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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | Litteris | Scoop.it

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...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 10:15 PM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Litteris | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books

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Jane Austen: 10 Facts and Figures about Jane Austen You Probably Didn’t Know

Jane Austen: 10 Facts and Figures about Jane Austen You Probably Didn’t Know | Litteris | Scoop.it

Jane Austen was an amazing writer and woman for her time. She penned a total of six novels, all of which are still studied in classrooms to this day. Her keen insights into social customs paint a picture of life in the Georgian era and all the delights and pratfalls that life entailed. While not a famous name in her own time, her works made her a literary celebrity in the 19th Century, a status she maintains today. Have a look below at some things you may now know about this great author.

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What To Read If You Want More Pride and Prejudice - BOOK RIOT

What To Read If You Want More Pride and Prejudice - BOOK RIOT | Litteris | Scoop.it
My first reaction to a new Pride and Prejudice spinoff is usually to roll my eyes. Does the world really need another “Mr. Darcy and the Muddy Petticoats”? But our appetite for Jane Austen-ish stories is insatiable, and – correct … Continued

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4 Tips To Be A Productive Writer And Still Avoid A Blogging Burnout

4 Tips To Be A Productive Writer And Still Avoid A Blogging Burnout | Litteris | Scoop.it
Writers are particularly susceptible to burnout. I've always thought of burnout in the same way I think of the morning after a particularly strenuous session in the gym. Have you ever gone to the gym and put in every kilo joule of energy that you have available to you? Have you ever worked out so much…

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Free Gamebooks - Rootbook

PLAY FREE BOOKS ★ Read, write and comment Free Online eBooks, good Tales and Nice Adventures on Rootbook ★ The Playground for Alternative Stories

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What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | Science | WIRED

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | Science | WIRED | Litteris | Scoop.it
The reason typos get through isn't because we're stupid or careless, it's because what we're doing is actually very smart.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, August 14, 5:04 PM

"Generalization is the hallmark of all higher-level brain functions." That's right--the reason I missed those typos was because I was using my higher-level brain functions. Yep. That's it. :)

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Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi—It’s Making Us All Fear Technology | Opinion | WIRED

Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi—It’s Making Us All Fear Technology | Opinion | WIRED | Litteris | Scoop.it
But for their capacity to change the way people think and feel about technology, the stories we tell ourselves can save us---if we can just escape the cool veneer of our dystopian house of horrors.

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Artur Coelho's curator insight, August 14, 2:49 PM

bem visto. porque o verdadeiro inimigo é a ganância disfarçada de ideologia neo-liberal.

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, August 15, 5:15 AM

Dystopian sci-fi is not necessarily just about technology. Often, it's about a different political world - ala 1984. or Hunger Games. But we doubt people will stop writing it in any event. It's too much fun.

 

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16 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

16 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills | Litteris | Scoop.it
Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a marketer quite like being asked to write a blog post. Some marketers would rather wrestle with pivot tables (or grizzly bears) for days on end than write a bl…

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Cómo subir tus libros EPUB y PDF's a Google Play Books - El Android Libre

Cómo subir tus libros EPUB y PDF's a Google Play Books - El Android Libre | Litteris | Scoop.it
El Android Libre Cómo subir tus libros EPUB y PDF's a Google Play Books El Android Libre Por supuesto que no, podemos subir a Books nuestros propios libros en formato PDF o EPUB y leerlos en cualquiera de nuestros dispositivos Android o desde la...

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How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year

How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year | Litteris | Scoop.it
If you want to write a bestselling book, don't reinvent the wheel. I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books. After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ countries, I've tried a lot.

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10 Writing Tips for Aspiring Authors from HarperCollins Canada Editors!

10 Writing Tips for Aspiring Authors from HarperCollins Canada Editors! | Litteris | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the year, we asked some of our fellow Savvy Readers what their New Year's resolutions were. In addition to reading more, many of you said that you'd like to focus on writing in ...

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Booktrack Classroom - free ebooks and motivation with sound tracks!

Read with soundtrack or create your own

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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, 10:55 AM

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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The comfort of bedtime stories

The comfort of bedtime stories | Litteris | Scoop.it
The saddest story I've ever heard about the importance of reading to your children came from someone who told me that the happiest times of her childhood were when her mother was in hospital, because she would be sent to stay with neighbours - and...

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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Litteris | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.

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Barb Lack's curator insight, August 18, 12:14 PM

Before you publish that next post - edit, edit, then edit some more. Polish your prose like a pro by following these simple rules.

Barb Lack's curator insight, August 18, 12:52 PM

Polish your prose like a pro by following these simple rules.  Concrete examples provided throughout the article show you how.

 

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Spritz - An Amazing Reading Tool

Spritz - An Amazing Reading Tool | Litteris | Scoop.it

"Spritz’s mission is to change the way people read and make communication faster, easier, and more effective."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 17, 6:09 PM

Spritz is a digital tool that allows you to read one word at a time and you can set the speed. You read the "text one word at a time in our “redicle,” a special visual frame we designed for reading."

Words can be read starting at 100 words per minute up to 1000 words per minute.
Spritz will work English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Korean. More languages will be added.

This tool is worth looking at because it may help some students who struggle with reading. The text has to be accessible online and does work on many platforms. For more information head over to the website.

Latisha Ford's curator insight, August 18, 12:36 PM
I have already used it and I'm in love!!
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Playfic


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Via RitaZ: "Playfic is a platform for writing and playing interactive fiction.Interactive fiction (aka "text adventures") is a genre of game that uses no graphics or sound, but instead, uses text to tell a story in an interactive world."

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Playfic is a platform for writing and playing interactive fiction.Interactive fiction (aka "text adventures") is a genre of game that uses no graphics or sound, but instead, uses text to tell a story in an interactive world.

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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Litteris | Scoop.it

Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.


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Lena Leirdal's curator insight, August 17, 10:04 AM

How great to come accross places like this one!

David R. Perry's curator insight, August 17, 3:15 PM

.......Then all you need is a rainy day by the window with no one around.

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Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors - The Digital Reader

Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors - The Digital Reader | Litteris | Scoop.it

With no fanfare or official announcement, earlier today Amazon quietly gave indie authors a sales feature some had been requesting for the past several years.


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Penelope's curator insight, August 14, 6:05 PM

 

Thank you, Hachette Book Group. It seems the ongoing feud between the two goliath booksellers is giving us little guys a boost up.

 

Little guys meaning indie publishers who never before had access to the exclusive golden goose. The pre-order button. The button just out of our grasp.

 

If you have a novel in draft mode, set a publish date (up to 90 days out), and get it uploaded for approval. This may be the impetus I need to set a date for my upcoming romance novel and get the coveted button. Go forth indies!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the full article: http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/08/14/amazon-expands-pre-order-buttons-kdp-authors/#.U-1PRMvQN1u

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How #Genre "Squeezes" The Life Out Of A Hybrid, Multi-Genre Text

How #Genre "Squeezes" The Life Out Of A Hybrid, Multi-Genre Text | Litteris | Scoop.it
Recent book reviews show book reviewers using genre specific conventions and expectations nonjudiciously for multi-genre, nonconventional texts. The overuse of the genre lens to judge hybrid, genre...

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Writing with Writers: Writing a Book Review Home

Writing with Writers: Writing a Book Review Home | Litteris | Scoop.it
This online activity invites students to plan, draft, revise, and publish a book review. Important writing tips and a professional writing model are included. Plus, enjoy the online library of student reviews!

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Las mejores webs de descarga legal y gratuita de libros electrónicos

Las mejores webs de descarga legal y gratuita de libros electrónicos | Litteris | Scoop.it

“El verano es ese momento que muchos utilizan para ponerse al día o retomar el placer de la lectura, que en muchas ocasiones se realiza ya desde tablets o dispositivos como los Kindle de Amazon.”


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Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire

Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire | Litteris | Scoop.it

Andrew Crofts has written 80 titles and sold some 10 million copies in a 40-year career, mostly under names far more famous than his own – until now.


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Calibre, la navaja suiza de gestión de ‘ebooks’

Calibre, la navaja suiza de gestión de ‘ebooks’ | Litteris | Scoop.it
Este software libre se ha convertido en el estándar para clasificar, ordenar, convertir y sincronizar libros electrónicos desde nuestro PC.

Via Gumersindo Fernández, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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