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Happy Quilting: Valantine's Day Tutorials

Happy Quilting: Valantine's Day Tutorials | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
So last year at this time I was finishing up my first Blog Hop. The Simply Charmed Blog Hop :) It was so much fun. Makes me realize I need to do another one some time. (You know, when I have a minute or 2) I thought I would ...
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                  Valentine's Day Tutorials - Quilting Style

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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"

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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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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? - YouTube

http://www.ted.com As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefi...
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This video, "Connected, but alone?"  was posted to YouTube over two years ago.  If you unplugged for one day, would your life fall apart?  When was the last time you met a friend for coffee  and left the cell phone home?  

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The Best Workouts for Your Body Type - Weight Center - Everyday Health

The Best Workouts for Your Body Type - Weight Center - Everyday Health | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
You cant change your body type, whether its pear or apple or athletic. But these healthful tips can help you improve on whichever you are.
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Did you find your body type?

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Mobile Blogging Options for Storytelling on the Go

Mobile Blogging Options                                      for Storytelling on the Go | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it


From the main interface, you can reach blogs you have already set up or start a new one.

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Do you love sharing your travel stories while you're on the road?  Now you can for free.  Find out in this New York Times article.

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20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness.
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The more someone tells me I can't; the more I try.   I accomplish this by learning from and  surrounding myself with like-minded people.  Thank you for being part of my circle of friends.

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How to Improve Your Drawing Skills


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This comprehensive video tutorial explains the strategies you can use to improve your drawing skills. By the end of this tutorial, you'll gain hand-eye coordination and a greater appreciation for freehand drawing.

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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
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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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27 Writing Productivity Tools, Techniques, and Resources

27 Writing Productivity Tools, Techniques, and Resources | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
When it comes to tools and techniques, writers are much like golfers: Some of our trusted tools are practical, while others are pure superstition. Yet, it doesn’t matter. Even when you master the f...
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Check out these cool tools and techniques.

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How to Self-Publish a Book

How to Self-Publish a Book | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
In the old days, the only way for writers to publish a book was through a publisher. This meant finding an agent, pitching editors, and hoping that on
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40 Awesome Summer Crafts for Kids! - Crafting A Green World

40 Awesome Summer Crafts for Kids! - Crafting A Green World | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
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Can you believe school is out. Oh my, how do we entertain the children. Craftingagreenworld.com has shared 40 craft ideas that are sure to delight our inner child and of course, the children.
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'Worst nightmare' for RCMP as manhunt continues in Moncton police killings

'Worst nightmare' for RCMP as manhunt continues in Moncton police killings | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
MONCTON, N.B. - A nerve-racking search for a heavily armed gunman in Moncton entered its second day Thursday evening after he allegedly shot three New Brunswick Mounties dead and injured two others . . .
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Is there no place on earth spared from this insanity?  Our condolences go out to the victims and the families of this senseless rampage.

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Look! Using a Shoe Organizer for Container Gardening

Look!  Using a Shoe Organizer for Container Gardening | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
We previously mentioned that without a proper yard, we've taken to container gardening. If you don't even have the space for a few pots and containers, don't despair.
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Who would think you could grow  herbs, mini tomatoes, and leaf salad in a shoe bag.  Even RV'ers could grow their vegetables on-the-road. heheheh.  Hopefully, I didn't send my over-the-door-shoe rack to the thrift shop.   

 

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