#AtoZchallenge

THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE is one of the most popular ways to plot a novel or screenplay. It’s the backbone of countless novels, TV shows and movies.www.cherylsterlingbooks.com

For today’s AtoZChallenge, the letter “T” is for the Three Act Structure.

(Today’s post on the Three Act Structure is an excerpt from The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel.)

THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE is one of the most popular ways to plot a novel or screenplay. It’s the backbone of countless novels, TV shows and movies.www.cherylsterlingbooks.comTHE THREE ACT STRUCTURE is one of the most popular ways to plot a novel or screenplay. It’s the backbone of countless novels, TV shows and movies. It keeps the story moving, the reader turning pages and box offices busy. In its simplest form it consists of three parts:

  1. Beginning
  2. Middle
  3. End

Of course, much more is involved. Your daily trip to work has a beginning, middle and end. Hopefully, it’s uneventful, but boring isn’t what you want for your novel. Let’s re-label the three parts into:

  1. Setup
  2. Conflict
  3. Climax

Much more riveting, isn’t it?

Let’s look at each of these in depth.
Continue reading Three Act Structure, Today’s “T” for the AtoZChallenge

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essential oils are part of the A to Z of Healing in Ishieta Chopra's ebook.

In my third book review of theblogchatter.com’s ebook carnival, I’m taking a look at A to Z of Healing by Ishieta Chopra.

https://www.theblogchatter.com/download/a-to-z-of-healing-by-ishieta-chopra/

 

Book Blurb:

The Author, Ishieta belongs to a Lineage of healers. In the A to Z Challenge in 2017, she took up the theme of A to Z of Healing. Join her as she completes the Alphabets and shares her notes and experiences on 26 Alternative forms of Healing – Beyond the ‘what’ they are, to what we can do with them & what the experience is like.

My Review

Aessential oils are part of the A to Z of Healing in Ishieta Chopra's ebook.s in all the ebook carnival books taken from this year’s AtoZChallenge, the author offers us twenty-six essays. Her theme is Healing. From Affirmations to Zen, we join her on a wide, interesting journey. Each essay not only delves into the basic description of that day’s theme, but into specifics. For example, she charts out which essential oils work best for which maladies, and where to apply them on the body.

Gemstones, or crystals, are part of the A to Z of Healing in Ishieta Chopra's ebook.Or which gemstones are favored in each of the seasons.

I enjoyed her knowledge of the familiar—chakras, meditation, numerology, and tarot. I read with great interest in the forms of healing not as familiar in the Western World. Kundalini Awakening, Qigong, and Vastu Shastra opened my mind to new ways of healing.

The author is an authority on the subjects presented. She shares her knowledge in an easy to understand, informative manner. I appreciate the time and care spent in creating each blog post and the compilation ebook. It truly is an A to Z of Healing.

For a FREE download of the ebook, go here.

To access all thirty plus FREE ebooks, go here.

About The Author:

A practicing Numerologist, Tarot Reader & Reiki Healer & Master, She has set up Isheeria’s Healing Circles to help people Learn, Heal & (Re) Design their lives through the Esoteric Arts and Healing Methods such as: Numerology, Astrology, Feng Shui & Tarot Readings, Reiki and various other Healing Methods, some of which you will be reading about in this book. She writes on these topics along with Monthly Predictions, upcoming festivals and important days according to Astrology, Western Calendar and popular folklore, and Alternative methods of Healing & Predictions, and other Fun & interesting stuff on her site: http://isheeriashealingcircles.com/

A Life-long learner, she is an MBA (Marketing & Finance) and currently a student of Law, with over 17 years of professional corporate experience and finds her true calling in the Esoteric Arts and Writing.

Blessings to all,

Cheryl

 

 

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26 Favorite Foods and A Little Bit of Me, is a stroll down memory lane, sharing the author's favorite foods & the moments associated with each.

In exchange for free publication and marketing of my Writing Tools ebook in theblogchatter.com‘s ebook carnival, I’m writing a series of book reviews from fellow authors. The second in the series is 26 Favorite Foods & A Little Bit of Me by Mayuri Nidigallu.

26 Favorite Foods and A Little Bit of Me, is a stroll down memory lane, sharing the author's favorite foods & the moments associated with each.

Book Blurb:

 There is no sincerer love than the love of food, said George Bernard Shaw and I couldn’t agree more! Food is a nourisher, food is a celebration and food is a memory that connects us to people and to our past. Everybody has a list of food they love and so do I. Come along with me as I share my 26 Favourite Foods and A Little Bit of Me, and attempt to recreate the flavours my palate has tasted, through my words for you, as I walk you down memory lane sharing my moments associated with each.

26 Favorite Foods Review:

First, this is not a cookbook, a mistake I made when choosing the book for review. I followed several food blogs during April’s AtoZChallenge, and I assumed this was one. My bad.

Instead, 26 Favorite Foods & A Little Bit of Me is a collection of the author’s experiences with certain foods and the memories they invoke. She presents each selection (in alphabetical order) in mouth-watering detail. More than once, I had to stop reading and go to Google or Pinterest to find out more.

This, perhaps, is the biggest drawback of the book. An author does not want her reader to leave (and possibly never return) by sending them elsewhere. Although the author did link some recipes to her blog, images and recipes could have dramatically enhanced the book. Perhaps that was not the purpose of the ebook.

I did enjoy the tantalizing descriptions, the mental images, and the author’s memories and experiences surrounding the foods and the occasions when they were served. I did not realize how compartmentalized the food and the people of India are. The region of origin and certain times of the year (celebrations, festivals, etc) seem to restrict the availability of the dishes. Surprisingly, the people of a region do not stray often from it, and (in my opinion) the differences between regions is a big thing and emphasized in daily life. In the author’s words, “I am a Bombay born and bred Punjaban married to a Chennai based Telugu. Yes, crazy things do happen! ” I cannot think of a similar statement made in the U.S. Perhaps the different cultures, languages, terrain, and tradition separate the Indian people more than other countries?

All in all, I enjoyed the delicious descriptions and the peek into the author’s life, but I wanted more than what I assumed to be in the contents.

Blogchatter ebook Information:

26 Favorite Foods & A Little Bit of Me can be downloaded for FREE here.

Over 30 other FREE ebooks can be downloaded here, including mine.

The author blogs here.

26 Favorite Foods & A Little Bit of Me—About the Author

Mayuri Nidigallu is a Tarot Card Reader by Profession and a Writer by design.
Since she already knows what the future holds, she enjoys unwrapping the
present.
Mayuri has been a Magazine Columnist and Freelance Writer and you can now
read her Creative Writing, Reviews, Travelogues, Recipes and Food Stories on
her site, Sirimiri – The Lifestyle Blogazine at www.sirimiri.in.
Mayuri is a Punjabi, born and brought up in Bombay, married to a Telugu and
currently living in Bangalore. Her palate has tasted a lot of flavours and eaten
food with unpronounceable names (wait to read her post for the letter P to find
out more) and relished its food journey.
Join her as her chapters make inroads through her memory and moments with
Food, in alphabetical order no less!

Blessings,

Cheryl

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