Launch your career in writing for video games or animation with the best tips, tricks, and tutorials from the Focal press catalog--all at your fingertips. Let our award-winning writers and game developers show you how to generate ideas and create compelling storylines, concepts, and narratives for your next project. Write Your Way Into Animation and Games provides invaluable information on getting into the game and animation industries. You will benefit from decades of insider experience about the fields of animation and games, with an emphasis on what you really need to know to start working as a writer. Navigate the business aspects, gain unique skills, and develop the craft of writing specifically for aniamtion and games. Learn from the cream of the crop who have shared their knowledge and experience in these key Focal Press guides: Digital Storytelling, Second Edition by Carolyn Handler Miller Animation Writing and Development by Jean Ann Wright Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games by Christy Marx Story and Simulations for Serious Games by Nick Iuppa and Terry Borst Writing for Multimedia and the Web, Third Edition by Timothy Garrand
Download the Instructor's Guide for "Writing Your Way Through College" today and discover a convenient roadmap to helping students succeed with academic writing. Writing academic essays in college often seems mysterious to students who do not yet understand the process of developing an idea into a finished piece of reasoned prose. "Writing Your Way Through College" demystifies that process and enables teachers to help students "invent the university" as they reinvent themselves as proficient writers and rhetorical problem solvers. "Writing Your Way Through College" offers instructors a set of careful lessons that draw on current disciplinary knowledge in composition and rhetoric. Sheryl Fontaine and Cherryl Smith provide a classroom-centered text that guides students through progressively more complex, evidence-based writing. "Writing Your Way Through College" offers students and teachers: - practical lessons on writing and learning- a set of assignments that build incrementally- a support system for new instructors- accessible information about college writing- a flexible approach to the classroom. In a concise, readable format, "Writing Your Way Through College "offers insights into how individuals negotiate language communities so that students can better master the conventions and rhetorical characteristics of academic writing. A creative and effective template for the teaching of writing, "Writing Your Way Through College" belongs on every shelf and in every classroom.
Chart your path in the consulting jungle! Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle--a book in The Practicing Organization Development series--offers OD consultants the information and guidance they need to understand their place in the consulting network, differentiate themselves from other types of consultants, and work with both clients and colleagues to make sure everyone's needs and expectations are met. Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle offers practical advice on how to: * Differentiate and market yourself * Interview prospective clients * Write proposals "Transports the reader from the safety of the classroom into the complex, unpredictable and often hazardous world that they describe as 'the consultant jungle.' It is a great resource for graduate level OD programs, consultant training courses, AND corporate managers who hire consultants." --C. Patrick Fleenor, Ph.D., director, International Business Programs, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University
I'M HUNGRY! I'M BORED! can help you and your children make better dietary choices and behavioral changes that lead to weight loss and health gains. I'M HUNGRY! provides the what, why, and how-to of nutrition and weight loss by defining the problems, offering solutions, and then presenting guidelines to carry them through. I'M BORED! offers hundreds of suggestions and links to fun and educational activities, questions to ask, jobs to perform, and services to volunteer, all-of-which develop the intellect, confidence, and feelings of fulfillment. These activities may also deter the hand-to-mouth eating habit that so often accompanies boredom. WARNING! Reading this book and following these instructions may cause significant changes to your health and life. Adhering to the nutritional guidelines and participating in the suggested activities on a regular basis may cause long-term weight loss and feelings of well-being. Common side-effects may include, but are not limited to, increased amounts of energy, confidence, and clarity of mind; frequent feelings of joy, happiness, and fulfillment; frequent feelings of purpose, meaning, and significance; increased episodes of love, laughter and inspiration, followed by a sudden awareness that people want to be near you. Additional effects may also include loss of desire for inferior food and fewer bouts of depression, anxiety, and illness. If at any time these effects wane or do not fully occur, repeat the behaviors until the desired results become evident. Carol McCormick is a certified personal trainer and a certified health coach through the American Council on Exercise, one of the top fitness organizations in the world. I'M HUNGRY! I'M BORED! was born out of her great concern for children and adults who struggle with weight-related personal and social issues. Overweight children are falling prey to a host of “adult” diseases, and many are taunted, teased, and bullied because of their appearance. Adults are not immune to this discrimination, as they are also “sized-up” when searching for a date or seeking a career. These painful emotions often cause both children and adults, not only to feel sad or upset, but also inferior and insecure. As these physical, emotional, and social problems intensify, feelings of unhappiness may also increase. Habits instilled in your children now often follow them into their future. In helping them, you will be helping yourself, because what works for them will work for you too, if you need a nudge in this direction. I’M HUNGRY! I’M BORED! provides the blueprints needed to lay a strong foundation and create new behaviors that lead to better health, a leaner physique, and a happier life! TABLE OF CONTENTS I’M HUNGRY! Pre-Game Warm-Up The Opponents The Playoffs The All Stars The Winning Strategies I’M BORED! Direct Your Thoughts and Actions Discover Your Inner Child Design Your Adventures Develop Your Intelligence Deepen Your Relationships Dedicate Your Time Dispense Your Affection Kudos End notes Resources More Books 250 PAGES
Are you tired of being told by others--self-help books included--what you should do? Drs. Allan Zuckoff and Bonnie Gorscak understand. That's why this book is different. Whether it's breaking an unhealthy habit, pursuing that dream job, or ending harmful patterns in relationships, the key to moving ahead with your life lies in discovering what direction is truly right for you, and how you can get there. The proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) can help. Drs. Zuckoff and Gorscak present powerful self-help strategies and practical tools that help you understand why you're stuck, break free of unhelpful pressure to change, and build confidence for developing a personal change plan. Vivid stories of five men and women confronting different types of challenges illustrate the techniques and accompany you on your journey. MI has a track record of helping people resolve long-standing dilemmas in a remarkably short time. Now you can try it for yourself--and unlock your own capacity for positive action.
The serial killer stalks the city, methodically choosing his victims on the symbolism of their names. To mark his success the murderer places his calling card on each victim. First, the Ten of Spades, next the Jack of Spades, followed by the Queen. As homicide Lieutenant Mike "Ace" Amato works to identify the killer, it becomes apparent he is to be the crowning Ace of Spades in this deadly game of cards. In his first novel, author Lou Campanozzi takes the reader on a ride through the streets of Rochester, New York, the very streets he patrolled as a cop, and through the alleys where, as a homicide detective, he pursued killers.
This is a collection of four works by Bob Serling on how to build your Professional Service oriented business into a million dollar powerhouse. Practical advice and sample marketing information are provided. In addition, purchasing this book entitles to reader to download four pre-recorded QA sessions with the author
Becoming a Writing Researcher effectively guides students through the stages of conducting qualitative writing research, from the initial step of seeing themselves as researchers, to identifying research questions, selecting appropriate methodological tools, conducting the research, and interpreting and reporting findings. Exercises and activities, as well as anecdotes and examples from both novice and seasoned researchers, serve to acquaint readers thoroughly with the practice of carrying out research for scholarly or professional purposes. This second edition introduces students to research methods in a gradual and contextualized manner. Each chapter offers a discussion of a particular portion of the research process, followed by consideration of physical, conceptual, and strategic tools that allow a master’s level researcher to conduct that part of the research. Sections within each chapter also cover issues of stance and positionality that impact the researcher and the resulting research. Becoming a Writing Researcher, second edition, is an essential text for all novice researchers and is particularly well suited for use in graduate-level research methods courses in writing studies and technical communications. It is also ideal for use in other disciplines with strong qualitative methodology research programs, including education.
Marketing guru Philip Kotler and global marketing strategist Milton Kotler show you how to survive rough economic waters With the developed world facing slow economic growth, successfully competing for a limited customer base means using creative and strategic marketing strategies. Market Your Way to Growth presents eight effective ways to grow in even the slowest economy. They include how to increase your market share, develop enthusiastic customers, build your brand, innovate, expand internationally, acquire other businesses, build a great reputation for social responsibility, and more. By engaging any of these pathways to growth, you can achieve growth rates that your competitors will envy. Proven business and marketing advice from leading names in the industry Written by Philip Kotler, the major exponent of planning through segmentation, targeting, and position followed by "the 4 Ps of marketing" and author of the books Marketing 3.0, Ten Deadly Marketing Sins, and Corporate Social Responsibility, among others Milton Kotler is Chairman and CEO of Kotler Marketing Group, headquartered in Washington, DC, author of A Clear-sighted View of Chinese Marketing, and a frequent contributor to the China business press
I stumbled upon life writing at age?twenty-nine. I was?at?that moment in?a divorce?when you know its over?and its time to move on. I?realized how little?I?understood my life and that?I had no real sense of?how to make a life.?I wanted a life.?I wanted?a certain kind of?satisfaction?from life?that I knew existed; yet here I was, very clear that?this?marriage?wasnt going to work out?and faced with raising?a?lovely?child?alone?as I?made?my way?toward this certain something I couldnt even name. I moved in with my best friends parents, who were very kind to me. To?try to get a handle on things, I?secluded?myself?in their?basement for many evenings to dissect?my?life story.?It was just instinct.?Starting with?my?earliest memory, I?started the?walk?forward, sifting carefully through each?experience I could?recall. I would approach?certain memories?in the writing, and my body would tighten.?At first I just kept going, but those particular memories called me back. So I went back, slowed down, and?sifted more carefullylooking at the?scene, the?circumstances, the?people involved, and?at?myself, my emotions, my perceptions, and my?fears. At the end?of this?rather intense?process,?there was no doubt that something?in me?had shifted. I?felt?a new?sense of self-possession. I felt aware of myself in a way I wasnt before.?I can see this same new presence and power arise in the faces of?others as they complete the life-writing process. The Life Writing Workbook guides you step-by-step through eight sessions of deeply engaging, private, and transformative writing through your life story.?
I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me (Philippians 4:13). I decided to write this book because I have encountered so many people who are misinformed about their health and, because of that, they make poor choices on a daily basis. I want to thank God for giving me the knowledge and understanding of this subject in order to share it with others. Most of the wisdom cited in this book comes from the greatest book ever written, the Bible. Thanks be to God. I want to give special thanks to my friends Ketia and Daniel Jacques for their constant support, to my sister in Christ, Samantha Miller for her help, and my beautiful mom, Alcine Dorce, for giving me life. I want to thank The Ministry of Healing and all the books, articles, and resources that contributed to the completion of this book. This book does not replace your doctor or any treatment your doctor has prescribed for you. This book is intended to educate and make you aware of options available which can help you to make wiser choices concerning your health. In everything that you do, call on the name of God Almighty to give you direction. Prepare yourself to make sacrifices and give your best effort, and let God handle the rest. Winston Churchill and others have said that failing to plan is planning to fail. I wish that you plan to succeed by Gods grace.