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7 steps for writing blog posts quickly

7 steps for writing blog posts quickly | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
Want to write more blog posts, faster? 7 steps for writing blog posts quickly will share the seven steps to get your posts out of your head and onto the screen
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Music Publishing News Roundup 10.31.14: Soundcloud, TI + Sony/ATV, TIDAL ... - hypebot.com

Music Publishing News Roundup 10.31.14: Soundcloud, TI + Sony/ATV, TIDAL ... - hypebot.com | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
Soundcloud is looking to start making money. The Berlin-based online music streaming giant has grown its user base to 350 million since launching in 2007. Up till now, the company has lost up to $29.6 million.
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Who uses Soundcloud? I use it to create my book play-lists and find new and inspirational talent to listen to. It's a great distraction from the day to day of job, writing and life..

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How to Add an Author's Photo in WordPress

How to Add an Author's Photo in WordPress | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
WordPress has many useful plugins to increase author and user interaction. Having a good author profile page is one of them. One of the most important part of the author page is author's profile photo, so users can associate a picture with them.
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How to Stick to a Writing Schedule - Lifehacker

How to Stick to a Writing Schedule - Lifehacker | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
Practice makes perfect, the old adage goes, and the more you write the better you get at it.
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In memory of David Kato.Ugandan Gay rights activist @FATCT_SA @UJArtsCentre #H28

In memory of David Kato.Ugandan Gay rights activist @FATCT_SA @UJArtsCentre #H28 | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
H₂8 LOVE IN A TIME OF HAMMERS In memory of David Kato – Ugandan Gay rights activist We need love like we need water. We need our humanity like we need air. “Would I choose to be gay if know I’ll be...
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60 Informative Social Networking and Social Media Infographics

60 Informative Social Networking and Social Media Infographics | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it

60 Informative Social Networking and Social Media Infographics


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Sex Duration By State - Are You Keeping It Up With The Joneses?

"It may come as no surprise that many believe the key to a great sex life is how long a man lasts in the bedroom. Although people boast about hours of long, ...
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The author as publisher is arriving as Amazon bets on a nascent market - Business Standard

The author as publisher is arriving as Amazon bets on a nascent market
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This was a medium termed 'vanity publishing' till now.
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At Sochi, Athletes' Criticism of Russia's Antigay Laws Grew Quieter - Wall Street Journal

At Sochi, Athletes' Criticism of Russia's Antigay Laws Grew Quieter - Wall Street Journal | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
The Star Online At Sochi, Athletes' Criticism of Russia's Antigay Laws Grew Quieter Wall Street Journal A few athletes criticized the law when asked by reporters to weigh in, and a Belgian performer who supports gay rights displayed rainbow colors,...
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Twitter / ahoychrispineda: The world is actually changing. ...

Twitter / ahoychrispineda: The world is actually changing. ... | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
The world is actually changing. ❤ #lgbt http://t.co/fGfPLa94NW
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M/M Romance Group (10650 Members)

M/M Romance Group (10650 Members) | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
The #1 resource on the internet for M/M Romance fans, this group has something for everyone.It’s BACK! - - Our Don't Read In The Closet Event for 2013... (One Week by K.
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Going Public – What All Authors Fear When Getting Ready to Publish :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn

Going Public – What All Authors Fear When Getting Ready to Publish :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
What holds so many creative individuals back from going public? Author, coach and book marketer Lynn Serafinn reveals the top 5 fears every writer faces when (Many creatives lose faith in themselves because they have a long track record for quitting.
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Nick Clegg: Celebrate Pride but don’t forget the countries that discriminate against LGBT people

Nick Clegg: Celebrate Pride but don’t forget the countries that discriminate against LGBT people | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the pending arrival of equal marriage in the UK means this weekend's Pride in London celebrations will be a "landmark" event, but says "we must continue" to fight for...
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Amazon's Impact on Publishing? It's Complicated - Publishers Weekly

Amazon's Impact on Publishing? It's Complicated - Publishers Weekly | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
An industry panel on Amazon and its business tactics elicited a range of often contradictory responses.
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Bruce Springsteen Reveals Books and Authors That Inspire Him

Bruce Springsteen Reveals Books and Authors That Inspire Him | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
With Bruce Springsteen's first children's book 'Outlaw Pete' due out next month, the songwriter-turned-author talks about his favorite books.
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Oh my goodness everyone is jumping on the writing bandwagon lol. I hope it's a great story :)

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Questions about dedications • /r/writing

Questions about dedications • /r/writing | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
Do first-time published authors write dedications? What exactly do you write? Is there a certain etiquette or format?
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Apple's Cook signals front line of new gay rights battle

Apple's Cook signals front line of new gay rights battle | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
By Dan Levine and Fiona Ortiz (Reuters) - In his essay coming out as gay, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook criticized an Arizona proposal that would have given private business owners the ability to deny services to gay people on religious grounds.
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40 Most Popular Social Networking Sites of the World | Social Media Today

40 Most Popular Social Networking Sites of the World | Social Media Today | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it

Social Networking sites, social media 2010 "Social networking" has been around forever.


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What Social Networking Looks Like in Real Life... [COMIC]

What Social Networking Looks Like in Real Life... [COMIC] | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
vintage social networking

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Houston Authors Bash! | Miranda Kavi

Houston Authors Bash! | Miranda Kavi | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
The Houston Authors Bash coordinated by Wines and Labels Productions was yesterday and it was epic! My table was right next to Rachel Harris (fan-girl moment!) who is the sweetest person ever.
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Bob Costas: Russian Government 'Is Hostile To Gay Rights'| Gay ...

Bob Costas: Russian Government 'Is Hostile To Gay Rights'| Gay ... | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
While in many significant ways, Russian citizens have better lives than Soviet citizens of a generation ago, there's is still a government which imprisons dissidents, is hostile to gay rights, sponsors and supports a vicious regime in Syria - and...
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Relationship, sex issues: What would you do? - CNN

Relationship, sex issues: What would you do? - CNN | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
Relationship, sex issues: What would you do?
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(CNN) -- Your buddy's wife decides to "friend" her ex on Facebook. Your local politician gets busted sending pictures of his private parts to his campaign workers.
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Mother of gay hate crime murder victim sobs over marriage ruling

Mother of gay hate crime murder victim sobs over marriage ruling | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
'I told him I didn't think I would see it in my lifetime, but he probably would in his.
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It's a pity Matthew wasn't around to see this day. I imagine he would have rejoiced had he been given the choice to still be with us.

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Matthew Shepard will be missed. He is gone, but not forgotten. He has become a symbol of hate crimes, after being tortured to death in Wyoming. Since his death, a foundation has been funded in his name to prevent those types of deaths from happening again. He would have been overjoyed to hear that referendum 74, otherwise known as the Gay Marriage Law, passed in 2012.

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EEEEEE-Books!! 5 Top Questions – A Short Intro to Digital Media for Authors Who Haven’t Got a Clue :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn

EEEEEE-Books!! 5 Top Questions – A Short Intro to Digital Media for Authors Who Haven’t Got a Clue :: Spirit Authors book marketing tips & author promotion from Lynn Serafinn | The Voice of Reason ( mostly) | Scoop.it
A short intro to digital media for authors who haven’t got a clue about preparing and publishing eBooks. From author, coach, book marketer Lynn Serafinn.
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Weird Writing Habits of Famous Authors

[Editor's note: While your Flavorwire editors take a much-needed holiday break, we'll spend the next two weekends revisiting some of our most popular features of the year. This post was originally ...
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