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NEWS | A Brave New Writing and Marketing Experiment: Writing in Public with Google Docs

NEWS | A Brave New Writing and Marketing Experiment: Writing in Public with Google Docs | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Apropos to my recent post on Google Docs, novelist Silvia Hartmann is embarking on a brave new experiment using Google's office suite. She's letting anyone and everyone watch her write a new fantasy novel in a public Google document.

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7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists and Authors?

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists and Authors? | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Fine art is big business, but there is often a wide chasm between the creative process and the marketing process that drives branding and sales.

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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

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"In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in The New York Times nearly a decade earlier, The Guardian reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her commandments. After Zadie Smith’s 10 rules of writing, here come 8 from the one and only Neil Gaiman:"


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A Three Year Publishing Plan

A Three Year Publishing Plan | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it

Jennifer Mattern shares how she started putting her ebook projects into a publishing plan.


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Three Mac apps to help you self publish your book

Three Mac apps to help you self publish your book | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
I'm looking to self-publish my writing, so I took a look at a bunch of different Mac apps that can create ebooks. The best I found were Apple's Pages, Adobe Indesign, and Scrivener. Here's a look the pros and cons of each program.

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How to Use Pinterest to Recruit ... something for authors?

How to Use Pinterest to Recruit ... something for authors? | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Instead of just telling people about a job, we now have the ability to show people the job, the company and corporate culture using Pinterest.

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How to Get More Freelance Writing Assignments — Productive Writers

How to Get More Freelance Writing Assignments — Productive Writers | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Winning multiple freelance writing assignments is a great way to get many high paying jobs and get them done as efficiently as possible.

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8 Words to Seek and Destroy in Your Writing

8 Words to Seek and Destroy in Your Writing | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
8 frequently abused words or phrases that gum up your content.

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Life after Life Novel by Gary J. McCleary's comment, February 3, 2015 3:56 AM
Amazingly helpful to the new writers. Really like people who help so much. Also, here you can get tips on writing http://www.afterlifenovels.com/newsletter.html
Sam Le Quesne's curator insight, August 31, 2015 10:12 PM

This was really interesting to me because I like to write occasionally and I use these words normally in my everyday vocabulary. So it never occurred to me to NOT use them in my writings.

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How Important Do You Consider The Titles Of Your Pieces To Be? - Get Paid to Write Online

How Important Do You Consider The Titles Of Your Pieces To Be? - Get Paid to Write Online | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
If you're writing your titles in one go, chances are you don't fully understand their importance.

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COMMON MISTAKES

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There are a number of initial mistakes that almost everyone will make when learning. With the advantage of digital photography you can overcome these and start taking striking photos.

 

Take Time to Compose Your Shot

 

Like traditional analog photography, good digital photographs rely on basics such as good composition. Many of the techniques of film photography apply to digital photography as well. Strive to get the best possible shot; don't expect to correct your mistakes later with image-editing software.

 

Get Close

 

Most photos miss the mark because the photographer did not get close enough to his subject. Your objective should be to fill the frame. This will result in photos that are better composed and provide more visual information to work with when you edit your images with your computer. Walk nearer to your subject or zoom in for tight framing. A closer shot creates a greater sense of intimacy. When shooting vertical images — people, buildings, trees — turn the camera for a vertical orientation and avoid empty space at the edges of the frame.

Beginning photographers often think they are close enough when they are too far away. This is because they concentrate and in a sense mentally zoom in on the subject instead of understanding that the picture will be exactly what is framed in the viewfinder.

 

Keep It Simple

 

Avoid clutter in your photos. To do so, change the angle of view or move closer to your subject. Aim for one strong focal point in your composition. Rely more on close-ups and simple compositions, and you will be pleased with the improvements in your photographs.

 

Experiment with Lighting

 

Try shooting at different times of day to see the effects on your subjects. Just be sure you are never shooting directly into the sun.

 

Plan Ahead for Action Shots

 

One way to avoid shutter lag is to prefocus the camera. If you can determine a spot where the action is apt to take place, such as the area around the goal at the end of a soccer field, you can prefocus on that area. Push the shutter button halfway down and wait for the action to occur. When you snap the photo, the shutter lag is reduced to only two- or three-tenths of a second.

 

On a digital camera, there is a delay after you press the shutter button (shutter lag) which can last as long as a full second. This lag is the result of the time used by the digicam to focus on the subject, calculate exposure, and adjust for proper color balance.
Avoid Stiff Portraits

 

When taking snapshots of a group of people, you'll get better results if they are involved in an activity or interacting with each other. Allow people to sit or lean against something so they will feel — and look — more relaxed. Be sure you are not catching them squinting into the sun.

 

Use flash outdoors to eliminate shadows.

 

Avoid wide-angle distortion.

 

Do not center all your pictures in the frame. Use the focus-lock feature to avoid this problem: Focus initially on people at the center but then move the camera to create a better composition.

 

Partial images can be very dramatic. Shoot close-ups or crop to provide interesting images.

 

At night, turn off the autoflash and use a tripod for better images.

Image-editing software is a great tool, but it will never replace a good photographer. Think about the composition when setting up a shot.


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10 SEO Articles On Yachting/Traveling - Travel Writing Web Content Article Writing Content Writing for Max. $500

10 SEO Articles On Yachting/Traveling - Travel Writing Web Content Article Writing Content Writing for Max. $500 | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
I need 10 articles(1500 Words Each) written about chartering yachts in exotic destinations around the world. For each article I will give you a keyword that needs to be repeated throughout the cont...
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Inspiring the next generation of writers | Write Anything

Inspiring the next generation of writers | Write Anything | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Did you know you can study creative writing at university? Probably you already did. American colleges have allowed you to major in creative writing for years, and now in the UK you can study creative writing.
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8 Words to Seek and Destroy in Your Writing

8 Words to Seek and Destroy in Your Writing | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
8 frequently abused words or phrases that gum up your content.

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Life after Life Novel by Gary J. McCleary's comment, February 3, 2015 3:56 AM
Amazingly helpful to the new writers. Really like people who help so much. Also, here you can get tips on writing http://www.afterlifenovels.com/newsletter.html
Sam Le Quesne's curator insight, August 31, 2015 10:12 PM

This was really interesting to me because I like to write occasionally and I use these words normally in my everyday vocabulary. So it never occurred to me to NOT use them in my writings.

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Why I Connect with Other Freelancers and Why You Should Too : WritingThoughts

Why I Connect with Other Freelancers and Why You Should Too : WritingThoughts | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Freelance writing - what you need to know about good writing and more.

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Do You Feel Like You Are Trapped in a Rat Race? | FreelanceFolder

Do You Feel Like You Are Trapped in a Rat Race? | FreelanceFolder | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Many freelancers feel that they have just exchanged one rat race for another. They're tired and stressed all of the time. In short, they're exhausted.

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The publishing industry is evolving. A service for indie authors.

The publishing industry is evolving.  A service for indie authors. | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it

The publishing industry is evolving. Hundreds of thousands of authors like you are publishing profitable work right now instead of waiting for agents and publishers to give the green light.


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The Four Key Benefits of Writing Well — Productive Writers

The Four Key Benefits of Writing Well — Productive Writers | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
If you want to be a successful freelance writer, you must write well. Here are the top ways writing well boosts your productivity and your bottom line.

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Writing Excuses 7.41: Seven-Point Story Structure » Writing Excuses

Writing Excuses 7.41: Seven-Point Story Structure » Writing Excuses | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it

Here, without any flavor text, are the seven points:

Hook
Plot Turn I
Pinch I
Midpoint
Pinch II
Plot Turn II
Resolution


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Online And In The Open: Transparent Novel Writing : NPR

Silvia Hartmann is writing a novel in Google Docs so that readers can see her story appear line by line, edit by edit. Host Scott Simon talks with writer Silvia Hartmann about her progress.

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Tips for Hiring Online Writers | Simply stated business

Tips for Hiring Online Writers | Simply stated business | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it

If you’re not creating content yourself, it’s important to find the right online freelance writer to tell your story.

But how do you determine the qualities that writer should have?
What do you look for?
You might have a better idea after reading these tips.


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5 Key Steps To Building Your Self-Publishing Career

5 Key Steps To Building Your Self-Publishing Career | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
I caught the remodeling bug at an early age. My mother’s dad made his living as a barber after the Depression, back when a trim cost a buck and customers paid for their haircut with a silver dollar...

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How to Buy a Tablet: every author needs one or more!

How to Buy a Tablet: every author needs one or more! | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it
Getting ready to buy a new tablet this holiday season? Read this guide first.

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Creative Writing Prompts: Essay Writing Importance - Breaking ...

Essay writing remains to be one of the hardest and complicated tasks that the marvel of modern technology has yet to make easier for man. Everything nowadays is simply keystrokes away, but the process of assembling thoughts into an ...
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Voters creative with write-ins candidates - Parkersburg News

Voters creative with write-ins candidatesParkersburg NewsMARIETTA - Seven candidates on the ballot and six official write-ins still didn't provide enough choices for president for some area residents.
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Ghost Stories, Scary Stories, Spooky Tales, Supernatural Stories & Events from American Folklore.

Ghost Stories, Scary Stories, Spooky Tales, Supernatural Stories & Events from American Folklore. | Have Writing Dreams? | Scoop.it

Retellings of ghost stories, spooky tales, hauntings, and supernatural events. Scary ghost stories come from all over America.

-It's almost halloween so here's something spooky :)

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