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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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On Getting Stuck (and Unstuck)

On Getting Stuck (and Unstuck) | Litteris | Scoop.it
It happens to every songwriter (even Paul Simon). Here’s how I and my friends overcome when the river of musical inspiration runs dry.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:44 PM

What helps songwriters get unstuck can also help any writer get unstuck: "Stuck happens for a lot of reasons but I feel it happens most times because of self-censorship. We fear what we are writing might be terrible,  so we end up not writing at all."


When you get stuck, go for a walk, work on a different project, play the air guitar. When you get back to the project, you're more likely to be able to get done what you need to get done.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:38 PM

What helps songwriters get unstuck can also help any writer get unstuck: "Stuck happens for a lot of reasons but I feel it happens most times because of self-censorship. We fear what we are writing might be terrible,  so we end up not writing at all."

When you get stuck, go for a walk, work on a different project, play the air guitar. When you get back to the project, you're more likely to be able to get done what you need to get done.

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How Writers Think About Writing and Successful Models

How Writers Think About Writing and Successful Models | Litteris | Scoop.it

One of the not so well kept secrets about learning to write well is reading well written material. Good fiction writing can teach us about intereaction, for example, which is very useful when writing in social.


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Kindle sales get bigger, and Amazon e-books get shorter - CNET

Kindle sales get bigger, and Amazon e-books get shorter - CNET | Litteris | Scoop.it
Financial Express Kindle sales get bigger, and Amazon e-books get shorter CNET Kindle sales keep growing, with Amazon announcing the devices had their best-selling holiday weekend yet, while the company continues to chase short-form e-books with a...

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Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind

Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind | Litteris | Scoop.it
Some features of physical books may be getting a second life online, but efforts to completely reimagine the core experience of the book have yet to catch on.

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A word in your ear: how audio storytelling got sexy

A word in your ear: how audio storytelling got sexy | Litteris | Scoop.it
In a cultural milieu dominated by long-form television dramas such as Breaking Bad and Madmen, how has the apparently simple activity of audio storytelling gained such clout?
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How To Write Your First Book

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Twenty-one successful authors — including Junot Díaz, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz, and George Saunders — tell how they overcame writer's block, completed, and sold their de...

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Moods and Adjectives chart

Moods and Adjectives chart | Litteris | Scoop.it
A writers best friend.

Via Marylin Alvarez, Juergen Wagner, Begoña Iturgaitz
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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:34 AM

Truly helpful chart for secondary students

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Dicas de produtividade de um escritor.

Dicas de produtividade de um escritor. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Faça o que eu faço. Se quiser... Se você gosta de escrever contos ou romances acho que vai gostar do que relaciono abaixo. São algumas das práticas que, como escritor, adoto no dia-a-dia. São també...
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What You Should Do To Get Published

By Writer's Relief staff: Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? (Is your 2014 goal to #getpublished?
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Leitores jovens adultos preferem livros impress...

Leitores jovens adultos preferem livros impress... | Litteris | Scoop.it
Jovens ingleses de 16 a 24 ano são conhecidos como a geração super-conectada, obcecados por selfies e baixar as últimas novidades de aplicativos, por isso a surpresa em saber que 62% preferem livros impressos a e-books.
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Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura consagra Daniel Galera, Paula Fábrio e Jacques Fux

Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura consagra Daniel Galera, Paula Fábrio e Jacques Fux | Litteris | Scoop.it
‘Barba ensopada de sangue’, de Daniel Galera, rendeu maior prêmio da noite a Galera, com R$ 200 mil
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Las diez librerías más curiosas del mundo | RecBib - Recursos Bibliotecarios

Las diez librerías más curiosas del mundo | RecBib - Recursos Bibliotecarios | Litteris | Scoop.it
Para los aficionados a la lectura, el papel y el aprendizaje, las librerías son esos paraísos inigualables –en absoluto comparables a ningún otro tipo de tienda- donde rebuscar, descubrir y perderse durante horas, con el (Las diez librerías...
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Happily ever after, sometimes - Harvard Gazette

Happily ever after, sometimes - Harvard Gazette | Litteris | Scoop.it

“We are simply hardwired to stories,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction writer Tracy Kidder. 

Top writers participated in a panel discussion on the uses of narrative, and the deep human need for stories that amuse, surprise, instruct, and otherwise make temporary sense of a disorderly world.


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How can a writer use Scoop.It!


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:22 AM

This is a great review of Scoopit pros and cons. I like using Scoopit. I read, review and collect information I feel is important to follow or to share. So far this stays on the pages I curate at scoopit and I can return easily again and again if I want to refer to them again, I can also find articles others thought worthy of curating and sharing on their pages. I encourage my students to follow their passion and interest through curating as well.

 

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31 Stereotypes About Book Lovers That Are Absolutely True

31 Stereotypes About Book Lovers That Are Absolutely True | Litteris | Scoop.it
From grade school onwards, avid readers get a lot of flak. This may be because reading is one of the most solitary pleasures; it's not an obvious means of bonding with peers (even though, duh, reading connects us with other people and cultures).
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Amazon reveals quarter of Kindle ebook sales in US were for indie publishers

Amazon reveals quarter of Kindle ebook sales in US were for indie publishers | Litteris | Scoop.it
Figures from world's biggest bookseller trumpeted as sign of how self-publishing and smaller labels are changing the industry

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What You Need to Know about Comics and Zine Self-Publishing

What You Need to Know about Comics and Zine Self-Publishing | Litteris | Scoop.it
We spoke with someone who knows.
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Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count

One of the most underrated parts of the creative process is remaining vulnerable says New York Times bestselling author Brenè Brown in this magical 99U talk.


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Las mejores redes sociales para lectores de libros

Las mejores redes sociales para lectores de libros | Litteris | Scoop.it
Las redes sociales para lectores te ayudan a encontrar recomendaciones, dar tu opinión y conocer gente con los mismos gustos. Veamos las mejores.

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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers | Litteris | Scoop.it
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Didion, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Orwell, and other literary icons.

By popular demand, I've put together a readi
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Opinion: Reading is one of life's most indispensable survival skills

Opinion: Reading is one of life's most indispensable survival skills | Litteris | Scoop.it
The more we read, and the more directions in which we shine reading's radiant beacon of insight, the more light-flooded unfamiliar terrain will become for us and the more sure-footed we'll tread in avoiding possible mishap...

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:04 AM

By Frank Breslin

Far from being an escape from life as sometimes you’ll hear non-readers tell you, reading enables us to have a much deeper encounter with life, a more substantial way of engaging with it — much more insightfully, much more interestingly, much more enjoyably. Reading is the great elixir of life, opening us up to more intriguing dimensions and possibilities than we could have ever imagined.

Unless, that is, you are wary about having too much insight and would rather proceed in the dark, in which case your life may become so interesting that it could easily spin out of control and end catastrophically, which no one desires, of course, with the possible exception of those who want to punish themselves to work off guilt feelings or are just into pain.

It’s always been an open secret among readers that reading is one of the best early warning systems ever devised in alerting us if our lives may be beginning to go off the rails. Unless one is blessed by being surrounded by a phalanx of Wall Street lawyers, reading is one of life’s most indispensable survival skills, shining a bright light into the oncoming darkness where who knows what might be lying in wait.

The more we read, and the more directions in which we shine reading’s radiant beacon of insight, the more light-flooded unfamiliar terrain will become for us and the more sure-footed we’ll tread in avoiding possible mishap. How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable would this world be if, with bugles sounding and banners unfurled, we chose to boldly press forward, caparisoned in all the rich finery of our bravado and ignorance, were it not for this indispensable adviser of Reading at our side to instruct and direct us.

But even now I can hear some of you muttering, well, this is all very well and good, but what if we choose the wrong adviser to guide us by reading the wrong book? Isn’t it dangerous to give any one adviser so much power over us, even if that adviser is sincere? What if he’s wrong?

And what about the old adage: “Beware the man of one book!” Beware of someone whose sight is so blinkered, squinting and pinched that all he can see is through a narrow slit of an outlook that takes in only a thin sliver of life. We’d rather an adviser who isn’t so locked into only one viewpoint that he’ll miss the big picture instead of his little worm’s-eye view of the world.

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10 Essential Goodreads Tips For Book Nerds

10 Essential Goodreads Tips For Book Nerds | Litteris | Scoop.it
The nicer word is a “bibliophile”. But I don’t care; being called a book nerd is just fine. The only way to really hurt our species is to throw book spoilers at us.
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O Steampunk no Brasil

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O Brasil tem se mostrado um dos maiores entusiastas do gênero steampunk. Mas por aqui existe uma identidade nacional muito forte que faz o gênero se expandir de forma a valorizar a cultura nacional e a história do país.

Em primeiro lugar o Brasil criou as Lojas ou Conselhos, grupos regionais divididos por estados ou cidades e que apoiam o desenvolvimento da cultura steampunk na região. 


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