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Why All Writers Should Attend a Writing Conference

Why All Writers Should Attend a Writing Conference | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Writing conferences are extraordinarily valuable. We work in a creative field and sure, we can sit at a keyboard and write a book.
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Anatomy of a Legendary Villain

Anatomy of a Legendary Villain | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Before we get started, I’d like to remind anyone who wants a WAY better chance at winning my 20 Page Death Star Critique, that I have started the Dojo Diva Blog and we are talking about Beginnings, namely giving ourselves permission to be...
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Indie Author Tip: The Difference between eBook Conversion and Formatting | Indie Author News

Indie Author Tip: The Difference between eBook Conversion and Formatting | Indie Author News | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Indie Author Tip: what is the difference between eBook conversion and formatting?
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How to Write with Substance and Improve Your Communication

How to Write with Substance and Improve Your Communication | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words. Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly inseparable.
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Written Words: Writing tips: Consistency stinks, but without it, you're sunk

Written Words: Writing tips: Consistency stinks, but without it, you're sunk | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
#WritingTip: stink, stank or stunk? Are you sunk by irregular verbs? A quick answer to nagging inconsistency. http://t.co/Grr6AnbwM0
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5 Ways to KILL a Perfectly Good Story

5 Ways to KILL a Perfectly Good Story | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Over the weekend Hubby and I rested and watched movies and we took turns who could pick the film. Hubby loves dramas and war films. I prefer horror and space aliens.
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FEATURE ::: Joyce Carol Oates: 10 Writing Tips.

FEATURE ::: Joyce Carol Oates: 10 Writing Tips. | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Joyce Carol Oates is an acclaimed author of more than forty novels and countless short stories. She won the National Book Award for her novel, them and has been thrice-nominated for the Pulitzer Pr...
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What to Do When You Absolutely, Positively NEED a Pen Name

What to Do When You Absolutely, Positively NEED a Pen Name | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Yesterday, we talked about reasons NOT to use a pen name. I will again be very clear about this. Ultimately, it is up to the writer.
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6 Tips For New Authors Writing Novels

6 Tips For New Authors Writing Novels | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Writing novels when you have experience is daunting. Writing a first novel, then, can seem like an impossible task, especially when you have nothing going for you except desire and a head full of...
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Tips to make you a better storyteller | Poynter.

Tips to make you a better storyteller | Poynter. | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
A Global Leader in Journalism | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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5 Writing Tips From Robert Pruneda - A Writer's Journey

5 Writing Tips From Robert Pruneda - A Writer's Journey | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
In today's guest post, Amazon bestselling Horror writer Robert Pruneda shares 5 writing tips I wish I would have known when I was starting out.
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Secrets of good science writing | Science | The Guardian

Secrets of good science writing | Science | The Guardian | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Some tips for better science writing @guardian #writers #science http://t.co/5lBPHK3rx5
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3 Tips For Using Descriptive Writing | Writer's Muse

3 Tips For Using Descriptive Writing | Writer's Muse | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
What is Descriptive Writing? Descriptive writing, or description, is just writing for your readers’ senses. Through describing what your characters
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10 Tips For Writing Poetry by Steve F Rock

10 Tips For Writing Poetry by Steve F Rock | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Too much thinking isn't a good thing! When it comes to writing poetry I have met plenty of people who spend it thinking and not writing, or writing and not wanting to tell anybody about it for fear...
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Ten Ways to Tighten Your Writing & Hook the Reader

Ten Ways to Tighten Your Writing & Hook the Reader | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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When I used to edit for a living, I earned the moniker The Death Star because I can be a tad ruthless with prose. Today I hope to teach you guys to be a bit ruthless as well.
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Franken-Novel, Perfectionism & The Dark Side of Critique Groups

Franken-Novel, Perfectionism & The Dark Side of Critique Groups | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
After six years in critique her novel was “perfect.”
Critique groups can be wonderful. They can offer accountability, professionalism, and take our writing to an entirely new level. But, like most, things, critique groups also have a dark side.
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19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker

19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Secrets on reporting and storytelling from some of the best in the business.
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Delilah S. Dawson: 25 Blood-Spattered Tips For Writing Violence

Delilah S. Dawson: 25 Blood-Spattered Tips For Writing Violence | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Delilah is one of those people to whom I will toss the keys to this blog, no matter the purpose. I do worry that one day I'll come home to find that every blog page is just ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAK...
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Five Tips for writing flash fiction plus one inspirational exercise that will deliver a plot to your keyboard

Five Tips for writing flash fiction plus one inspirational exercise that will deliver a plot  to your keyboard | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
I originally wrote this post for the Hysterectomy Association when I was writer in residence of their annual writing competition earlier this year. Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, ...
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Pen Names—Necessary Evil or Ticket to Crazyville?

Pen Names—Necessary Evil or Ticket to Crazyville? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Today we are going to talk about a somewhat touchy subject. The pen name. Before anyone gets in a fluff, understand two things. First, I’m on your side.
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Writing, Publishing Tips from the Author of 'War of the Roses'

Writing, Publishing Tips from the Author of 'War of the Roses' | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Acclaimed writer and lecturer Warren Adler shares top writing and publishing tips from his years' of experience in publishing, Hollywood, and eBooks.
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Against All Odds—What’s Our REAL Chance of Becoming a Successful Author?

Against All Odds—What’s Our REAL Chance of Becoming a Successful Author? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Many of you were here for last week’s discussion regarding What Makes a Real Writer?
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The Alchemy of Writing — Tips from a Non-Fiction and Fiction Pro | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Alchemy of Writing — Tips from a Non-Fiction and Fiction Pro | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
(Photo: EJP Photo) Total read time: 20 minutes Bolded read time (as a teaser): 4 minutes --- I first met Josh Waitzkin at a coffee shop in Manhattan.
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Monica Gallagher: Five Things I Learned Writing Part-Time Princesses

Monica Gallagher: Five Things I Learned Writing Part-Time Princesses | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Working as costumed princesses at the local amusement park is a nice gig, but it’s not what Courtney, Amber, Tiffany, and Michelle want to do with their lives. These queens of high school have thei...
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Tips for the Writer With No Routine | WritersDigest.com

Tips for the Writer With No Routine | WritersDigest.com | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
BY ERIN ENTRADA KELLY To enter to win a copy of BLACKBIRD FLY, leave a comment—share your best tip for finding or keeping a writing routine, tell your "how
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