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Prithee, thou should read more Shakespeare to improve thine brain - msnNOW

Prithee, thou should read more Shakespeare to improve thine brain - msnNOW | Litteris | Scoop.it


Reading the old-school stuff caused a higher degree of electrical activity in the brain, particularly in areas associated with self-reflection, according to a recent study.


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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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Os livros eletrônicos e seu impacto nas bibliotecas - Blog do Galeno

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Are Boys Not Reading Because of All Those Women in Publishing? : Publishing Perspectives

Are Boys Not Reading Because of All Those Women in Publishing? : Publishing Perspectives | Litteris | Scoop.it
Are boys are being deterred from reading because the gatekeepers to children’s literature are mostly women, asks an author for The Times of London.
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How to Write the Perfect First Page

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Recently I attended a workshop called “American Author” inspired by American Idol. People anonymously submitted the first pages of their novels, which were read aloud to a panel of editors and agents. The panel then provided their immediate, brutally honest feedback for all to hear.

Given my past post on how to write the perfect first page, I thought it was important to add to it by sharing what I learned from hearing the perspective of people who have read hundreds, if not thousands, of first pages.


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Write and Improve: An Online writing helper

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper | Litteris | Scoop.it
Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves.  Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are - or not - then...

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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot : Publishing Perspectives

In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot : Publishing Perspectives | Litteris | Scoop.it
India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.
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Popular Books for Teens

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Popular books for teens. Click for a list of all books.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, April 20, 7:06 PM

The most popular books teens are currently requesting in my classroom. Which are your students favorites? (Links to books in article.)

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Reseña de 16 autores y sus respectivas teorías sobre la creatividad.

Reseña de 16 autores y sus respectivas teorías sobre la creatividad. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Teorías sobre la creatividad. Por Eduardo Fernandez. Ciencia Nueva. 1. Henri Poincaré: Según Poincaré, la génesi (Top story: Reseña de 16 autores y sus respectivas teorías sobre la creatividad.

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Quando as princesas viram protagonistas

RIO - Mais do que a qualidade do filme, o bom desempenho de “Frozen: uma aventura congelante” deve ser analisado por uma mudança de abordagem dos estúdios...
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Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer

Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer | Litteris | Scoop.it

 

Many writers don't have a writing studio, or a schedule always under their control. And writers can be affected by artist myths, and fraud feelings.

 


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The Periodic Table of Storytelling

The Periodic Table of Storytelling | Litteris | Scoop.it
The basic building blocks of storytelling

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How to design stories worth telling | Fyrefly

How to design stories worth telling | Fyrefly | Litteris | Scoop.it
Everyone has a story to tell. I've never had a doubt about that. Aspired storytellers - writers, film makers, marketers, journalists, and many more of us - are constantly under the pressure to prod

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Pais incentivam paixão dos filhos pela leitura: 'Livraria é parada obrigatória' - Globo.com

Pais incentivam paixão dos filhos pela leitura: 'Livraria é parada obrigatória' - Globo.com | Litteris | Scoop.it
Pais incentivam paixão dos filhos pela leitura: 'Livraria é parada obrigatória' Globo.com No Dia Nacional do Livro Infantil, comemorado nesta sexta-feira (18), uma família de São Vicente, no litoral de São Paulo, mostra que a paixão pela leitura...

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ReadWriteThink: Student Materials: Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story.

 

Sarah McElrath's insight:

Good way to help students think through plot.


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 26, 10:50 AM

Good way to help students think through plot.

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Aplicativo Wattpad une autores e leitores com textos mais curtos on-line

Aplicativo Wattpad une autores e leitores com textos mais curtos on-line | Litteris | Scoop.it
Se no ano de 1841 nova-iorquinos emboscavam viajantes chegados da Inglaterra para perguntar se a protagonista Nell Trent -do clássico de Dickens "A Loja de Antiguidades"- tinha morrido, em 2014 eles recorrem aos celulares para acompanhar as aventuras de Tessa e Harry, que se conheceram na universidade e criaram um relacionamento inspirador.
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Papering over e-books

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ONE might easily think that print publishing is a fussy business: all of that preparation to put ink on paper seems rather last century—or last half millennium....

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Multimedia, Crossmedia, Transmedia… What’s in a name?

Multimedia, Crossmedia, Transmedia… What’s in a name? | Litteris | Scoop.it

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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, Today, 12:35 AM

Interesting question - More interesting is to study what happens to culture and artistic work when it meets new  media.

I work with the traditional art of storytelling, and study what happens when it´s performed in new digital media.

Follow my work at www.digitalstoryteller.dk/english

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, Today, 1:01 AM

Giusto per fare un po' il punto... Soprattutto in Italia, a prescindere dall'etichetta, mi piacerebbe vedere buoni esempi.

Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, Today, 5:36 AM

Evolution....

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World Book Day: Printed books and ebooks exist in harmony, industry expert says

World Book Day: Printed books and ebooks exist in harmony, industry expert says | Litteris | Scoop.it
Says he believes that there is a balance between the two

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These Are the 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading

These Are the 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading | Litteris | Scoop.it
Donna Tartt just won a Pulitzer. Here are 21 other women writers you should add to your reading list.
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Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.


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felicia's comment, December 28, 2012 11:02 PM
great
Heather Swift's comment, February 2, 2013 9:24 PM
I LOVED this!
Lucile Debethune's curator insight, April 21, 4:27 AM

TED addict ^^ 

Le livre change, à la fois dans son aspect, son contenu, ses moyens de diffusion... quelques idées

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How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read

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Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.

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Entrevista a Jordi Carrión: libros y series / librerías y pantallas.

Entrevista a Jordi Carrión: libros y series / librerías y pantallas. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Entrevista publicada originalmente en Digitalismo Según su página web personal Jordi Carrión nació en Tarragona en 1976 pero vivió la …Sigue leyendo →
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Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds | Litteris | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge, says Oliver Burkeman

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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | Litteris | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 18, 11:18 PM

Encourage the joy of reading, access to more resources than I could afford to buy, recommend resources that I may not have found on my own, access to activities and tools, teaching me responsibility for my library card .....

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 12:47 AM

For parents: 5 reasons why you need to take your kids to the library

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 8:12 PM

Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!

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How great marketers tell stories

How great marketers tell stories | Litteris | Scoop.it

"Former P&G marketing chief Jim Stengel says that the best companies tell two types of stories to build strong and enduring brands."

 

"The Brand Ideal, or Purpose, of Louisville Slugger is "to make players great." That statement could sound like puffery, except that the stories surrounding the brand make it plain and true. This is the case for most Ideal-driven businesses. Stories make the Ideal wheel spin.

 

Much has been written about the importance of storytelling in marketing and management, but nowhere do tales have a taller order than inside the walls of Ideal-driven companies. They bring definition to the Ideal. They authenticate it and animate it. They inspire and direct its activation.  They reaffirm the course and perpetuate the narrative."


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Pat Heffernan's curator insight, April 20, 12:30 PM

When positive social change is the purpose, good storytelling is just as effective (and essential).

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24 Signs You're A Writer

24 Signs You're A Writer | Litteris | Scoop.it

1. You’ve considered purchasing, and/or have been gifted an old and barely working typewriter.


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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, April 20, 8:19 AM

Totally hilarious.

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Hilarious. Thanks for finding this for us:-)
Sara Rosett's curator insight, April 20, 7:09 PM

Guilty! :)