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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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Finding Inspiration: Starting a blog

Finding Inspiration: Starting a blog | Litteris | Scoop.it
Having a blog is sort of like having a child. You have to check on it repeatedly, nurse it until you are happy with its growth and regularly put more and more into it. It’s a lot of work. However, if...
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Seis lectores de EPUB para Windows y Linux rápidos y ligeros

Seis lectores de EPUB para Windows y Linux rápidos y ligeros | Litteris | Scoop.it
Recopilación y reseña de seis lectores del formato EPUB que funcionan tanto en Windows como en Linux. Todos consumen pocos recursos se abren rápido...
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There is nowhere to hide in a screenplay

There is nowhere to hide in a screenplay | Litteris | Scoop.it
Screenplays break down roughly on the lines of scene, action, and dialogue. Let’s take the first of these. In terms of scene what are the basic rules of writing? ‘Get in late and get out earl...
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Paid Book Reviews: Where Do You Stand? • Ryan Casey

Paid Book Reviews: Where Do You Stand? • Ryan Casey | Litteris | Scoop.it
Paid book reviews are becoming an increasingly common trend as competition increases in the indie publishing world. Where do you stand?

 

I was unaware that paid reviews are "an increasingly common trend." (Really? Wow. It seems like such a low priority way to spend a lot of money.) The NY Times article's subject was about a defunct company that supplied paid book reviews. No matter. I wouldn't pay for reviews personally. Put aside the moral question for a second: I can't afford it and I don't think they work, anyway.

 

This issue has rolled around the web for the last week. I've been so busy with writing and promoting that I haven't done anything much with it. Initially I wasn't that bothered about bought reviews. I'd be more upset if I thought all those paid-for reviews made that much difference.

 

But then I noticed something ugly. Since the article has spread, a sad unintended consequence has risen. I've read comments from a bunch of people  (potential readers!) saying they never trust any five-star reviews nor will they ever buy indie! But, hey! I earned my five-star reviews! I don't have many reviews, but I didn't pay for any. Why the broad brush of discrimination? I'm I to answer for all the crimes of others? I'm an innocent man, dammit! Also? Sheesh!

 

See what you think at the link. Here's Ryan Casey's take...~ Chazz


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Are you waiting to feel creative?

Are you waiting to feel creative? | Litteris | Scoop.it

By Jenna Avery

A chat with my Writer’s Circle participants inspired today’s post. So often we wait for the right conditions before we write or start our other creative projects.

Although we’d like to imagine otherwise, waiting doesn’t get us very far. Are you waiting for the right mood to strike before you work on your creative project?


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Being "scattered" and proud of it

Being "scattered" and proud of it | Litteris | Scoop.it
Barbara Sher says, "Unlike those people who seem to find and be satisfied with one area of interest, you're genetically wired to be interested in many...
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Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity

Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity | Litteris | Scoop.it
Social rejection fuels creativity for people with an independent mindset.
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How to Edit Your Book in 4 Steps | WritersDigest.com

How do you know when your book is really done? This literary agent has a simple answer. Here's his proven four-step process.
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Book Review: “Telling True Stories”

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...

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Tornar os livros sociais, afinal, isso é bom ou ruim para nós?

Tornar os livros sociais, afinal, isso é bom ou ruim para nós? | Litteris | Scoop.it

Levar escritores aos leitores: uma parceria que funciona?

 

O futuro da venda de livros muitas vezes parece nublado neste mundo em rápida transformação digital, mas o futuro da leitura é claro. Como editores lutam para determinar a melhor maneira de produzir, divulgar e vender livros nesta nova era digital? A missão de incentivar a leitura deve continuar e encontrar maneiras de conectar escritores e leitores é um desafio. Como os recursos encolheram, criatividade e parcerias tornam-se ainda mais vital.

 

As formas de mídia que migraram on-line beneficiaram a conversação?

http://goo.gl/gFKZc

 

Publicado/02 abril 2012/Mathew Ingram

 

foto: photopin

 


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What’s the Point of Publishers in a Digital Age?

What’s the Point of Publishers in a Digital Age? | Litteris | Scoop.it

As e-books grow and bookstores close, there’s a growing murmur that publishers are no longer relevant in the digital age.


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How to publish on the Kindle: guides and promotion advice

How to publish on the Kindle: guides and promotion advice | Litteris | Scoop.it
A catalogue of resources to help Kindle self-publishers get their ebooks ready and promote them for success.
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Childlike thinking makes for creative writing | ALISON WELLS: Head ...

Childlike thinking makes for creative writing | ALISON WELLS: Head ... | Litteris | Scoop.it
The transition from childhood to adulthood involves a mental development that allows for more abstract reasoning, logical complexity, a greater awareness of consequence and an understanding of the nuanced dynamics of ...
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Writers: Five editing tricks and tips (plus editing marks)

Writers: Five editing tricks and tips (plus editing marks) | Litteris | Scoop.it
As you edit, reed sloowly. Your brian is wiered to skip over misstakes when you read quickly.
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Author Salon Talks to Katie Shea of Donald Maass Literary | Author Salon

Author Salon Talks to Katie Shea of Donald Maass Literary | Author Salon | Litteris | Scoop.it

“Writing is an art form. When I'm on the hunt for new writers (reading through queries), I am emotionally connected to each query. I can tell whether or not a writer truly understands what he/she is trying to tell the world through their project. Is there a message here? Is there heartache? Is there REAL emotion? Are they being completely honest as a writer to their own story? Writers must understand that giving it all makes the story better. Understanding the life around you, with all of its characters and emotions, makes you a fantastic writer. Being able to take your reader to a whole new world, outside of what we know and inside to what they know.


I can tell immediately if a writer is in-tune to their emotion and past relationships. What irritates me the most is when a writer has a outside-the-box book idea, but has no clue how to deliver it. The delivery of the story all comes through how much the writer truly understands what he/she is writing - really figuring out how the best-of-the-best do it. Making up a breakthrough premise is just the beginning. Then comes characters, structure, plot line, voice, and pace. Can you execute it?


I believe in the art of storytelling. I believe that everyone has a story behind them, and if they are honest with themselves and are able to let it out in a beautifully-written novel, they have it. Being able to connect with a universe is extremely difficult, but the first step is to be able to connect with yourself. Do not hold anything back.


When I find a writer I want to work with, they have all of the above: heart, life-understanding, smarts, and passion. I feel their story in my bones, just as they felt it while they wrote it.”

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How to Self Publish a Book

How to Self Publish a Book | Litteris | Scoop.it

By Shelley Hitz

It might not be as much work as you think.

In fact, if you already own a website or blog, you can seamlessly transform your most popular content into a book.

Think about it: you can take the same great content you’ve already written for your site and reformulate it into a printed book, PDF eBook or audio book to make the most of all your hard work.


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Julia Cameron on process and change and creativity

Julia Cameron on process and change and creativity | Litteris | Scoop.it

'Creativity involves process, and process involves change. The truism we often hear is that we often resist change because change is difficult or change is painful. This is not quite accurate. It is the resistance to change that is difficult or painful. In the same way, it is the resistance to our creativity that causes us to equate it with suffering.

 

'It is important to remember that “effort” and “suffering” are two different things.'

- Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity http://vsb.li/EYgHDw


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Michael Michalko on how to “crack the barriers to creativity”

Michael Michalko on how to “crack the barriers to creativity” | Litteris | Scoop.it

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

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Make A Living Writing » Blog Archive » The Freelance Writer’s Definitive Compilation of Fear-Busting Tips - Frank advice for writers

Make A Living Writing » Blog Archive » The Freelance Writer’s Definitive Compilation of Fear-Busting Tips - Frank advice for writers | Litteris | Scoop.it
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So You Think You Can Write

Get ready for Harlequin's So Your Think You Can Write contest starting September 17th.


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"The Future of Reading/Thinking"

"The Future of Reading/Thinking" | Litteris | Scoop.it
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


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How to Get Your Target Market to Follow You on Twitter

How to Get Your Target Market to Follow You on Twitter | Litteris | Scoop.it

Most people have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. You either REALLY love it, or you think it is a pointless cesspool of crap.


There really is no *in between* like there is with FaceBook (I’ll be going over FaceBook training next).

 

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.


You can sign up for something like Twiends.com and get a bunch of follows in a few days (for free) and maybe you want to do that for some follow *padding* to make you look more legitimate.

 

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.

 


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Indie Authors – You CAN Do It!

Indie Authors – You CAN Do It! | Litteris | Scoop.it

Crystal Patriarche of @BookSparksPR shares indie author best practices and success stories.


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Writer Unboxed » Writing Through a Rough Patch of Life

Writer Unboxed » Writing Through a Rough Patch of Life | Litteris | Scoop.it

One writer tells how she keeps going with her writing, even when things get tough.


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