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Plain Language Humor: How to Write Good

Plain Language Humor: How to Write Good | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Collected lists from plaingovernment.org -- Improving communication from the government to the public, including humorous writing advice: Avoid Alliteration. Always.

Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)

Be more or less specific.

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Helpful Definitions for Modern Authors -- with a dose of irony

Helpful Definitions for Modern Authors -- with a dose of irony | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

And for a bit of humor ...and ironic insight: Helpful definitions for Modern authors: When your publicist acts as your mom, your mom acts as your audience and your audience acts as your reviewer.

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Pitfalls of Writing SF & Fantasy

Pitfalls of Writing SF & Fantasy | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Author Vonda McIntyre weighs in with advice on ... The Expository Lump, The Department of Redundancy Department, Neologisms, Titles, Subjunctive Tension, and other helpful hints. 

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So You Want to Write? One Author's Perspective

What does it take to get started as an author? Science fiction author David Brin (The Postman, Startide Rising) offers advice to aspiring writers. Storytelling is the only verified form of magic; the ability to form incantations in the listerner's mind, to have them envision imaginary worlds, to feel profound emotions.

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Great Openings for YA and Children's novels

Great Openings for YA and Children's novels | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Beginnings have to suck you in, make you care, and make you believe. The good ones also make you remember. Here's a sampling of the opening lines from Young Adult novels. How do these openings draw you in, make you want to read more? Markus Zusak's The Book Thief begins: "First the colors. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try.
Here is a small fact. You are going to die." Powerful!

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From Seth Godin: Advice for authors

From Seth Godin: Advice for authors | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Always beware free advice. It is worth what it costs! That said, I get a fair number of notes from well respected, intelligent people who are embarking on their first non-fiction book project. The return on equity and return on time for authors and for publishers is horrendous. If you're doing it for the money, you're going to be disappointed.On the other hand, a book gives you leverage to spread an idea and a brand far and wide. There's a worldview that's quite common that says that people who write books know what they are talking about and that a book confers some sort of authority.

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How to Promote Your Books Online

Thoughts about Marketing Strategies

When you decide to go into marketing, it's important that you consider whether to market a brand or a product. You can do both, but it's a good idea to make a choice. If you have one very specific product, you should probably market that. If you're going to expand your product portfolio, your company's brand may be the better choice.

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ATOS Readability - ATOS for Text

ATOS Readability - ATOS for Text | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Renaissance Learning Text Analyzer calculates readability level for articles or stories. May be useful for teachers or YA authors to give a rough check of the language complexity.

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How to Write a Book Now -- Tools for Emerging Authors

How to Write a Book Now -- Tools for Emerging Authors | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it
Is there a book inside you, longing to be written? Discover how to write a book, using free step-by-step tips, tools, and secrets that turn your passion into a novel or nonfiction book.
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Advice on Writing and Frequently Asked Questions

Advice on Writing and Frequently Asked Questions | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Advice to would-be writers: "Yog's Rule: Money flows toward the writer. Any business that wants the writer to put up money should be avoided. A business that takes a cut of money on its way to the writer, such as an agent taking a commission, is acceptable, but the direction of flow should always be toward you, never away."

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Writing Inspiration: A directory of articles to defeat writer's block

Writing Inspiration: A directory of articles to defeat writer's block | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

A directory of inspirational articles, stories and exercises to keep you motivated and help you beat the dreaded writer's block. Articles on basic plots, setting realistic goals, and advice on publishing.

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John Scalzi’s Writing Advice – Whatever

John Scalzi’s Writing Advice – Whatever | Advice for Writers | Scoop.it

Writing advice from Science Fiction author John Scalzi, author of Redshirts and Old Man's War: "First, buy a Writer’s Market. This is your Bible, Koran and Torah from now on. This book features just about every single market for writing that exists."

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Amazon.com: Writer's Companion

Writer's Companion

~ Renée Miller (author) More about this product
Price: $29.95

The Writer's Companion, by Carlos J Cortes, Renée Miller. A reference guide for authors, covering aspects from story telling and grammar to editing and publication and marketing.

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