The Plot Skeleton

And because they do, unless they have an abnormality, they have the same skeleton--the same structure supporting the story.

Author: Angela Hunt


ISBN: 0615834086

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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A collection of useful tips and techniques for novelists.

the Skeleton Plot

Damon wheeled them to the other end of the plot and stacked them carefully there, ready to be turned upside down and buried beneath the last trench they ...

Author: J. M. Gregson

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781780106649

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Skeletons have a habit of revealing themselves eventually . . . When a human skeleton is discovered on the boundary of a 20-year-old property development, it seems there are a large number of people who may know the identity of the corpse and how it got there. But twenty years is a long time and those individuals were very different people back then. Skeletons are being revealed in all senses and there are many prominent local figures who are beginning to feel uncomfortable and afraid. It’s up to Detective Chief Superintendent Lambert and Detective Sergeant Hook to dig around in the past and unearth the truth of how and why the body ended up buried in the ground all those years ago.

Agriculture Handbook

987 CHATED ABY How a skeleton plot is developed for the ring sequence in a single core is shown in figure 9. Each vertical line of the graph paper ...



ISBN: UCR:31210006385122

Category: Agriculture


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The Skeleton Crew or Wildfire Ned

At 188 pages spanning 24 weekly numbers, The Skeleton Crew was of moderate length when ... The plot of The Skeleton Crew centres around Edward Warbeck, ...

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Victorian Secrets Limited

ISBN: 9781906469573


Page: 552

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First serialised between 1866 and 1867 by the Newsagents' Publishing Company and Edwin J. Brett, The Skeleton Crew, or, Wildfire Ned was among the finest and most popular of the fierce ‘penny dreadful’ tales which flourished in the mid nineteenth century. Edward Warbeck, the eponymous Ned, pursues a quest to defeat murderous bandits known as the Skeleton Crew, led by the indefatigable Death-wing. Occultist A. E. Waite described this bloodthirsty tale as "suggestive of a film produced by the inmates of Bedlam" with a storyline "in a state of nightmare". The original vivid, and often terrifying, images of the skeleton outlaws are reproduced in this edition. This edition also includes a critical introduction, explanatory footnotes, and extensive contextual material.

The Nariokotome Homo Erectus Skeleton

Log - log plot of brain weight against body weight for the same mammal sample as in Figure 15.2 . The best - fit line drawn in is the major axis for a ...

Author: Alan Walker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674600754

Category: Science

Page: 457

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The discovery of the Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton, a milestone in the history of paleoanthropology, is fully documented in this book. Beautifully illustrated, it takes us into the field and the laboratory, and into the far reaches of prehistory, to show us what the fossilized remains of a young boy can tell us about our beginnings.

The Skeleton Box

—City Palse (Lansing, MI) "A great read, with all the plot turns, intriguing characters, and catchy dialogue that you would expect from a good mystery.

Author: Bryan Gruley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416564027

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Does Gus Carpenter really want to know what’s inside the skeleton box? In Anthony– and Barry Award–winning author Bryan Gruley’s gripping new novel, Gus must decide if the truth is better off dead and buried. Mysterious break-ins are plaguing the small town of Starvation Lake. While elderly residents enjoy their weekly bingo night at St. Valentine’s Catholic Church, someone is slipping into their homes to rifle through financial and personal files. Oddly, the intruder takes nothing—yet the “Bingo Night Burglaries” leave the entire town uneasy. Worry turns into panic when a break-in escalates to murder. Suddenly, Gus Carpenter, editor of the Pine County Pilot, is forced to investigate the most difficult story of his life. Not only is the victim his ex-girlfriend Darlene’s mother, but her body was found in the home of Bea Carpenter—Gus’s own mother. Suffering from worsening dementia and under the influence of sleeping pills, Bea remembers little of the break-in. With the help of Luke Whistler, a former Detroit Free Press reporter who came north looking for slower days and some old-fashioned newspaper work, Gus sets out to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when the story leads him to a lockbox his mother has kept secret for years, Gus doesn’t realize that its contents could forever change his perception of Starvation Lake, his own family, and the value of the truth.

Skeleton Crew

It's better left vague. A detailed plot synopsis would only be boring. They always King SkeletonCrew AC.indd 656 3/3/17 1:03 PM 656 STEPHEN KING.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501156786

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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Features “The Mist” now a TV series event on Spike Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestseller—an anthology of stories from the outer limits of the imagination! From one of the greatest storytellers in modern times comes this classic collection of twenty-two works of fright and wonder…unforgettable tales that will take you to where your darkest fears await. Whether it’s a mysterious impenetrable mist camouflaging bizarre, otherworldly terrors that could herald the destruction of humanity…or an eerie-looking child’s toy that harbors an unimaginable evil…or four college students on a deserted lake encountering something that crosses the boundary of sanity…or a man suddenly given the omnipotent ability to quite literally edit his own reality…the extraordinary narratives found in Skeleton Crew are the enduring and irresistible proof that Stephen King is a true master of the short fiction form.

More Than a Skeleton

But what about that blind man at the Pool of Siloam? Shannon swears it was a miracle.” “Schmuel Sikorsky? Oh, yes, he too was in on the plot.” “Hold it!

Author: Paul L. Maier

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418512583

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 383


What if Jesus made an unexpected appearance before His final coming? Joshua Ben-Yosef attracts a huge following. He was born in Nazareth to parents named Mary and Joseph and speaks more than a dozen languages—fluently and without accent. His words ripple with wisdom and authority. And the crowds that follow him are enthralled as he heals the sick, gives sight to the blind, casts out demons, and even raises the dead. Is Dr. Melvin Merton, the well-known leader and author of end-times books, correct about the imminent return of Christ? It seems everyone is a believer in this "Messiah"—including Jonathan Weber’s wife, Shannon—especially when Joshua performs the ultimate sign by raising a disciple from the dead. Plagued by skepticism, Jonathan faces the ultimate challenge in uncovering whether this is the actual return of Christ or the most devastating hoax ever carried out.

A Skeleton in God s Closet

Praise for A Skeleton in God's Closet “This plot has been crying for publication for the last nineteen centuries . . . A colorful thriller novel.

Author: Paul L. Maier

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418512538

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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When an ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel, will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into chaos? Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that many fear will be the death rattle of Christianity. Carefully researched and compellingly written, A Skeleton in God's Closet explores the tension between faith and doubt when science and religion collide. In the end, it’s a thought provoking page turner driven by one man's determination to find the truth—no matter what the cost.

Bacca and the Skeleton King

“It's a skeleton play. I don't know it that well, but the plot involves everything you just described. Except instead of zombies, it's skeletons.

Author: JeromeASF

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510709034

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 505


Bacca is back! YouTube sensation JeromeASF’s beloved character returns for a Minecrafter’s adventure thousands of years in the making! A massive zombies-versus-skeletons war has broken out in Minecraft, threatening to engulf and destroy the entire Overworld, and there’s only one furry creature clever enough to stop it. Always a great teacher of crafting, as the conflict breaks out, Bacca is tutoring his first zombie student—a young crafter named Dug—and decides to take his pupil with him on this important quest. Together they discover that the skeletons have stolen an ancient sword from the zombies that has a powerful prophecy surrounding it, and the zombies will stop at nothing to get it back! The only problem is . . . the skeletons say they never took it in the first place! With hostilities building, Bacca and Dug must follow the clues and use their crafting skills to discover the true fate of the missing sword. From a coven of conniving witches, to a giant wolf, to the highest echelons of skeleton and zombie royalty, Bacca and Dug will encounter some of Minecraft’s most memorable characters as they follow their noses ever closer to the missing sword. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. In particular, this adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Science of Science fiction Writing

... a plot skeleton; it is not even true that every story has to have a plot. ... piece of “fictional prose” may not have a “plot skeleton” or even a plot, ...

Author: James E. Gunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781578860111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 534


A fiction-writing text by a well-known sci-fi author, editor and professor.

The Skeleton Haunts a House

Praise for the Family Skeleton Mysteries “Dr. Georgia Thackery is smart, ... The plot succeeds in connecting various threads in an unexpected but logical ...

Author: Leigh Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698143227

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Sid the Skeleton bones up on clues to solve a Haunted House homicide in this mystery from the author of The Skeleton Takes a Bow… What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton’s chest cavity than Halloween? And when you’re a living skeleton who’s not supposed to be seen outside the house, it’s a welcome chance to get some fresh air and rub bony elbows with people. That’s why Sid doesn’t mind wearing a full-body dog suit and going as Scooby-Doo along with Georgia Thackery’s Velma to the Halloween Howl. Sid can’t wait to go through the Haunted House—but he gets rattled for real when a genuine dead body is discovered. Trapped inside as the police quickly seal off the crime scene, Sid makes no bones about dropping the dog suit and posing as an actual skeleton. This murder is a skull-scratcher, but as long as Sid is on the inside, he might as well case the joint to figure out who used the cover of darkness to commit the perfect crime…

The Resurrected Skeleton

While the basic outline of the plot remains the same as in Du Hui's account, Ding's version allows the revived skeleton a number of songs when making his ...

Author: Wilt L. Idema

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231536516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The early Chinese text Master Zhuang (Zhuangzi) is well known for its relativistic philosophy and colorful anecdotes. In the work, Zhuang Zhou ca. 300 B.C.E.) dreams that he is a butterfly and wonders, upon awaking, if he in fact dreamed that he was a butterfly or if the butterfly is now dreaming that it is Zhuang Zhou. The text also recounts Master Zhuang's encounter with a skull, which praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with Chinese poets of the second and third century C.E. and found renewed significance with the founders of Quanzhen Daoism in the twelfth century. The Quanzhen masters transformed the skull into a skeleton and treated the object as a metonym for death and a symbol of the refusal of enlightenment. Later preachers made further revisions, adding Master Zhuang's resurrection of the skeleton, a series of accusations made by the skeleton against the philosopher, and the enlightenment of the magistrate who judges their case. The legend of the skeleton was widely popular throughout the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), and the fiction writer Lu Xun (1881–1936) reimagined it in the modern era. The first book in English to trace the development of the legend and its relationship to centuries of change in Chinese philosophy and culture, The Resurrected Skeleton translates and contextualizes the story's major adaptations and draws parallels with the Muslim legend of Jesus's encounter with a skull and the European tradition of the Dance of Death. Translated works include versions of the legend in the form of popular ballads and plays, together with Lu Xun's short story of the 1930s, underlining the continuity between traditional and modern Chinese culture.

The Alishar H y k

The skeleton was found in a refuse layer a little higher than the foundations of the wall in the eastern part of the plot . It was in a state of such poor ...



ISBN: UOM:39015011000810

Category: Earthworks (Archaeology)


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Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

... cemeteries by those avoiding the payment for a plot (Daechsel, personal communication). Were the juvenile skeletons in this sample more poorly preserved ...

Author: M. Anne Katzenberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118211656

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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"This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience." —The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2009 "… a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology… provides an in depth introduction to human skeletal biology. The structure of the book makes it easy for the reader to follow the progression of the field of human skeletal biology." —PaleoAnthropology, 2009 Issue The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughly revised content, this Second Edition provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic available. Like the previous edition, this Second Edition is organized into five parts with contributing chapters written by experts in the field of human skeletal biology: Part One covers theory and application; Part Two discusses morphological analyses of bone, teeth, and age changes; Part Three reviews prehistoric health and disease; Part Four examines chemical and genetic analysis of hard tissues; and Part Five closes with coverage of quantitative methods and population studies. Each chapter includes a review of recent studies, descriptions of analytical techniques and underlying assumptions, theory, methodological advances, and speculation about future research. New or thoroughly revised content includes: Techniques in the analysis of human skeletal and dental remains Extensive coverage of new technologies, including modern morphometric techniques Advances in the field of forensic anthropology Enhanced discussion of ethical terms regarding the study of aboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer the dominant culture This book serves as an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. Now with a stronger focus on teaching complex material to students, this revised edition provides enhanced case studies and discussions for future directions, making it an invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in biological anthropology and forensic anthropology programs.

Plot Development

As long as your efforts result in a plot-skeleton from where you can expand into a full story, you're good to go. You might have an explosion happening at ...

Author: Jesper Schmidt

Publisher: Fantasy Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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Do you want to write a stronger story? Would you like to worry less about plot holes and weak characters? Some writers shy away from outlining, believing it their worst nightmare, and state that time is better spent writing a novel than planning it. Then there are those who’ve tried plotting, perhaps more than a few times, only to get lost in the weeds and overwhelmed by frustration. Stories that work all follow a certain structure; you just need to learn how to apply it. Plot Development is a step-by-step guide which will teach you: ● How to decide on the number of characters to include in your novel ● How to make each character come alive with their own wants and needs ● How to choose between different types of outlines ● How to develop engaging events and where to place them within your story ● How to enhance your plot with potent subplots ● How to build chapters, designed to deliver an immersing experience for the reader ● How to review and edit your outline to make it even better ● How to enrich your opening and closing chapters Included are seven bonus chapters, covering important topics like: theme, beta readers, short story plotting, and much more. Additionally, you’ll be able to download an outline template to provide an in-depth guide for your plotting. No more getting lost in those weeds! Plot Development is brought to you by two bestselling authors, who have published more than twenty novels between them. Leverage the power of story structure and take your writing to the next level.

The Skeleton in the Cupboard

He saw the plot that was laid , and the game that was being played . ... “ The skeleton is in full play , ” thought Mr. Bohun ; “ there must be something ...

Author: lady Harriet Anne Scott


ISBN: OXFORD:600078594



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Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree Ring Analysis

the longer the line (maximum length is ten squares on the graph paper). ... A useful skeleton plot will not have too many or too few lines present.

Author: Darrin L. Rubino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351381956

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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This book presents guidance, theory, methodologies, and case studies for analyzing tree rings to accurately date and interpret historic buildings and landscapes. Written by two long-time practitioners in the field of dendrochronology, the research is grounded in the fieldwork data of approximately 200 structures and landscapes. By scientifically analyzing the tree rings of historic timbers, preservationists can obtain valuable information about construction dates, interpret the evolution of landscapes and buildings over time, identify species and provenance, and gain insight into the species matrix of local forests. Authors Darrin L. Rubino and Christopher Baas demonstrate, through full-color illustrated case studies and methodologies, how this information can be used to interpret the history of buildings and landscapes and assist preservation decision-making. Over 1,000 samples obtained from more than 40 buildings, including high style houses, vernacular log houses, and timber frame barns, are reported. This book will be particularly relevant for students, instructors, and professional readers interested in historic preservation, cultural landscapes, museum studies, archaeology, and dendrochronology globally.

The Skeleton Man

Lastly, the landscape, Anyone trying to follow the plot using an Ordnance Survey map will go mad in the attempt. I have shuffled the real world to make the ...

Author: Jim Kelly

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429987340

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For seventeen years, the English hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, used only for army training exercises. Before then, the isolated, thousand-year-old community was famous for one thing---having never recorded a single crime. But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the army on practice maneuvers in the empty village, its spotless reputation is literally blown apart. Artillery fire reveals a hidden cellar beneath the old pub, and inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck. No one knows---or will say---who the victim was. Two days later, a terrified man is pulled from the reeds of a nearby river, with no idea of who he is or how he got there. The only name he can remember is "Jude's Ferry." As Dryden searches for the secret history of the dead town, he is also witnessing a kind of rebirth: Seven years after the accident that nearly killed her, his wife, Laura, is finally emerging from coma and paralysis to begin a semblance of normal life. But will that semblance be enough for her---or for Dryden?

The Skeleton Coast

The plot-driven adventure is deepened by interactions and revelations that shape the characters as they make their way across the ocean.

Author: Mardi McConnochie

Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.

ISBN: 9781772780994

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 895


The grey light of dawn crept through the sky. The sun was yet to make its first appearance, but the crew of the Sunfish were already up and ready to weigh anchor. Having barely escaped the dangers of a world dominated by gangs, the corrupt Admiralty, and the hostile sea, Will, Annalie and their friends must now set sail for their most daunting destination yet: Sundia. This isolated country, forbidden to outsiders, is where the twins must make their final stand in their search for answers—and for their father. But with all they’ve overcome so far on their journey, how long can their luck hold? Packed with twists, dynamic characters, and compelling environmental themes, The Skeleton Coast brings Mardi McConnochie’s acclaimed cli-fi trilogy to a riveting conclusion.