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Holidays at Chapters

Slaves – Passover approaching – 1528 BC first Passover, minus 871 BC current date, = 657 years ago. Bad Business – Passover approaching Omar – Yom Kippur just passed I’m going – Rosh Hashanah coming up

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Header Codes

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Jabesh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jabesh-Gilead (also Yavesh Gil’ad) is an ancient town referred to in four books of the Hebrew Bible. Some biblical scholars believe it to have been located east of the Jordan River, in the vicinity of Wadi Yabes.[1] Wadi Yabes on Facebook Jabesh Gilead is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in the first[2][3] and second[4] [5] books of Samuel, in the book of […]

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Asherah Didn’t Show Up

God’ Punishment for Disobedience – Leviticus 26:1-5 & (Deuteronomy 11:10-17 use these where? (Deuteronomy 28:15-26 (1 Kings 16:25-26) Omri did evil… Jezebel and her 400 prophets of Asherah did not go to Mt. Carmel. — Elijah also instructed Ahab to assemble the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah. I am not […]

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Is Nathan a savant?

He has trouble tying shoes and buttoning his shirt. He learns foreign languages very quickly. In Zarephath he picks up Phoenician and does most of the talking. Does he give Elijah’s me too speech for him? He loves animals but withdraws from people — all except Elijah. “with all these creatures he kept up a […]

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Beginnings are tough

Beginnings are tough for a number of reasons, not least among them the fact that we’re wading blind into unknown territory, trembling with the knowledge that if we fail to be brilliant, readers won’t get past the first chapter. How do we grip readers with can’t-look-away action, while still taking the time to establish character? […]

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Synopsis – 1-2-3

Characters to care about. Protagonist focus. What’s at stake for him.  Conflict for protagonist, what drives it, and how the protagonist succeeds or fails in dealing with that conflict. How that conflict is resolved and how the protagonist’s situation, both internally and externally, has changed. Identify your protagonist, the protagonist’s conflict, and the setting by the end of the first paragraph. Then […]

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Synopsis – Notes toward Draft 1

In Israel, some follow the Lord, and some follow Asherah. While Elijah fears for the safety of his loved ones if he delivers the Lord’s messages, Ahab fears for the safety of his country if he does not honor Asherah. As young boys, they both see how Asherah abuses little girls and burns babies. Elijah […]

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Synopsis – How to from Lara

The following site (https://www.janefriedman.com/how-to-write-a-novel-synopsis/) says, “Don’t make the mistake of thinking the synopsis just details the plot. That will end up reading like a very mechanical account of your story, and won’t offer any depth or texture; it will read like a story without any emotion.” In fiction, emotion is key. Now, in terms of […]

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Cause and Effect 2 – by Lara

At present the scenes read a bit like a laundry list of events/happenings or situations[1] (a story), which is not the same thing as a plot. Ian Briggs says[2], “We have defined a story as a narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence. A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality. […]

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Goal, Motivation, Conflict (GMC)

GMC is goal, motivation, and conflict. This blog (why-i-love-deb-dixons-goal-motivation) sums it up like this: It begins with WHO. Your character. Goal = What (what they want) Motivation = Why (why they want it) Conflict = The Why Not (what stands in their way) You listed character goals in the file you sent, but it might […]

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Cause and Effect 1 – by Lara

One event/action, let’s say by the antagonist, triggers first an internal reaction and then an external reaction (decision, new goal, new action) from the protagonist, which in turn affects the antagonist. ‘The king died and then the queen died,’ is a story. ‘The king died, and then the queen died of grief,’ is a plot. If a story we […]

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Basics

(Early Draft) Normal People — Elijah and Ahab are both normal people. Elijah – I violate this assumption by showing Elijah as free from flaws. Maybe I don’t show him as a superman, but I made him into a smoothman. “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown […]

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Who’s Who & their flaws

Writing the Perfect Flaw Ahab – Will do anything to please (external locus) Has strong father Omri, father Jezebel, wife Ethbaal, Jezebel’s father, King of Sidon Obadiah, Chief of Staff Eitan, would be grove manager Benaiah, Captain of the Bodyguards Elijah – OCD, impatient Tirzah, mother Zadok, father Asriel, miller in Jabesh Gera, shopkeeper in […]

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What if Elijah….

What if Elijah had No Family & No Milcah Elijah lives in a tree. His family and Milcah all got wiped out by the slavers. What if Zarephath Most treatments of Elijah make him look really old. Maybe as a way to avoid temptation with the widow. I made him really young and her older. Also as a way […]

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Messages

Where …….. From…….. To……………… Essence…………………………………………………………….. Bible Jezreel……… Elijah ……. Ahab………….. No more rain…………………………………………….. 1 Kings 17:1 Bethshan …. Elijah…….. Obadiah ……… Bring me Ahab…………………………………………… 1 Kings 18:8 Bethshan….. Elijah…….. Ahab………….. Bring all Israel to Mt. Carmel……………………….. 1 Kings 18:18 Mt. Carmel.. Elijah…….. Israelites……… Choose ye this day…………………………………….. 1 Kings 18:21 Samaria……. Ahab…….. Ben Hadad…… Who […]

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ACFW Genre Abbreviations

A = Amish C = children’s CF = contemporary fiction CL = chick lit F = fantasy H = historical [fiction] HR = historical romance L = literary MG = Middle Grades MY = mystery NA = New Adult (remember, CBA guidelines) R = romance RS = romantic suspense S = suspense SF = sci-fi […]

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Elijah Issues

What are the central issues in this book? Following God vs. Moloch/Asherah Life vs. Death Israel/Judah culture vs. Sidon/Phoenicia culture Israelis vs. Sidonians This Issue — Who cares about it? What would he do about it next year? in ten years? What would happen if all of society embraced this? What would happen if all […]

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The Man Who Saved The World

 Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer, poses at his home in 2015 near Moscow. In 1983, he was on duty when the Soviet Union’s early-warning satellite indicated the U.S. had fired nuclear weapons at his country. He suspected, correctly, it was a false alarm and did not immediately send the report up the chain […]

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Elijah in the Talmud

Great summary of Elijah stories in the Talmud — https://reformjudaism.org/passover-mystery-fifth-cup Talmud – 1. Boring Talmud – Chair of Elijah Talmud 2. The Rabbi Who Was Right Talmud 3. Rescuing the Many http://aregularelijah.com/chapter-22-notes/ RE: Burning of the Fifties — when Moses sang his song of praise after Israel crossed the Red Sea and the Egyptians drowned, the […]

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Talmud 3. Rescuing the Many

“I wasn’t so sure myself, Ma’am.” Others, however, became very sure. They invented an Elijah who rode to the rescue of many. A rabbi in Belarus, for instance, wrote how Elijah rescued a too-trusting travelling salesman.[1] The salesman got into town just as Sabbath was about to start and needed a place to stash his […]

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Talmud – 1. Boring

If not for airborne meals, chattering ravens, and nightmares — hiding by a brook might have been boring. POV Hundreds of years later, a rabbi in Eastern Europe topped any brook-side boredom when he told that this young man was posted at the crossroads of paradise and given three duties. (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/5634-elijah Pirḳe R. El. l.c.) 1) […]

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Air shipment

He realized air shipment was drying the bread. And he couldn’t believe cooks didn’t know about the finely chopped onion or the peeled and cubed turnips his mother used. But they did cook with salt and olive oil. Some added chopped cloves of garlic and cinnamon. Others preferred cumin and black pepper. The ravens even […]

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Biblical Tamar Park by Shemuel Sharvit

I hope that this letter finds you and your family in good health and prospering from the grace of G-d that He so abundantly pours out on all of us. We are enjoying the privilege of living in the land of Israel and are soaking up the spiritual blessings that it affords. Rivka and I […]

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Elijah and Milcah – what if?

When Elijah is 17, he angers the king. So he leaves his family vineyard and hikes across the northern border to a foreign city. While in exile, he mentions Milcah. “She lives just over the ridge from us. Her mom and dad have sheep and goats.” And sometimes he thinks of “the girl who lives […]

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Ahab’s age

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ahab https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ahab Put this into a spreadsheet. 885 BC – Omri became king. If Ahab was 32. (Why/how did Ahab get to be so old when he took over? Why do I have him in my mind as more like Elijah’s age? 17 or so.) 881 BC – Ahab saw Zicri’s cooked books. Omri had […]

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Milcah

Meaning: Counsel This was the name of two biblical women. Milcah, wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother—She was the grandmother of beautiful Rebekah who married Isaac the long-awaited promised son of Abraham (Genesis 11:29, 22:20) Milcah, daughter of Zelophehad—Milcah is notable for having helped win the right for daughters to inherit their father’s land. She was the daughter of Zelophehad, son of Hepher (Numbers 26:33, 27:1).Zelophehad had all daughters and […]

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Talmud 2. The Rabbi Who Was Right

The story of the Rabbi Who Was Right,[1] made Elijah’s mother squint sideways at Elisheva, but it put a big smile on the face of her father. “Crazy story,” he chuckled. “But spot on about God.” A rabbi in Babylon invented this story. The main character is a Rabbi Eliezer, and Elijah only comes in […]

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Final Corrections

when all chapters are in one document replace quote marks with new ones abbreviate Biblical references make all ellipses true The Lord? or the Lord? Consistent, please. consistency with numbers, writing out or as numerals. replace extra ! with periods Anachronisms. allow or not? such as “a tornado straight out of Kansas” in Ch. 11. […]

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Chapter 22 Notes

Notes: elijah in the talmud – Google Jewish Encyclopedia – who frequently comes down to earth to help Jews Elijah Before His Translation – no citations ☹ By this time had learned his lesson. When a third stranger questioned him about the object of his journey, he answered: “If it please God, I intend to […]

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