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3 tips for writing succinctly

3 tips for writing succinctly | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
It all comes back to the cardinal rule of omitting unnecessary words.

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Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual

Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Strunk & White, it turns out, were CIA sources. The authors of The Elements of Style, a classic American writing guide, are cited alongside Henry Fowler, Wilson Follett, and Jacques Barzun in the Directorate of Intelligence's Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications, whose eighth edition (from 2011) was posted online (pdf) last week following a Freedom of Information Act request. So what role do partisans...
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21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass. (Harsh but cool. Writing advice from experts.
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How to Tell if Your Story is On Target—What is Your Book About in ONE Sentence?

How to Tell if Your Story is On Target—What is Your Book About in ONE Sentence? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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This past weekend, I indulged a little and we went to TWO movies. First, date night with Hubby. We saw Maleficient and it was AWESOME.
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Writer Victory!—Remember Writers are Magicians

Writer Victory!—Remember Writers are Magicians | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Today we tackle the next letter in our Writer Acrostic.
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Maddie Dawson's Top Five Writing Tips - Novelicious.com | The Women's Fiction Blog for Readers and Writers

1. Write every day. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, the brain is impressed by regular habits. When...
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8 foolproof ways to sharpen your writing skills

8 foolproof ways to sharpen your writing skills | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Tweets, blogs, Facebook updates, and other Web posts need not be sloppy or incoherent. Follow these guidelines to improve your online communiqués.
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6 Tips for Writing About Music | WritersDigest.com

6 Tips for Writing About Music | WritersDigest.com | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
You know more about music than any of your friends and can hold your own with all of these so-called critics. But where to begin? How do you break through to the printed page and music blogosphere? Here's how.
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10 Rules of Writing | Literary Rejections

10 Rules of Writing | Literary Rejections | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
» 10 Rules of Writing | Official Website (RT @LitRejections: 10 Rules of Writing from 10 Authors | http://t.co/3FNj4Yq7gG | 100 Tips in All | #writetips)...
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Author Branding—Harnessing the Power of Digital Age Storms

Author Branding—Harnessing the Power of Digital Age Storms | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Ahhh, the new buzz word, BRAND. What exactly is an author brand? Great question. Branding has gone through a major transition over the past decade.
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Show Me the Money–What’s the Skinny on Author Earnings?

Show Me the Money–What’s the Skinny on Author Earnings? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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My degree is in Political Science with an emphasis on Political Economy. To earn this degree, I had to study a lot of statistics *UGH* and to be blunt?
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How to Write a Great Author Blog AND Avoid Huge Ships

How to Write a Great Author Blog AND Avoid Huge Ships | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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Blogging is THE most resilient form of social media and one of the best tools to build an author platform. Why? Readers read blogs.
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Tips to Organize Your Writing Ideas So You Actually Remember Them - Pretty Opinionated

Tips to Organize Your Writing Ideas So You Actually Remember Them - Pretty Opinionated | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Check out these easy tips for how to organize your writing ideas in a way you'll actually remember them when it comes time to write!
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The Devil’s In The Details II–Keep Research from Taking Over

The Devil’s In The Details II–Keep Research from Taking Over | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
All right, we’ll do Research Part Duh, um Deux. Last time we talked about how research can take a book to the next level and I also vented about my personal bugaboos when it comes to guns.
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7 Tips to Finding "Your" Writing Voice

7 Tips to Finding "Your" Writing Voice | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Have you ever stumbled upon a blog and thought..."Was this written by an android, a robot or was it a Martian?" Whatever it was, it didn't seem human.That, I think touches on what a "voice" is.
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7 Brutally Honest Self-Publishing Tips

7 Brutally Honest Self-Publishing Tips | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Let me preface this article with an admission: I'm no expert on self-publishing. My first book came out last week. However, I don't think one needs to be a veteran indie author to have learned a th...
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Slashed Reads's curator insight, June 26, 9:00 AM

Sound advice for every writer. 

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7 Indispensable Writing Tips from Orwell to Ogilvy to Strunk & White

7 Indispensable Writing Tips from Orwell to Ogilvy to Strunk & White | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
People who write well, think well. Master these seven rules to communicate effectively in the office.
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Writing Strong Characters: Tips & Advice

Writing Strong Characters: Tips & Advice | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to come up with convincing characters. Learn more about what it takes to write unforgettable characters in this post! (Need some tips for #characterdevelopment?
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The 7 Tools of Dialogue | WritersDigest.com

The 7 Tools of Dialogue | WritersDigest.com | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_53363 align=alignright width=150] Improve your novel with James Scott Bell's Conflict & Suspense.
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Pirate Codes & Writing Rules—When is a Flashback a Literary Device?

Pirate Codes & Writing Rules—When is a Flashback a Literary Device? | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Pirate Code=Writing Rules. Clearer now? :)
Yesterday’s post stirred quite the debate and flurry of panic attacks, so today, we will delve a bit further into Le Mystique of Le Flashback.
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6 Tips to Editing Your Own Writing Work

6 Tips to Editing Your Own Writing Work | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Before you send your manuscript to an editor or an agent, here are some self-editing tips that will help you polish your writing work.
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When Flaws Go Too Far: Avoiding Unlikeable Characters | WritersDigest.com

When Flaws Go Too Far: Avoiding Unlikeable Characters | WritersDigest.com | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t go overboard with negative personality traits.
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5 Writing Tips for Finishing Your Book on Time - Business 2 Community

5 Writing Tips for Finishing Your Book on Time - Business 2 Community | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
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5 Writing Tips for Finishing Your Book on Time
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The process of writing is uniquely personal. Therefore, there are many idiosyncratic habits that many authors cling to.
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Advice on How to Write Historical Novels | WritersDigest.com

Advice on How to Write Historical Novels | WritersDigest.com | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
David R. Gillham, author of the 2013 novel CITY OF WOMEN, shares advice on how to write historical novels and fiction. (Gillham's tips for writing historical fiction: Make your research part of the action.
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5 Small Tips to Enhance Your Fiction Writing - WordTrance

5 Small Tips to Enhance Your Fiction Writing - WordTrance | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Here are 5 small writing tips that you can implement now to help your writing.
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QueryTracker Blog: The Zen of Backstory

QueryTracker Blog: The Zen of Backstory | Literary Productivity | Scoop.it
Inserting backstory: http://t.co/jix5lR6bJi Writing tips for what to use, how, and when. For writers of #fiction novels and characters!
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