"A few years ago, Open Culture readers listed Slaughterhouse Five as one of your top life-changing books. But Kurt Vonnegut was not only a great author. He was also an inspiration for anyone who aspires to write fiction - see for example his 8 rules for writing fiction, which starts with the so-obvious-it's-often-forgotten reminder never to waste your reader's time.
In this video, Vonnegut follows his own advice and sketches some brilliant blueprints for envisioning the 'shape' of a story, all in less than 4 minutes and 37 seconds."
(Open Culture, 4 April 2011)
1). Kurt Vonnegut 'The Shape of A Story'
2). 'The Emotional Graph'
3). 'Eight rules for writing fiction'
"Get out there is the Queensland government's youth website. The website is designed to help young consumers tackle some of the big issues affecting their life during and after high school. It features practical advice and tips from a number of government agencies and organisations. It includes information on: budgeting, buying a mobile phone, enrolling to vote, renting, enrolling in a university degree or TAFE course, finding a job, joining a sporting club and schoolies."
(Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading, 2011)
Fig.2 http://getoutthere.qld.gov.au/ website
Fig.3 Department of Justice and Attorney-General (8 April 2011). 'Youth urged to take care online'