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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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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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Tricks of the Trade - Magazine Writing

Tricks of the Trade - Magazine Writing | Online Writing | Scoop.it
One trick of the trade is getting hold of a magazine's editorial calendar, a list typically sent to advertisers describing the topics that will be covered in each issue
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A Hidden Market for Freelance Writers

A Hidden Market for Freelance Writers | Online Writing | Scoop.it
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Writing beyond the online world ... trade magazines are a untapped market. 

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How to Search an Entire Website in Google With Site:Search [Quick Tip]

How to Search an Entire Website in Google With Site:Search [Quick Tip] | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Learn about the handy site:search function and how it can make you a more efficient searcher and content creator.
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Very good tips for doing a site search on Google ....

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4 Ways To Get Blogging Ideas From Social Media

4 Ways To Get Blogging Ideas From Social Media | Online Writing | Scoop.it
As I mentioned in the article,
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Twitter ... Facebook ... YouTube ... great places to get ideas for writing. I find there are so many ideas out there, that it can be overwhelming sometimes! 

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Turn Your Website’s Google Analytics Report into an Infographic

Turn Your Website’s Google Analytics Report into an Infographic | Online Writing | Scoop.it
At Visually, we're obviously big believers in making things more visual. Hell, we even named our company accordingly. But it isn't all about eye candy. The most
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This is so, so cool! You can make an infographic from your Google Analytics data ... wow! 

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25 Reasons You Should Quit Writing

25 Reasons You Should Quit Writing | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Time for my annual, “Nope, you shouldn’t be writing, quit now, run away, go on, shoo” post. This time, in the form of the “25 things” lists that all you... Read The Re...
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Writing Tips: Carry a Notebook

Writing Tips: Carry a Notebook | Online Writing | Scoop.it
One of the most widespread writing tips in the world: carry a notebook. But is a notebook really necessary in the digital age?
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Carrying a notebook ... is this advice still relevant today, with all of our technology. Yes, says this writer, even if the notebook is actually a smart phone application. The form of notebook may have changed, but the concept is still correct. Great reminder for writers. It is so good as a writer to capture those ideas as they come, whereever you happen to be! 

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Keran Barrett's curator insight, March 18, 2013 5:57 PM

Like most things in life it's about balance - choose what suits you best at the time. At times a notebook is quicker to jot something down in and we often remember words better when we picture them in our minds on paper. Writing can also bring a different clarity - and ensures we don't forget the simple act of writing!

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What Do Cats Have to Do With It? - Unframed The LACMA Blog

What Do Cats Have to Do With It? - Unframed The LACMA Blog | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Faceted search, which is what this is called, combines the ubiquitous direct search (an open search box, like Google) with navigational search (structured hierarchies and taxonomies, derived from library and information ...
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A great place for images for your articles ... all in the public domain! What a treasure! 

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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.
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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 3:19 PM

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

KindredReaders's curator insight, December 28, 2013 1:13 PM

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

Kali Cordes's curator insight, February 20, 2014 5:17 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 6:03 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

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FREELANCE WRITING FOR TRADE MAGAZINES by Brian Scott

Breaking into trade magazines as a freelance writer can be tricky. Many editors of trade magazines choose not to list their writer's guidelines
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Free Business, Computer, Engineering and Trade Magazines, White Papers, Reports, and eBooks

Browse through our extensive list of free Business, Computer, Engineering and Trade magazines, white papers, downloads and eBooks to find the titles that best match your skills; topics include management, marketing, operations, sales, and technology.
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Directory of hundreds of trade magazines ... potential clients for your writing services. Excellent resource! 

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Hubpages "Mentors"

Hubpages "Mentors" | Online Writing | Scoop.it
There are people on Hubpages that I consider my mentors -- in different areas. Learn how you can benefit from Hubpages "mentors," too!
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Lazy Keyword Research Techniques

Lazy Keyword Research Techniques | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Lazy keyword research techniques can be more effective than careful, energetic keyword research techniques. The typical approach is to use some kind of online tool to get suggestions based on infor...
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Great ways to do keyword research, that are a bit less formal than what you might of think of being keyword research ...

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Keeping A Prayer Journal

Keeping A Prayer Journal | Online Writing | Scoop.it
A prayer journal is a powerful way of seeing how God works in our lives.
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This is an article that I have written about keeping a prayer journal, and why it is good to do so ...

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A Map to Get Out of Writer's Block

A Map to Get Out of Writer's Block | Online Writing | Scoop.it
If you're a writer, chances are you've experienced writer's block. Consider this the map that will outline your escape route.

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Penelope's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:12 PM

 

What a great tool to keep handy when you just can't write any more and you are not sure of the reason. Personally, I'm going to print this out and keep it close by when I:

 

o Just don't know what to do with my character

o My plot has lost its ooomph

o The story just feels a bit stale, or

o I've lost my way

 

This excellent infographic will give you a route to choose, depending upon your writing issue. Try it the next time you end up in a writing dilemma.

 

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

 

Link to the original article and the full interview: http://nybookeditors.com/book-editing-copy-editing-proofreading-self-publishing-blog/2013/3/12/a-map-to-get-out-of-writers-block#sthash.rQ3VMP3M.Yk0iki6b.dpbs

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:47 PM

A good way to stop procastinating and keep writing !

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How to Use Words

How to Use Words | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Feeling insecure about your writing skills? There's always room to improve. Here is my 6-step program to becoming a better writer.
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Passive Income is a Beautiful Thing: My $425 Article on Hub Pages

Passive Income is a Beautiful Thing:  My $425 Article on Hub Pages | Online Writing | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to earn a stable living on passive income alone, but it's worth a shot when you can make hundreds of dollars from one article.
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