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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Writing Prompts - CarrieElle.com

Writing Prompts - CarrieElle.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Here are 25 writing prompts to jumpstart your writing muscles.

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Penelope's curator insight, August 29, 2016 9:38 PM
Blank mind? Blank page? Pull out one of these writing prompts. At least one should inspire flying fingers or jotting pens.

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

Link to the original article: http://www.carrieelle.com/writing-prompts
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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful - Smartblogger.com

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful - Smartblogger.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.

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Penelope's curator insight, June 15, 2016 9:40 PM
This is an amazing post. Yes, the writing is crisp and concise, but the editing visual at the beginning is a stand-alone lesson. Every writer needs to bookmark this one!

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

Link to the original article: https://smartblogger.com/editing-tips/



'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, June 16, 2016 8:06 PM
Here are 7 Simple Tips To Increase The Power Of Your Writing
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Spark Creativity with the Plot Generator

Spark Creativity with the Plot Generator | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Are your students going to write short story, film script or novel in the near future? Then send them to the Plot Generator for some inspiration! This free web tool features generators for various kinds of writing projects in a wide range of genres including fantasy, mystery, romance, teen... http://elearningfeeds.com/spark-creativity-with-the-plot-generator/

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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"No matter what you want to accomplish in 2016, we’re sure you’ll find quality inspiration and resources.


"We’ve broken this year’s list into seven categories: Blogging, entrepreneurship, creativity and craft, freelancing, marketing, publishing, and writing communities. All sites are listed in alphabetical order within their categories, and the numbers are for easy tracking (not ranking)."


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A. G. Moye's curator insight, January 26, 2016 3:06 PM

Anything to help get your career rolling in writing. 

Penelope's curator insight, January 27, 2016 1:56 PM

 

Great resource for writers--beginners and pros alike!

 

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-writers-2016/

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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

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This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:15 AM

Just as reading transforms us, so can writing impact and improve us. Whether reading or writing, or listening or speaking, our use of words matters.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 27, 2014 7:17 PM

There are a number of educators who think we should do away with cursive writing. The infographic provides some food for thought.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Audrey's curator insight, January 4, 2015 6:05 PM

You activate many areas of your brain when you tell a story.  There are so many areas in education where students can use stories to remember details of information needed for writing  exam answers.  Stories are visual,  can be auditory; you can introduce smells and engage with whatever you are writing about. 

 

The whole brain becomes stimulated with a person's own  record of the information.  How can you forget?


Go to www.hotmoodle.com  for story writing information.

 

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TWO WRITING TEACHERS

TWO WRITING TEACHERS | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Teaching Kids. Catching Minds. 565 Miles Apart.

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If Dennis O'Connor recommends this, it IS good.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:30 PM

Another great writing teacher blog.  Don't miss it. 

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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading →

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:13 PM

Kidblog and Collaborize Classroom are two tools that work for me in language arts and book clubs.  What works for you?

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2013 8:09 PM

It was word processing that pulled me into technology.  I recall many English teachers telling me that word processing was going to ruin writing. 


And so it goes....

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10 Types Of Writing For eLearning: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning

10 Types Of Writing For eLearning: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Not only do we need skills for expository, creative, persuasive and technical writing, but we often write about topics for which we know very little at first. Furthermore, our writing is expected to be motivating while clearly delivering concepts, procedures and facts.
Here you’ll find some brief guidelines that focus on each type of writing. Much of this writing is done in storyboards, so I didn’t include writing for storyboards as a separate type. What other types of writing for eLearning can you think of?


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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 17, 2012 8:42 AM
Thanks Ken, I'm glad you find it useful. Please feel free to recommend good sites.
Ken Morrison's comment, August 26, 2012 10:01 AM
Thank you for the rescoop!
I see great resources on your site.
Ken
Ken Morrison's comment, August 27, 2012 12:21 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I like what I see on your topic!
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Creating Blog Posts 101

Creating Blog Posts 101 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

A comprehensive article on the subject, "how to create a Blog post." It gives you the procedures to be adopted to produce structured and professional articles... an amazing post! [note: Martin Gysler]

 

Content

 

This is the most important part of you blog post because it’s what your visitors have come for, so if you want them to enjoy it and come back, you need to make sure it’s up to a good standard. Having amazing knowledge is one thing, but if you can’t manage to organize it in a way that is easily understandable to your readers, then it’s completely wasted.

 

Planning

 

Before you even open up your website, you need to get yourself some good fashion pen and paper and start taking notes. Even if you don’t know the exact title of your post, you should atleast know what it’s going to be about, so put that in a circle in the middle of the page and work out from there with a spider diagram...


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Tom George's comment, December 26, 2011 8:49 AM
Hey Martin,

I hope your holiday season is going great. Did you by chance see this yet http://www.curate.us
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5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit - LiveWriteThrive.com

5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit - LiveWriteThrive.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit gives writers helpful tips on how to write daily.

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Martim Neto Mariano's curator insight, August 19, 2016 7:25 AM
5 dicas para fazer da escrita um hábito diário
Savaniah McNulty Villmer's curator insight, August 23, 2016 11:19 PM
...I want to write in my blog daily
Sofy Bertel's curator insight, August 24, 2016 12:13 AM
First of all, when I saw this article  I considered that it´s really important for us inasmuch as we are in a process of making our thesis project in which we need to practice and improve our writing skills in order to make a great final job. This writer give us 5 interesting tips for making writing as part of a daily routine in our lifes. She says that the importance to write grows when we set a goal, we don't put limits, we always have a pen and paper in our hands, we take advantage of time and we have self-discipline and be responsable.
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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

Infographic: How writing affects your brain | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:15 AM

Just as reading transforms us, so can writing impact and improve us. Whether reading or writing, or listening or speaking, our use of words matters.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 27, 2014 7:17 PM

There are a number of educators who think we should do away with cursive writing. The infographic provides some food for thought.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Audrey's curator insight, January 4, 2015 6:05 PM

You activate many areas of your brain when you tell a story.  There are so many areas in education where students can use stories to remember details of information needed for writing  exam answers.  Stories are visual,  can be auditory; you can introduce smells and engage with whatever you are writing about. 

 

The whole brain becomes stimulated with a person's own  record of the information.  How can you forget?


Go to www.hotmoodle.com  for story writing information.

 

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Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work.


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Chris Simon's curator insight, February 4, 2016 4:01 AM

Non, vous n'êtes pas le seul à procrastiner ! ;-)

Sara Rosett's curator insight, February 4, 2016 11:15 AM

Sara's thoughts:  really interesting article on mindset and how it impacts work.

#tw

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 5, 2016 8:15 AM

"Forced into a challenge we're not prepared for, we often engage 'self-handicapping': deliberately doing things that set us up for failure." By

Megan McArdle

 

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The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills

The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Whether you're a published author or just getting started with blogging, it's not always easy to string words together in a way that makes sense, sounds good, and makes the reader feel something.
But every marketer should be able to write -- and, more importantly, every marketer can write. It's just a matter of finding the writing environment that works best for you, expanding your vocabulary, asking for feedback (and listening to it), and practicing.

Luckily, there are a slew of great tools you can use to help improve your writing. Check out the list below, and feel free to add the most helpful ones you use in the comment section....


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Bibi Touré's curator insight, December 1, 2015 12:28 PM

TRÈS UTILE 

Penelope's curator insight, February 10, 2016 12:57 PM

 

Thirty one different ways to improve our writing should give us at least one or two new options that we can pull out to get started, get moving, and get finished!

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/improving-writing-skills-tools

Luke Padilla's curator insight, April 4, 2016 1:47 PM

31 tools you can use to improve your writing. Several new to you I'm sure.

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Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today - Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog

Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today - Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

There’s never in the history of the world been a better time to be a writer. You can write what you like. No one will burn you at the stake for your ideas. The biggest benefit of all: you’ve got the Internet. It’s a virtual world.


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Penelope's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:59 PM

 

You can be a writer and you can making a living from it, but it may take a little savvy on your part. If you're fresh out of ideas of where you could sell your literary wares, this article could give you a jump start.

 

There are several very creative niches I knew nothing about. Find one, and get started on your writing career!

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://www.fabfreelancewriting.com/blog/2013/10/15/be-a-happy-writer-10-ideas-for-writing-businesses-you-can-start-today/

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided

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Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | Langwitches Blog

Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | Langwitches Blog | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Tweet Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate.  One of my favorite writes, Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, explores how to help kids write in digital spaces.  Features a checklist of factors that contribute to quality of writing.  

 

Design Drivers:  Learning


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11 Uncommon Blog Post Ideas for More Web Traffic

11 Uncommon Blog Post Ideas for More Web Traffic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

A really great blog post can bring a flood of visitors to your website when people who read your post share it with the world.

 

The best way to create a potentially viral blog post is to experiment with lots of different types of blog posts and to observe what has worked for other blogs.

 

Below I’m going to share 11 blog post ideas you can use to get more traffic. These ideas each came by examining popular posts from some of my favorite blogs. These posts became some of the most popular posts on some incredibly popular blogs. There’s no guarantee they’ll work the same for you, but try several of them and you might just make a breakthrough...


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