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Writing Your Query Letter
Episode 6 of How to Publish Your Book
...elements comprise a good query letter, what components the publisher or agent requires, and how to stand out from a sea of queries so your book gets further...
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Live Nude Girls Unite!
... Julia Query, activist, comedian, lesbian and stripper at a club called the Lusty Lady, put in long hours on stage and in the peep booth along with fellow...
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Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis
Episode 7 of How to Publish Your Book
... Once you've nailed a query letter, you will need to provide a synopsis. Condensing your entire story into a one-page overview while still keeping it...
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Submissions and Publishing Etiquette
Episode 11 of How to Publish Your Book
...rejections when not followed. Learn the guidelines for mailing and emailing queries, what your rights are and how to protect your work, and the definitions...
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Diverted To Delhi
...American Express all have one thing in common - their customer service queries are likely to be re-routed to India and answered by Indians impersonating...
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Pitching Your Book
Episode 13 of How to Publish Your Book
Not all aspiring writers will have the opportunity to pitch their books, but every writer should have a pitch prepared. Learn the three types of pitches you should have ready, examine strong and weak pitch examples, and get tips on…
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Researching Writers’ Markets
Episode 4 of How to Publish Your Book
The modern publishing markets are far more complex than they were even a few decades ago. Learn about the different agents and publishers, and discover the tools out there that can help you find the right ones for you. Also,…
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Dear Mr. Shakespeare - Blackness, Race, and Immigration in Othello
A reinterpretation and exploration of William Shakespeare's intentions when writing Othello . The film examines the play's racial themes in a historical and contemporary setting, while drawing wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today. Nominated for the…
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Researching and Planning Your Book Proposal
Episode 9 of How to Publish Your Book
Dissect the elements in a book proposal, which is essentially a business plan that persuades a publisher to invest in your book. Because publishers look for a viable idea with a clear market, paired with a writer who has credibility…
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The Incredible Scope of Cyberspace
Episode 2 of Thinking about Cybersecurity
What makes the Internet so vulnerable is its ability to connect, and to be connected to, anyone and almost anything. Here, explore how cyberspace works. You'll learn what goes on behind the scenes of a simple Internet search, how a…
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Are Creative People Right-Brained?
Episode 4 of Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience
Think your brain is divided into a creative side and an analytical side? Think again. The two hemispheres of your brain are actually quite interconnected. Discover what neuroimaging has revealed about the way our brains think and create, and why…
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Meeting at Tule Lake
Among the ten Japanese Internment that imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, Tule Lake Segregation Center was the site for over 18,000 "disloyals." Fifty years later, seven former internees discuss their past and how they came to terms…
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Metadata - Legal or Not
Episode 16 of The Surveillance State
Dig deeper into the government's electronic surveillance programs. Here, you'll learn about "metadata"--or data about data. After reviewing what metadata is and how it works, you'll examine the thorny legal issues surrounding metadata gathering in the years after 9/11, and…
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Zoonosis: Germs Leap from Animals to Humans
Episode 11 of An Introduction to Infectious Diseases
Seventy percent of infectious diseases originate from wildlife. Why are new diseases--such as bird flu and swine flu--so prevalent, and how are these exotic diseases being transmitted from animals to humans? Learn how to protect yourself from these diseases, including…
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Dawson City: Frozen Time - The Buried History of a Gold Rush Town Found on Nitrate Film
This meditation on cinema's past from pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became…
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Work Place Excellence: Employer of Choice
Find out how to be a respected and award winning employer: Create a culture of pride Promote yourself as an employer of choice Recruit the best people Provide development opportunities Offer flexible work arrangements Be family friendly
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Big Data: Good for the Customer Not Just the Business
An important lesson learned about Big Data is that collecting and storing data may be the easier part of the job, analyzing and utilizing the data, well, that's the challenging task. It's become abundantly clear, that today's organizations need to…
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Networking: From Writers’ Conferences to Courses
Episode 12 of How to Publish Your Book
Just like with a job search, networking can be an important and useful component to getting published. Delve into the options and resources you have for meeting other writers, agents, and publishing representatives, learn how to develop a gripping elevator…
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Junk Food, Porn, Video Games - Addictions?
Episode 12 of The Addictive Brain
The course concludes with an exploration of other potentially addictive behaviors. Professor Polk argues that some artificial stimuli - junk food, pornography, and video games to name three - are "supernormal," meaning that they actually activate the brain's reward circuit…
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Internet Surveillance
Episode 15 of The Surveillance State
Shift your attention to electronic surveillance, and see how the monitoring of web searches and emails allows the government to gain insights into potential security risks from abroad. But even though the surveillance program has oversight, some people fear the…
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