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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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How To Write An Amazing Plot Twist

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I love a good page turner. There are few things more satisfying to me then starting a book and not physically being able to put it down. So much so that you look up from said book only to realize that you've been in your pajamas all day, and now it's nighttime. Such was the wonderful…

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Penelope's curator insight, February 15, 10:17 PM
I absolutely love stories that stand up the hair on your arms--those rare plots where you never know what's lurking around each corner and senses are firing on all cylinders.

Want to know how to write your own creeper? This article gives us some really great ideas for a whiplash of a ride sure to thrill the reader.

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

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 20, 12:39 PM
I like the idea of starting with something that you never pull off. Students could buy into that.
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NaNoWriMo: Planning a Novel with Evernote Templates Medium.com

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In November, nearly half a million people around the world will embark on a remarkable quest. National Novel Writing Month. 


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Penelope's curator insight, October 14, 2016 12:20 PM
Fiction writing can be a daunting challenge for even the most talented. Facing a blank page can snuff out creative sparks that once burned brightly. 

Enter Evernote. I use this powerful tool all the time for clipping web pages, PDF's, etc. Evernote has created six powerful templates found inside this article that can be saved and used to the NANO writer's advantage. A little planning may get the timid writing instead of quaking. Super tool to add to your writing arsenal.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 15, 2016 9:48 AM
For Evernote fans--or beginners--some templates to use during NANOWRMO
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8 Awesome Microsoft Word Hacks (Infographic): Entrepreneur.com

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There's more to Microsoft Word than changing fonts and adding columns.

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Penelope's curator insight, October 31, 2016 2:42 PM
I love these tips shared for writers (or anyone) using Microsoft Word. These are great timesavers!

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Using Dragon Naturally Speaking to Increase Productivity | Writing Tools

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"Authors are pressed for time. What if we could "dictate" our novels instead of typing them?"


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Penelope's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:31 AM

 

This post is very timely, as I have been considering making the switch from Word to Scrivener, and from typing to dictating.

 

This author is finding her voice with the software, "Dragon Naturally Speaking", and she gives us some very compelling reasons to try it out. Number 1? INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY.

 

She started out small with dictating e-mails and blog posts, and then gave it a shot for dictating the first draft of a novel. Her article gives us a peek into her process. Fascinating.

 

You can find this software on Amazon, and can get started with the home version to try it out.

 

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Link to the original article: http://writing4success.com/blog/using-dragon-naturally-speaking-to-increase-productivity/