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“I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.” - Lloyd Alexander http://wordgrrls.com/
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How Do You Make Yourself Blog When You Don't Feel Like Writing?

How Do You Make Yourself Blog When You Don't Feel Like Writing? | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to tell yourself to write.
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How Storytelling Bloggers Get Massive Traffic From Pinterest

How Storytelling Bloggers Get Massive Traffic From Pinterest | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Bloggers who write about their lives don't always feel at home on Pinterest, but by following these 6 steps you can attract massive traffic to your blog.
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How to land a job or lose it with just 12 words

How to land a job or lose it with just 12 words | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Well, that happened fast. New research shows that the first twelve words you say in a job interview can make or break your chances. Here's why.
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Keys to Designing Effective Website Navigation

Keys to Designing Effective Website Navigation | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Keys to designing effective and easy to use navigational schemes for websites
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How readability can make sure people actually read your content - SJO.com

How readability can make sure people actually read your content - SJO.com | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
What’s the easiest way to increase time-on-site, decrease bounce, and make it more likely people share your content? Readability. Readability: “The ease with which a reader can understand written text” Great content is irrelevant if it’s a pain to read. Most people who have a website rarely consider the typography used on their website – …
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Miloš Bajčetić, Luciana Viter
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Working As A Ghostwriter

Working As A Ghostwriter | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
By BookBaby author Ginny Carter
Why would someone hire a ghostwriter? For one thing, it might be the difference between an idea floating around an author's head and an actual book being published.
This BookBaby blog article Working As A Ghostwriter appeared first on and was stolen from BookBaby Blog .
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Roddy Doyle’s 10 tips for budding writers

Roddy Doyle’s 10 tips for budding writers | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
It’s there in front of you - the blank space with the blinking cursor or the empty page in a notebook. Your fingers grasp the pencil or the pen; your hands hover over the keyboard. There’s so much to say but how to start and, once started, how to keep going? That’s the challenge. You and only you can do it, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Here, Roddy Doyle gives some timely advice on how to write

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6 Keyword Research Tools and Tactics You Might Not Have Tried

6 Keyword Research Tools and Tactics You Might Not Have Tried | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Finding the best keywords is crucial in an ongoing SEO campaign. Here are six keyword research tools and tactics to use when looking for keywords.
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What's the most readable font for the screen?

What's the most readable font for the screen? | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
If there’s a topic that’s bound to get designers riled up into a fiery debate, it’s the issue of choosing the most readable fonts for use on the screen.
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The Blogging Sisterhood • Celebrating 1000 Posts

The Blogging Sisterhood • Celebrating 1000 Posts | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Advice from an old blogger • The things I have learned about blogging since I began way back in 2006.
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You might not ever “find your niche” and other truths about writing (while female).

You might not ever “find your niche” and other truths about writing (while female). | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
What a title, huh? I'm tired, you guys. The long weekend isn't even over yet, and I've already crammed so much socializing, working, cycling, baking, and errand-running into the past few days that I am in that weird high-from-exhaustion stage, and when I get like that, running on fumes and dark roast coffee, I always…
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30 powerful words to add to your resume now

30 powerful words to add to your resume now | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
To make your resume pop for employers, who'll be reading many similar documents in a short time period, you need dynamic action and accomplishment words. Here are some great examples to use.
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Is Your Website User Friendly?

Is Your Website User Friendly? | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
7 questions you can ask to help determine if your website is user friendly or if it needs some changes to make it more intuitive and enjoyable for visitors.
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Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Advice to Writers

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Advice to Writers | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
"Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world."
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Why we need to re-define FAILURE...

Why we need to re-define FAILURE... | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Too often failure is often seen as a true/false statement. You either fail (or you succeed). In reality, it's a lot more complex than that. It's time we re-define failure with the context it requires.
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Writing for Radio Archives - Mslexia

Writing for Radio is one of the only script-writing guides available that focuses on the unique process of writing drama for audio. Experienced writer, editor and tutor Margaret Wilkinson takes you step by step through the building blocks of good radio drama, addressing how to write script with no visuals, as well where to find story ideas, how to ratchet up the tension, how to get the finished product on the air, and much more. These steps include carefully developed principles and writing exercises that have been repeatedly test-driven in workshop situations and that have, time and again, given students the skills to produce a compelling radio drama.
So get stuck into one of the most flexible mediums in script writing, with potential audience numbers that novelists and poets can only dream of: Writing for Radio is available for just £5 as a handy e-book or illustrated PDF.
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Trigger warnings are an insidious threat to academic freedom - Barrister Blogger

Trigger warnings are an insidious threat to academic freedom - Barrister Blogger | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Oxford University law students have asked to be protected from distressing material that may crop up in their studies of the criminal law. Lecturers have been told that they must issue “trigger warnings” before lecturing on subjects that may – … Continue reading →
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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How Literature Became Word Perfect

How Literature Became Word Perfect | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Before the word processor, perfect copy was the domain of the typist—not the literary genius.
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How To Optimize An About Us Page For Trust

How To Optimize An About Us Page For Trust | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
Knowing how to optimize an About Us page to build trust is crucial in building customer rapport and sales. Here are tips how to do that.
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Who Pays Writers' crowdsourced data reveals how much publications pay freelancers

Who Pays Writers' crowdsourced data reveals how much publications pay freelancers | Adventures in Writing and Journalling | Scoop.it
For beginning freelancers, figuring out the right rate to ask for can be almost as difficult as landing the gig itself. Who Pays Writers is an anonymous, c
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