Typhoon is a novella by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and serialized in Pall Mall Magazine in January-March 1902. Its first book publication was in New York by Putnam in 1902; it was also published in Britain in Typhoon and Other Stories by Heinemann in 1903 Typhoon is a classic sea yarn, possibly based upon Conrad's actual experience of seaman's life, and probably on a real incident aboard of the real steamer John P. Best. It describes how Captain MacWhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon-a mature tropical cyclone of the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. Other characters include the young Jukes - most probably an alter ego of Conrad from the time he had sailed under captain John McWhirr - and Solomon Rout, the chief engineer. The novella classically evokes the seafaring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr, who, according to Conrad, "never walked on this Earth" - is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the typhoon, his indomitable will in the face of a superior natural force elicits grudging admiration.
For over 15 years, Lary Crews taught 4,125 online students how to write their first novel. Now, you can profit from his expertise as a writer and editor. Lary wrote three mystery novels published by Bantam Books (a traditional NYC publisher.) They sold a combined 220,000 copies. Today, he has turned to self-publishing with Novel Secrets which is based on his 900-page online textbook. His purpose? To teach you how to write a GOOD self-published novel. What will you learn from Novel Secrets? 1. Since you are no longer dependent on traditional publishers, you can create your own genre. Lary will review the traditional genres and tell you about New Adult, a new genre created by several self-published women. 2. Learn how to find adhesive ideas for your novel. (Ideas other ideas adhere to.) We'll use the novel idea generator called Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) and discuss how to save your ideas. 3. You'll learn to write a secret draft, which allows you to make abundant mistakes, and how to create your leapfrog outline, which, along with storyboards, keeps you on track as you write. 4. We'll get into the structure of your novel and learn the key to a good plot: the hook, the joyride and the payoff. (Thanks, Aristotle!) 5. You will learn the significance of your first ten pages. When readers look inside your book on Amazon, those ten pages are when they decide to buy your book or not. 6. You'll learn how to create characters your readers will care about. Your protagonist and antagonist are the most important ones, of course. We'll even get into how to name your characters. 7. Viewpoint is so important it can affect sales. Lary will simplify it, and teach you the best and most useful viewpoint for your novel. 8. You will get into dialogue, which moves your novel along. We'll also tackle interior monologue, also known as thinking. 9. Too much description will get in the way of your story. That's why it should be used sparingly. Lary shows you how. 10. You'll learn how to write in scenes, like a movie in your mind. Scenes are what keeps your novel moving ahead. 11. Flashbacks slow down novels, but if you plan to use them, you'll learn how to get into them and back out again. Sometimes a recollection turns out to be better for your book. 12. You will learn how conflict and suspense combine to make your novel work. Readers prefer a satisfying end to your novel. Give it to them, and they will keep buying your books and tell their friends. 13. After your secret draft is done, you'll check your facts, so readers will buy your lies. Then comes the best part of being a writer, rewriting and revising your novel. Lary will teach you how to cut, edit and improve your book. 14. We'll discuss promoting your books on social media and beating writer's block. Lary will also teach you about book signings (he did 77 of them). Lastly, Lary will suggest the ideal book to help you publish your novel on CreateSpace and Kindle. Novel Secrets: How to Write a GOOD Self-Published Novel is a practical, step-by-step manual on how to craft your novel. With Lary's help, this accessible and streamlined book will empower you to write a terrific novel. Take action now: use the LOOK INSIDE feature (above) to see how valuable the information inside Novel Secrets will be for you. This will be the last book you need to read before you write your bestselling novel. Be sure to check out the Novel Secrets website at http: //www.novel-secrets.com
Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She's going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she find the right boy for her?
Albert Best was a wonderful medium and healer. Irish-born, he lived much of his life in the Glasgow region of Scotland. This tribute to his work, first published in 1999 deserves to be available to people who are searching for knowledge today. It went out of print with the passing of the author who was a close friend of Albert's for many years, so we felt it was time to reissue it. His work took him across the world to help those in need and although a very private man he touched many peoples' hearts and gave hope to those in desperate need. This is a heart-warming tale of a man who devoted his life to others, told by those who knew him best.
I'm the happy one. The dependable one. The shoulder. The anchor. The pillar. The rock. The matchmaker. I'm the one you call when you've had a bad day. When you need to vent, or scream, or cry. I will always be there to comfort you. It's a gift. A talent. A role I've happily played. I've helped my friends become who they were meant to be. I've watched them move away, find love, start their lives. But what about me? When does my life start? Where is my happily-ever-after? My name is Guy Handlin, and this is my story. *This novella is a New Adult M/M romance. Recommended for 17+ due to harsh language, sexual situations, and adult themes. **Let It Be is a companion novella to the Sometimes Never series, however, it can be read as a stand-alone book. ***Please note this novella deals with dark subject matter.
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