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How to Use Your Writing-Life Magic Wand (Or, Finding Your Groove, Part One.)

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Sometimes I am all about balance. I want to work in that exact rhythm of nurturing all parts of my life: getting good work done, but also seeing plenty of friends, discovering new places in the city, and being an all-around good citizen. 


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Penelope's curator insight, March 2, 10:47 PM
I'm not even sure how I stumbled upon this young writer's website, but I'm glad I did. One of the freshest voices I've read in quite a while, she doles out juicy wisdom nuggets on writing and life. Enjoy!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 4, 8:23 PM
Love this blog.
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Storyboard Your Novel And You'll Have A Roadmap

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Storyboard your novel and you'll have a road map for what happens next. Look closely at the beginning and end and follow Chekhov's advice to trim.

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Penelope's curator insight, August 30, 2016 2:57 PM
A road map is a necessity for traveling long distances. You can also use a road map--called storyboarding--to plot your novel. 

The idea of storyboarding was developed at the Walt Disney Studio during the early 1930s. Disney credited animator Webb Smith with creating the idea of drawing scenes on separate sheets of paper and pinning them up on a bulletin board to tell a story in sequence, thus creating the first storyboard.

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: A Philosophical and Ethical Book Review

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is a spectacular novel. It is a tour-de-force through six stories, each story with its own genre, creating a multigenre whole unlike any work I’ve read before. (There ...

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Alex O'Toole's comment, April 29, 2013 4:32 AM
What does this article identify as the major theme occurring across all six of the narratives in Mitchell's novel?
Alex O'Toole's comment, April 29, 2013 4:34 AM
What is the word that the author of this article uses to describe the structure of 'Cloud Atlas'? What does this mean?
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NaNoWriMo: Planning a Novel with Evernote Templates Medium.com

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In November, nearly half a million people around the world will embark on a remarkable quest. National Novel Writing Month. 


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Penelope's curator insight, October 14, 2016 12:20 PM
Fiction writing can be a daunting challenge for even the most talented. Facing a blank page can snuff out creative sparks that once burned brightly. 

Enter Evernote. I use this powerful tool all the time for clipping web pages, PDF's, etc. Evernote has created six powerful templates found inside this article that can be saved and used to the NANO writer's advantage. A little planning may get the timid writing instead of quaking. Super tool to add to your writing arsenal.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 15, 2016 9:48 AM
For Evernote fans--or beginners--some templates to use during NANOWRMO
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Mystery Novel Studies

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If you teach middle or high school English but struggle with getting students excited about literature, you should try a mystery novel study, especially if you enjoy mysteries or puzzles yourself.

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CLOUD ATLAS Demystified

With the film CLOUD ATLAS in theaters, BOOKD takes a close look at the astonishing, genre-defying novel that inspired it. Join an English professor, Buddhist...

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Alex O'Toole's comment, April 29, 2013 4:36 AM
This video briefly explains the major themes, narrative structure, plots and characters for those who may not have seen the film or read the book, providing some valuable insight in terms of literary analysis.