Growing Gills

Autor: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546877349
File Size: 43,37 MB
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Go from overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck, to consistent, clear, and in control of your creative life. If you feel like you're floundering in the deep end (Not waving, drowning!), and anxiety over the complexity and enormousness of your creative projects overwhelms you, stop scrambling to fit everything in and feeling stretched thin. DIVE DEEP AND SWIM Sustain the energy you feel when thinking of how awesome your projects could be. Value your own creative work as highly as work you do for other people. Build a reusable structure and process that will consistently get you to the finish line. Blast through your stuck-ness. Focus. Finish. Move on to the next project. You're a creative person. Even if you have a hard time calling yourself a "writer" or an "artist" in public, making your creative work is core to who you are and how you see the world. You may be harboring a big, ambitious idea for a project. Possibly a lot of them. And it's killing you. You lie awake thinking about it...and hating yourself for not doing more to make it real. And then in the morning you're exhausted, and you can't believe you "wasted" more time on this stupid idea. Who ever told you you were creative anyway? You try to shove your idea away, to forget it. But your creative work is what keeps you sane. You can't not do this. So you live with guilt and anxiety all the time. You've tried to carve out the time and attention you need to devote to your creative work. You've made ambitious goals, you've written lists, you've scheduled've installed shackles on your desk chair. But chaining yourself to your work only seems to make you more distractible and more miserable. (And those unsightly leg sores!) Maybe you've even tried to borrow time-management tips from the business world. Get things done! Build seven habits! Eat that frog! But following business-minded productivity systems just doesn't work for you. The issue isn't simply getting "things" done, it's allowing yourself to devote precious time and attention to the vital, self-generated creative work that builds toward your vision for the future. The problem is, the life you're living is already full. You've made a lot of promises, to yourself, your family, your friends, and your community, that you'll be there for them. You probably have a job; you may have kids. You may well have many competing ideas for your creative work. Where, exactly, can you find that mythical Creative Focus Unicorn? In Growing Gills, you'll discover that the power is already within you to make your work. The biggest obstacles to your getting your important creative work done lie in the unknowns you're facing. Growing Gills takes you step by step through the process of pinning down exactly what's stopping you from finishing your beautiful, inventive, and potentially game-changing projects. Using the power of conscious decision, you'll build your own unique system for fitting creative work into your existing life, taking into consideration how you work best. Like a custom-designed, powered exoskeleton, your personal system will bolster and support your creative practice day in and day out, so that you can grow up and grow old while continuing to make your creative work...without chucking out all the other connections to your family and the world that make your life rich and worth living. GROWING GILLS: Breathe in the deep end. With your purchase of the ebook or print edition, you'll also get: The Growing Gills Workbook for free A checklist to identify what specifically stands in your way An invitation to a 5-day free minicourse where you'll build a plan to overcome those obstacles.

La Perdida

Autor: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375714715
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Fascinated by the Mexican father she never knew, Carla heads for Mexico to find her true identity, landing on the doorstep of her ex-boyfriend and falling in with a gang of small-time drug dealers and would-be revolutionaries.

Trish Trash 1 Rollergirl Of Mars

Autor: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1629917249
File Size: 10,97 MB
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Fifteen-(Earth)-year-old Trish "Trash" Nupindju dreams of derby stardom. When you come from a multiracial family of poor moisture farmers on Mars, making the local hover derby team seems like the only way out. But when Trish finally gets (AKA sneaks into) a tryout, will this "fresh meat" have what it takes to make the cut? And then when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep, how will that change what Trish had planned for her future? Find out in the first volume of this new science fiction trilogy from award-winning graphic novelist Jessica Abel. Part science fiction, part rollicking roller derby adventure story, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars is a compelling character study of a young girl who feels trapped by the circumstances of her birth and economic situation.

Out On The Wire

Autor: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0385348444
File Size: 10,26 MB
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A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling—one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad—really mad—Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Folk Fashion

Autor: Amy Twigger Holroyd
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1784536490
File Size: 16,38 MB
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"A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers' lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the innovative metaphor of fashion as common land, Folk Fashion investigates the complex relationship between making, well-being and sustainability. Twigger Holroyd combines her own experience as a designer and knitter with first-hand accounts from folk fashion makers to explore this fascinating, yet under-examined, area of contemporary fashion culture.Looking to the future, she also considers how sewers and knitters might maximise the radical potential of their activities"--Publisher's description.

Doc Trader

Autor: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Slab O Concrete
ISBN: 9781899866403
File Size: 74,22 MB
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In this cross between classic newspaper adventure serial and early comic books, Jessica Abel pays homage to rip-roaring styles of yesteryear but gives the reader a decidedly contemporary twist. Doctor Louise Trader, genius, multimillionaire industrialist, aviator, sailor, and ju-jitsu and demolitions expert, roams the world with her loyal assistant Burke Lang, forever on alert for the depredations of the Shadow Syndicate.

Trish Trash Rollergirl Of Mars Omnibus

Autor: Jessica Abel
Publisher: Super Genius
ISBN: 9781545801666
File Size: 79,34 MB
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200 years from now, Trish "Trash" Nupindju lives on the newly inhabited Mars, whose settlers live under harsh and ruthless conditions. Trish dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star. It seems like making the professional derby team is the only way to escape a future of poverty on her parents' farm. But, what happens when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep and changes everything?

A Pale View Of Hills

Autor: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307829073
File Size: 63,28 MB
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a novel where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II.

The Ultimate Player S Guide To Minecraft

Autor: Stephen O'Brien
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0134277635
File Size: 15,44 MB
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The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft, Third Edition Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS! Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. More than ever, you need an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn Minecraft’s newest, most powerful secrets! From Minecraft’s earliest betas to its newest combat upgrades, Stephen O’Brien has seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal brand-new combat traps and tricks you need to know, teach you enchantments of unimaginable power, help you survive where few dare to go, and help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft! Quick-start guide for first-night survival Master exciting combat techniques including Minecraft 1.9’s dual-wielding and shields Customize your experience–from peaceful to monstrous Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters–let there be light Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone Escape (or defeat!) all the hostile mobs Get friendly critters on your side and build automated farms Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies Transform even the simplest shelter into a palace Explore ocean monuments and gather golden treasure from the deeps Create new worlds and master the fine art of terraforming and installing mods Learn the secrets of redstone devices and build incredible rail systems Play safely through The Nether and the expanded End region Minecraft is a trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. Register your book at and receive 35% off your next purchase.