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Seeing Art Through Jane Austen’s Eyes

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On May 24, 1813, Jane Austen went to a crowded art gallery on Pall Mall in London, looking for Mrs. Darcy.

“I dare say Mrs. D. will be in yellow,” Austen wrote that morning to her sister, referring to the romantic heroine whose happy ending she had sketched out in “Pride and Prejudice,” published four months earlier.


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James Foley: Reflections on a Tragic Death - Expat Journal

James Foley: Reflections on a Tragic Death - Expat Journal | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
James Foley didn't become real for me until I read stories written by his friends and fellow journalists. Now he is very real, but the propaganda is not.
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Leo Tolstoy on Love - Expat Journal

Leo Tolstoy on Love - Expat Journal | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
I came across Tolstoy's letters to Gandhi. What he wrote resonated with me, so I wrote Leo Tolstoy on Love. Includes link to free download.
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How to become a journalist

How to become a journalist | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
How to become a journalist? You can go to journalism school, but Greg Palast, Hunter S Thompson and Abby Martin might disagree.
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When freelance writing and expat living go hand in hand

When freelance writing and expat living go hand in hand | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Freelance writing and expat living go hand in hand when you have a combination of an independent spirit, self-reliance and self-discipline.
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How to Write Good | Jade Mitchell, writing

How to Write Good | Jade Mitchell, writing | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
I'm not going to lie, I feel like an arrogant, presumptuous dickhead publishing a post telling people how to write better. Seriously, if you're reading this, then you're an intelligent adult with a successful career and the respect of ...
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Good recommendations without the usual pompous arrogance.

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Slapped by Google for Unnatural Links! | A Writer's Blog

Slapped by Google for Unnatural Links! | A Writer's Blog | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
I've been slapped by Google for unnatural links. Here's why I think it happened.
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Now Anyone Can Use Getty Stock Photos for Free

Now Anyone Can Use Getty Stock Photos for Free | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Any blog too tiny for a photo budget no longer need fret. Getty, the world's largest photo provider, is letting people embed its stock images for free.
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deviantART: where ART meets application!

deviantART: where ART meets application! | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
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This site has millions of subscribers, so it's probably not news to a lot of you, but it is to me. I found it while doing a search for parchment paper. The paper was free and I'm having fun on Photoshop writing short pieces with an Underwood font I also found today.

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I Poo Poo on Your Guru - 'Book' Review | A Writer's Blog

I Poo Poo on Your Guru - 'Book' Review | A Writer's Blog | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
The last time I was in the United States was in 2004. I went there to look after my Dad, who was dying from stomach cancer. Except for the kind heart he kept hidden behind a conservative façade, there was nothing religious or spiritual about him.
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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.
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Unlike most writing tips, this one practices what it preaches. Short, sweet and gets right to the point(s).

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Best Time For Sharing Content [Infographic]

Best Time For Sharing Content [Infographic] | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it

Many top marketers experiment with their content sharing approach to find the best time to send posts to Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites. You have to try this for your own content to find the right time.


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I really should print this and stick it on my wall. I usually post at optimum times for me, not my audience. Dumb

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Ready Mobile Solutions's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:13 AM

Interesting infographic on content sharing! What do find has been your best/worse to share content by device?

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 24, 12:26 PM

Knowing when to share is always a good idea. Check out this infographic.

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How to become a digital nomad | A Writer's Blog

How to become a digital nomad | A Writer's Blog | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
An article about 7 other digital nomads inspired this post about how to become a digital nomad.
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The True Spirit of Christmas

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Sometimes I get to write about stuff I really believe in.

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Of Myself I Sing

Of Myself I Sing | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
How to annoy your friends: Use social media to promote your work — too much.
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Interesting read about self-promotion and some thoughts on how to avoid going overboard.

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Plato's American Cave - Expat Journal

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Plato's American Cave is a technological marvel. It was set up by design to make us yield to our masters with "perfect docility."
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Creative Writing versus Freelance Writing - Expat Journal

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Really, the "versus" doesn't belong in the phrase, "creative writing versus freelance writing." They are two different animals.
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American Writing Association: A Service Writers Don't Need

American Writing Association: A Service Writers Don't Need | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Recently I've gotten a number of questions about the American Writing Association (note the .org suffix, implying altruism and good will), a group that describes itself thus: We are a group of professional writers and editors that ...
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Just in case you've been tempted by the American Writing Association

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Haruki Murakami on Freelance Writing - Expat Journal

Haruki Murakami on Freelance Writing - Expat Journal | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Better advice for freelance writers is written in a work of fiction by Haruki Murakami than I've ever found from the freelance writing gurus.
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I was blown away when I came across this description of the freelance writing life in a novel by my favourite contemporary author.

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Free Downloadable Software for Writers

Free Downloadable Software for Writers | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Are you wondering where you can find free downloadable software for writers? We've done some virtual digging to find you some options that won't cost you a single penny.
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Why Join a Writers' Group? | A Writer's Blog

Why Join a Writers' Group? | A Writer's Blog | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Why join a writers' group? Because it's fun, stimulating and can help you improve as a writer.
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Big fines for fake online posts

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The Buzz: Big fines for fake online posts
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Australia seems to be leading the way in getting rid of fake online product reviews, imposing fines of a million dollars or more on companies that get caught.

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This sort of implies to me that the demand for 'real', honest, reviews will continue to grow. 

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Are Website Testimonials For Real? How to Find Independent Reviews You Can Trust | Bill Hartzer

Are Website Testimonials For Real? How to Find Independent Reviews You Can Trust | Bill Hartzer | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
When you are searching for products or services online, often you are reliant on the information contained on the website which naturally tells you how
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That testimonials should be taken with a grain of salt is obvious to me, but that might be because part of my job is to find out the truth about products and services and you rarely find the whole truth on a promotional website. Forums can be just as bad, though, because  people often only take the time to write in a forum if they are angry about something.

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An Open Letter to All the Writers Cowering in Their Safe Little Jobs

An Open Letter to All the Writers Cowering in Their Safe Little Jobs | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Want to be a full-time writer? Are you scared to make the leap and quit your day job? You need to read this.
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Read this blog and start 2014 with a bang.

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Why Hire a Freelance Writer? | Rob Schneider

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Are current events the new keywords?

Are current events the new keywords? | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
The “trending topics” section on Twitter has always been a fascinating example of virality to me. Sometimes, you get the weirdest combination of stuff (Pandora, women, and Christmas?
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From my own recent blogs, I'd say they were. Easy to get fixated on keywords of any kind, though, and forget the purpose of writing is to inform. Choosing a trending topic just because it's trending, I think, will backfire because of the competition.

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