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3 Prewriting Strategies for Any Writing Project

3 Prewriting Strategies for Any Writing Project | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it

One step that student writers frequently overlook is the first one — prewriting. They launch into composing before taking the time to plan and organize their thoughts. This kind of impatience often turns out to be costly. Papers written without wise preparation are not only poorer in quality, but frequently more time-consuming than papers written with attention to the prewriting phase. That’s right — skipping this step can actually cost you time.


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Outlining has always been my prewriting strategy of choice. Really cuts down on my "what now" time.

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The writing process works.  I wish I'd learned it in school when I was a kid. I certainly taught it when I was in the classroom with kids! 

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Tom Moorhouse's top animal writing tips - The Guardian

Tom Moorhouse's top animal writing tips - The Guardian | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
The best animal stories pluck you from your everyday life and immerse you in a world that’s a bit like ours but strangely, almost magically, different.
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These 8 Good Things Will Happen When You Start Writing Diaries

These 8 Good Things Will Happen When You Start Writing Diaries | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing to yourself is an important means of self expression.
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Nonfiction Submission Tips -- Agents Speak

Nonfiction Submission Tips -- Agents Speak | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
by Chuck Sambuchino Getting a nonfiction book published is a completely different beast than querying for a novel. It involves things like a marketing plan, comparative title analysis, book proposa...
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20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors

Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. iUniverse Publishing fires up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors.
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Treat Your eBook as Your Readers First Date (Editing Tips) | Indie Author News

Treat Your eBook as Your Readers First Date (Editing Tips) | Indie Author News | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
WHY YOU MUST TREAT YOUR EBOOK AS YOUR READER’S FIRST DATE:

When considering whether to edit, or not to edit. Plus 11 Editing Tips!
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8 Tips to Writing for a Successful Multi-Author Blog - Huffington Post

8 Tips to Writing for a Successful Multi-Author Blog - Huffington Post | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Here are steps to determine the ROI of a multi-author blog, as well as warning signs you may be part of the wrong community....
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Be a Peep NOT a Pain–How to Use Twitter Effectively

Be a Peep NOT a Pain–How to Use Twitter Effectively | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Last time we took a satirical look at Twitter with 8 Ways to Make People on Twitter Want to STAB US IN THE FACE.  Here’s the deal, we are in sort of a New Gold Rush with this Digital Age publishing paradigm.
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Here’s to Breaking Writing Rules—Rebels With a Cause or Rebels Without a Clue?

Here’s to Breaking Writing Rules—Rebels With a Cause or Rebels Without a Clue? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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For the past several years, I’ve always begun the New Year with predictions of what the publishing industry would or wouldn’t do in the year to come. But this year?
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Writing Deadline Dos and Don'ts

Writing Deadline Dos and Don'ts | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
By Writer's Relief staff:

It happens to every writer sooner or later. You’re planning on submitting work to a literary journal, entering a contest, or completing edits for your publisher; and of course, there’s a deadline.
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Tips and Tricks for Distraction-Free Writing

Tips and Tricks for Distraction-Free Writing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
If you do a lot of writing, you already know the benefits of a distraction-free writing environment. It's hard to keep yourself on-task when there are nois

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Writing Tips: Em Dash, Ellipsis and Error

Writing Tips: Em Dash, Ellipsis and Error | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing Tips: Em Dash, Ellipsis and Error Let’s talk about flow for a moment. I am not one for punctuation. Anyone that reads my work will quickly discover that I am awful with it. I try to work ar...
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Overcoming writer's block: three tips - The Guardian

Overcoming writer's block: three tips - The Guardian | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Academics tend to use procrastination as an explanation for writer’s block, says Rowena Murray, but really, they are just avoiding asking for help
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8 Things I Learned Planning a Writing Retreat - Raw Dog Screaming Press

8 Things I Learned Planning a Writing Retreat - Raw Dog Screaming Press | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Tips for Planning a Writing Retreat When I decided to host a writing retreat I searched online to see if there was any advice for planning one.
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Essential writing skills: how to avoid losing the plot

Essential writing skills: how to avoid losing the plot | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
One of my biggest gripes about the final Hobbit movie was the way it – rather literally – lost the plot. Not just the plot of Tolkien’s wonderful kids’ classic, but the plot that this curious adapt...
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A dyslexic author's writing tips for dyslexic kids

A dyslexic author's writing tips for dyslexic kids | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Tom McLaughlin, who has always had a weird relationship with words, offers his supportive and beautiful writing tips to dyslexic children everywhere (and those who know them)
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"Tell The Best Story You Can" & Other Tips For A Successful Writing Career • Pubslush Blog

"Tell The Best Story You Can" & Other Tips For A Successful Writing Career • Pubslush Blog | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
We had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Robin Antalek for this week’s Women On Wednesday, where we talked to her about her journey to writing, publishing and what it means to be a female author in this industry.
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Four Tips On Writing Well

Four Tips On Writing Well | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
I’ve been flirting with the idea of authorship my whole life. One of the reasons I never addressed it ‘seriously’ was because I’ve always felt writing to be something you simply do, as opposed to s...
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8 tips to strengthen your writing - Business Management Daily

8 tips to strengthen your writing - Business Management Daily | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Good writing may be harder to find these days, but it hasn’t gone out of style. Even in a world of texting and tweeting, knowing how to write well is still an important skill.
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John Steinbeck's Six Tips for Aspiring Writers - Aerogramme Writers' Studio

John Steinbeck's Six Tips for Aspiring Writers - Aerogramme Writers' Studio | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised. 2.
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10 Tips & Tricks To Improve your Writing

10 Tips & Tricks To Improve your Writing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Always check that your verb agree with the subject. I hates this mistake with a a passion.
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These Writing Tips From George R.R. Martin And Robin Hobb Are Just Epic

These Writing Tips From George R.R. Martin And Robin Hobb Are Just Epic | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
"It's like chasing butterflies and trying not to crush them."
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7 Essential Tips You Need To Follow If You Want To Start Writing

7 Essential Tips You Need To Follow If You Want To Start Writing | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
While writing has always been a social phenomenon, the internet has allowed it to proliferate. Now, it's easier to write but more difficult to appreciate it

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Writing and Copyright, What Every Author Needs to Know | The Review Review

Writing and Copyright, What Every Author Needs to Know | The Review Review | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Important points about copyright law for writers http://t.co/XmVP7AgUtc #writingtips @communicatorFYI
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Jo Mazelis' Top 5 Writing Tips - Novelicious.com | The Women's Fiction Blog for Readers and Writers

Jo Mazelis' Top 5 Writing Tips - Novelicious.com | The Women's Fiction Blog for Readers and Writers | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
1. Some of the hardest things for many writers is the dreaded blank screen or sheet of paper combined with...
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