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How to Use Your Writing-Life Magic Wand (Or, Finding Your Groove, Part One.)

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Sometimes I am all about balance. I want to work in that exact rhythm of nurturing all parts of my life: getting good work done, but also seeing plenty of friends, discovering new places in the city, and being an all-around good citizen. 


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Love this blog.
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Penelope's curator insight, March 2, 10:47 PM
I'm not even sure how I stumbled upon this young writer's website, but I'm glad I did. One of the freshest voices I've read in quite a while, she doles out juicy wisdom nuggets on writing and life. Enjoy!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
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650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing: NYTimes.com

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing: NYTimes.com | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Here are 650 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.

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Need something to get you--or your students writing? Great prompts.
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Penelope's curator insight, November 8, 2016 8:55 PM
Wow! Over half a million writing prompts to fire up creativity. Something for everyone.

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

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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

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This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:15 AM

Just as reading transforms us, so can writing impact and improve us. Whether reading or writing, or listening or speaking, our use of words matters.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 27, 2014 7:17 PM

There are a number of educators who think we should do away with cursive writing. The infographic provides some food for thought.

 

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Audrey's curator insight, January 4, 2015 6:05 PM

You activate many areas of your brain when you tell a story.  There are so many areas in education where students can use stories to remember details of information needed for writing  exam answers.  Stories are visual,  can be auditory; you can introduce smells and engage with whatever you are writing about. 

 

The whole brain becomes stimulated with a person's own  record of the information.  How can you forget?


Go to www.hotmoodle.com  for story writing information.

 

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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

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Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading →

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:13 PM

Kidblog and Collaborize Classroom are two tools that work for me in language arts and book clubs.  What works for you?

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2013 8:09 PM

It was word processing that pulled me into technology.  I recall many English teachers telling me that word processing was going to ruin writing. 


And so it goes....

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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

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Kick your writing career into high gear with this year’s list of the best writing websites.
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Distracted Readers? Use These 6 Transition Tricks For a Smooth Reading Experience

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I bet it has happened to you. You're reading an article online. After a few seconds, you can't remember what you're reading and why. You've lost track.

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Transitions -- always a difficult spot. Here's some techniques to help.

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Penelope's curator insight, September 11, 2015 2:48 PM

 

I believe we've all been there. Whether reading or writing, the words become a blur of blah, blah, blah on the page and we close up the book or shut down the computer.

 

Henneke writes an amazing post, as always, on how we can clean, lube, and shine up those words in our articles, books, and blog posts. Enjoy!

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://www.enchantingmarketing.com/transitional-phrases-and-sentences/?utm_source=EnchantingMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180815

 

Javier Magallanes's curator insight, September 29, 2015 5:39 PM

"Distracted readers? Use these 6 transition tricks For a smooth Reading Experience" tells about how you as a writer can help keep readers interested through good use of transition words. The article explains how you should always remove weak phrases from your writings and be able to read it without losing interest in what you have read. Another important point that the article brings up is the use of transition words. The author explains how transitional words make the reading experience smoother because they explain the relation between two sentences and therefore makes the reading flow a lot easier. I choose this article because I thought it was very useful for me since I have had issues trying to transition from paragraph to paragraph. The author is a credible source since he is a marketing editor and CEO of his company. He knows what good writing works consist of and makes sure that they are in his work which makes him a credible source.

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So You Want To Start A Blog?

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If you’re planning on starting a blog, there’s no shortage of reference material here at MakeUseOf — we have an entire manual dedicated teaching you the ins and outs of WordPress, [http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/set-up-your-blog-with-wordpress-the-ultimate-guide ] and we’ve even compared two popular blogging platforms [  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/blogger-vs-wordpress-comparision/ ] then laid out the facts to help you choose...


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Lots of good information here. Infographic.

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