Strong combination of examples, techniques, and exercises. Practical tools in each chapter allow novelists to apply these methods immediately to create fiction that transcends genre, creates realities unique to its authors, conjures characters who feel more ´´real´´ than real people, and shows readers the world around them in new ways.
A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and how to (possibly) change their minds America is more polarized than ever. Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion, gun control, breastfeeding, or even DC vs Marvel, it feels like you can´t voice an opinion without ruffling someone´s feathers. In today´s digital age, it´s easier than ever to build walls around yourself. You fill up your Twitter feed with voices that are angry about the same issues and believe as you believe. Before long, you´re isolated in your own personalized echo chamber. And if you ever encounter someone outside of your bubble, you don´t understand how the arguments that resonate so well with your peers can´t get through to anyone else. In a time when every conversation quickly becomes a battlefield, it´s up to us to learn how to talk to each other again. In Talking Across the Divide, social justice activist Justin Lee explains how to break through the five key barriers that make people resist differing opinions. With a combination of psychological research, pop-culture references, and anecdotes from Justin´s many years of experience mediating contentious conversations, this book will help you understand people on the other side of the argument and give you the tools you need to change their minds--even if they´ve fallen for ´´fake news.´´
Im exklusiven VOX Designhotel in Kehl am Rhein wird dem Gast etwas ganz besonderes geboten: Eine Kombination aus Kunst und Design versetzt den Besucher, im Zimmer seiner Lieblingsfarbe, in andere Sphären - egal ob rot, grün oder blau. Signalrot sieht Michael Braun allerdings, wenn im Service etwas nicht stimmt. Als Sternekoch, der bereits für Milliardär Donald Trump in Amerika gearbeitet hat, weiß er höchste Ansprüche zu befriedigen und erwartet das auch von seinen Bewerbern.