¿Te gustaría sentarte a escribir cada día y tener cientos de ideas para tus historias? ¿Te imaginas no tener que preocuparte más por el miedo al folio en blanco? ¿Quieres ser un escritor o una escritora que se lo pasa bien con su trabajo, que siente que escribir es una tarea cada vez más divertida y fácil? Entonces, te interesa Saca al escritor que llevas dentro. Descubre cómo dominar tu inspiración: Las ideas están por todas partes. Solo hay que saber cómo manejarlas. Con este libro, tú también aprenderás a hacerlo. Motívate y escribe cada día: Además de trucos y retos creativos para ponerte en marcha, en este libro encontrarás 101 ejercicios de escritura que podrás desarrollar tantas veces como quieras porque están diseñados para que los puedas realizar una y otra vez. Los objetivos de este libro son: Ayudarte a practicar y mejorar tu escritura cada día. Porque a escribir se aprende escribiendo y con este libro vas a escribir. ¡Y mucho! Ayudarte a que descubras las ideas que se esconden en tu interior. Olvídate del miedo al folio en blanco. No tendrás que pararte a esperar por las musas nunca más. Divertirte. Porque la escritura debe ser una tarea divertida y, cuando nos lo pasamos bien, todo es más fácil y nos entran más ganas de escribir. Una completa guía hacia la inspiración: Se divide en siete capítulos que abordan diferentes áreas de la escritura creativa y las técnicas narrativas. Capítulos: Manual de instrucciones: cómo utilizar este libro y otros consejos para avanzar en el mundo de la escritura. Tormenta de ideas: 20 disparadores creativos, actividades y ejercicios para poner en marcha tu inspiración. Todo un carácter: crea tus propios personajes y haz que sean redondos, creíbles e inolvidables con los trucos, consejos y 20 ejercicios de este capítulo. Sigue al conejo blanco: El conflicto y el incidente detonador como punto de partida para desarrollar historias a través de 20 ejercicios de escritura creativa y distintos consejos y trucos. Sal de la rutina: 20 ejercicios y actividades para sacar lo mejor de la vida cotidiana, convertirla en una fuente de inspiración y hacer de tu día a día una aventura. Ponte a tono: 21 Ejercicios y actividades para practicar y mejorar tu escritura a través de diferentes técnicas narrativas. La agenda del escritor: Enlaces, direcciones y otros recursos que te ayudarán en tu recorrido como escritor. Un libro de escritura creativa para que descubras miles de nuevas historias para contar. Prepara tu pluma y ¡atrévete a sacar el escritor que llevas dentro! Reseñas: «Claro en sus objetivos: hacer que escribas y te diviertas con el proceso». Juan Luis Galán, Utopía de sueños «La experiencia ha sido totalmente satisfactoria, y por ese precio os puedo asegurar que merece totalmente la pena». Sarah Manzano, Papel en Blanco «Después de haber leído esta guía, mi inspiración y mis ganas de escribir, que llevaban un tiempo pérdidas, aparecieron». Silvia, Tentempié Literario «Después de devorar el libro me pregunté lo siguiente: “¿Dónde ha estado este libro toda mi vida?”. Son unos ejercicios y consejos muy útiles con los que me hubiese gustado contar hace mucho tiempo». Nerea Nieto, Diario de una escritora «Lo que me ha sorprendido es lo sencillo que son algunos ejercicios y lo divertidos que pueden llegar a ser, además de que ayudan a trabajar todas las partes de la novela». Cris, Estantería azul Diario de una escritora: http://goo.gl/2XLJdF Utopía de sueños: http://goo.gl/f9wwFH Papel en blanco: http://goo.gl/wzP4wa Tentempié literario: http://goo.gl/4CUqzl Estantería azul: http://goo.gl/VHPSiA
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and puzzling events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. Why does his wife suddenly break down in tears in the backseat of a taxi just hours after Sidney begins writing in the notebook? Why does M. R. Chang, the owner of the stationery shop, precipitously close his business the next day? What are the connections between a 1938 Warsaw telephone directory and a lost novel in which the hero can predict the future? At what point does animosity explode into violence? To what degree is forgiveness the ultimate expression of love? Paul Auster's mesmerizing eleventh novel reads like an old-fashioned ghost story. But there are no ghosts in this book—only flesh-and-blood human beings, wandering through the haunted realms of everyday life. At once a meditation on the nature of time and a journey through the labyrinth of one man's imagination, Oracle Night is a narrative tour de force that confirms Auster's reputation as one of the boldest, most original writers at work in America today.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Mizan Qanita
Meski keajaiban medis mampu mengecilkan tumornya dan membuatnya Hazel bertahan hidup beberapa tahun lagi, Hazel Grace tetap putus asa. Hazel merasa tak ada gunanya lagi dia hidup di dunia. Namun ketika kelindan nasib mempertemukannya dengan Augustus Waters di Grup Pendukung Anak-anak Penderita Kanker, hidup Hazel berubah 180 derajat. Mencerahkan, berani dan menggugah, The Fault in Our Stars dengan brilian mengeksplorasi kelucuan, ketegangan, juga tragisnya hidup dan cinta.
Awaken The Giant Within
Author: Tony Robbins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, Anthony Robbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.Anthony Robbins has devoted more than half his life to helping people discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. He is considered one the world's leading exponents in the science of peak performance and is committed to assisting people in achieving personal and professionl mastery. 'AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN is a fascinating, intriguing presentation of cutting edge findings and insights across a broad spectrum of issues, including the growing consciousness that true success is anchored in enduring values and service to others' STEPHEN R. COVEY Author of bestselling THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
In 1970s Italy a young working class man joins a political protest movement, tries to help set up a free radio station, is arrested, and endures the brutalities of imprisonment.
Do you dream of becoming a professional writer? Want to increase your writing productivity? Want to discover how to organize your writing, how to write better dialogue or how to create realistic characters? Want to learn how to write short films? Want to know what to do with your manuscript once you have finished writing? On the occasion of the third anniversary of Literautas' blog, we have revised our best posts to compile them into a book where we give you the keys to motivate yourself during your writing sessions. Here is a detailed list of what you'll find in it: Chapter 1 - Inspiration and Productivity: Find out how to make the most of your inspiration and get ready to become a professional writer. Chapter 2 - Writing Skills: Discover the keys to improving your writing, explained step by step. Chapter 3 - Narrator and Point of View: Learn about the different types of narrators to find out which is most appropriate to tell your story. Chapter 4 - How to Write Dialogue: Make the most of dialogue to add life to your story. Chapter 5 - Creating Characters: From the characters' name to their dramatic arc. Learn how to create deep and realistic characters. Chapter 6 - How to Write the Script for a Short Film: Discover how to create the script for a short film, from the initial idea to the writing of the literary script. In short, 'Keys to Becoming a Better Writer' is an exhaustive writing book that will hopefully help you further improve your writing in an easy and funny way.
How to Write a Thesis
Author: Umberto Eco, Caterina Mongiat Farina, Geoff Farina, Francesco Erspamer
Publisher: MIT Press
By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis -- from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft. Now in its twenty-third edition in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. Remarkably, this is its first, long overdue publication in English. Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis" and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft." Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data.How to Write a Thesis belongs on the bookshelves of students, teachers, writers, and Eco fans everywhere. Already a classic, it would fit nicely between two other classics: Strunk and White and The Name of the Rose.ContentsThe Definition and Purpose of a ThesisChoosing the TopicConducting ResearchThe Work Plan and the Index CardsWriting the ThesisThe Final Draft
Author: Julio Cortazar
Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
Author: Robert McKee
Publisher: Harper Collins
Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.
This is "the Word" -- one man's word, certainly -- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" (Newsweek) -- acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, etc., etc.) -- the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson's In the Beginning... was the Command Line is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only. Steppenwolf is Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.
In The Power Is Within You, Louise L. Hay expands her philosophies of loving the self through learning to listen and trust the inner voice; loving the child within; letting our true feelings out; the responsibility of parenting; releasing our fears about growing older; allowing ourselves to receive prosperity; expressing our creativity; accepting change as a natural part of life; creating a world that is ecologically sound; where it's safe to love each other'; and much more. She closes the book with a chapter devoted to meditations for personal and planetary healing.