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10 Tips for Writing Faster Without Quality Loss

10 Tips for Writing Faster Without Quality Loss | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Are you having trouble balancing your project time and pay? As a freelance writer, I have a horrible ...
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Subtle but Very Important Twitter Tips and Techniques You Should Know (cause no one will tell you) - Scott Hanselman

Subtle but Very Important Twitter Tips and Techniques You Should Know (cause no one will tell you) - Scott Hanselman | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General

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I did not know these! Wow, who knew Twitter was so sophisticated ...

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Two Pens's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:13 PM

Great Twitter tips, especially the subtle ones, from @scotthanselman, wonderman, smarty developer who can also write. What a combo.

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The Art of Non-Conformity » The Writer’s Guide to Money and Passion

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The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get - Huffington Post

The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get - Huffington Post | Online Writing | Scoop.it
The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get
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I don't believe that studying writing will prevent you from becoming a better writer. I'm sure for many people it has played a vital role in their development of style and voice.
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Donna FieldsPioli's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:23 PM

As a person with limited income, I cannot afford to go to writing conferences.

i suppose it could be that way for many writers.  So, I read a lot and look at the different styles of writing.  There's a lot more available now with the 

internet.  

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8 Time Management Tips for Freelance Writers That Can Increase Your Income by at Least 25% : Inkwell Editorial

8 Time Management Tips for Freelance Writers That Can Increase Your Income by at Least 25% : Inkwell Editorial | Online Writing | Scoop.it
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Very detailed advice on how to manage your time as a freelance writer. Market first, so that you never forget to do it...fill in the blanks later ... these are two of the eight points that the writer makes. Very useful! 

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Journal Prompts to Get You to Finally Appreciate Praise

Journal Prompts to Get You to Finally Appreciate Praise | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Journal prompts that teach you how to accept compliments with ease and grace.

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As people, we tend to dwell on the criticism that people give to us, and ignore the praise. Here are some great journal prompts to help us focus on those nice things that people have said about us. 

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Eleven Unusual Cures for Writer's Block That Actually Worked

Eleven Unusual Cures for Writer's Block That Actually Worked | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Chewing a pencil. Flipping channels aimlessly on TV. Checking email for the zillionth time. These are all proven remedies for writer's block that do not work.
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Writing a Blog: How to Hold a Giveaway on a Blog

Writing a Blog: How to Hold a Giveaway on a Blog | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Want to have a giveaway on your blog? Follow these tips to hosting a giveaway on your blog, along with helpful tips about choosing prizes, giveaway widgets, promoting posts, and disclosure notices.
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Very useful information for bloggers! 

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the Charming: 8 Tips to a Lovely Blog Design

the Charming: 8 Tips to a Lovely Blog Design | Online Writing | Scoop.it
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LOVE this advice on blog design .... you know those blogs that just look SO good that you are a little bit jealous ... well, this is how they do it ... some professional tips. Now, just to find the time! 

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Laura Brown's comment, March 2, 2013 12:44 PM
The blog which made me the most jealous was the site for a real magazine, Chatelaine. I loved that blog design. I envied it and tried to bring some of it to my own blogs. Then... they changed it. It isn't hugely different but some of the best things I liked are gone. I was so surprised.
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Using Scoop It To Curate Content and Build Your Brand

Using Scoop It To Curate Content and Build Your Brand | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Scoop.It is is an online program that allows you to "scoop" content that appeals to you, in specified subjects. The interface is beautiful, customizable, and tailored to very specific topics.
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This is an article that I wrote about this site, Scoop It, to introduce fellow writers to it. 

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Twenty Writing Tips To Improve Your Writing

Twenty Writing Tips To Improve Your Writing | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Twenty suggestions that just might make your job as a writer easier.
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Good writing tips from one of my favourite writers, Bill Holland. 

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Beat Writer's Block for Good: 3 Action Steps

Beat Writer's Block for Good: 3 Action Steps | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Learn how to beat writer's block for good with these three simple action steps for freelance writers.
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If you have writer's block, don't try to write ... do something! Doing something will get you out of your head, and back into life again. Because we need to live, in order to write. Loved this article, with such great advice! 

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Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with Google+ ...

Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with Google+ ... | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Smart writers can start getting a jump on competition by strategically using Google+ in combination with their own sites. Here's how.
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I have been hearing so much about Google Plus lately ... good article that explains how writers can use this platform more effectively. 

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Why I Quit My Full-Time Job At 27

Why I Quit My Full-Time Job At 27 | Online Writing | Scoop.it
When I was 27-years-old I quit my full-time teaching job. I had a salary and benefits and long-term potential for paying off my mountain of school loans. It was the kind of job that looked good on ...
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She quit her teaching job to do full time writing ... brave move that payed off! 

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Create your blog for free

Create your blog for free | Online Writing | Scoop.it
OverBlog Portal! The latest news and the best posts from our bloggers! Create your blog for free on OverBlog! Forums, communities and blog directory on OverBlog!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, RitaZ, michel verstrepen, Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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RitaZ's comment, March 14, 2013 2:56 AM
thank you for sharing views!
Gracie Passette's comment, March 14, 2013 9:50 PM
This OverBlog is very hard to navigate and there's no search, which is infuriating. Also, they say "no porn" which, as it is a "know it when I see it" thing, means anyone dealing with sexuality in any form likely isn't welcome. Instead, OverBlog says adult folks should go to their other site, http://www.erog.fr/ ~ however, that is also confusing and lacks search ~ and is also all in French.
Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 6:44 PM
Sites which offer blogs like this are way out of date and out of touch with the current situation on the Internet. The "free blog" thing has come and gone. Pick Blogger.com or WordPress.com and be done with it. Anything else is too risky and not likely to stick around very long.
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The Art of Non-Conformity » How to Write 300,000 Words In 1 Year

The Art of Non-Conformity » How to Write 300,000 Words In 1 Year | Online Writing | Scoop.it
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From one of the best ... Chris Guillebeau ..

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The Deadly Math Mistake That Will Make Your Freelance Business Fail

The Deadly Math Mistake That Will Make Your Freelance Business Fail | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Think you've figured out what you need to make per hour as a freelance writer? Here's what you need to do to figure your hourly rate...
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It is important to remember that freelance rates are far different than hourly wages at a company...

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Writer: An Online, Distraction-Free Word Processor

Writer: An Online, Distraction-Free Word Processor | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Anyone who has to write at any length at their computer will know that it's all too easy to get distracted. Using many modern word processors is akin to.
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This is such a neat app for writing without distraction. Very cool! 

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Laura Brown's comment, March 7, 2013 10:39 PM
If you could get away from writing online - the nice thing would be saving a copy of your work right away rather than going back to the website you post to and getting a copy later when you remember to do it.
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Roald Dahl Dreams Up a World of Pure Imagination - AMC Blog - AMC

Roald Dahl Dreams Up a World of Pure Imagination - AMC Blog - AMC | Online Writing | Scoop.it

On the other hand, Dahl believed that the secret formula for success in children's writing was "conspiring with children against adults." He said, "It's the path to their affections. It may be simplistic, but it is the way. Parents and schoolteachers are the enemy. The adult is the enemy of the child -- because of the awful process of civilizing this thing that is born as an animal with no manners, no moral sense at all."


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Inspiration from one of the most imaginative writers for children. 

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Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction | Online Writing | Scoop.it

Mike Springer:  "Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write."


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Luca Brigada's comment, March 12, 2013 3:46 AM
Thank you for the suggest :)
Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:49 AM

I began this travel of storytelling with Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction. He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on writing. First rule: To get started, write one true sentence.

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Toujours apprendre des plus grands ...

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Improve Your Content Marketing With Infographics

Improve Your Content Marketing With Infographics | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Content marketing plays an important role in attracting customers to your product/service. One of the best ways to improve content marketing is to use infographics for driving more visitors to your website.

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I would love to learn to do these cool looking things! Another skill set to learn ....

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Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, December 26, 2012 11:09 AM

Adding infographics to content is a great way to curate and explain information to your readers. #content

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, March 16, 2013 4:31 PM
The learning online is indeed never ending. I'll scoop a few sites that help people learn infographics that I've run across. Stay tuned...
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The End of Blog Niches as We Know It

The End of Blog Niches as We Know It | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Hi. Today is Wednesday, May 23, 2012. It is a sunny day in California. Today is also the day I have decided to end the personal writing blogosphere as we know it. Sure, it will continue on in the s...
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Niche blogs are the way to go  now, right? Well, this writer begs to differ. I have been searching for something, anything that says general blogging might be okay ... because sometimes niches seem so darn tiring, and this is what I found. Awesome post, with a phenomenal discussion that follows. 

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Laura Brown's comment, March 1, 2013 7:09 PM
I've always thought of myself as a niche blogger. But, not any of the popular niches. I don't know what the fuss is about being a Mother or parent and being in that niche. No one tightly fits any niche, we all have our own individual interests and create a niche based on that.
Sharilee Swaity's comment, March 2, 2013 8:15 AM
Laura, I like that ... a niche based on you. Like the OP pointed out, the niches we often see are based on marketers wishes to sell their product. I like your perspective on niche.
Laura Brown's comment, March 2, 2013 12:42 PM
Thank you. I create my niche blogs around an interest or hobby, like the urban exploration or text art. Each interest brings in it's own aspects of other things. If you really get involved in a hobby it does take over or find it's way into your life and you bring yourself into it too. I was annoyed reading the article being anti-niche blogging because it comes from someone who seems to take a very narrow minded view about what a niche and a blog itself is in the first place.
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Your Blog: Hub of the Great Content Marketing Wheel | Small Biz Trends

Your Blog: Hub of the Great Content Marketing Wheel | Small Biz Trends | Online Writing | Scoop.it

We all hear the benefits of blogging touted throughout the blogosphere. Heck, if you haven’t heard any of the so-called benefits, Jeff Bullas has written up 10 of them, any one of which is enough to convince me.

 

Today, however, I want to focus on one very specific benefit (not on Bullas’ list): A blog serves as the hub of your content marketing wheel.

 

As the hub of your wheel, all other content marketing efforts radiate out from the blog and shoot back into the blog....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 27, 2013 7:34 PM

I like this analogy and blog positioning. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 27, 2013 7:45 PM

Agree with Jeff. Love the analogy and the conclusion. I use Scoop.it as my hub because the feedback loops are faster. In my case, extending the analogy a little painfully, one wheel fires with Scoop.it in the hub and some of those "firings" are transferred over to the blog.

Blog time is more expensive than curation so I make content EARN its way into our blog, but I like the analogy even as I am extending it painfully.  

 

Jeff Domansky's comment, February 27, 2013 10:33 PM
Totally agree with you Marty on time factor and it's getting tougher all the time. Scoop it has a very quick feedback loop as you say.
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Discover Your Personality Type & Write Better Content For Your Website

Discover Your Personality Type & Write Better Content For Your Website | Online Writing | Scoop.it
To help you write the best content for your website, it is useful to know more about your natural writing style and preferences. You can use these insi
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Wow, wow, wow! I am deeply interested in personality types, and am thrilled to see a personality test that matches personality to writing style. I loved this! I did my test, and it was spot on. I would encourage all writers to have a look at this, and see what you can learn about yourself. Bravo! 

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Laura Brown's comment, February 27, 2013 9:17 PM
I'm interested in this sort of stuff too. I'm usually INFP, once in a while it comes up INTP.
Sharilee Swaity's comment, April 21, 2013 10:28 AM
Laura, that's interesting. I have come up as an INTP once in a while, too, but mostly INFP.
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The Ultimate Guide for Creating and Promoting Squidoo Lenses That Rank - Search Engine Journal

The Ultimate Guide for Creating and Promoting Squidoo Lenses That Rank - Search Engine Journal | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Squidoo isn’t just a Web 2.0 site; it’s an experience. With it’s own terminology, point system, and tremendous authority, it’s an Internet force to be reck
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Squidoo has been aroundl for a long time, but it's easy to get lost on there, because there are so many different articles on so many different subjects. This excellent article gives advice on how to be really successful on Squidoo. 

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