 12. Organized buffet style, it is designed to complement an existing English curriculum by providing a tested repertoire of strategies for teaching both writing skills and literary analysis techniques. STORY CRAFTING focuses on the creation, editing, polishing and sharing of short stories and longer prose fiction.

Outlined Teresa S Story

Thomas took the lid off the box he pulled out his father's clothes he stared hard at them before setting them down. Then he took out his mother's clothes he held themjust slightly longer before setting them on top of his dads clothes.

Author: Teresa Lambert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483604008

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

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Teresa gets removed from the magical world and has all memories of that world erased from her mind. Her family finds out there is someone after her who wants to kill Teresa after stealing her powers. Then through errors of the council members she is lost to her magical family, who has been running into problems retrieving her. Teresa and her family face several obstacles brought on by this mystery man. The problem everyone is concerned with is how many of her friends and family members have to die before they can safely bring Teresa back to the magical world?

Screenplay Plot Structure Notebook

There are tons of versions of beat sheets and outlines but when you really remove all the fluff and the fancy terminology, you'll end up with the basic major beats that shape the story.

Author: Authorhood Designs

Publisher:

ISBN: 171235888X

Category:

Page: 122

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Capturing your ideas and mapping your story and outlining your screenplay is vital to have the clarity and the focus you need while writing. This notebook is designed to help you to capture your ideas and map the outline of your screenplay in the beat sheet template. There are tons of versions of beat sheets and outlines but when you really remove all the fluff and the fancy terminology, you'll end up with the basic major beats that shape the story. This notebook is designed with a simple beat sheet template that includes the basic beats that every screenplay should have. It includes: LOGLINE Theme Protagonist or hero defining The Adversary defining Three Acts and beats sheets Act one beats: A 'before' snapshot, Trigger, Goal (outer journey) Act Two beats: Roller coaster stage, Fork in the road (the climax) Act Three beats: Final Push, Transformation & happily ever after This Notebook has blank beat sheets enough for mapping fourteen screenplays. Specifications Size: 8.5 x 11 inches large size and enough space to collect your ideas, map and write your screenplay. Pages: Total 120 white interior pages (60 sheets). The first few pages on how to use the notebook, the next two pages have a blank table of ideas so that you can indexing and find your ideas easily. Then the templates for the beat sheet for plot mapping with plenty of space to write your outline. Cover and Binding: Paperback binding with Printed Softcover so that it is easy to store and carry. This notebook is a unique gift to a screenwriter friend.

The Writer s Plot Outline Journal

The journal for every writer, plotter and story creator.

Author: Warren Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798732944600

Category:

Page: 130

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The journal for every writer, plotter and story creator. Every writer needs to make notes on the latest plot outlines, characters, conflicts, climaxes, scenes and resolutions whenever possible. This journal is perfect for making quick notes on any new concepts that enter your mind as a writer. Every author loves nothing better than putting down a story with plot -points and additional information. This journal is an invaluable resource for every writer, poet and journalist involved in creating any type of literary work.

Write a Graphic Novel in 5 Simple Steps

These can be doodles, outlines, or silhouettes. In designing and creating characters, it can be inspirational ... A story or plot outline is a list of what your hero does to overcome that obstacle. Good plots have a beginning, a middle, ...

Author: Jeffrey Edward Peters

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781464610080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Comic books, also called "sequential art" or "graphic storytelling," are currently a billion-dollar industry. Books of sequential art, popularly known as graphic novels, fill bookstores and libraries all over the world. Author Jeffrey Edward Peters shows young, aspiring writers how to create new universes of their own through the unique combination of words and pictures that make a graphic novel.

MVC Bulletin

Includes brief notes for scenes, characters, imagery, plot, themes, setting. Notes on the grocery business; maps of setting; plot outlines. hh(1). News stories and pictures, editorials, concerning riot in Tampa, Florida, October 15, ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCAL:$B728522

Category: Mississippi River Valley

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Story Genius

Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

Author: Lisa Cron

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607748908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don’t work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it’s not what you think). In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint—including fully realized scenes—that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.

Matthew

It is populated with characters, plotand a variety of settings. Hence, an alternative narrative outline that I will adopt is as follows: 1:1–4:16 TheOrigin andIdentity of Jesus Christ,theSon of God 4:17–7:29 The Preaching and Teaching ...

Author: Ronald D. Witherup

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 9781565481237

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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“In this brief but beautiful exposition of scripture, Fr. Witherup gives readers significant insights into the spiritual depths of Matthew’s Gospel. With a masterful touch he leads those studying the gospel along sound lines of interpretation that will certainly reward all who use this book in conjunction with scripture for personal spiritual enrichment. Readers owe Fr. Witherup a debt of gratitude for bringing his expert interpretive skills to bear on the gospel. They will garner the benefits of serious scholarship without having to struggle with technicalities of sophisticated academics. All students of the Bible will profit greatly from reading this delightful commentary on Matthew.” Dr. Marion L. Soards Professor of New Test. Studies Louisville Presb. Theol. Sem. Author of The Apostle Paul “Ronald Witherup has long been known in the theological academy to be a great scholar and a great Christian.... In this commentary, he expresses in clear and lively language the essential meaning of every passage of Matthew’s Gospel. He does not write as an intellectual (which he is) but as one who loves his Bible and his Lord, revealing to everyday Christians lessons too often reserved for scholars. He takes us from Christmas to Easter, from the Sermon on the Mount to the shocking trial before Pilate, treating every parable, every miracle, every episode in this Gospel story of Jesus in terms of its spiritual message for believers today. A wonderful guide to one of the most engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking books ever written!” Mark Allan Powell Trinity Lutheran Seminary Author of God With Us: A Pastoral Theology of Matthew

The World of Shaft

The original story for Shaft's Carnival of Killers came from a screenplay outline Tidyman produced before the ... He had a strong knowledge of Jamaica, which may have encouraged him to use the Caribbean as a setting for this book.

Author: Steve Aldous

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622231

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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Mention Shaft and most people think of Gordon Parks’ seminal 1971 film starring Richard Roundtree in a leather coat, walking the streets of Manhattan to Isaac Hayes’ iconic theme music. But the black private dick who inspired the blaxploitation film genre actually made his debut on the printed page as the creation of a white novelist. Ernest Tidyman was a seasoned journalist down on his luck when he decided to try his hand at fiction. Shaft was the result, giving Tidyman the break he was looking for. He went on to become an Academy Award winning screenwriter and respected film producer. Based on extensive research of Tidyman’s personal papers, this book tells the story of Shaft from the perspective of his creator. The author provides new insight and analysis of the writing of the Shaft novels, as well as the production of the films and TV series. First-ever coverage of the forgotten Shaft newspaper comic strip includes previously unseen artwork. Also included is Shaft’s recent reappearance on the printed page, in both comic book and prose form.