Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties

These are things you do all the time. How can they really make a difference? Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties shows how to transform these everyday activities into world-changing events: Throw a party with a purpose.

Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties

WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN? Throwing a party. Preparing a meal. Sending an email. These are things you do all the time. How can they really make a difference? Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties shows how to transform these everyday activities into world-changing events: Throw a party with a purpose. Prepare a sustainable meal. Send an email to your representative. An inspiring collection of ideas that can make the world a better place, this book taps into the potential of an energetic, influential generation and lights the path to shaping tomorrow by: Digging into what you love Volunteering in ways big and small Supporting political actions that reflect your values Leading an eco-active lifestyle Simplifying and reducing your footprint Using your buying power to encourage better business practices Eating well locally Hosting a party with a purpose Exploring the world through environmentally responsible travel Turning your passion into a vocation With a rating scale based on the time, money, and lifestyle impact required, and peppered with true tales of twentysomethings who've made an impact, Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties provides resources and opportunities for you to use your talents to help create a history we can all be proud of. *** "Everywhere I go around the planet, I find young people, fresh from college, leading the new green movement. With savvy and heart, they're making a real difference—and as this book shows, you can too!" Bill McKibben | 350.org

Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities

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Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities

ïHow can anyone make a difference in a world marked by genocide, civil war, refugee crises, disease epidemics? With conscience, hope, and sweat equity, Dr. Zachary Kaufman and the other contributors to this book have offered aid, created organizations serving victims of human rights violations, and learned from set-backs and failures. Their insight into challenges of sustainable fund-raising, organizational design and management, and skepticism about young Western volunteers can inspire and instruct others who hope to address suffering and injustice through initiative, analysis, and commitment.Í _ Martha Minow, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author, Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence ïThis book makes an all too rare and important point: One of the distinguishing characteristics of social entrepreneurs is the way their actions and their example pave the way for peace. Kaufman gives us multiple examples here to demonstrate that the kind of empathetic leadership exhibited by these social entrepreneurs builds an alternative to conflict and contributes to the stability and security of societies.Í _ Dr. Diana Wells, President, Ashoka ïUnder the able editorship of Dr. Zachary Kaufman, an upstander in his own right, this pathbreaking book demystifies social entrepreneurship, namely, citizen-inspired initiatives that may have as much potential to overcome the challenges burdening victims of atrocities and other assaults on humankind as social media has demonstrated in revolutionizing how people communicate in the 21st Century.Í _ The Honorable David J. Scheffer, Mayer Brown / Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law; former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues; Author, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals ïThe accounts of social entrepreneurs contained in this volume could well inspire a future shortlist for the Nobel Peace Prize. Zachary Kaufman has coupled impressive narratives with compelling analysis in a collection that informs observers but that will also stimulate more young people to take up the challenges of responding to atrocities.Í _ Dr. William A. Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University (London); Author, Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes; Commissioner, Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission ïThis splendid book is more than a primer on social entrepreneurship for human rights in the developing world. It is also a compendium of searing testimony about the immense practical challenges that idealistic changemakers can overcome by dint of their unflagging energy, incandescent visions of humanity and justice, and on-the-ground skills and resourcefulness. Zachary Kaufman has performed a great public service in orchestrating this admirable volume about how hope for the future can be vindicated even under the most unpromising conditions.Í _ Peter H. Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale Law School ïAt last, a compelling narrative of the recent achievements to address pressing global issues through social entrepreneurship! This book is a tribute to the authorÍs ethical convictions and the generation of innovators that he represents. As Chairman of UNITAID, the first laboratory of innovative financing, IÍve seen how a small levy on airline tickets can save thousands of lives every year through market solutions. It warms me to see how young thinkers continue to innovate and act to provide global public goods. Pay attention to them!Í _ Philippe Douste-Blazy UN Under Secretary-General in charge of Innovative Financing for Development, Chairman of UNITAID and former French minister of foreign affairs ïAt a time when so many reflexively look to government action as a remedy for todayÍs ills, this valuable book demonstrates the power of social entrepreneurs to take on some of the worldÍs great challenges. Social entrepreneurship is grounded in real-world experience. The projects this book profiles demonstrate the impact of individuals as agents of change _ taking ideas and turning them into action that can help transform entire societies.Í _ Dr. Arthur C. Brooks, President, The American Enterprise Institute; Author, Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation ïFor anyone who doubted one person could change the world or just wondered how to get started, Dr. KaufmanÍs book is equal parts inspiration and how-to guide. He has lived and studied social entrepreneurship, and provides a serious contribution to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship, particularly as it relates to genocide and other atrocities.Í _ The Honorable Tom Perriello, former U.S. Congressman; former Special Advisor to the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone; Co-Founder, DarfurGenocide.org; current President & CEO, Center for American Progress Action ïSocial Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities is a welcome contribution to the study of one of the most promising social movements in recent time, the mobilization of engaged citizens, or Upstanders, in the face of mass atrocities around the world. Zachary Kaufman incisively investigates how social entrepreneurs are taking on tough issues including conflict prevention and transitional justice, and presents practical lessons learned from the perspective of activists on the ground.Í _ John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project, Center for American Progress; former Director for African Affairs, U.S. National Security Council; Co-Author, Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption; Co-Author, Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond ïSocial Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities interweaves two critical movements: social entrepreneurship and human rights. Kaufman is one of the first to explore these intersections in a powerfully informative way. He and his fellow social entrepreneurs provide concrete examples of, and offer practical advice about, the power of ordinary people to confront one of the most intractable problems: mass atrocities. Kaufman demonstrates how we can all be ñupstandersî in the face of such conflicts.Í _ Mark Hanis, Co-Founder & Board member of United to End Genocide (formerly Save Darfur / Genocide Intervention Network); Ashoka Fellow; Echoing Green Fellow ïDr. KaufmanÍs book is a huge addition to the field, and his focus [on atrocities] is spot on. Looking at social entrepreneurship through the lens offered in this book will provide the field with new insights and inspiration. Bravo!Í _ Peter Brinckerhoff, author of Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits: Making the Right Decision in Good Times and Bad and Social Entrepreneurship: The Art of Mission-Based Venture Development ïSocial Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities deftly outlines how young global peace entrepreneurs are successfully fostering smart and agile solutions to some of the worldÍs most intractable problems. Gone are the tired images of doves and peace signs, rightfully replaced with laptops and smart phones. This is a must read for all young leaders who strive to have real impact in their careers, as well as the old guard if they care not to be left behind by the winds of change.Í _ Cameron M. Chisholm, Founder and President, International Peace & Security Institute ïIn an age of austerity, with governments and international organizations limited in their capacity to address atrocities, Dr. Zachary KaufmanÍs book is a timely reminder of the power of social entrepreneurs to effect critical change. But this is no romantic account of the ability of inspired individuals to make a difference after mass conflict. As an insidersÍ view of entrepreneurship, this book gives a warts-and-all account of the personal, political, social, and economic challenges that must be overcome and the energy, risk-taking, and good fortune required to achieve even modest results. Highlighting the crucial work of social entrepreneurs, this collection also provides a necessary critique of the failures of governments and international bodies such as the UN to respond coherently to the challenges of post-conflict societies.Í _ Dr. Phil Clark, Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Co-Founder, Oxford Transitional Justice Research, University of Oxford; Author, The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice Without Lawyers; Co-Editor, After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond ïSocial Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities is a bold work of definition and analyses. It presents both concepts and histories _ focused on individuals and groups _ in response to mass violence and atrocities. This significant study, edited by Zachary Kaufman, is a work of clarification and inspiration.Í _ Dr. Judith S. Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action ïThis book is nothing less than an antidote against despondency. In and of itself an innovation, Dr. Zachary KaufmanÍs collection of personal narratives by change agents reveals a pattern of how people are bringing light to areas where there seems to be nothing but darkness. The remarkably simple recipe of these social entrepreneurs is to take a good dose of caring, add an innovative solution, and finally knead the project through the phases of iterative testing and growth until impact is achieved. Finally we have in this book an addition to the ever-growing library of literature on human rights and atrocities that is not a call to arms or a cry of accusatory indignation, but a cheerful invitation to roll up oneÍs sleeves.Í _ Dr. Fernande Raine, Social Innovation Leader, Innosight; former Senior Team Member, Ashoka; former management consultant, McKinsey & Company; former Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University ïDr. Zachary Kaufman provides powerful lessons for anyone committed to preventing atrocities, ending conflicts, building peace, and fostering systematic and sustainable positive social change. The compelling and honest first-hand accounts by leading social entrepreneurs working in diverse sectoral areas help ground the field by providing unique insight into the many opportunities, successes, and challenges encountered through the difficult task of change making. This powerful text will inspire many young people and others to take action and work hard in pursuing innovative ways to address some of the most complex, seemingly intractable problems facing the world today. This book should be required reading for anyone seeking to positively impact the world, one step at a time.Í _ Dr. Craig Zelizer, Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University; Founder, Peace and Collaborative Development Network ïZachary KaufmanÍs new book expands the term social entrepreneur to include human rights advocates _ in this instance, young people from the Global North, who have chosen to speak out, stand up, and intervene in the complex contexts of war, atrocity, and civil conflict. KaufmanÍs provocative book includes case studies that will help challenge prevailing definitions of this emerging field as it explores how, where, and why social entrepreneurs are engaging with the intersection of geo-politics, international law, and social change.Í _ Kavita N. Ramdas, Executive Director, Program on Social Entrepreneurship, Stanford University; former President & CEO, Global Fund for Women Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities provides crucial insight into social entrepreneurship from visionaries in the field as well as other experienced practitioners and renowned theorists. While this book focuses on social entrepreneurship as it relates to genocide and other atrocities, the experiences and lessons learned also apply to additional critical social, economic, legal and political problems such as healthcare, development, education and literacy. The authors in this book address the clear need for further examination of social entrepreneurship. They discuss the challenges, obstacles and opportunities of the field and lend new insight to the concept, history and methodologies of social entrepreneurship. The book profiles case studies based on some of the most innovative and effective social enterprises addressing atrocities, including the National Vision for Sierra Leone, Asylum Access, the Kigali Public Library, Indego Africa, Generation Rwanda, Orphans Against AIDS, Americans for Informed Democracy, and Children of Abraham. Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities will inform, instruct and build the community of social entrepreneurs. This unique, essential collection of first-hand accounts is an inspiring and informative addition to the evolving social entrepreneurship literature. It will be of particular interest to social entrepreneurs; students, scholars and practitioners of business, management, public policy, social policy and development studies; anyone with a philanthropic mindset; and all those who are invested in creating and maintaining a socially responsible, accountable world.

Writing to Awaken

In particular, his approach to shadow material—those dark canyons within that we're often reluctant to bring to light—is an ... —Libuse Binder, author of Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties “I never thought I was a writer, ...

Writing to Awaken

Writing to Awaken is an inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. With targeted and revelatory questions, you’ll be prompted to explore your own personal narrative—to write honestly about your deepest wounds, greatest challenges, hidden gifts, yearnings, and opportunities for growth—in order to discover a deeply authentic understanding of yourself and move toward a more liberated, truthful life. We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us: we connect dots to shape the narrative, devise plotlines from circumstance, change characters, fashion conflicts, and adjust structure, settings, and themes as our lives unfold. But so often, over time, we come to believe that we are our story, identifying so strongly with the tales we’ve told ourselves and others that we cling to them for our very existence—even when they don’t quite fit. The realization that there’s a discrepancy between the narrative you’ve crafted and your authentic self can be disconcerting at first, but the exploration of that gap is a doorway to personal freedom, and this book will lead you through it. The writing exercises in this guide, one for nearly every week of the year, ask you to tell the whole truth about your experience. In doing so, you’ll come to realize that once you engage in this radical truth-telling, expressing yourself with complete honesty, your story changes; and when your story changes, your life is transformed. Rather than sticking with your illusive and tricky “Story of Me,” you’ll be prompted to go even deeper, piercing your personal myth and illuminating aspects of psyche and spirit that give way to profound moments of understanding and personal healing. This is not a how-to book for writers; it’s an invitation on a journey of self-discovery—a guide to facing yourself without flinching, accepting yourself as you are, surrendering to what is, and daring to question and transform what isn’t true. With Writing to Awaken, you’ll learn how to break free from the trance of mistaken identity and discover your essential, authentic self.

Ready or Not

Mother Teresa once said, “Don't look for big things. Just do small things with great love.”[15] Do the small things. Fail often. Each time, fail a little better. No, you probably won't change the world in your first year or two of work.

Ready or Not

Discerning a calling is a messy undertaking. You are already involved in many good things now, even as you are being called to many good things in your future. The good life—good work, good relationships, good citizenship, good faith—is to be enjoyed now and pursued on every horizon. We are living out the Kingdom of God even as we seek it. Ready or Not is a much-needed resource for young people on exploring the complexity of vocation in empowering, not prescriptive, ways. After exploring four foundational questions for emerging adulthood—Who is God? Who am I? How have I been shaped? What are my contexts?—you will work through interactive chapters covering the contours of adulthood, including: spirituality, family, community, and work. Explore the full depths of your twenties with bravery and vulnerability! With insight into life skills, personal growth, and spirituality, Ready or Not will set you on a faithful trajectory for a good and meaningful life.

How to survive your twenties

Find ways to meet new people, listen to what they have to say, allow them to teach you their perspectives. Do not judge or answer things ... Be spontaneous, change your habits try things out. ... Play hard and discover the world. 63.

How to survive your twenties

Have you just turned twenty and you are confused about what you should do next? 'How to survive your twenties' is a book about the third decade of life, when nothing is obvious, and you try to figure out the world around you. It is perfectly normal that you don't know what you want to do and what this is all about. In this book the author shares what he would like to know when he turned twenty, exposing his failures and emotional ups and downs. How to be happy? How to build good relations with people? How to motivate yourself? What's important and what's not? Who you should befriend? How to find love? This book consists of 100 paragraphs, each describing a different aspect of a young person’s life. It is illustrated beautifully by Kasia Suro.

Corporate Survival Guide for Your Twenties

A Guide to Help You Navigate the Business World Kayla Buell. you're not just making a run for it. During those two weeks, you'll help get things in order, tie up loose ends, and even train your replacement.

Corporate Survival Guide for Your Twenties

Welcome to the corporate world, friend! A world where things aren’t fair, some people are mean, and if you want to succeed, your boss has to like you. In her new book: Corporate Survival Guide for Your Twenties: A Guide to Help You Navigate the Business World, Kayla Buell, founder of the award-winning blog Lost GenY Girl, helps you face the corporate world post-college. Navigating a corporate working world filled with pitfalls and traps is not easy – there’s no app for that. Should you speak up in meetings? Should you stay quiet? Should you eat at your desk? What should you wear? And what do you do when someone blasts you via e-mail? In Corporate Survival Guide for Your Twenties, Buell helps the early career professionals get their kick-ass career running!

How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties

Your parents (and the rest of your family) are perhaps the people you know best in all the world. ... From the vantage point of an intimate observer, you can see how things could change for the better with only a few simple shifts.

How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties

Following in the footsteps of his snarky self-help hit, How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy J. Paterson uses his trademark wit and irony to help you tackle the most common roadblocks that stand in the way of successful “adulting.” Are you living in your parent’s basement? Can you measure your life by the hours you spend video streaming or gaming? Do you have absolutely no idea who you really are or what matters to you? Are you emotionally stunted and incapable of mature relationships? Great! Keep it up. If you just can’t get enough of being miserable, you’re on the right path. In How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties, you won’t find platitudes or promises of love, happiness, and a fabulous life. What you will find are 40 strategies to help you cultivate a life of abject misery. On the other hand, if you want to take control of your destiny, find meaning and a sense of purpose, or just be a damn grownup, feel free to do the opposite of what this book says. You may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! So, keep getting caught in the same self-defeating traps that have led you to an unfulfilling existence—or not! Either way, this book will help you take a good long look at yourself and your life, and come up with a solid action plan for your worst (or best) future.

Turbulent Twenties Survival Guide

your. inner. self. It is extremely common to come out of college wanting to become something specific then change this idea once you're exposed to so many new things in the outside world. After graduation, the vision of self you hold ...

Turbulent Twenties Survival Guide

This is the first book to provide a psychological road map to help recent college graduates figure out who they are and what they want from their lives during this always challenging stage of life.

The Nolan Variations

Your friends, the people you knew when you were eleven or twelve, you have a totally different relationship with. Everyone's going all kinds of ways. Things change so fast, so quickly. I think that when you're in your twenties or ...

The Nolan Variations

A rare, intimate portrait of Hollywood's reigning 'blockbuster auteur' whose deeply personal billion-dollar movies have established him as the most successful director to come out of the British Isles since Alfred Hitchcock. 'A masterclass . . . brilliant. Immersive, detailed, meticulous, privileged inside-dope.' - Craig Raine More than just the tinkerings of a glass watchmaker, Christopher Nolan's films have an unerring grasp of the way time makes us feel. Time steals people away in his films, and he takes careful note of the theft. Time is Nolan's great antagonist, his lifelong nemesis. He seems almost to take it personally. Written with the full cooperation of Nolan himself, who granted Tom Shone access to never-before-seen photographs, storyboards and sketches, the book is a deep-dive into the director's films, influences, methods and obsessions. Here for the first time is Nolan on his dislocated, transatlantic childhood, how he dreamed up the plot of Inception lying awake one night in his dorm at school, his colour-blindness and its effect on Memento, his obsession with puzzles and optical illusions - and much, much more. Written by one of our most penetrating critics, The Nolan Variations is a landmark study of one of the twenty-first century's most dazzling cinematic artists. 'Christopher Nolan is a wonderfully unlikely contemporary filmmaker. We're fortunate indeed to have him, and fortunate now to have this book.' - William Gibson

The Defining Decade

Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now Meg Jay. Sam's résumé was as scattered as the various ... He'd changed jobs nearly every year since college. ... “Your brain does get used to doing things a certain way.

The Defining Decade

The Defining Decade has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twenties—and themselves. Revised and reissued for a new generation, let it change how you think about you and yours. Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. In The Defining Decade, Meg Jay argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized the most transformative time of our lives. Drawing from more than two decades of work with thousands of clients and students, Jay weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to take the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood—if we use the time well. Also included in this updated edition: Up-to-date research on work, love, the brain, friendship, technology, and fertility What a decade of device use has taught us about looking at friends—and looking for love—online 29 conversations to have with your partner—or to keep in mind as you search for one A social experiment in which "digital natives" go without their phones A Reader's Guide for book clubs, classrooms, or further self-reflection

Changing the World

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Changing the World


I m Here To Win

With my team, I faced the fact that I needed to change how I did things because of my “advanced” age. The goal became to extend my peak as long as possible. As an athlete, if you peak in your twenties, your peak might last ten weeks.

I m Here To Win

In I'M HERE TO WIN, Chris "Macca" McCormack opens his playbook and reveals everything it takes-mind, body, and spirit-to become a champion. Now he shares the story of his triumphs and the never-say-die dedication that has made him the world's most successful triathlete. In 2010, at the age of 37, Macca beat the odds and won the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii for a second time in what many called the most dramatic finish in the race's history. Macca's journey to athletic greatness is more than just one of physical perseverance. After coming in fourth in Hawaii in 2009, Macca returned to the island on a mission: He was there to win. A game plan containing a new strategic approach to winning brought him first across the finish line. Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for-and winning-the Ironman Hawaii, one of the most grueling tests of mental and physical endurance in the world. The race challenges athletes to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon, 26.2 miles, using all their strength and willpower to overcome the incredibly harsh conditions. In I'M HERE TO WIN Macca provides concrete training advice for everyone-from weekend warriors who casually compete to seasoned veterans who race every week to armchair athletes looking for an extra push-and provides insight into the mind of a great champion with excitement and inspiration on every page. I'M HERE TO WIN is also available as an enhanced e-book with embedded video and audio.

How to Deal with 21St Century American Women

You enjoy ten years of “studliness” (you're the stallion) through your twenties. That's the time when you possess a lean body, ... can conquer the world. ... If a baby is on the way, you're set for a 20 year commitment of child rearing.

How to Deal with 21St Century American Women

How to Deal with 21st Century American Women teaches men from all walks of life how to understand and adapt to the evolving male-female paradigm shift occurring at every level of American society. Today, women run companies, become school principles, military generals, police chiefs, corporation CEOs and dozens of other power positions where they make more money and give orders to male employees. It’s no longer exclusively “a man’s world.” Women compete for the highest job slots at colleges, governorships of states, Ph.D. programs and athletic money in professional sports. Where men once drove the car for dates, women demand equality in the work, family and social realm. Men need to slide over and share the driving with women. This enormous emotional, social and sexual shift in the Western world creates a new male-female relationship dynamic. This shift proves the first of its kind in human history. The new dynamic also creates incredible confusion, frustration and exasperation. Along the way, women want men to be men. They want a good man to marry and raise a family. But early in the 21st century, half of all marriages end in divorce. Male domestic violence continues at distressing levels. Weekend fathers explode on the emotional landscape. Children suffer the loss of structure, a balanced family unit and a sense of belonging. This book enlightens, educates and encourages men to maintain their masculinity while adapting and thriving in the new male-female paradigm of the 21st century. The book presents straight-forward ideas to men on how to deal with a 21st century American woman. This book shows men how to successfully marry the right woman for long-term success. It shows which women to avoid. The book creates new understandings to move men forward in relationships in the 21st century.

Masterclass Developing Characters

How to create authentic and compelling characters in your creative writing Irving Weinman ... Maybe, instead, I'll set the world on fire. ... Numerous in our twenties and thirties, we're positively legion in our forties and fifties.

Masterclass  Developing Characters

LEARN HOW TO WRITE CHARACTERS THAT COME ALIVE ON THE PAGE. A guide to building characterization for writers who want - or need - to go further, this is an ideal course for the person who doesn't have the time or money to attend an advanced fiction writing workshop. It uses a unique interactive Workshop method to engage the writer with their material, editing and redrafting your characters and their contexts to take your work to the next level. With support, advice and inspiration from a leading and respected creative writing tutor, this is an essential book for you if you know you need to polish and hone your manuscript prior to attempting publication. With the help of this highly focused guide you'll create characters with depth and authenticity. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Don t Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades

In the last ten years or so, even people in their twenties have started publishing memoirs. ... off point for talking about other things—politics, movies, sports, music, whatever—you're using your mind to engage in the outside world.

Don t Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades

Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excitedabout writing This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from theimaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Createdas a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant tocreative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessonsinclude such gems as "Literary Facebooks," where students create amock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character,as well as highly practical lessons like the "College ApplicationEssay Boot Camp." These writing lessons are written byexperts—and favorite novelists, actors, and otherentertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the mostdifficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core StateStandards 826 National is an organization committed to supportingteachers, publishing student work, and offering services forEnglish language learners.

The Presence of the Past

After the deaths of his uncle and niece , a Pine Ridge police officer in his twenties learned " to stop and smell the roses . Before I was carefree . Now I look at things with a wider view . ... Things always change .

The Presence of the Past

Some people make photo albums, collect antiques, or visit historic battlefields. Others keep diaries, plan annual family gatherings, or stitch together patchwork quilts in a tradition learned from grandparents. Each of us has ways of communing with the past, and our reasons for doing so are as varied as our memories. In a sweeping survey, Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen asked 1,500 Americans about their connection to the past and how it influences their daily lives and hopes for the future. The result is a surprisingly candid series of conversations and reflections on how the past infuses the present with meaning. Rosenzweig and Thelen found that people assemble their experiences into narratives that allow them to make sense of their personal histories, set priorities, project what might happen next, and try to shape the future. By using these narratives to mark change and create continuity, people chart the courses of their lives. A young woman from Ohio speaks of giving birth to her first child, which caused her to reflect upon her parents and the ways that their example would help her to become a good mother. An African American man from Georgia tells how he and his wife were drawn to each other by their shared experiences and lessons learned from growing up in the South in the 1950s. Others reveal how they personalize historical events, as in the case of a Massachusetts woman who traces much of her guarded attitude toward life to witnessing the assassination of John F. Kennedy on television when she was a child. While the past is omnipresent to Americans, "history" as it is usually defined in textbooks leaves many people cold. Rosenzweig and Thelen found that history as taught in school does not inspire a strong connection to the past. And they reveal how race and ethnicity affects how Americans perceive the past: while most white Americans tend to think of it as something personal, African Americans and American Indians are more likely to think in terms of broadly shared experiences--like slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the violation of Indian treaties." Rosenzweig and Thelen's conclusions about the ways people use their personal, family, and national stories have profound implications for anyone involved in researching or presenting history, as well as for all those who struggle to engage with the past in a meaningful way.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s 30s 4E

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s   30s  4E

A wise investment. Revised and updated, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s explains all the basic information anyone in this age group will need to manage their personal finances or enhance their financial plan to yield better returns on their investments. *Covers 401(k) and retirement planning plus investment strategies for the next decade *Budgeting tips forspiraling food and fuel costs, as well as the financial impacts of changing jobs and growing families *Homeownership options from building from scratch to townhouses and Condos *Up-to-date information on internetbanking and online mortgage brokers Download a sample chapter.

Adulting 101 Book 2

of us who have struggled with the transition to adulthood experienced at least one of three things: 1. We were not given a clear understanding ... Your twenties are the land of the in between. ... To provide value and change the world?

Adulting 101 Book 2

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. Welcome to your twenties: the land of in-between. It's a decade of transition and change that carries an expectation of figuring it all out by thirty. Many of us launch into this season of life feeling woefully unprepared and anxious, wondering how we can already feel so lost. Adulting 101 Book 2: #liveyourbestlife provides you with a clear vision of what a healthy adult looks like, equips you with the necessary tools to begin a meaningful adulthood, and offers critical resources to fulfill your purpose. With relatable stories, relevant research, and input from trusted mental health professionals, this book will help you: assess yourself honestly implement lasting, healthy habits develop social awareness and emotional and cultural intelligence cultivate grit and resilience identify signs of anxiety, depression, and loneliness and gain coping skills Your twenties are an opportunity to shape yourself into the adult you want to become. Be the best you and live your best life.

Clear Waters Rising

The distance was slightly alarming; Cape Finisterre to Istanbul was twelve thumb-lengths on my atlas, ... to do the stack of things you'd been postponing since your twenties: run a sub-three-hour marathon, change career, build a house.

Clear Waters Rising

Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world.

Back Then

“But surely you've found similar things out about yourself. Think back on your twenties and thirties, and the things you did, and why you did them. It isn't just that we each grow up and change. It's because times change as well.

Back Then

Photographs deceive. They hide as much as they reveal. Caroline Jantz listens to and reflects on the tales of five members of her family, stories that change the perceptions she has of them, but more profoundly, change her place with them in her life and in the stories they tell. These accounts center around recently-discovered family photographs, some from albums, some from dusty old attics, but all long forgotten. Caroline’s Uncle Jesse is charming, cunning, and deceitful, and few can resist his allure until he loses control of his carefully-constructed life. Caroline’s mother, Darlene, wants a family different from that of her parents but pays a price for it higher than most of us would ever want to pay. Caroline’s brother Tim returns home after a life adrift but finds that the definition of home has taken a turn he and this family never expected. Her brother, Theodore, was born a child prodigy with an astonishing memory and an exceptional singing voice, but lives an unremarkable, unfulfilling life which, in the end, is not overlooked. Through conversations with his daughter, Vernon Jantz finds redemption and hope for a new life after losing his family through his mistakes. Caroline and her family seek answers to simple, but profoundly challenging questions that have been asked since humans began living and speaking. “Who am I?” “What is family?” and “What am I living for?”