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Timelines.com: Discover, Record and Share History with Timelines®

Timelines.com: Discover, Record and Share History with Timelines® | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Discover, record, and share events and history using timelines, photos, videos, maps, and descriptions.
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Lots of timelines for research purposes.

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15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Are you late to the social networking party? No worries. It took me a long time to get into the whole social networking thing, but I’m glad I did. It’s definitely been a beneficial experience. Although Facebook continues to defend its position as the most popular social networking platform, you shouldn’t focus all of your…
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Utilize twitter to help inspire and keep you writing.

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Make a Living as a Writer: A Simple Strategy That Works | Writing Rightly

Make a Living as a Writer: A Simple Strategy That Works | Writing Rightly | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A new way to look at your writing business to help you build your client base -- and your bank account.

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When you have a system, a plan, you are more likely to follow through. This suggested set-up will help you get started.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 8, 3:08 PM

 

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. Set up a system for your writing, so you can start making $$ from it!

 

Your system, according to this writer, should be a 25/50/25 rule. This will allow you to make money from the small stuff, while continually aspiring for a bigger slice of the writing pie.

 

The first 25: small projects

The 50: Challenging projects

The next 25: Almost impossible

 

Read the full article to find out the author's excellent suggestions, and more recommended resources. You can make a living as a writer!

 

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://thewritelife.com/make-living-writer-simple-strategy-works/?utm_source=The+Write+Life&utm_campaign=71f4f03f09-main_list_11_6_13_11_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ae07a22b59-71f4f03f09-96058577&mc_cid=71f4f03f09&mc_eid=7900762dbd

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, July 9, 5:39 PM

Interesting but a bit complex.

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Laker Writing Camps - Lake Michigan Writing Project - Grand Valley State University

Laker Writing Camps - Lake Michigan Writing Project - Grand Valley State University | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
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For those in the West Michigan Area.

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MindShift - Timeline Photos

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Great way to visualize transition words.

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Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by filmmakers and animators, but we can use many of the same concepts in the development of other forms of storytelling including keynote presentations or short-form presentations such as those made...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 6, 8:28 PM

Lost? Storyboarding can help you find the essence of you children's or young adult story.

Urban Book Editor's curator insight, May 10, 8:47 AM

We can also use storyboarding to work out scenes in novels. If outlines feel too limiting, try storyboards instead.

Samantha Melvin's curator insight, May 11, 6:14 PM

Great resource for CEDFA, this demonstrates the importance of planning "slides" in order to communicate our ideas effectively--teaching this to students is important, as they can learn to be efficient at getting their ideas out in the world #ufglobal #arted #communication #storyboarding 

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Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind

Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

A BBC news story reports on research that concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists." With the flood of brain imaging studies, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of the technology.

 

 


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Poetica

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Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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A form of online writing group.

 

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Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?
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Interesting ideas. Could be used to help create characters.

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Katerina Plotnikova

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http://vk.com/katerina__plotnikova
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Awesome writing prompts. There are adult content photos, but they are blacked out (need to click to see).

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April is National Poetry Month! - ReadWriteThink

April is National Poetry Month! - ReadWriteThink | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
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Lots of great links as well as lesson plans for National Poetry Month

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Poem in Your Pocket Day- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Poem in Your Pocket Day- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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I know of poets who carry around a copy of the poem they are working on -- reading it and thinking about it all day.

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How to Read Poetry 101: Whys and Wherefores | Tor.com

How to Read Poetry 101: Whys and Wherefores | Tor.com | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Amal El-Mohtar teaches you how and why to read poetry.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month.

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National Poetry Month- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

National Poetry Month- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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Celebrate National Poetry Month. Reading poetry helps to improve every kind of writer--not just poets.

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Writing Alone, Together

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I used to spend my days in voluntary solitary confinement. Then I joined a writers’ collective.

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I strongly believe that a writing group of some sort will improve both your moral and your writing.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, July 8, 12:18 PM

"In the conversation about ideas — the clarification of an argument, the identification of a larger point to be made, the firmer realization of what I want to say before I start crafting the prose — the writing that results is inevitably clearer and smarter. Because I have opened my mouth and practiced using the words, I now set them down with more care, precision and patience (one writer friend has said there’s nothing like telling a lot of people a story, over drinks, for years, to refine its structure)."


And she's been able to gauge the response of an audience so the words and ideas make more sense to the listener, which means she can weigh the words and their cadence for the reader.

Tiina Airaksinen's curator insight, July 9, 6:27 AM
Kirjoittaminen on sekä yksilöllistä että yhteisöllistä toimintaa.
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Write Nonfiction: Information Sells

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Write nonfiction. It sells. Writers turn knowledge into income, and it's easily done. Although the Web is packed with free information, you can sell it.

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poetryarchive.org | Poetry archive

poetryarchive.org | Poetry archive | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

Hiistoric recordings, classic poems, childrens poety, books and CDs, downloads, and more.....


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 6:40 PM

I attended a beginning of the year presentation where the manager of innovation questioned the use of poetry in classrooms. I love poetry.

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Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using For My Geography Class | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using For My Geography Class | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

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Originally developed for ELLs, this prompt is good for learners of almost any age, regardless if their first language is English or another.


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Would be an interesting prompt for anyone. My eighth grade classes are blogging about civil war historical fiction -- would be a good prompt for them as well.

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The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
These photographs tell stories that go beyond words.

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The stories the pictures could tell!

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Mike Masin's curator insight, April 18, 7:22 PM

Take 10 and check out these photos.

Macarena González Pavía's curator insight, April 22, 1:47 PM

Historias que se cuentan con una sola imagen

Macarena González Pavía's comment, April 22, 1:59 PM
Increibles fotos sobre la realidad humana.
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A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
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The pictures would make great writing prompts. Amazing.

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Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories ~ MiddleWeb

Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories ~  MiddleWeb | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

by Mike Fisher

 

"Too much close reading is boring, say these ELA experts. Invite students to read & write digital microstories. It's fun and they'll strengthen key CCSS skills."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

Good strategies here along with excellent resources as well as samples demonstrating useful apps.

 

Thanks to Sarah Tantillo


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Sarah McElrath's insight:

Love this idea! Especially in the middle grades, short attention spans make it difficult to do longer pieces again and again. Poor readers are also helped by working with microstories. Even slow readers see the piece as "readable" and reading and writing it several times does improve their skills.

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Hemingway

Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

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This would be really helpful for students.

 

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She Takes Stunningly Beautiful Photos With REAL Animals.

She Takes Stunningly Beautiful Photos With REAL Animals. | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
This is NOT photoshop, believe it or not.
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Would be really cool writing prompts!

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Poem-A-Day- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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Get a poem a day in your email.

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NaPoWriMo

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Each day during the month of April, we’ll be featuring a participant’s blog, and a prompt. Something new we’ll also be doing this year is featuring a small press or journal every day, with a focus on those presses/journals that have published NaPoWriMo participants.

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A poem a day for 30 days. Are you up for the challenge?

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iUniverse Publishing | Writing Tips | How poetry can improve your writing craft

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Looking at how poetry can improve all writing.

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