While the force of gravity keeps a surfer on a surfboard and pulls the board and the surfer down a wave, buoyancy is the force that pushes again gravity and helps make surfing possible.
If the gravity and buoyancy are in alignment, the two forces basically cancel each other out. If either of the forces shifts, such as when you step forward or backward on your board, one end of the board will sink.
A major part of your job as a surfer is to manage the forces of gravity and buoyancy, which you will learn to do through proper balance and body positioning.
~JESS CLARK, author of Grab Your Wave: How to Start Surfing
Writing a book is hard work. I’m sure there aren’t many who will disagree with that statement. Having your book edited is tough too. In fact, it can border on painful because your editor didn’t love every scene or character you worked so hard to create. There are a few things that can help you improve your writing.
First, do you have a convincing reason for the amnesia? Second, you have a convincing mechanism for paying out the story surprises?
By the time I close out chapter three, I’ve usually pushed my character into making the choice to go on the journey she needs to be on. James Scott Bell describes this moment as a “doorway of no return,” and I think that’s a very helpful way to process this moment in the story: My character is choosing to walk through a door that will forever close behind her.
In these modern days of the Internets, prompts go well beyond the standard idea teaser written out on a page—your writing prompt options range from turning to your favorite author blog to stimulating visuals on Pinterest.
In the 1996 movie Sling Blade (written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton), the story’s Protagonist is a remarkable character named Karl Childers, also played by Thornton.
It’s said that you don’t get your picture made in Hollywood without having a star or two attached. The assumption is that there’s much less financial risk when stars are officially involved. Their pricey names on a one-sheet or TV ad or above a neon marquee practically guarantee ticket sales in both the U.S. and abroad.
A lot of marketing gurus are advising authors to cut back on blogging and social media and go back to the email marketing of the last decade.
The truth is that self-published titles now regularly top the charts – if not outright dominate them. Successful self-published titles have great covers and lots of fervent fans – often the only way to distinguish them from traditionally published titles is the publisher listing in the description (and the price – indie titles are usually less than $5.99 for single titles).
Short answer: Only if you’re already good.
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There may be no watertight definition of ‘man’ or ‘woman’, but your gender still defines you more than anything else does.
One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed. How do we fit all of the stuff we have to do into our small container? By simplifying. And letting go.
Catching the perfect wave is one of the most exhilarating feelings to be had on Earth, and there’s still plenty of time left in the summer to get stoked. If you’re at a beach with some good curls, these tips will have you riding in no time.
The overwhelming majority of American marriages—about 80 percent—are between people who are roughly the same age. But that kind of pairing is a lot less likely in Hollywood, where leading male actors are often cast with female leads who are 10, 15, or 20 years younger—young enough to be their daughters, in some cases.