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Critical Aspects Of A Novel

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If you have an idea for a novel that you believe will be a bestseller, you’re not alone. Many people have great inspirations for books but aren’t quite sure how to go about writing them. Once you understand the basic ingredients and structure of a novel, it becomes much easier. With a solid plan, you can transform your ideas into something that others will read and enjoy. By the end of this, you will know what to do.

Undoubtedly, the most crucial element of any good novel is the main character. This protagonist must meet several criteria. They need to be someone that readers can identify with, sympathize with, and understand. Someone they can root for in a conflict or disagreement. To achieve this, you must make them as real as possible. Describe them physically, mentally, and emotionally. Ensure that you know their complete background and family history. Make sure they have both strengths and weaknesses.

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The Truth And Beliefs About Chinese Symbols

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There are approximately eighty thousand Chinese symbols or more, encompassing characters, alphabets, and signs that have been used in China for thousands of years. However, the usage of these symbols has become more limited in recent times.

As the Chinese language has evolved over time, the use of symbols has declined. Nevertheless, these symbols serve another purpose connected to the arts. The physical form of the ancient Chinese symbols possesses a timeless artistic appeal that has garnered worldwide fame.

When we observe China itself, we can see the presence of Chinese symbols in various aspects of life An Artist Portrait (Part Two) - This is the Part Two (and final part) of the true life story as artist written by Frank V. Cahoj for our Weblog. (Part One) An Artist Portrait (Part Two) I give an unbelievable amount of credence to these two early periods in my life: one of everlasting creation, one of analysis and disillusionment. The… . The cityscape is adorned with Chinese symbols depicted through different mediums of art and architecture. Nowadays, it is common to find Chinese symbols on everyday products such as kitchenware. Many people still use traditional Chinese symbols for superstitious …

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The Reasons For The Cold War

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The conflict between the world’s two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, is often referred to as the Cold War, which is considered the largest non-conflict engagement in the history of the world. Both sides had their respective allies, with the USA leading NATO and controlling Western Europe, while the Soviet Union led the Warsaw Pact and controlled Eastern Europe.

The Cold War, which began immediately after World War II ended in 1945, saw little direct military engagement between the two sides, hence the term “cold.” However, there were instances of indirect military action during the Vietnam and Korean Wars, which took place while the Cold War was ongoing.

After the defeat of the Japanese and Nazi armies in World War II, the USA and the USSR emerged as the two major powers. They had different economic and governmental systems, with the Soviet Union operating under a Communist government and the United States following a capitalist system. Due to conflicting ideologies and interests, direct rivalry ensued between the two superpowers.

Instead of finding common ground, the two ideologies became increasingly polarized. The Cold War further escalated as the Soviet Union spread its Communist …

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Bollywood movies: Get to Know the Greatness of Hindi Culture

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The term “Bollywood” has gained significant recognition in recent years and is now synonymous with the Indian Film Industry. Bollywood is located in Bombay, India, and is renowned for producing some of the finest Indian films. In fact, India is not only known for creating quality films but also for releasing the highest number of movies each year.

What sets Bollywood films apart from the rest, particularly Hollywood, is their unique characteristics. Indian films are a blend of both local and Western elements of culture and civilization. This fusion results in captivating storylines that are infused with traditional hues and specificities, inevitably captivating and seducing audiences interested in Indian culture and tradition.

One of the first things you notice in Hindi films is the distinctive music, showcased through captivating choreographies that highlight the grace and form of the human body. In recent times, Western tunes and genres like Salsa or Jazz have been incorporated, but this blend only enhances the power and charm of Indian music. The end result is a fusion of ingredients from various cultures, allowing the audience to delve deeper into Indian culture and rituals.

The language used in films is also …

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1884-1984: The History of the World’s Fair in New Orleans

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The World’s Fair, also known as the Exposition (Expo), is a large-scale public event held in various locations around the world. It serves as a platform for participating nations to showcase their culture and people. The first Expo took place in London, England in 1851 and was named the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.” New Orleans has hosted the World’s Fair twice, first in 1884 and then again 100 years later in 1984.


During this time, New Orleans was home to the Cotton Exchange and the Cotton Planters Association, and one-third of all cotton in the United States was produced in Louisiana. Hence, the fair was named the World Cotton Centennial. The name refers to the earliest recorded cotton export from the US to England, which dates back to 1784. Although New Orleans was a relatively affluent city at the time, the US Congress loaned $1 million to the organizers. An additional $300,000 was allocated for the construction of a display for the US government. Unfortunately, the state treasurer fled the country with over $1.7 million, leaving the fair with a depleted budget. Eventually, additional funds were secured, and …

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Must See Museums in Miami

Miami is renowned for its sprawling beaches, crystal blue ocean waters, a few professional sports teams, and its vibrant Latin American community. However, what often goes unnoticed is the thriving arts culture that thrives in Miami. Beyond the numerous art museums showcasing the works of local artists, there are museums that narrate stories from the area’s history and its people.

The Bass Museum of Art specializes in art from various eras, dating back to the Renaissance. Established in 1963 by John and Johanna Bass, the museum features exhibitions that display international pieces borrowed from collections around the globe. Renowned artists such as Peter Rubens, Ferdinand Bol, and Armand Guillaumin have had their works showcased here.

The Charles Deering Estate was once the residence of Charles Deering, a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Both his father and brother were successful industrialists. The estate, which was built in 1900, is a three-story wooden house known as Richmond Cottage. Following its complete restoration after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which cost $7.2 million, the property now offers a captivating glimpse into the lives and achievements of the Deering family.

In 1956, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum was established on the former Naval Air Station Richmond. …

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