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The Body-Brain Connection: Does Your Sedentary Lifestyle Damage Your Writing Talent?

The Body-Brain Connection: Does Your Sedentary Lifestyle Damage Your Writing Talent? | Online Writing | Scoop.it

These days, many of us lead a sedentary lifestyle—especially writers who make their living seated for untold hours at computers. Aspiring, nonprofessional writers have it even worse—before spending long hours writing at home, they’ve already spent a full day at a desk job. All this sitting is bad for your body, your brain health, and—as science now suggests—your creativity.


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We writers tend to sit a lot, as a part of the job, so this is a good reminder to take care of our bodies, as well as our minds. I know I often need to be reminded of this. 

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Overcoming Self-Doubt As A Freelance Writer - Get Paid to Write ...

Overcoming Self-Doubt As A Freelance Writer - Get Paid to Write ... | Online Writing | Scoop.it
This article looks at ways that freelance writers can overcome self-doubt and be more confident as they move forward with their career.
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Scoop.it Tips For Authors

Scoop.it Tips For Authors | Online Writing | Scoop.it

"One day I realized I was spending more time thinking about my blog posts than about my WIP (work in progress)." writes author Sara Rosett. But as she shut down her blogs, she still felt she "wanted something a little more interactive, but without the huge time commitment of daily blogging."

 

Sara goes on explaining how Scoop.it turned out to be the perfect solution for this and also highlights interesting tips on how to make the most of Scoop.it.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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Nice tips for using scoop it as an author --- kind of like a mini-blogging platform. 

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3 Skills You Need To Succeed In Freelance Writing

3 Skills You Need To Succeed In Freelance Writing | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Many look at freelancing as a hit or miss career. Some even don’t believe that writers can make a substantial income freelancing from their backyard.

Via Brian Scott
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Very good article about how to succeed as an freelance writer. -- some things you may not have thought about, such as "weaving a topic."

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6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn't Make Money : Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

6 Reasons Your Blog Doesn't Make Money : Quips and Tips for Successful Writers | Online Writing | Scoop.it
The main reason your blog isn’t making money is because your traffic isn't high enough - you don't have enough readers clicking ads. But traffic isn’t everything!
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Protect Pictures From Being Stolen | Protect Images on the Internet

Protect Pictures From Being Stolen | Protect Images on the Internet | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Image theft is a serious concern of bloggers. Learn tips to protect your photos and how U.S. copyright applies to your work.

Via Laura Brown
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

If you are creating your own content online, creating your own images is very important. This is an article about protecting those photos by adding copyright to your images. This is new to me, and a very good idea! 

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Strategies For Getting It All Done

Strategies For Getting It All Done | Online Writing | Scoop.it
No matter how much I would like to, I really cannot do everything that I would like to today, therefore, I have created strategies for getting what I really want to get done.
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Writing for Trade Magazines: Weekend Reading

Writing for Trade Magazines: Weekend Reading | Online Writing | Scoop.it
This is a collection of articles on freelance writing for trade magazines and other business and industry-sptecific publications.
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Fantastic resource for links about writing for trade magazines. This is a step away from online writing, but is an addtional market for those involved in writing online. 

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10 ways to make your content more shareable | Articles | Social Media

10 ways to make your content more shareable | Articles | Social Media | Online Writing | Scoop.it
People near and far should clamor to read your newest blog post, right? If they're not, try out a few of these suggestions.

Via Rhonda White
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Rhonda White's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:00 AM

10 great tips to get your content out there and connect with your readers.

 

#socialmedia #content

 

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Five Inexpensive Book Promotion Ideas

Five Inexpensive Book Promotion Ideas | Online Writing | Scoop.it
The book is written and you have self-published. Now how do you get people to buy your book? These five suggestions might help.
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These are great ideas for promoting your book ... 

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PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles!

PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles! | Online Writing | Scoop.it
I am really enjoying the program, Scoop It. It reminds me of the old habit I used to have of keeping scrapbooks. Very fun!
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These are my personal reasons for scooping. It reminds me of clipping newspapers, old school style! 

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25 Types of Business Writing Services

25 Types of Business Writing Services | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Not sure what business writing services to offer in your freelance writing business? Get ideas with this list of 25 types of business writing services.
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MoBettaWriting: Feed the Lake

MoBettaWriting: Feed the Lake | Online Writing | Scoop.it
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Some of the best advice for not giving up as a writer that I have ever read. 

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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

Pixabay - Public Domain Images | Online Writing | Scoop.it

Find free quality public domain pictures 


Via callooh, Dennis T OConnor
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Awesome place for free photos to use for your articles! 

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How to create an "intro" post on your topic


Via Titom
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For fellow scoopers, this is a way to create a topic page for your topic, that highlights your own work on the topic. I just did this for one of my topics, Breeds of Cats. 

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:52 AM

Use a STAR to keep a post on the top of your topic board.  


As the tweet states, you don't even need content.


But you only get one STAR post.  If you star a new one, the old one looses its featured position.

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Helpful Suggestions For Overcoming Writer's Block

Helpful Suggestions For Overcoming Writer's Block | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Is your brain completely blocked? Are you having trouble writing an intelligent sentence? These tips might just help.
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Some inspiring advice on how to cure writer's block! A great read from one of my favourite writers. 

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PrairiePrincess: Writing What You Need

PrairiePrincess: Writing What You Need | Online Writing | Scoop.it

Create writing that addresses the things that you need, and it will touch others deeply. 

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Write for what you need yourself, and learn in the process. I wrote this article about my own writing experience. 

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Kick-Start Your Freelance Writing Career By Writing For Yourself ...

Kick-Start Your Freelance Writing Career By Writing For Yourself ... | Online Writing | Scoop.it
If you're not writing regularly for yourself, I strongly believe you're going to be hindering your development as a freelance writer. This week, I star.
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TextExpander: A Useful Tool for Writers

TextExpander: A Useful Tool for Writers | Online Writing | Scoop.it
TweetEmail TweetEmail There’s a benefit to finding a niche, especially as a writer: you can make sure that you know the topics you work with inside and out.
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Dreams Do Come True: Self-Publishing My First Book with Create Space

Dreams Do Come True:  Self-Publishing My First Book with Create Space | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Create Space is an ideal solution for first-time authors looking to publish their own book. This article outlines the process to get started with Create Space and some of the pros and cons.
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How To Write A Book With No Writing Time!

How To Write A Book With No Writing Time! | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Do you ever dream of writing a book? Maybe yours is half-done and you can't seem to finish it. Or perhaps you've already written your first book, and it's time to pen the next. When you're busy running a business, it can feel ...
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7 Move-Up Markets for Writers Looking to Earn More

7 Move-Up Markets for Writers Looking to Earn More | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Are you wondering where you could get more than $10 a blog post? Here are markets that pay $.10 a word, $50 a blog post, and more.
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Hope is Required For Writing

Hope is Required For Writing | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Writing sounds easy, but it is not. Hope is required for writing, for it is an act of faith. Famous writers struggled, and so do we. We need hope to write.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Writing is an act of faith, and takes hope! This was an article I wrote about overcoming the fears that keep us from the page. 

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 24, 2013 12:19 PM

An interesting and useful examination of the importance of hope for all writers.

KindredReaders's curator insight, December 28, 2013 10:13 AM

For those days when the words just won't come.

Kali Cordes's curator insight, February 20, 2:17 PM

This article describes the necessity of hope when a writer of any level sits down to write out their thoughts. The article mentions several famous authors' descriptions of what it takes to be a writer, and how even they required some inspiration to keep at it.

I loved this  article because it describes my exact dilemma that I wrote about in my first semester portfolio. Inspiration is a hard thing to find within yourself, but it is also the most important part of writing. The hope described in the article is really the key to finding that inspiration.

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25 Ways To Be A Happy Writer (Or, At Least, Happier)

25 Ways To Be A Happy Writer (Or, At Least, Happier) | Online Writing | Scoop.it
I read this article — “22 Things Happy People Do Differently.” And I was like, yeah, you know, I like some of these. They’re a little simple, a little direct,... Read The Re...
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Inspiring! 

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This Itch of Writing: Showing and Telling: the basics

This Itch of Writing: Showing and Telling: the basics | Online Writing | Scoop.it

Writing, talking about writing, reading writing and sometimes hating writing:
a blog by novelist Emma Darwin


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Penelope's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:03 PM

 

This is one of the best articles I have seen on the Writing Basics of "Showing" and "Telling". The author would rather call it "Evoking" and "Informing" and I tend to agree.

 

Beginning writers naturally do more telling than showing, which is usually where we all begin. Once you get into the process of writing on a regular basis, you want your writing to "evoke" some kind of emotion in the reader.

 

Not that telling is wrong. There is a place for telling. Children's stories will use the "telling" or "informing" of a narrator more than the "showing" or "evoking". Once upon a time...

 

Take a look at the article for some very specific examples, and another helpful writer's tip about "psychic distance".

 

  

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article and the full interview: http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/showing-and-telling-the-basics.html