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What Our Editors Look for on an Opening Page PenguinRandomHouse.com

What Our Editors Look for on an Opening Page PenguinRandomHouse.com | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

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Penelope's curator insight, August 17, 10:26 PM
A powerful opener to your story. How important is this? Very. 

Now, coming straight from the mouths of Penguin Random House editors, we find they want to be wowed, and find an authentic voice. Readers do, too.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing 

24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing  | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here's what I've learned about the publishing industry and writin

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Penelope's curator insight, April 26, 10:32 PM
The business of writing is a serious business. How about stirring in a dash of fun to lighten things up. There may even be some kernels of truth in these 24 things!

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The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else

The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

"In the first of a three-part series, author Jonathan Gottschall discusses the science of storytelling—not just escapism, stories have real power to hold human attention and shape our thinking."


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Penelope's curator insight, January 28, 2:40 PM

 

Coke gets it! They are master storytellers as well as syrupy drink makers. Take a peek at a Coke commercial and ask yourself, "What makes this work so well?" Then take the lessons and transfer them to your own stories.

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3020044/the-science-of-storytelling-how-narrative-cuts-through-distraction

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10 Powerful Secrets of Bestselling Authors - Write to Done

10 Powerful Secrets of Bestselling Authors - Write to Done | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
If you want to write a bestseller, learn these 10 secrets of bestselling authors! You'll learn how to launch a career as bestselling author. Anyone can do it!

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Penelope's curator insight, November 5, 2015 7:47 PM

 

There are secrets everywhere and from everyone on how to write a bestseller, but these tips are some of the best yet!

 

Love the suggestion that after your fifth #5! novel you will find your voice. And great writing and great marketing always go together. Keep penning those novels!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writetodone.com/secrets-of-bestselling-authors/

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How to Get Your Kindle Highlights into Evernote

How to Get Your Kindle Highlights into Evernote | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What if you could get all your Kindle notes and highlights into Evernote where they were instantly available? Now you can by following these nine simple steps.

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Penelope's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:00 PM

 

I love reading books on my KINDLE and being able to save my notes and highlights. I also love EVERNOTE (a digital brain), which gives you the ability to clip and save articles from all over the web. Now, I find that all my Kindle notes and highlights can be saved to Evernote!

 

I had no idea that I had a "unique" Amazon Kindle page that shows me a list of all my books, with links to the notes and highlights, progress on each of the books, and ratings. The easy-to-follow steps in this article make it a no-brainer to transfer this info into Evernote. If you do reviews on Amazon, this makes it a snap to save the notes and then pull them up before you leave your reviews.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the full article: http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-get-your-kindle-highlights-into-evernote.html

 

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So You Want To Write A Book

So You Want To Write A Book | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
25 things to keep in mind.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 20, 11:31 PM
Writing a book is hard. Very hard. This article gives you permission to feel the pain, and push through it anyway. Print it out and pin it up on your wall.

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The rise of the short story - The Star Tribune

The rise of the short story - The Star Tribune | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Baxter, professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota and winner of the prestigious Rea Award for the short story, said that short stories differ from novels in more than just length. “The intensity level is higher. These landscapes are more like ones lit by lightning than by candles or incandescent lamps.”

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Penelope's curator insight, February 17, 7:58 PM

 

I'm not surprised about the popularity of the short story. Attention spans in this culture are nil, and a tiny, compact story is about all people feel they can fit into their schedules. This is good news for writers, too. Short stories can be fun to compose, and to make them truly digestable, it takes quite a bit of skillful editing.

 

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 Link to the original article: http://www.startribune.com/the-rise-of-the-short-story/363868601/

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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016 | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Kick your writing career into high gear with this year’s list of the best writing websites.

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A. G. Moye's curator insight, January 26, 3:06 PM

Anything to help get your career rolling in writing. 

Penelope's curator insight, January 27, 1:56 PM

 

Great resource for writers--beginners and pros alike!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-writers-2016/

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How to find a beta reader for your self-published book | Self-Publishing Advice

How to find a beta reader for your self-published book | Self-Publishing Advice | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it

U.S. fantasy author Michael La Ronn offers top tips on how to find beta readers to help you improve the quality of your self-published books


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Penelope's curator insight, April 24, 2014 6:30 PM

 

So you've written a book. Now what? Many authors use "beta" readers. That is, a person who will read your book draft and give you constructive criticism.

 

The writer, Michael La Ronn, shares some thought-provoking suggestions on how to find your perfect beta reader through Goodreads.com. Goodreads was just purchased by Amazon, so it could be the perfect match for author and reader.

 

Apparently, YA, epic fantasy, romance, and sci-fi authors may have an easier time finding their readers. Persistence is the key, according to La Ronn, and he gives several great tips on searching for and cultivating the author/beta reader relationship.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

Link to the original article: http://www.selfpublishingadvice.org/writing-how-to-find-beta-readers/