America changed after 9-11 when we realized that just because we are half way around the world we are not without danger from radical international terrorist murderers. Admitting this problem and understanding that our enemies may try to exploit our weaknesses our Think Tank set out to protect the American People. First we determined we must identify any potential targets that were at risk and then figure out ways to protect these assets.
We had heard that International Terrorists may try to hit multi-family apartment complexes. One night after watching the news and listening to the warnings, out think tank had played out Dick Cheney’s warning and thought up a worst-case scenario of how the International Terrorists might try to hit Multi-family complexes. What methods might they use? We determined that most likely they would use of fire and start a fire down wind one to three miles leading up to the buildings.
You can go to any industry website now and see all the inexpensive video camera surveillance systems available. We are safe from such attacks now do to the private sector and the residents demands for safety. This area is no longer a big threat and ultimately not a good option for International Terrorists. Consider this in 2006.
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I remember back in grade school, a classmate of mine used to repeat my first and last name when addressing me. She would say, "Rose Scott Rose Scott Rose Scott," in quick rapid sessions. I believe it was because the two names went well together, sort of like Mary Jane or Mary Lu.
I like when people address me by my first and last name which is Rose Scott. The tone and sound it creates have a way of commanding my attention. I have wondered why some people call me by my first and last name. Not all the time, but sometimes I get that Rose Scott. I don’t mind which ever way. It doens’t matter one way or the other. Although I secretly like being called Rose Scott. It sounds like an author’s name. I’ve been told that once or twice.
Anyway, I want to take this time out to say: Hello everyone! I am excited to be here! This is my first Hubpage! Welcome! I hope you enjoy it and will find it helpful in many ways!
I would love to tell you a whole lot about myself. Right now. There is plenty that I can share with you. But, a great majority of you have come to my Hub because you want to learn more about how to write that novel. For those of you who want to know how to write that first novel, you are at the right place. And for the rest of you, all of you as a matter of fact, you will surely learn a lot about me as you continue to view my upcoming Hubpages. Now let’s begin with an idea.
Get The Idea
I am a writer. And I have written my first novel. I’m currently working on my synopsis. I know something about writing that I feel I can share with you. I look forward to presenting to you my first published novel.
This is the first of several Hubs on How to Write your first Novel. There is a lot one ought to know about this craft. As you follow along, you will indeed wrtie your first novel. We will, however, take it one step at a time. I will attempt to start at the beginning. That is, with the ‘idea.’ After that I will cover other structured areas you need to know about writing a novel. I also consider myself to be a teacher by nature. Having said that, I’m going to teach you how to write a novel. Hopefully you will find the information easy to assimilate, fun to read, and of interest and value. Writing is good for the soul!
Writing that first novel can be a lot of fun. It can seem daunting at times. It can certainly be an educating and rewarding experience. Most of all it can be very rewarding. The rewards are many and can come in many ways. You will feel self-confident in your achievement in the fact that you have written something of interest that others can find enjoyable or informing. Fiction writing can be informing. However, most non-fiction is written for the purpose to inform. For the most part, all writing should appeal to the reader by first being enjoyable. Later I will cover in more details the two basic types of writing which is: Fiction and Non-fiction in my subsequent hugpages.
One other rewarding experience of having that novel written and published, is that your novel can go on the Bestsellers’ List. If you thrive for perfection in your writing you increase your chances of having your novel among the best sellers. It is clear to me that what you are learning in the readings of How to Write your First Novel, and in the subsequent writings to follow, will help you on your way.
Just Write It Down
For right now, I would like to share with you how to first get started with your ‘idea.’ These are just some of the basics, nevertheless, very important in writing a novel. Oh…and your writing should definitely appeal to the readers’ emotions. Later on that too.
You began with an idea. Any idea that comes to mind. From that meekly idea you can construct a best selling novel! To get started, why don’t you began by writing about something that you are already interested in. Something you feel that you can do well writing about.
If you can’t come up with something in particular that you are interested in, then your idea for your story can come from any experience you once had in life as a child or as an adult. Or, your story idea can come from a broken love relationship. The point I am getting at is that you want to come up with an ‘idea’ to begin with. There are several reasons why this is important. When you have an ‘idea’ to work with as opposed to writing off the top of your head, (and there are great writers who do just that) you develop a map or pattern you can always turn back to, especially when you begin to write your next novel and then your next, and next and so on. And there you go…writing many books in just a short period of time because you have mastered this technique of constructing a novel.
When the idea is in your mind, write it down. Keep in mind too, that the idea doesn’t have to be anything you put a lot and a lot of attention to. Just get an idea and write it down. From your idea, you have a starting place. You can now move on.
The Plot Gets Things Moving
As a way of looking at it, the plot is not what the story is all about, rather, it is the machine that propels the story along. An important concept to the plot is that in writing your story the plot should incorporate a problem or problems that are to be resolved. It should start off addressing what the main character (the protagonist) desires to achieve. You can always begin with just a simple idea. In fact, that is all you ever should begin with: a plain and simple idea. Let’s say your idea is about a man who wants most of all in life is to have a family that he can call his own. A good man, well respected, kindhearted, and understanding. He would really make a wonderful husband and father. Now we have an idea. What do you think about that idea? That is, can you work around it? Can you come up with some problem that would stand in the way of this man attaining his goals in life? Surely you can. For example you can just come up with anything. (This is where that ‘off the top of your head’ can really pay off.) A problem for this man would be he does not have sufficient sperm count to pregnant his wife. He takes his wife to the doctor to find out why she isn’t getting pregnant. Later he goes to see the doctor himself. Finally the truth is discovered. So he seeks out methods he could take to resolve the situation. He even experiments with a magic potion that is suppose to give him more vitality and strength. But as it turns out, he becomes weaker and impotent. Not only has his sperm count diminished, but he has discovered also that he is unable to get an erection. His wife takes on a lover. Coming upon his wife’s lover, the husband tries to shot him but mistakenly shots his wife instead. He kneels at his wife’s side. Her lovers tries to make an escape, but gets shot in the leg. He hobbles to his car, making his escape. Now this loving husband is left with nothing. He loses everything. His dreams and hopes are lost. Besides that, he goes to prision for the killing of his wife. You can come up with some ideas and plots to put with them.
There Is Change At The End
Keep in mind that the plot is sort of twofolded in a way. It. moves the story along, with a few secret ingredients: it must be filled with problems. In a plot this happens and then this happen and so on. But as these things are happening, they must have a lot of problems associated with them. One final thing to mention here. The main characters and especially the Protagonist should be changed in some way at the end. Whatever life was like at the beginning of the story, at the end there should be change. The more dramatic the change the better it drives the emotions of the reader. The story may be sad at the end, but the reader will still love it.
Writing doesn’t have to be too difficult. In fact as I stated it could be a lot of fun. And it is. You can be very creative and you can come to love it. Just remember to write down your ideas, and have your plot full of problems.
I do hope this has been easy to read and understand. But please feel free to make your comments or let me know if you need me to clarify anything. Meanwhile, enjoy writing and coming up with your most creative ideas! And We’ll touch basis again. Soon!
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Picking a College Application Essay Topic: Learning How to Keep Your Reader Riveted
There are few college application essays that can boast doing something that’s never been done before or that’s new and unique to the college admission officers reading these essays. You can, and should, however, have your reader chuckling, cringing, smiling or ready to stand up and cheer. Albert Einstein once said that genius was 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Similarly, writing a stellar essay is some part personal accomplishment and some, at least equal part, creatively communicating your story.
· Telling someone you persevere is not nearly as believable as telling them (examples from actual essays) you lost sixty pounds bringing your body mass index (BMI) down to the healthy range, or that you never dropped a really tough class and won a student council election in one year despite battling mononucleosis, suffering a stress fracture from running cross country, and vomiting during the SATs (no, I’m NOT kidding).
· Indicating that you care about the environment by joining the school’s recycling club is nice, but nothing compares to telling how the club (and hence you) collects and recycles a half-ton of paper per week or how you helped expand the program to include the recycling of small electronics and batteries.
· You may have encountered a life challenge that led to some personal growth, but saying just that isn’t the most engaging way to convey your situation. I have had two students indicate that their three-point-whatever GPA doesn’t tell the whole story… that they achieved this despite (in one case) living through a bitter parental divorce that necessitated police intervention, restraining orders, and caused serious emotional distress. The other student indicated how she was a very average teenager… plays soccer, good grades, loves shopping and hanging out with her friends, and that by looking at the consistency demonstrated in her high school transcript, you’d never when in there her mother died after a 2 year battle with melanoma.
Bob is an atheist. He is also patriotic, but he disagrees vehemently with the insertion of the "under God" statement in the Pledge of Allegiance which, he articulately argues, violates the constitutionally protected separation of church and state. Quietly and without fanfare, Bob opposed standing for the pledge. He never tried to recruit people to his "cause", or jump on his bandwagon. He was asked to "discuss" his position with the principal who ok’d Bob’s (in)action, but this information was never passed along to the substitute who clearly didn’t care for Bob’s choice. Bob wrote about this incident in his college essay. He conveyed to colleges his logical, well thought out decision. Schools will learn that he is a young man of character and passion, and those are appealing qualities. The fact that a substitute teacher inappropriately passed judgment on a student, just gave Bob a unique vehicle for delivering a great message about himself.
One of the most common mistakes in college application essays is that the writer often sounds like he (or she) is dressed in a tuxedo awaiting royalty… loosen up and let your personality show! You have personality and this is your chance to show it. This doesn’t mean that your writing shouldn’t be grammatically correct or contain college-level vocabulary, but it can and should tell a good story, and the moral of the story is something revealing about you.
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How to Choose a Topic for a 5 Paragraph Essay OR Choosing a Topic for a 5 Paragraph Essay
The 5 paragraph essay can take any structure. This means that they can either be approachable, based on research findings, influential, argumentative or of any additional form. You are frankly required to adhere to the fundamentals assumed or provided as a necessary requirement,
i?? There are also other things you should commit to memory, ability to know if you are doing extremely well in any verbal communication and whether you desire to write down well-organized English essays. An excellent essay may not be effortless to write except you are competent enough to select a high-quality topic.
i?? Learning how to choose a topic for a 5 paragraph essay is a bit easier than any other type of essay writing, since in most cases, topics are selected by the writer as the case may be. Good and distinguished paragraph essay topics can also be chosen by combining a few issues into one. When issues, statements or materials are brought together, then an excellent essay topic can be achieved. In the same vein, some writers get lost in the process of choosing a topic particularly because of the lengthy nature of the essay.
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The essay is the first section of every SAT. Therefore it is essential to write a great essay. The essay is worth a maximum of 240 points towards the total writing score of 800. Knowing that you have written a great essay will provide you with the positive momentum necessary to attack the rest of the test. The good news is that the essay topics assigned will be broad enough to allow you to be creative and to adapt your thesis to anything you feel like writing about.
The best way to prepare for the essay is to review your life experiences. Buy a stack of 3"x5" index cards. Use an index card for any event that had a profound impact on you. Make sure you jot down at least 3 bullet points per index card. For example, let’s say you went on a European family vacation, or had an interesting summer job. Maybe a certain individual taught you an unforgettable skill or lesson. Perhaps you read a book that you enjoyed or witnessed an unusual event, or read something in the newspaper that affected you. All of these index cards serve as "banks" of potential information for your SAT essay. When test day arrives, you will be ready with sufficient substance to include in your essay.
Use the first two minutes to map out a crude outline. This will help you organize and keep your train of thought. Use the last two to three minutes to check over your writing. Check for run-on sentences, double sentences, or other obvious mistakes that could be easily corrected.
Write neatly! If you have poor penmanship, try printing. If you essay is illegible and the reader cannot read your handwriting you will get a score of zero.
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If you’ve got yet another essay that you need to write, you know that the Main struggle when writing an essay is not necessarily the research, but it is putting it together. Writing the actual essay. Of course, you need to make sure that basic things such as punctuation, grammar and spelling are top notch. But you also need to make sure that the structure of your essay is sound and that you are citing your resources in a way that is both effective and that is the right way depending on your particular department. That said, with the proliferation of the Internet, there is always the temptation to use an essay example. But should you?
So, if you use an essay example strictly for its structure and to make sure that you stay focused, then you’ll be fine. Just make sure you don’t give into the temptation to copy.
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