How to write a Story

How to write a story | John Dufresne | TEDxFIU

Again I am not the owner of the video. This is an awesome approach on creative outlining and on creating a story. It had helped me immensely.  I have written over 1000 words after watching this and using this kind of approach.

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Book Haul (yes, again): March Edition

Hello. Yes I like books. I buy lot of books. Ask my sister. She hoards the majority of my books in her cellar and soon will gift them away. Nothing better than sharing great books with others. Well, since these are now 13 (17) Books, I ‘ll do an abridged way.

  1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  2. The first Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  3. Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
  4. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  5. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle –  Day 2) by Patrick Rothfuss
  6. The Knive of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness
  7. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  8. The First Law Trilogy: The Blade itself // Before they are hanged // Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
  9. The Genltleman Bastard Sequence: The Lies of Locke Lamora // Red Seas under Red Skies // The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
  10. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
  11. Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) by James S. A. Corey
  12. Abbadon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S. A.Corey
  13. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

 

Book Haul: Books I have purchased February Edition.

Here are a the three books I have bought in February.  Yeah just three. Gimme a break. My TBR is long enough.  Although I have a dozen more in sight.

Already read “A Man called Ove” and utterly loved it. Highly recommended.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004 Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies …Six interlocking lives – one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, Cloud Atlas erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity’s will to power, and where it will lead us.

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A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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A grumpy yet lovable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

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Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

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The first installment of the trilogy, Ninefox Gambit, centers on disgraced captain Kel Cheris, who must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

Goodreads Link

Thanks,

R.