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Every writer has a set of tricks to help navigate through thorny spots in the writing process. Maybe some of them will help you, too.
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Conference Checklist- Maria Zannini - Marketing Tips For Authors

Conference Checklist- Maria Zannini - Marketing Tips For Authors | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
I am thrilled to have Maria Zannini as my guest writer today. She is the author of TOUCH OF FIRE, a futuristic fantasy set on a post-apocalyptic Earth. She also has a blog that she created to “share the wealth” with other writers. If you want to see a first rate job at a blog …
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5 Things You Should NEVER Do in Fiction

5 Things You Should NEVER Do in Fiction | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
By J.A. (Julie) Kazimer Writers are given a lot of rules when we first start writing: Don't change tense, don't head-hop, don't plagiarize the Bible... After awhile, we learn to pick and choose wha...
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Writer? Answer This Question to Find Out ... - Copyblogger

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Writer? Answer This Question to Find Out ... - Copyblogger | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a professional writer? Then ask yourself this question, and answer honestly ...
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Can writers retire? -

Can writers retire? - | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
The much-publicized announcement by Philip Roth via an interview with the BBC that he will retire from both public appearances and the written word raises
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Biographies in bone | University of Cambridge

Biographies in bone | University of Cambridge | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Our knowledge of past civilisations is gleaned from what is left behind – the shards of pots, traces of dwellings and goods from graves. And just as these are clues to the everyday behaviours of individuals long gone, so too are their bodily remains. Locked in their teeth and bones is information that scientists can use to reveal how they lived, such as the food they ate and the distances they travelled.
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7 Simple Steps to Getting Your Book Reviewed by Paula Krapf - Marketing Tips For Authors

7 Simple Steps to Getting Your Book Reviewed by Paula Krapf - Marketing Tips For Authors | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
I am excited to introduce our guest today, Paula Krapf. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., a company that has it’s finger on the pulse of the publishing industry. She will be blogging on a subject that every writer wants to learn more about: How to get your book reviewed. …
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10 Best Things to Eat and Drink While Visiting Metro Phoenix

10 Best Things to Eat and Drink While Visiting Metro Phoenix | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
So Phoenix may not quite be a culinary destination, like New York or Chicago, but that doesn't mean we don't...
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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Jan. 13, 2014 | Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Jan. 13, 2014 | Author Marketing Experts, Inc. | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Best of the Web topics include how to tie current events to your marketing, what to post on social media, and more.
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5 Myths and 4 Realities About Getting Your Book Published - Helping Writers Become Authors

5 Myths and 4 Realities About Getting Your Book Published - Helping Writers Become Authors | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Some of the myths and realities of getting your book published.
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Anne R. Allen's Blog: The Laws of the (Amazon) Jungle—Eight Rules Authors Need to Know to Stay Safe

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The Laws of the (Amazon) Jungle—Eight Rules Authors Need to Know to Stay Safe | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
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These will scare you to death!

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Why Getting Some Negative Reviews Can Be Positive - Author, Jody Hedlund

Why Getting Some Negative Reviews Can Be Positive - Author, Jody Hedlund | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund My latest book, Rebellious Heart released on September 15th. Like...
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LIZ LOGIC: ARE YOU EVER TOO OLD TO WRITE A NOVEL?

LIZ LOGIC: ARE YOU EVER TOO OLD TO WRITE A NOVEL? | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Every once in awhile I find a blog post where I feel the author has read my mind. An example of this is from Marla Madison - Reading and Writing are Fattening where she asks, "Are you ever too old...
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Wonderful thoughts about writers and age.

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Community Post: 15 Types Of Readers, As Told By Cats And Dogs

Community Post: 15 Types Of Readers, As Told By Cats And Dogs | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Because cats and dogs are the best storytellers.
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Remember the Reader - The Blood-Red Pencil

Remember the Reader - The Blood-Red Pencil | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Today we have a guest post from Roy Faubion, a Texas writer who does a newspaper column...
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How Successful Writers Curate Ideas - Copyblogger

How Successful Writers Curate Ideas - Copyblogger | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
How do you create, maintain, and use a catalog of great ideas? That is the subject of today's episode of The Lede.
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Watch Shonda Rhimes’s Wonderfully Candid Dartmouth Commencement Speech

Watch Shonda Rhimes’s Wonderfully Candid Dartmouth Commencement Speech | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
A hashtag is not a movement. A hashtag does not make you Dr. King.
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Media Kits: The Ultimate Author Publicity Tool By Angela Wilson - Marketing Tips For Authors

Media Kits: The Ultimate Author Publicity Tool By Angela Wilson - Marketing Tips For Authors | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
I t’s Tuesday and that means we have the privilege to read the advice of a guest here on Marketing Tips For Authors. Today we have a returning guest back with us. Angela Wilson will talk to us about our author media kits. Before we get to Angela’s post, I have two quick in-house announcements …
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7 Tips for Pitching to an Agent or Editor at a Conference | WritersDigest.com

7 Tips for Pitching to an Agent or Editor at a Conference | WritersDigest.com | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Peggy Eddleman, author of the middle grade novel SKY JUMPERS, explains how to pitch a literary agent at a writers conference.
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Launching Scoop.it for Google+: authorship and posting to Google+ Company pages

Launching Scoop.it for Google+: authorship and posting to Google+ Company pages | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
While some debate whether Google+ is a ghost town or not, the search giant's social network quietly passed the 1 Billion user mark. That's right: 1 Billion people have a Google+ account which is 2x Twitter's user base and only 15% less than Facebook's. Perhaps more importantly, the +1 button is pressed more than 5 million times a day and 340 million of its users are active.
Scoopiteers didn’t need to wait for those metrics to be public to demand that we add Google+ to the Scoop.it’s sharing options: as our platform is a hub to discover, curate and share content to feed your online channels, it’s natural to offer as many distribution options as possible. So today, after integrating  with Facebook profiles and pages, LinkedIn profiles, groups and pages, Twitter and many other social platform such as Wordpress or Tumblr, we’re excited to launch our integration with Google+ with 2 new features:



Adding Google+ Company pages as a sharing option to Scoop.it


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(6 unread) - schribercat4 - Yahoo Mail

(6 unread) - schribercat4 - Yahoo Mail | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
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Manage your expectations - Build Book Buzz

Manage your expectations - Build Book Buzz | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
If you expect most of your friends, family, and social media connections to buy your books, it's time to manage your expectations. Here's why.
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The 5 Secrets of Successful Writers | Men with Pens

The 5 Secrets of Successful Writers | Men with Pens | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
Want to learn the secrets of successful writers? Follow these 5 simple steps and watch your writing career start to take off towards the sky.
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Ahem!  Works for women, too.

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On Writing Longhand

On Writing Longhand | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
When we write by hand, we make a unique imprint of ourselves upon the world. This statement in an article in the latest edition of New View* brought me up short. I've always written first drafts lo...
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I need to do this more often.

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The Author’s Marathon: 10 Things To Remember

The Author’s Marathon:  10 Things To Remember | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.  It’s become a refrain of experienced authors to those rushing into the “gold mine” of self-publishing. My first book came out in 1991.  My 53rd was published recentl...
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I'm already out of breath, but it's good to know that it's supposed to work this way.  Now back to writing!

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5 Mistakes New Authors Often Make - BookBaby Blog

5 Mistakes New Authors Often Make - BookBaby Blog | The Writing Game | Scoop.it
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