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Dark Nodes and Dodgy Connections; Dealing With Fake Followers

Dark Nodes and Dodgy Connections; Dealing With Fake Followers | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

How should an individual who wishes to use Twitter in an ethical and responsible way respond to the dark side of Twitter?

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Self-Published Book Awards. Deadline: June 5, 2017

Self-Published Book Awards. Deadline: June 5, 2017 | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
ENTER NOW! DEADLINE: 6/05/17 Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.
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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Publish that 1st Novel…Yet

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Publish that 1st Novel…Yet | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Most authors start with practice novels. Some may be publishable…later. 

by Anne R. Allen 


We often hear stories about authors who have phenomenal success with a “first novel.” I’m sure most writers fantasize about being one of those success stories as we begin our careers. I sure did. But here’s what I didn’t know when …

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Margaret Atwood: a high priestess of fiction who embraces the digital age

Margaret Atwood: a high priestess of fiction who embraces the digital age | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
The Handmaid’s Tale’s rapturous reception on the small screen reminds us of its ever-energetic author’s spooky prescience
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Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. I
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Submit short works (prose and poetry) to Flash Glass

Submit short works (prose and poetry) to Flash Glass | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
We accept submissions in all categories during our open reading period, and accept submissions year round for Flash Glass , our online feature of short works, new media, and art .  
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Try Slick Write's Word Association Game to Bust Writer's Block

Try Slick Write's Word Association Game to Bust Writer's Block
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Children’s Book Week: May 1-7, 2017

Children’s Book Week: May 1-7, 2017 | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children’s books. He proposed creating a Children’s Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians. Mathiews enlisted two important allies: Frederic G. Melcher, the visionary editor of Publishers Weekly who believed that “a great nation is a reading nation,” and Anne Carroll Moore, the Superintendent of Children’s Works at the New York Public Library and a major figure in the library world. With the help of Melcher and Moore, in 1916, the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association sponsored a Good Book Week with the Boy Scouts of America. In 1944, the newly-established Children’s Book Council assumed responsibility for administering Children’s Book Week. In 2008, Children’s Book Week moved from November to May. At that time, the administration of Children’s Book Week, including planning official events and creating original materials, was transferred to Every Child a Reader, CBC’s charitable arm.

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Jutoh: Easily create ebooks in Epub and Kindle formats

Jutoh: Easily create ebooks in Epub and Kindle formats | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Easily create ebooks in Epub and Kindle formats: publish on any ebook distribution site, including Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and more. Your readers can use Kindles, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, Macs and PCs. You can also create PDFs suitable for sending to print-on-demand services.
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Have you seen a person from Porlock lately?

Person from Porlock - Wikipedia

On awakening he appeared to himself to have a distinct recollection of the whole, and taking his pen, ink, and paper, instantly and eagerly wrote down the lines that are here preserved.

The person from Porlock was an unwelcome visitor to Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his composition of the poem Kubla Khan in 1797. Coleridge claimed to have perceived the entire course of the poem in a dream (possibly an opium-induced haze), but was interrupted by this visitor from Porlock while in the process of writing it. Kubla Khan, only 54 lines long, was never completed. Thus "person from Porlock", "man from Porlock", or just "Porlock" are literary allusions to unwanted intruders who disrupt inspired creativity.
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Literary Fiction vs. Genre Fiction

Literary Fiction vs. Genre Fiction | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Fiction, of course, is a work that is imagined from the mind, a different world than reality.

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Writing about emotions may ease stress and trauma - Harvard Health

Writing about emotions may ease stress and trauma - Harvard Health | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
While some stress is inevitable, when your body repeatedly encounters a set of physiological changes dubbed the stress response, trouble can brew. Stress may…
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Writing Contests on Scribophile

Writing Contests on Scribophile | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Open Writing Contests, Member-Sponsored "What’s My Story?" Contest and Group-Sponsored Microfiction Mondays Contest.

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Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
"People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them."
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Lost NYU Lecture on What It Takes to Be a Writer, Animated

Kurt Vonnegut’s Lost NYU Lecture on What It Takes to Be a Writer, Animated | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
"Nothing means anything — except the artist makes his living by pretending, by putting it in a meaningful hole, though no such holes exist."
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5 Most Effective Methods for Avoiding Plagiarism

5 Most Effective Methods for Avoiding Plagiarism | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Plagiarism. It’s a concept that puts sour looks on teachers’ faces and sends shudders down students’ spines. When you sit down to write that essay, however, you don’t have to be afraid of unintentionally committing plagiarism. Simply take the time to understand exactly what plagiarism is and the best methods for avoiding it. If you follow these easy tips, you can make sure that you create work that doesn’t inadvertently steal ideas or words.

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What Makes a Person: The Seven Layers of Identity in Literature and Life

What Makes a Person: The Seven Layers of Identity in Literature and Life | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
"It is the intentions, the capacities for choice rather than the total configuration of traits which defines the person."
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One Simple Thing That Can Make Your Blog Better: Consistency

One Simple Thing That Can Make Your Blog Better: Consistency | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it

Consistency in blogging means two things. First, publish on a consistent schedule. It helps your readers know when to expect your next posts. It helps you develop blog posts because you have a schedule to stick to. (...) The other meaning of blogging consistently deals with consistency of purpose. If your blog post topics vary too widely too quickly, your readers don't know what to expect from you and don't have a clear reason to come back to your blog. Of course, if you're an incredibly dynamic person who leads a super-interesting celebrity life then go ahead and write about whatever the heck you feel like on any given day.

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Are You a Writer or a Storyteller?

Are You a Writer or a Storyteller? | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
I’ve considered myself a writer for years, but a storyteller? I thought that just came with the territory. It wasn’t until I listened to an interview between Write Practice founder Joe Bunting, and writer Kevin Kaiser that I realized the two are very different. The Difference Between a Writer and a Storyteller A writer, by …
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Margaret Atwood's Creative Process

For the author, it's not a question of sitting around and wondering what to write; it's a question of deciding which of the "far-fetched and absurd" ideas she's going to try to tackle.

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Draft2Digital converts your Word document into an ebook

Draft2Digital converts your Word document into an ebook | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Here's the deal: There are no fees for formatting or distributing your book. When you sell a book, we both make money. We keep about 10% of the retail price. We don’t try to upsell you to some expensive services package or nickel-and-dime you for making changes to your e-book. You can list your ebook at whatever price makes you happy. It’s your call. You can even offer your book for free.
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Characteristics of Realistic Fiction

Characteristics of Realistic Fiction | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
A classification of literature containing stories that could happen in the real world, in a time and setting that is possible, and with characters that are true to life, yet drawn from the writer’s imagination.
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Literature vs genre is a battle where both sides lose

Literature vs genre is a battle where both sides lose | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Literary fiction is an artificial luxury brand but it doesn’t sell. So nobody benefits by fencing it off from more popular writing
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Ria Fritz's curator insight, May 11, 5:49 PM
All of this! Write what you want and make it as good as possible, no matter what your style, qualifications, or - dare I say it? - genre!
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How Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Can Help Struggling Kids

How Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Can Help Struggling Kids | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
Therapy dogs that are trained to listen to kids read books are helping reluctant readers develop confidence and social and emotional skills.
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Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: How Hamlet Can Help Us Through Our Grief and Despair

Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: How Hamlet Can Help Us Through Our Grief and Despair | A Writer's Notebook | Scoop.it
"Hamlet is about the precise kind of slippage the mourner experiences: the difference between being and seeming, the uncertainty about how the inner translates
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