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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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The Writer's Den - tools and how-to advice for writers of fiction

Tools, advice, inspiration and generators for writers of fiction. Find plot ideas, plot twists, character names,location names for novels, stories and scripts.

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How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? | DMLcentral

How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? | DMLcentral | Litteris | Scoop.it
Although electronic texts have been with us for many decades, in the past few years electronic reading has become increasingly popular.

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Na era da partilha online, a leitura continua a ser uma prática individual

Na era da partilha online, a leitura continua a ser uma prática individual | Litteris | Scoop.it
Inquérito diz que 58 por cento dos utilizadores da Internet já leu livros digitais

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Aracy Campos's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:44 PM

O inquérito, coordenado pelo investigador do ISCTE Gustavo Cardoso, foi feito online, no primeiro semestre deste ano, a utilizadores de Internet de países de todos os continentes: Inglaterra, Brasil, Espanha, Alemanha, França, Índia, Canadá, China, África do Sul, Rússia, EUA, Itália, Turquia, México, Austrália e Portugal

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Booksellers Say “No” to Amazon Source

Booksellers Say “No” to Amazon Source | Litteris | Scoop.it
The fact that Amazon is letting indie booksellers sell Kindles doesn’t mean they want to.

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Writers Write, Right?

Writers Write, Right? | Litteris | Scoop.it

Generally speaking, starting writing isn’t the problem. If you’re up for it then getting words on the page isn’t that hard. At first. 

 

Enthusiasm, motivation, belief in your ideas — these things tend to be in abundant supply at the beginning. 

 

Two weeks later, though, things may have changed. It’s all very well sitting down with the right intentions, but what do you do when all that drive you had goes missing?


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Community Post: 10 Lovable Things About Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

Community Post: 10 Lovable Things About Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores | Litteris | Scoop.it
Ordering online or downloading through your e-reader may be convenient, but nothing compares to the magic of a real bookstore.
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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling - Imgur

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

Quite a wonderful list. I don't know if these really are Pixar's rules, but I've seen them in several places, so they probably are. These rules sell the movies.


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Writing as an Explorer’s Map of the Unknown: Eudora Welty on the Poetics of Place

Writing as an Explorer’s Map of the Unknown: Eudora Welty on the Poetics of Place | Litteris | Scoop.it
"No art ever came out of not risking your neck."

"Longest way around is the shortest way home," James Joyce wrote in one of the most memo

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:45 PM

Does your writing give you a stomach ache? Do you bawl while banging on the keys? Keep on, keeping on. Are you hiding those words wrought with blood sweat and tears? Think again, you've come a long way, you're almost there, dare sticking out your neck. 


Some will love you, some will hate you, you can't please everyone.

If you have the guts to write from your heart, do your self a favor, go the extra distance.

Brave your fears of coming out, after braving the pain of creation. 

 

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Neil Gaiman: porque o nosso futuro depende de bibliotecas, leitura e sonhos

Neil Gaiman: porque o nosso futuro depende de bibliotecas, leitura e sonhos | Litteris | Scoop.it

Eu seria incapaz de postar qualquer coisa hoje que superasse essa convocação do Neil Gaiman, em prol das bibliotecas. É o escritor inglês chamando  na real sobre ser leitor e as responsabilidades disso, sobre o mundo que queremos deixar. Abaixo, o texto numa tradução livre. Mas tem aqui se você prefere ler em inglês.


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An Article Has A Lifespan Of 37 Days, And Other Findings From Pocket

An Article Has A Lifespan Of 37 Days, And Other Findings From Pocket | Litteris | Scoop.it
Nate Weiner the CEO of Pocket--the DVR of the web--pulls back the curtain on his company's data to reveal surprising ways people now read stuff online.

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Manias de quem lê - Educar para Crescer

Manias de quem lê - Educar para Crescer | Litteris | Scoop.it

Galeria de cartazes do Educar para Crescer sobre manias de quem lê (RT @educarcrescer: 22 manias de quem gosta de ler http://t.co/PCQM9Y66zR)


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What Makes You Put Down a Book?

We tried to find out! Here is a list of some of the top books you put aside and a few reasons why.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, November 1, 2013 5:30 PM

Thanks to Joyce Valenza for this great infographic on her twitter feed!

Sharon Bakar's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:03 AM

Interesting responces to this question of Good Reads.  I have no guilt about abandoning books I'm not enjoying, but try to give them a fair chance first.  There's too much stuff that you will love out there - why stick with a book that's eating up your precious reading time?

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How to publish an ebook to the iBookstore | Design | Creative Bloq

How to publish an ebook to the iBookstore | Design | Creative Bloq | Litteris | Scoop.it
You've written and designed your ebook - now to share it with the world. Daniel Kemp of Red Jumper Studio walks you through the process from start to finish.

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Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen

In the virtual world of Jane Austen, it is not about kill or be killed, but invite and be invited with gossip our weapon of choice.
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The 10 Commandments for Becoming a Successful Writer by Mike Larsen — The Book Designer

The 10 Commandments for Becoming a Successful Writer by Mike Larsen — The Book Designer | Litteris | Scoop.it
The 10 Commandments for Becoming a Successful Writer by Mike Larsen describes a live event at BAIPA with the literary agent and author

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Three Things to Include in the Back of Your eBook

Three Things to Include in the Back of Your eBook | Litteris | Scoop.it
The content you include in the back of your ebook is major “real estate” within your book you can use to connect further with your readers.

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Creating Characters - Five Mistakes Beginner Writers Make

Creating Characters - Five Mistakes Beginner Writers Make | Litteris | Scoop.it
I am often asked to appraise writers’ manuscripts. I have found that these are the most common problems beginner writers share when they're creating characters.

1. Cardboard cut-out...
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Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com

Speed reading is the art of silencing subvocalization. Most readers have an average reading speed of 200 wpm, which is about as fast as they can read a passage out loud. This is no coincidence. It is their inner voice that paces through the text that keeps them from achieving higher reading speeds. They can only read as fast as they can speak because that's the way they were taught to read, through reading systems like Hooked on Phonics.

 

However, it is entirely possible to read at a much greater speed, with much better reading comprehension, through silencing this inner voice. The solution is simple - absorb reading material faster than that inner voice can keep up.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 4, 2013 1:17 PM

Without reading, there's not much writing.  As a middle school teacher I taught speed reading as a remdial and advanced tactic for my kids.  


Thid online system is something I'd explore if Ihad a face to face classroom with kids....

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Publishing On Kindle: Amazon Countdown Deals Creates Urgency For Buyers, Favorable Responses From Self-Publishers


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Dvorah Lansky's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:34 PM

Great article on new Amazon opportunities. Thank you Steve!

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60% das pessoas mentem sobre ter lido certos livros, aponta estudo - O Globo

60% das pessoas mentem sobre ter lido certos livros, aponta estudo - O Globo | Litteris | Scoop.it
Primeiro, os filmes. Agora, os livros também são alvo das tradicionais mentirinhas sociais.

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7 Secrets of Powerful Storytelling From One of America’s Most Insightful Actors | Video | TheBlaze.com

7 Secrets of Powerful Storytelling From One of America’s Most Insightful Actors | Video | TheBlaze.com | Litteris | Scoop.it
Actor/Storyteller Tim Hartman will be joining us live on today's BlazeCast with Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker (@bakerlink) beginning at 1:00 pm ET: -- Tim Hartman is a man of many talents.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 5, 2013 11:11 AM

Here is a blog post with tips along with several videos where Tim Hartman shares his insights and tips on better storytelling.


I've poked around and so far so good. So I think you will benefit from these pieces. Especially if you are looking for online help with your business stories.


Let me know if you like these and if they are of value to you!


And thanks to fellow curator   and his curation Digital Storytelling for finding and sharing this.


This was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Martin Riggs's curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:58 PM

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:48 AM

Pitching your ideas to investors is telling a story. You need to get the attention and turn some heads. Hartman's tips are very useful, take a lookk and see what's in it for you. Standing up in front of a panel of investors, or a sitting at a boardroom table with a number of decision makers can be intimidatiing.

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10 libros que debes leer antes de morir - Cultura Colectiva

10 libros que debes leer antes de morir - Cultura Colectiva | Litteris | Scoop.it
eleconomistaamerica.com publicó una pequeña lista que contiene los 10 libros que debes leer antes de morir, según algunos intelectuales latinoamericanos.
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Nine Examples of Sub-Genres in Crime Fiction

Nine Examples of Sub-Genres in Crime Fiction | Litteris | Scoop.it
All crime fiction is based on the fact that there is a mystery to be solved. Usually, a crime has been committed and a murderer, a spy, or a thief must be caught. Crime fiction will always be...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Nanoogo - A Fun Creative Writing Platform for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Nanoogo - A Fun Creative Writing Platform for Kids | Litteris | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:17 AM

FreeTech article about Nanoogo. 

 

(Nanoogo FAQ a little vague on points and shop, but worth investigating. A new platform where kids can write and add icons, borders etc. )