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HITS FOR FREE - Persuasive Writing & Reading - Resources - TES

HITS FOR FREE - Persuasive Writing & Reading - Resources - TES | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
A mnemonic for learning the key 11 persuasive techniques used by advertisers and journalists. Useful for reading (media and non-fiction texts) and writing (APA argue, persuade, advise) tasks at KS3 and 4.
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Explore Filmmaking - free online course at FutureLearn.com

Sign up now at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-filmmaking 'Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen' is a free online course from the NFTS and BFI Film Academy available on FutureLear.
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Are you interested in turning your book into a film?  This free training from FutureLearn.com might be for you.

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Free Webinar: The Indie Author’s Guide to Creating a Killer Media Kit with Joan Stewart — The Book Designer

Free Webinar: The Indie Author’s Guide to Creating a Killer Media Kit with Joan Stewart — The Book Designer | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
One of the fastest ways to improve your book marketing, your book launch, and your media exposure is to make sure you’ve got a complete and easily available media kit.
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Shout out to authors.   Do you have an media kit?  You might be interested in this free webinar .

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Amazon's 'Write On' Crowd-Publishing Platform Opens To All - TechCrunch

Amazon's 'Write On' Crowd-Publishing Platform Opens To All - TechCrunch | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Amazon has a new crowd-publishing platform called Write On, which is a direct competitor to Wattpad, the social network with self-publishing authors offering..
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Fellow authors,  Amazon has launched a crowd-publishing platform.  What do you think?

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Have a real bees-up with free training courses - Hinckley Times

Have a real bees-up with free training courses - Hinckley Times | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
All classes are led by experienced beekeepers at two training sites in the north and south of Leicestershire
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Free Bee-Keeping course, anybody?

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How to Watermark Your Photos For Free |

How to Watermark Your Photos For Free | | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Three easy tutorials on how to watermark your photos for free, using both Picasa and PicMonkey!
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Do you watermark your photos?

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Online course provides introduction to journalism [Worldwide] | IJNet

Online course provides introduction to journalism [Worldwide] | IJNet | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
The course will begin Sept. 29 and last six weeks. Topics of instruction will include news writing, opinion writing, feature writing, investigative journalism and politics reporting. Registration is open and free.
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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is offering free on line courses.

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Indie books looking for reviewers. See this and more books, apps and Themes on iAuthor

Indie books looking for reviewers. See this and more books, apps and Themes on iAuthor | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
iAuthor is transforming book discovery. What will you discover today? (RT @i_Author: Are you a #bookreviewer? Or an author looking to be reviewed?
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What do you think of iAuthor's approach to Book Reviews?  Has anybody tried their service?

 

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Debunking Amazon's 70% Royalty for Indie Authors and Publishers

Debunking Amazon's 70% Royalty for Indie Authors and Publishers | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Debunking Amazon's 70% Royalty for Indie Authors and Publishers Good E-Reader (blog) With news this week that Amazon has added whole new international markets to its list of places where authors and publishers can earn a 70% royalty on ebooks, the...
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Amazon has added two more international markets bringing the total to twenty-eight.  Information about royalties you, as an author, need to know.

 

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"Ten things I've learned about writing a blog"

"Ten things I've learned about writing a blog" | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Happy First Birthday, OSM! - "Ten things I've learned about writing a blog"
ChicagoNow (blog)
After one year on ChicagoNow, here are ten things I've learned about writing a blog.
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J.A. has shared ten heart-felt lessons she has learned blogging for ChicagoNow for the past year.    My lesson learned:  blogging should be fun.  When it becomes a chore, it's time to take a break.  Do you have a lesson to share with fellow bloggers?

 

 

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Amazon.com: S. A. Smith: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Amazon.com: S. A. Smith: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Visit Amazon.com's S. A. Smith Page and shop for all S. A. Smith books and other S. A. Smith related products (DVD, CDs, Apparel). Check out pictures, bibliography, biography and community discussions about S. A. Smith
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Welcome to my Amazon Author Page

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Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity!

Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity! | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work! Coffitivity is the virtual tool to research showing moderate ambient noise helps enhance creative cognition!
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I'm curious.  Are you more creative when you're in a coffee shop listening to  people chatting, music playing, and smelling the coffee?  Here's a website that might give you the edge without leaving your home.

 

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7 Outstanding Content Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

7 Outstanding Content Marketing Tips for Small Businesses | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
7 Outstanding Content Marketing Tips for Small Businesses Search Engine Watch But as SEO has evolved significantly in recent years, it has become clear that small businesses need to include how-tos, e-books, comparison guides, and other content...
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Have you tried any of these Search Engine Optimization  Marketing Tips?

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Free Novel Writing Course in July!

I am offering a free editing course in July with daily lessons and weekly workshops. There will be peer critiques, opportunities to connect with other writers, and chances to win free editing....
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Bella Crafts Current Issue

Bella Crafts Current Issue | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Bella Crafts Quarterly is the #1 always free to download craft publication. Bella Crafts Quarterly is for people who craft for fun or for business.
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Who doesn't love a Craft Book?   Download for free.  Also, download the free resource - Where to sell your Crafts.

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A Quote by Terry Pratchett

A Quote by Terry Pratchett | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
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Magic!

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Women's Day 2015: Five inspirational female record breakers - Guinness World Records

Women's Day 2015: Five inspirational female record breakers - Guinness World Records | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Today marks International Women's Day 2015, a UN initiative aimed at creating a day to reflect on the progress made by women as well as appreciate examples of courage and strength set by ordinary women in their countries.
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Ordinary women - Extraordinary courage and strength

 

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Six Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work

Six Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Whether you're managing social media for a company or just looking to boost your online profile, here are six social media templates to save you time
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I'm ready to give the Facebook template a try.

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6 Tips for writing sharable content - Microsoft for Work

6 Tips for writing sharable content - Microsoft for Work | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Convincing people to share the things you post on Facebook and Twitter is a huge part of the reason companies engage with their fans on [ ...]
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How do you create content that your fans are more prone to share?

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What Creative People Need To Do To Protect Their Work - Fast Company

What Creative People Need To Do To Protect Their Work - Fast Company | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Fast Company
What Creative People Need To Do To Protect Their Work
Fast Company
With so many ways to share and publish online, it may seem virtually impossible to protect your work from being exploited.
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If you've written a book, co-authored a book, or  collaborated on a project, you need to read this to protect your creation.

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The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People | Podio

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People | Podio | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds organized their daily routines. We delved into their diaries and other documents to see how they worked, slept and exercised their way to success.
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How does your daily routine stack up against these famous creative people?  I didn't see a picture of dogs? heheheheh

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It's Iced Coffee Season! 13 Tips, Recipes and Tutorials for a Better Brew

It's Iced Coffee Season!  13 Tips, Recipes and Tutorials for a Better Brew | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
It's time. Time to put away the steaming mugs of morning coffee and pour a glass of strong, rich, cooling iced coffee instead.
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Would you give up your steaming cup of java for a rich, ice-cold coffee.  Have a great week.

 

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Free online poetry course (How Writers Write Poetry)

Free online poetry course (How Writers Write Poetry) | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/LhlqysmOvFA The Course How Writers Write Poetry, a six-week course beginning on June 28, 2014, is an interactive study of the practice of writing poetry. The course presents a curated collection of short, ...
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This free course may be of interest to aspiring Poets.  Craft topics include sketching techniques, appropriation, meter, constraints, sound, mindfulness, and pleasure. The talks are designed for beginning poets just starting to put words on a page as well as for advanced poets looking for new entry points, thoughts about process, or teaching tips.

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17 Web Resources That Will Improve Your Productivity

17 Web Resources That Will Improve Your Productivity | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Business Insider
17 Web Resources That Will Improve Your Productivity
Business Insider
It'll help you get your creative juices flowing so you won't feel stuck. Other websites that provide great ...
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Give these tips and techniques a try.

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jewelry making Craftori

jewelry making Craftori | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Art, crafts and vintage – inspire and be inspired (Did you fancy making your own jewelry?
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I love finding and sharing great DIY tutorials.  Enjoy.

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4 Online Marketing Tools That You Should Start Using Today - Business 2 Community

4 Online Marketing Tools That You Should Start Using Today - Business 2 Community | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community
4 Online Marketing Tools That You Should Start Using Today
Business 2 Community
Google Analytics probably doesn't need an introduction, but I'll do one anyway J.
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Are you using these online marketing tools?

 

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