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The art of writing compelling nonfiction shares many parallels with that of crafting good fiction, and Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide, an anthology of essays and other content by dozens of accomplished journalists and other...
Via Lynne Fellows
Here are his suggestions, accompanied by my annotations.
o Knowing how to see, not just look at: Beware of “the invisibility of the obvious” by being alert, very alert.
o Making a thought visible: I agree with Dan Roam that the best way is to use simple drawings.
o Thinking fluently: Part of this is “flow” as defined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and part is continuity and cohesion.
o Making novel combinations: That’s how liquid paper, Velcro, and Mary Kay cosmetics were “discovered.” Mary Kay Ash added a fragrance to leather softner and then….
o Connecting the unconnected...
Related Michael Michalko book: Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
Via Creativity For Life, Douglas Eby
Whether as an application on our tablets (such as an I-pad or an Android device) or as a single application piece of hardware such as a (Nook or Kindle), the handheld digital reading device is quickly becoming a fixture in contemporary life.
Paper by by Benjamin J. Cline
Via Manuel Pinto
Most people have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. You either REALLY love it, or you think it is a pointless cesspool of crap.
Now, there are a few tricks to getting the most out of your twittering experience . You don’t want to give up on Twitter, because it is waaaaaaay easier to get a following on twitter than it is on FaceBook.
I think there is a saying that goes something like:
“If a stranger follows you on FaceBook you feel freaked out, if a stranger follows you on Twitter you’re like HECK YEAH!”
Maybe not that exactly, but you get the point =)
The trick is to KNOW who to follow. Fellow authors and spam bots will follow YOU no problem.
Totally up to you.
However, in the end you need some TARGETED followers.
What is your target market? READERS.
So what do you do to find these illusive readers?
Make sure you are sitting down for this – it’s going to BLOW YOU away in its simplicity.
Via Nathalie Hamidi
Agora é hora de escrever o seu ebook?
Autopublicação é um tema amplo. Há vários textos bem interessantes sobre como autopublicar um livro:
How to Self Publish a Book
Edited byMaster Tyler and 45 others
Há também uma tradução livre do artigo, que segundo o artigo foi escrito com contribuição de diversos autores no wikHow.
O wikiHow é um projeto colaborativo baseado na wiki que visa construir o maior e melhor manual de instruções do mundo http://pt.wikihow.com/P%C3%A1gina-principal
Outro excelente artigo sobre o fenômeno do e-publishing, ou "autopublicação", com foco na China, e publicado no The Guardian.
Considerando a auto-publicação de um livro? David Carnoy CNET discute os prós e contras sobre o assunto:
Via Aracy Campos