Everyone is a born writer. Still, writing fiction is a daunting task for two reasons. One, because you have to create a whole new world and then convince the readers that it is as real as you have shown them. Second, you have to write a lot. Most of the parts you will not be interested to write because as a writer, they are obvious to you. Writing fiction involves some elements which if combined coherently can result in a beautiful work of art. This book helps to show readers with stories, the art of creating memorable characters, creating fixating descriptions of settings, developing a breath-holding plot, becoming a good critique of others' work, and last and most important, how to revise your work. When you have reached that point, the way you will look at any work of fiction, even ordinary things around you will change. Congratulations, you just learned how to be a fiction writer.
We can say that a person living with major depression is chronically depressed. But they are also chronically funny, serious, sarcastic, naïve, sensitive, brusque, loving, aloof. I spend much of my time picking at the threads of this unruly tangle of emotions, behaviors and biological processes. The depression that affects my life, and affects the lives of others, is the knot that I continue to unravel.
Sean Ruane worked for the New York State Police for 21 years and was responsible many notable cases including 4 murder arrests. During Sean's career he would be responsible for the capture of 2 violent prison escapees one serving time for a double murder and another serving time for shooting a Linden, New Jersey police officer. That same year he would find the man that brutally murdered an elderly couple at a Catskill Bungalow. Sean then transfers to Long Island, where he was responsible for the capture of Joel Rifkin, a serial killer that killed 17 women. Five years after Rifkin, Sean would be responsible for the arrest of 2 men running for the scene of a murder in New Castle. The story follows Sean from his training at the state police academy through the different stations he worked at in New York. It's the story of the one of the greatest state troopers you never heard of.
I served twenty-five years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The cases I was fortunate enough to be assigned were challenging. The five stories I included in "MY FBI STORIES: Chapter 1" are the first I documented. They are only the beginning of the stories I investigated, however.
For example, I was a member of three FBI SWAT teams and served overseas in Nairobi in 1998, when the terrorist blew up the U.S. Embassies. I also went to Iraq in 2007 to assist the US Military in investigating terrorist groups as criminal enterprises. The stories included in this book are:
1) My first Arrest - A murderer out of Hawaii
2) Ellie and The Kid - I went undercover and bought a kid from some dirt bags.
3) Kilos, Kilos, Kilos - I developed a truck driver as an informant and seized 1560 kilos of cocaine from El Chapo.
4) Limited Basis - A kidnapping for ransom in Los Angeles.
5) Baby Raper - Arrest of a pedophile, kidnapper and kiddie porno producer.
It is the first ...
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Our system of justice grants 'prima facie' murderers, rapists and serial killers the opportunity to speak, does it not? Indeed, convicted killers like Charles Manson, David 'Son of Sam' Berkowitz, Richard Speck, Jeffrey Dahmer and others have done televised interviews. Even the erroneous and dangerous ranting of Karl Marx is taught, no, glorified, in American Universities.
So, what is so gosh-darn dangerous about merely presenting the opinion of Hitler's Germany? If that opinion is as evil and as fallacious as it is said to be, then why not present the full story, and then logically refute it? Truth is its own defense, so what is there to fear about simply hearing "the other side"? Do we really believe in "free speech" and "academic freedom" or do we not? Are we like retarded little children that need to be shielded from mere words? Or is somebody hiding something? Hmmm?
In the purportedly American belief that no one has the right to deprive you of ...
AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRUE CRIME
"The Sunday School Killer" headlines an anthology of True Crime stories where seemingly sweet women transform into cold-blood killers when a hefty insurance settlement is offered upon the death of their husband.
If the circumstances regarding Brenda Evers Andrew's murder of her husband was made into a movie, it would strain the credulity of the viewing audience. Two Sunday school teachers hatch a plot to acquire an $800,000 life insurance policy.
All they had to do was murder Robert Andrew, Brenda's ex-husband.
Brenda tired of being the good girl going to church every Sunday. She wanted the good life. Her lover, James Pavatt, was a man deep in debt. Together, they were the answer to each other's problems both physically and financially if only they could get rid of the one man standing in their way.
No Bible passages or other church teachings would stop them. If they were going to hell, they were going to do it in style.
When Elizabeth Fournier was eight, her mother and grandparents died. She spent a lot of time in funeral homes as a kid since her family were frequently found in caskets. Fournier family members didn't have the best longevity record.
As a young girl, Elizabeth found cemeteries a place of peace and tranquility. As a teen, she'd attend funerals of people she didn't know. Not surprisingly, she eventually headed into the local funeral home and asked for a job, any job. She landed the position of live-in night keeper, where she resided in a trailer in the far reaches of a large, hilly cemetery. She slept with a shotgun near her bed, experiencing the scariest summer of her life.
In her memoir, Elizabeth Fournier writes about her calling to the funeral industry, and how her early struggles helped shape her life ministry: taking care of the dead and preparing more meaningful burials.
As a one-woman funeral service in the rural town of Boring, Oregon, Mortician Elizabeth Fournier supports ...
A Prairie Cookbook has recipes that were used to satisfy the hunger of pioneering families in the Midwestern United States.
I must frame your expectations before you read this book. These aren't Old Country recipes. They're recipes from the Midwest from the turn of the last century. You'll find better recipes on how to make ox-tail soup, for example, on the internet and from other books, complete with full-spread glossy color illustrations. If you read this book for culinary how-to instructions or the art of gourmet, you'll be missing the point. Rather, my goal is to open a window into a vanishing world through the doorway of taste.
This book provides another dimension to understanding the lives of our ancestors. These recipes are as simple and as unpolished as those who worked the land. And yet they invoke an atmosphere that other histories may not fully capture. They become a kind of a time portal into the past. Crushed tomato leaves are an example for me. Their smell magically ...
Boxing Legends & Champions is a compilation of articles taken from 'The Boxing History Blog' and 'Eat Sleep Boxing Repeat'. The book starts with Floyd Patterson's intriguing heavyweight title defence against Pete Rademacher, who was making his professional debut and carries on through the years to the modern era.
This book includes great fighters such as Muhammad Ali, Azumah Nelson, Jeff Fenech, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and the late Pernell Whitaker, who was tragically killed in July 2019.
It also chronicles the epic duels between Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 'Sugar' Ray Leonard and Thomas 'Hit Man' Hearns, plus many, many more.
A TRUE CRIME ANTHOLOGY
THE SPOILED BRAT KILLER
Taylor Marks appeared to be young lady with everything going for her. Financial security, a loving mother prepared, it seemed, to do anything for a much-loved daughter. Why then, would she pay a friend $5000 to kill that caring parent?
Like so much in life, Taylor Marks' story is much more complicated than appears on the surface. Today, as she sits in an Ohio prison, knowing that she will die without ever again being free, we can wonder about her thoughts. To what extent does she regret her actions? And what is the full degree of her guilt?
BABY KILLER AMELIA DYER
Amelia Dyer is considered one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Her picture on the front cover easily betrays the evil that resided within her heart. Her reign of terror lasted over twenty years, as she is projected to have killed as many as 400 children before finally being caught
This story goes into the daily rituals and techniques used by Dyer to procure her ...
The Vigorous Virtues
Daily Success Principles From Diverse American FoundersThis Kindle devotional is a re-imagining of the history of America, featuring powerful, often-overlooked men and women of varied races, backgrounds, and creeds who have made lasting contributions to America's founding principles. The Vigorous Virtues are exemplified by the diverse historical voices of unsung heroes and legends of the American story. Illustrative stories of historical figures -- Asian, Black, Native American, Hispanic and White -- who create a collage of uplifting voices beyond the traditional echoes of the Founding Founders.
Monthly themes that target specific virtues
Have at your fingertips a 1 year resource that targets and helps build specific, thematic virtues like: Compassion, Perseverance, Teamwork, Integrity, Self-discipline, Civility, Courage, Optimism, Purposefulness, Industriousness, Self Reliance and Faith.
The stories of these American trailblazers will inspire ...
In the pantheon of American heroes, few names are more revered than that of 'Roosevelt'. As the decades pass into the century mark, the recent works of "historians" such as Doris Kearns Goodwin and film producer Ken Burns have exalted the Holy Trinity of Roosevelt to demi-god status.
There was Theodore, hero of San Juan Hill, builder of the Panama Canal, scourge of the big bad "Robber Barons", and tireless champion of "the worker" whose manly image is immortalized in the stone of Mount Rushmore.
There was Franklin, the altruistic savior of America who turned against his own class to serve "the common man". FDR, we are told, saved America, and indeed, the world. For that, his own image is immortalized on every American dime.
And finally, there was Eleanor; the Sainted Lady whose compassion for the downtrodden made her the Mother Teresa of her day.
That's the pleasant fiction, and if you wish that it not be disturbed, perhaps it is best that you put this book down and walk away. But ...
An unrepentant true crime memoir about the life of a man who sold and used cocaine daily for thirty-eight years. A man with over fifty years of involvement with illegal drugs starting at the age of thirteen. Offering a fair and balanced account of how drugs and drug dealing affected his life, those closest to him as well as the lives of others. This is a different kind of drug dealer story. The kind you don't hear. The kind they don't want told.
Spending an entire weekend with your extended family may seem strange to anyone born after the era of internet, cell phones and Facebook -- causing younger members of our family to ask about the origins of the Owen family reunion. It is told that the reunion tradition was inspired by memories of fun at the 1935 wedding and next day celebration for Leila Eliza Owen and John Lester Newcomb. Leila was the daughter of the Tom Owen clan from the Illinois. After Les and Lelia's wedding celebration Owen family members made plans for another family celebration; 1941 was the first officially recorded "family reunion". Seventy-five years later, the Owen clan is making plans for another family reunion on August 13 and 14, 2016.
What are the reasons the annual reunion inspires our extended family members to attend a reunion each year? Well, there's always a big selection of good things to eat, lots of fun things to do and often some homespun entertainment and time to relax and reminisce about ...