Creating Life (The Art of World Building Book 1)

Creating Life (The Art of World Building Book

Creating a unique, immersive setting one life form at a time.CREATING LIFE (THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING, #1) is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - life. With chapters on creating gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead, it draws on the author’s quarter century of world building experience. Pointed questions, and an examination of answers and their repercussions, will help readers decide on goals, how to reach them, and whether they are even worth pursuing. Always practical, Creating Life will quickly improve the skills of beginners and experts alike, making a time consuming project more fun, easier, faster, and skillfully done.Unlike other world building guides, the series discusses how to use your inventions in stories while balancing narrative flow with the need for explaining your world. Tailored examples illustrate this. Extensive, culled research on life forms is provided to classify and understand options without overwhelming world builders with extraneous details.Storytellers, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists will benefit from seven free templates that can be downloaded and reused. CREATING LIFE will help your setting stand out from the multitude of fantasy and science fiction worlds audi...

  • ASIN: B06XJRPF4T

Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story

Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our

Is your life what you thought it was going to be? Do you ever find yourself comparing the story of the life you wished you had lived with the life you are actually living? Each of us has a story that we tell ourselves about ourselves. Becoming aware of our inner narrative is crucial, because the story we tell ourselves, both consciously and unconsciously, has tremendous power over our thoughts, feelings, and actions. In many ways, this story defines our lives.In Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story, Dr. Diane Millis shows us how to author a new story for our lives. Through a series of guiding reflection questions and illustrative narratives, she invites readers to: * Discover the story they are currently telling themselves; * Develop their capacity to re-create their life by exploring more life-giving stories; * Discern how to tell the story of what gives their life meaning, purpose, and joy.“It takes a community to learn how to tell our most life-giving story,” Millis reminds us. This book demonstrates the power of community by offering a toolkit for deep listening to one another’s stories.Learn how to re-create your life by re-creating the story you tell yourself about it.Develop your capacity to author a story to which you are drawn and lea...

  • ASIN: 1950309002

Speak Life: Creating Your World With Your Words

Speak Life: Creating Your World With Your

We all have the power to change our lives and our relationships with the words we speak.Many of us float through life proclaiming only the things that we can see. However, we have a God-given ability to partner with the Holy Spirit to affect the world around us with our words. Once we understand God’s perspective, we can speak life into every part of our existence. Let Katherine show you how wonderful your future can be by partnering with God’s promises and speaking life into every situation. As you read Speak Life you will learn:•that God is totally with you, in you, and for you•how much power God has given you through your words•how to bring God’s promises into existence•what the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are saying about you•the keys to transforming your circumstances and relationships•the treasure trove of promises waiting to be released by your words

  • ASIN: 0648556808

Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow

An intentional community is a group of people who have chosen to live or work together in pursuit of a common ideal or vision. An ecovillage is a village-scale intentional community that intends to create, ecological, social, economic, and spiritual sustainability over several generations.The 90s saw a revitalized surge of interest in intentional communities and ecovillages in North America: the number of intentional communities listed in the Communities Directory increased 60 percent between 1990 and 1995. But only 10 percent of the actual number of forming-community groups actually succeeded. Ninety percent failed, often in conflict and heartbreak. After visiting and interviewing founders of dozens of successful and failed communities, along with her own forming-community experiences, the author concluded that "the successful 10 percent" had all done the same five or six things right, and "the unsuccessful 90 percent" had made the same handful of mistakes. Recognizing that a wealth of wisdom were contained in these experiences, she set out to distill and capture them in one place.Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step, practical "how-to" information on how to launch and sustain a successful ecovillage or intentional community. Through...

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  • ASIN: 0865714711

Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures (Dover Art Instruction)

Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds

When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories.Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material — illustrators, comic artists, and writers — will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.

  • ASIN: B07NGF3ZHT

Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide

Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List

Creating Your Best Life is the only research-based book on the topic of goals and happiness, and it has found receptive audiences worldwide. Filled with interactive exercises and quizzes, it helps readers set and accomplish life list goals and understand the link between goal accomplishment and happiness, also known as Positive Psychology. In a step-by-step fashion, the book teaches readers how to coach themselves on how to set goals in 16 life domains, as well as take control of their environment to maximize their chances of success. 

  • ASIN: 1402779984

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE empowers students with the tools they need to take charge of their academic and lifelong success. Through distinctive guided journal entries, Skip Downing encourages students to explore and develop their personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem, and to make wise choices that create successful results. "Wise Choices in College" sections in each chapter help students develop the study skills they need to excel in their other courses. The 7th edition features expanded coverage of diversity, emphasizing the many ways in which people are different and how these differences often influence the choices they make. Other new topics include a discussion of academic integrity, how to thrive in the college culture, and a research-based section on the importance of developing a growth mindset. Plus, a new Annotated Instructors Edition guides instructors to relevant exercises and materials in the ON COURSE FACILITATOR'S MANUAL. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

  • Brand: Cengage Learning
  • ASIN: 1133309739

Write Worlds Your Readers Won't Forget (Toolkits for Emerging Writers Book 2)

Write Worlds Your Readers Won't Forget (Toolkits for

"There are other worldbuilding books out there; this is the one you want." - Travis Heerman, author of the Ronin trilogy and Death Wind.Like a god, you get to invent a world. Maybe several. But how do you make these worlds that readers want to visit? How do you make them worlds that readers never want to leave? In Write Worlds Your Readers Won't Forget, explore how to create unforgettable environments, creatures, and cultures in 33 intensive exercises.ADVANCE PRAISE FOR WRITE WORLDS YOUR READERS WON'T FORGET:"One of the best worldbuilding workbooks I've ever seen. Litore is inspirational, reveling in the power of imagination and packing his journey with top-notch examples and exercises. A superb resource for beginners and pros alike." – Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author of Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders“Stant Litore’s book overflows with everything you need to know to build your own worlds from the ground up or the top down, from creatures to ecology to culture. Tons of thought-provoking exercises help create an elegant framework for speculative worldbuilding. With these techniques and your own creativity, you’ll be able to create worlds your readers will never want to leave. There are other worldbuilding books out there; this is the one you want.” – Tra...

  • ASIN: B0777PHC43

Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices

Creating a Life with God: The Call of

This book is truly about life with God: a life in which the awareness and consciousness of God sweep us off our feet the way a lover would. It is about taking on the mind of Christ, a process that is a journey, the journey of prayer."" So begins Wolpert's invitation to fully experience the lifeline God offers us in prayer. Creating a Life with God goes beyond the rote prayers that so many of us have experienced and found wanting. In fact, Wolpert admits that his own frustration with the formula prayers and his unsettled longing immediately after college led to his search for a different kind of prayer, one that's ""a deep conversation with God beginning with communion and leading to transformation."" Prayer illuminates our minds, enabling the love of God to permeate all that we do. The purpose of this book is to nourish a deeper, more satisfying prayer life. Wolpert explains 12 prayer practices and introduces you to historical figures who best illuminate each practice. You'll discover new ways to pray through * experiencing solititude and silence * using your mind and imagination * using your body and creativity * connecting with nature and community You'll discover how classical approaches to God can deepen your prayer life today. An appendix offers step-by-step instructions for...

  • ASIN: 0835898555

Creating Places (The Art of World Building Book 2)

Creating Places (The Art of World Building Book

Creating a unique, immersive setting one place at a time.CREATING PLACES (THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING, #2) is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - places. It includes chapters on inventing planets, moons, continents, mountains, forests, deserts, bodies of water, sovereign powers, settlements, and interesting locales. Extensive, culled research on each is provided to inform your world building decisions and understand the impact on craft, story, and audience. You’ll also learn how and when to create history and maps. Experts and beginners alike will benefit from the free templates that make building worlds easier, quicker, and more fun.Learn the difference between types of monarchies, democracies, dictatorships and more for realistic variety and believable conflict. Understand how latitude, prevailing winds, and mountains affect climate, rainfall, and what types of forests and deserts will exist in each location. Consistently calculate how long it takes to travel by horse, wagon, sailing vessels, or even dragon over different terrain types and conditions.CREATING PLACES is the second volume in THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING, the only multi-volume series of its kind. Three times the length, depth, and breadth of other guides, the series can help fant...

  • ASIN: B07518DBQ7

Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts)

Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path (Studies

Creating a Life is a powerful series of commentaries on the importance of the examined life, illustrating how we may arrive at an understanding of our life choices and relationships by exploring our core complexes and personal history. With insight and compassion grounded in the humanist side of analytical psychology, Hollis elucidates the circuitous way of individuation. The text is deeply enriched by the inclusion of poems and excerpts from the works of modern writers (including John Fowles, Rilke, D.H. Lawrence, Pascal and Kierkegaard).

  • Brand: Inner City Books
  • ASIN: 0919123937

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs

The purpose of special needs planning is to create the best possible life for an adult with a disability. This book provides comprehensive guidance on creating a life plan to transition a special needs child to independence or to ensure they are well cared for in the future.Beginning with a vision of a meaningful life for the child, Hal Wright explains how to form a practical plan to reach these goals, how to mentor personal empowerment and task skills, and how to create circles of support to sustain a life plan. He next looks at employment and residential options, and government programs available in the United States. Finally he talks the reader through important financial and legal considerations, including how to fund and manage a special needs trust.This book will be essential reading for all parents or guardians of a child with a cognitive, mental or physical impairment. It will also be of interest to attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, trust officers and other professionals looking to better serve the special needs community.

  • Brand: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ASIN: 1849059144

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from

“It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.”The secret for creating “magic” in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership—the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results. No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. And in Creating Magic, he shares the leadership principles that not only guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise, but that also soon came to form the cultural bedrock of the world’s number one vacation destination. But as Lee demonstrates, great leadership isn’t about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can all become outstanding leaders by following the ten practical, common sense strategies outlined in this remarkable book. As straightforward as they are profound, these leadership lessons include:Everyone is important.Make your people your brand. Burn the free fuel: appreciation, recognition, and encouragement. Give people a purpose, not just a job.Combining surprising business wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from Lee’s...

  • Brand: Cockerell, Lee
  • ASIN: 0385523866

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 8th edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. In addition, the "Toolbox for Active Learners" provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the "Toolbox for Active Learners" will show you how much you've learned about being an effective learner.

  • ASIN: 1305397479

Creating a Beautiful Life: A Woman's Guide to Good-Better-Best Decision Making

Creating a Beautiful Life: A Woman's Guide to

What Will You Do with This Beautiful Day God Is Giving You?Each new day presents opportunities to grow your faith, manage your work and your goals, and make good use of the time God gives you. But making the right choices moment by moment isn't easy. And the first decisions of your day can affect the next 16 hours—for better or for worse.Elizabeth George, acclaimed Bible teacher, helps you navigate the options you might encounter today so you can...get up and power up for a great dayestablish your prioritiesmake the most of your timechoose good, better, and best optionspour yourself into the people in your lifePrepare to create a more beautiful and productive life and make each day more meaningful. God's best awaits you when you choose to live His way!

  • Brand: Harvest House Publishers
  • ASIN: 0736967583

Creating Life-Like Animals in Polymer Clay

Creating Life-Like Animals in Polymer

Enchanting, exquisitely detailed and full of personality, Katherine Dewey's animal sculptures delight all who see them. With the friendly medium of polymer clay and the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can achieve the same magical results! Inside, Katherine leads you through then utterly charming projects, such as a sweet little bluebird, a basset hound and a white-tailed fawn. And that's just the start! The "Making Changes" chapter will help you create your own original animal creations by changing poses, making realistic bases, and even modeling your animals to look like bronze, fade and other materials.

  • ASIN: 0891349553
  • UPC: 035313314285

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding (Kobold Guides to Game Design)

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding (Kobold Guides to Game

The Essential Elements for Building a WorldRoleplaying games and fantasy fiction are filled with rich and fascinating worlds: the Forgotten Realms, Glorantha, Narnia, R'lyeh, Middle-Earth, Barsoom, and so many more. It took startling leaps of imagination as well as careful thought and planning to create places like these: places that readers and players want to come back to again and again.Now, eleven of adventure gaming's top designers come together to share their insights into building worlds that gamers will never forget. Learn the secrets of designing a pantheon, creating a setting that provokes conflict, determining which historical details are necessary, and so much more.Take that creative leap, and create dazzling worlds of your own!Essays by Wolfgang Baur, Keith Baker, Monte Cook, Jeff Grubb, Scott Hungerford, David "Zeb" Cook, Chris Pramas, Jonathan Roberts, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Winter, with an introduction by Ken Scholes.Praise for Prior Kobold Design Guides"Highly recommended for gaming nerds everywhere."--CityBookReview.com"If you're an aspiring pro this book is a must. If you're a rules hacker like me, this stuff is solid gold."--Berin Kinsman, UncleBear Media"A fantastic collection ... A solid 5 star rating."--Joshua Guillion, AdventureAWeek.com"An amazing co...

  • ASIN: B00B2DSY66

Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership and Congregational Life (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series)

Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership

Ronald W. Richardson helps us to understand how congregations function emotionally. Without being simplistic, he gives clear directions on how to improve their quality of life together and function more effectively in achieving mission goals. This book offers: A theory about human behavior that will aid understanding of how things can get out of control in the human community of the church; A practical set of leadership ideas and behaviors; Guidelines for how to behave in the midst of upsetting and conflictual circumstances; Personal steps that leaders in the church can take to become more positive forces for healing and cooperation.

  • ASIN: 0800629558

Breathe, Focus, Attack: A Triple - Threat System for Creating the Life You Want

Breathe, Focus, Attack: A Triple - Threat System

Entrepreneur Ian Schechter’s strategy for getting what you want in life begins with a simple argument: that 95% of people who fail do so because they never take that first step. We tend to fear change. We’re comfortable in our routines. The three-part philosophy of Breathe, Focus, Attack involves seeing things as they really are, honing in on exactly how to conquer any given roadblock, and then executing plans with renewed ambition. It’s full of practical advice, lifehacks, and simple exercises meant to jar you out of your routine in small, effortless ways. You’ll learn about:• How an aging Japanese professor switched careers and became the richest man in the world.• Why Steve Jobs’s greatest talent may have been his ability to ell people “no.”• The 5 types of friends every successful person has.• Surefire strategies for painlessly forming new habits that ensure your succeess.• Tons of practical business and management advice.Changing everything begins with one step. Don’t be too afraid to take it. Today, that step is opening this book and reading. You won’t be sorry.

  • ASIN: 1094840025

Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every Busy Woman Should Know

Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every

How Does She Do It? We all know-and envy-women who appear to live "charmed" lives. They seem to unhurriedly and effortlessly manage the whirlwind of their busy lives with grace and poise. Good things happen to them, and their lives are filled with serendipity, joy, and prosperity. But it's not a matter of luck, according to Victoria Moran; a charmed life isn't something that happens to you-it's something you create! In Creating a Charmed Life, Victoria Moran unveils practical, spiritual secrets for expanding your capacity to love, know, and experience a fuller, richer life. Her insight, humor, and unassailable wisdom shine through each page to illuminate the magic in all our lives. Relish the calm Create miracles Nurture your dreams Savor simplicity Invite adventure Nourish your spirit

  • Color: White
  • ASIN: 0062515802

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College, Career, and Life

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College,

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, CAREER, AND LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 9th Edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you'll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. "Healthy Choices" and "At Work" articles will teach you strategies for making wise choices in college and beyond. In addition, the MindTap-exclusive "Toolbox for Active Learners" provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the "Toolbox for Active Learners" will show you how much you've learned about being an effective learner.

  • ASIN: 0357022688

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work

Individuals and companies have been learning what history has demonstrated all along--that people or groups with carefully defined missions have always led and surpassed those who have none. Yet the process of outlining that mission statement has been, up to now, an arduous one that all too few have committed the time, energy, and resources to undertake. In The Path, best-selling author Laurie Beth Jones provides inspiring and practical advice to lead readers through every step of both defining and fulfilling a mission. With more than ten years' experience in assisting groups and individuals, Jones offers clear, step-by-step guidance that can make writing a mission statement take a matter of hours rather than months or years. Rich with humor, exercises, mediations, and case histories, The Path is essential reading for anyone seeking a lighter, clearer way in the world.

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: 0786882417

Good Luck: Creating the Conditions for Success in Life and Business

Good Luck: Creating the Conditions for Success in

Good Luck is a whimsical fable that teaches a valuable lesson: good luck doesn’t just come your way—it’s up to you to create the conditions to bring yourself good luck. Written by Alex Rovira and Fernando Trias de Bes—two leading marketing consultants—this simple tale is universally applicable and uniquely inspirational. Good Luck tells the touching story of two old men, Max and Jim, who meet by chance in Central Park fifty years after they last saw each other as children. Max achieved great success in life; Jim sadly did not. The secret to Max’s success lies in a story his grandfather told him long ago. This story within a story has a tone reminiscent of the classic The Alchemist and shows how to seize opportunity and achieve success in life. In a surprise ending, Good Luck comes full circle, offering the reader inspiration, instruction, and an engaging tale.

  • Brand: Brand: Jossey-Bass
  • ASIN: 0787976075

The Rewired Life: Creating a Better Life through Self-Care and Emotional Awareness

The Rewired Life: Creating a Better Life through

Train your brain for the best life ever.Our brains never stop growing, learning and adapting. Every day, we have the opportunity to form new neural pathways based on what we learn and the decisions we make, overwriting the old patterns and self-narratives that have held us back from leading a fulfilling and authentic life.From self-help expert Erica Spiegelman, author of the best-selling recovery book Rewired, The Rewired Life uses the method of self-realization which she has developed through years of counseling and motivational speaking. The Rewired Life is a new way of looking at life, enabling anyone to change their neural pathways by increasing their emotional awareness, guiding them on how to take care of their bodies and minds, and implementing daily routines that nourish all aspects of life. The Rewired Life is the guidebook to rewiring your entire life—from how we communicate, learn and identify our narratives, effective self-care strategies, improving our quality of sleep, understanding healthy diet and exercise practices, technology, relationships, and so much more.

  • ASIN: B07B78CV8R
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