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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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If Jane Austen Got Feedback From Some Guy In A Writing Workshop

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The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents | Litteris | Scoop.it
Hoping to get published? Follow this advice from literary agents and avoid being relegated to the slush pile.
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Writers as Architects

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Great architects build structures that can make us feel enclosed, liberated or suspended. Great writers, in devising their literary structures, do exactly the same.

Left: 'Disgrace', by J.M.Coetzee


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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:23 PM

Absolutely wonderfully magical.

Sharon Bakar's curator insight, February 15, 2014 4:37 AM

Brilliant idea.  The structure of pieces of fiction inc short stories, expressed as architecture.

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Wisdom from great writers on every year of life

Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Litteris | Scoop.it
As different as we humans are from one another, we all age along the same great sequence, and the shared patterns of our lives pass into the pages of the books we love. In this moving talk, journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotations from Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, William Trevor and other great writers, set to visualizations by graphic designer Milton Glaser. "Books tell us who we've been, who we are, who we will be, too," Prager says.

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Natalie Goldberg: “I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block” | Talking Writing

Natalie Goldberg: “I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block” | Talking Writing | Litteris | Scoop.it

Some people embrace Natalie Goldberg’s Zen approach to writing; others resist it. But in all cases, she urges writers to dive deep. Author of the bestselling guides Writing Down the Bones (1986) and Wild Mind (1990), Goldberg peppers her conversation with Buddhist references like “sitting with my own mind.”

 

She speaks of the need to observe your “passing thoughts” in order to get to wild mind: the place within yourself that’s devoid of self-censorship.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 20, 2014 1:55 PM

I discovered Natalie Goldberg when I was teaching middle school writer's workshop (back before the turn of the century).


Her mindful methods worked then. They will work now if they fit your vision of teaching writing. 


Think about it.

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Free Learning Library: "Welcome to the Writer's Workshop"

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by Jim Burke

 

Welcome to the Writer's Workshop


Got an hour? Wanna learn Writer’s Workshop? This is a reasonable place to start. This resource is a brief introduction to one of the most popular—and controversial instructional methods of all-time. It includes a handy two-page “organizer” and a day-by-day “first week of class” example. Even though the Forces of Standardization work furiously day and night trying to disparage Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, somehow this “crazy” way of teaching has remained the only named method of literacy instruction in consistent use throughout the United States for more than a quarter of a century. How does that happen? Through the good graces of teachers like you who understand it’s power and the promise it holds for the literate lives of children.

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