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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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Can Spatial Skills Actually Help Your Writing?

Can Spatial Skills Actually Help Your Writing? | Litteris | Scoop.it
An unwritten story isn't quite a puzzle, not at first. There's no picture of the whole, and there are no clear rules to tell me how to finish it. So it's a slow process of trial and error, coupled with bursts of inspiration and invention....

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How writing really affects your brain - Daily Genius

How writing really affects your brain - Daily Genius | Litteris | Scoop.it
Do you love to write? Do you have any idea about how with the act of writing affects your brain? Well this visual is perfect for you then! According to this visual, you can really boost your brainpower by understanding the frontal lobe and the parietal lobe.

The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that is associated with speaking and writing. This area is also responsible for movement, reasoning, planning, and problem-solving.

Meanwhile, the parietal lobe is also important for writing. This is the part of the brain that interprets words and language. Some medical patients with damage to this part of their brain often have trouble spelling and writing by hand.

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A linguagem é um patrimônio genético

A linguagem é um patrimônio genético | Litteris | Scoop.it
Novas tecnologias ajudam a ciência a mostrar que nossa carga genética define o modo como usamos o idioma
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Quem faz o livro?

Quem faz o livro? | Litteris | Scoop.it
Um blog sobre editores, autores e todo o processo que tira o texto do HD e o leva para seu leitor. Feito com carinho por uma editora para novos autores.
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Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools

Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools | Litteris | Scoop.it
Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools
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Much has been written about the youth experience of literacy learning when they create and share fanfiction online. Previous features ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 15, 8:01 AM

This is interesting stuff. 

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4 ferramentas gratuitas para fazer e-books

4 ferramentas gratuitas para fazer e-books | Litteris | Scoop.it

E-book é uma abreviação de origem inglesa para electronic book, ou seja, “livro eletrônico”. Esse tipo de publicação tem diferentes formatos (.pdf, .epub, .doc, .odt, .txt etc) e pode ser lido por diversos programas que funcionam no computador, no tablet e no celular, ou ainda, em dispositivos específicos, como o Kindle e o Kobo, os chamados “eReaders” (abreviação de electronic readers ou leitores eletrônicos). Para os professores, o e-book pode ser um recurso interessante para compartilhar mais facilmente o trabalho da garotada com a família e a comunidade escolar. Foi o que fez a professora Ana Cláudia Santos, uma das vencedoras do Prêmio Educador Nota 10 em 2014. Ela desenvolveu um trabalho sobre contos populares com alunos do 6º ano da EE Padre Paulo, em Santo Antônio do Monte, Minas Gerais, usando a tecnologia flippage, que permite transformar arquivos PDF em publicações digitais. “Não teríamos dinheiro suficiente para fazer um livro e a tendência do momento é que eles sejam digitalizados. Assim, faríamos economia e, principalmente, poderíamos divulgar nossos textos e o talento de cada um”, diz a docente. Veja o vídeo abaixo:


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Crowdfunding e a roda do mercado editorial

Crowdfunding e a roda do mercado editorial | Litteris | Scoop.it
Em artigo, Breno Barreto (Bookstorming) analisa o financiamento coletivo para livros e sua importância no desenvolvimento do atual mercado editorial.

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Crônicas da FC Brasileira

Crônicas da FC Brasileira | Litteris | Scoop.it
Hoje começou a Primavera dos Livros Carioca 2014, uma feira do livro anual que, como as anteriores, acontece nos jardins do Palácio do Catete, de hoje até domingo. Como estamos no hemisfério sul, o evento se dá na primavera, ao contrário do que sói acontecer em Sampa, cidade do hemisfério oposto, onde, por mera questão de lógica geofísica, a Primavera dos Livros ocorre em abril

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Apple is Dominating The eBook Market on iOS

Apple is Dominating The eBook Market on iOS | Litteris | Scoop.it

Apple is currently dominating eBook sales on iOS and has now bundled their iBookstore on all devices that run iOS 8. The Capturino company has relegated Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo to being ineffective players on the global stage, and its by design.


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Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why?

Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? | Litteris | Scoop.it
Enhanced ebooks have been a cause of much excitement over the past few years -- and with good reason. One of the things that an ebook can do that a paper-and-ink book can't is to add embedded video and sound....

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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write | Litteris | Scoop.it
Writers have a serious advantage over the rest of us.

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Christi Krug's curator insight, September 30, 11:27 AM

Yes, writing can bring about emotional and even physical health. We writing coaches have known this for some time, without the official research. 

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The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Litteris | Scoop.it
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A literatura em dilema | Revista Língua Portuguesa

A literatura em dilema | Revista Língua Portuguesa | Litteris | Scoop.it
Para Alcir Pécora, a ficção contemporânea é genérica, pouco marcante
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Conheça os recursos dos autores de folhetim para mudar as histórias no meio do caminho

Conheça os recursos dos autores de folhetim para mudar as histórias no meio do caminho | Litteris | Scoop.it
Gênero por trás de seriados e telenovelas estabeleceu figuras de narrativa para autores terem a chance de mudarem de ideia no meio da história
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Jane Austen fashion history 200 years of cover designs in pictures

Jane Austen fashion history 200 years of cover designs in pictures | Litteris | Scoop.it
Its more than two centuries since Sense and Sensibility was first published, in three austere volumes. Things have grown rather more colourful since, with heaving bosoms, gilt-embossed curlicues appealing to different decades and demographics.

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The 'choose your own adventure' books were the first interactive games

The 'choose your own adventure' books were the first interactive games | Litteris | Scoop.it

"Since 1975 the Choose Your Own Adventure books have given millions of kids the chance to determine their own destinies (at least in a literary sense). Sadly, the author and publisher of those books ..."


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Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers

Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers | Litteris | Scoop.it
November 12, 2014
There are several ways to use technology to engage students and enhance their literacy skills and one of them is through creating video book trailers. Yes, they are similar to movie...

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Mass Market Paperback: Not Dead Yet

Mass Market Paperback: Not Dead Yet | Litteris | Scoop.it
When sales of e-books doubled in 2011 over 2010, it seemed as if the mass market paperback format might quickly sink into oblivion.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, November 3, 2:43 PM

Of course readers like paperback! There are still times when it's nice to have a paper book...like at the beach or while waiting for jury duty. :)

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Autopublicação: plataformas para lançar seu livro

Autopublicação: plataformas para lançar seu livro | Litteris | Scoop.it
Uma das maneiras que a internet alterou o mercado editorial foi retirar a exclusividade de publicaçã...
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The perks and perils of writing a 50,000 word novel in a month

The perks and perils of writing a 50,000 word novel in a month | Litteris | Scoop.it
We live in a culture obsessed with speed: fast-food, Twitter, overnight celebrity, instant make-overs and cutting edge techno-gadgets. We drive too fast, desperate to get ahead literally as well as metaphorically. And when we get home we surf TV, scroll through Facebook, eat, drink and talk on the phone. Apparently, the only thing we want to slow down in the modern world is the ageing process – and it’s no surprise that our solution to that problem is a quick injection of Botox or a lunch-time facelift.

Far from being an oasis of tranquillity, the world of books is not immune to the demands of 24/7 society. Publishers – keen to get a new writer’s name on the radar – are at the very least likely to commission a book a year from each author. Some want writers to work even more quickly. Six months is seen by some as a reasonable gestation period for a genre book; three months is not unknown. (Literary writers get more leeway, but the pressures are still there. Prizes must be won; the public must be satisfied.) After all, the aim is to get the book out there, in front of readers, on Amazon.

As for the wannabe writer, with that brilliant, world-changing novel as yet unwritten, the answer is surely to write one as soon as possible. Until the thing exists in tangible form, then the dream of being a writer will never become a reality. One solution is to sign up with NaNoWriMo, a global writing project which takes place every November. Writers log in, pledge to produce 50,000 words by the end of the month – and off they go. Some fall by the wayside, but the organisers report that last year more than 300,000 reached the target: “They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle-school English teachers. They walked away novelists.”


‘The first draft is shit anyway’.
Up to a point. Those NaNoWriMo completers have certainly written enough words to fill a novel – although a fairly short one in contemporary terms – but this is inevitably a process that privileges speed over quality. As Ernest Hemingway observed: “the first draft of everything is shit”. Equally, even if it’s accepted that these 50,000 words form a work in progress, the value of writing that much that quickly is unclear.

My own experience is that writing a first draft without reflection can in itself be a strange form of evasion – you keep writing in the vain hope that by producing lots of words the problems in your narrative will resolve themselves. But sometimes it is essential to stop and think – and question. Before I completed my first novel, I began two other novels that hit the wall at 30,000 words. I fell short of NaNoWriMo’s 50,000 goal, but wrote in that spirit, churning out words against the clock, smoking furiously. (I was young then, and thought this was part of the deal.)

There are pros and cons of writing under pressure. Every writer is different, and this applies to speed of production as much as it does to style. In the “speed” corner we have George Simenon, who would have been a NaNoWriMo natural, with an average novel production time of four weeks; and John Grisham, who wrote his bestseller The Pelican Brief in 100 days. One of the most notorious writers both at and on speed was Jack Kerouac who penned On the Road in three weeks, aided by Benzedrine. The result, produced on a 120-foot scroll manuscript, prompted Truman Capote’s killer put-down: “That’s not writing, it’s typing”.


The tortoise. Andy Butterton/PA
In the slow corner is Donna Tartt, whose career does not appear to have been damaged by producing a novel every decade. Then there’s Tom Wolfe, who took 11 years to write A Man in Full and J.R.R Tolkien, who began writing what was to be The Lord of the Rings in 1936 and finished in 1952. But the daddy of slow writing must be William H Gass, who took 30 years to write his masterwork, The Tunnel.

I’m not suggesting that one group is superior to the other, but it’s important to remember that along with their unique voice each writer found their natural speed. My last novel took four years to write and that seems to be my optimum pace. Some writers need to take their time. Writing a novel isn’t like going on The X Factor – itself a concept which is looking stale – and though impatience and dissatisfaction can fuel determination, they can also be a snare.

After all, the writing is the only phase of a novel’s life that is ours alone. If we do find an agent, a publisher, an audience, our book belongs to other people. Just as an artist is usually more at home in a studio than a gallery, we are in our element when we are sitting at our laptop, inventing worlds. There are no quick fixes if you want to write the best book that you can. And writing isn’t about endings; it is a way of life.

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Widbook | A world of undiscovered ebooks

Widbook | A world of undiscovered ebooks | Litteris | Scoop.it
A world of undiscovered ebooks for free. Widbook is simple and powerful way to discover and share stories in form of ebooks.
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Do Readers Really Prefer Their Dusty Old Paperbacks To E-Books? The E-Book Industry By The Numbers [Infographic]

Do Readers Really Prefer Their Dusty Old Paperbacks To E-Books? The E-Book Industry By The Numbers [Infographic] | Litteris | Scoop.it

“ Today, 23 percent of all male adults and 33 percent of all female adults in the United States read e-books. In fact, the global e-book industry is worth a whopping $8.5 billion. This still pales in comparison to global print's $53.9 billion so it's little surprise readers still prefer holding those [...]”


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