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(Kindle) 64 Elementary Story Types

64 Elementary Story Types explores the world of archetypes to bring a kaleidoscope of new ideas to your creative fiction. Delve into this eclectic system for understanding the world of story types and discover how the slightest change to a crucial element of any story can provide a range of new insights for the drama potential of your tale.

Modern I Ching 19: Approach

This is Approach, the nineteenth card in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching. Comprised of an Earth trigram above and a Lake trigram below, the meaning - suggested by the two strong lines entering from below - is akin to 'becoming great'.

The Four Basic MBTI Dichotomies in Creative Fiction

The interesting thing about using a personality indicator like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to look for potential conflicts in your characters is that it can make them appear more realistic at the same time as suggesting the most interesting drama about them.

Judging/Perceiving Conflicts in Creative Fiction

The fourth and last of the dichotomies in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, judging vs. perceiving is another personality element with the potential to create any amount of drama in your creative fiction. It is different to the other three dimensions in the sense that it need not reflect a character's behaviour, but if and when it does there is often a lot of character conflict involved.

Modern I Ching 20: Contemplation

This is Contemplation, the twentieth card in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching, and is comprised of a Wind trigram above and an Earth trigram below, suggesting a tower from which one can contemplate the law of Heaven above and the law of Nature below.

Modern I Ching 24: Returning

This is Returning, the twenty-fourth card in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching. It is comprised of an Earth trigram above and a Thunder trigram below, suggesting a turning point from which all things become better.

Why Decriminalisation is the Civil Unions of Cannabis Law Reform

With it now being clear that New Zealand must change its cannabis laws, the argument has shifted from whether we ought to do it to the form that cannabis law reform ought to take. The two most popular positions on the law reform spectrum at the moment are decriminalisation and partial legalisation. This article argues in favour of a legalisation policy in New Zealand.

How Cannabis Will Be Viewed in the Future

With cannabis law reform looking like it will soon be a global reality, it might be that it happens in most places at around the same time. Already the number of US states where medicinal cannabis is legal has tripled in the past seven years, and if cannabis becomes recreationally legal at a US Federal and/or a global level, an entire generation of people might move into a place of cannabis freedom at the same time.

The Masculine Principle

The other of the two great fundamental principles, the masculine principle is the complement and opposite of the feminine principle. It represents the assertive, sensing, giving, orderly force which is associated with Heaven. Because the male is associated with reason and thought, the masculine principle also becomes associated with the male.

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