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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process

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10 Tech Tools for Writers - Publishers Weekly

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Amy Stewart's tricks of the trade: Google Ngram Viewer, Evernote, Ancestry, and more.
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ThrillWriting: Human Memory and Eye Witness Accounts - Information for Writers

ThrillWriting: Human Memory and Eye Witness Accounts - Information for Writers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Human Memory and Eye Witness Accounts - Info for Writers #amwriting #writingtips http://t.co/1FTnqPAEul
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10 top Twitter tips for writers: how not to make a #hash of it - Irish Times

10 top Twitter tips for writers: how not to make a #hash of it - Irish Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Is social media distracting writers from the serious business of writing, or is it a vital, exciting way to talk directly to readers?
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BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship

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Enter this fellowship as a promising writer and become a force to be reckoned with. Apply by Oct. 1, 2015.
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Writing Transformative Stories Requires Thoughtful Narrative Structure - New Global Citizen

Writing Transformative Stories Requires Thoughtful Narrative Structure - New Global Citizen | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Editor in Chief of the New Global Citizen, Alicia Bonner Ness, discusses seven steps to writing transformative stories that stick.
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The Daily Routines of Great Writers

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"A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper."

UPDATE: These daily routines have
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Writing Competitions | Poetry Competition | Flash Fiction | Short Story | Bare Fiction Prize

Writing Competitions | Poetry Competition | Flash Fiction | Short Story | Bare Fiction Prize | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Bare Fiction Prize 2015 for Poetry, Flash Fiction & Short Story. 1st prize of £500 in each category. Judges Jo Bell (poetry), Richard Skinner (flash fiction), Paul McVeigh (short story).
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Writing Through Protest: 12 Influential Black Writers Share Why Their Work Is ... - Mic

Writing Through Protest: 12 Influential Black Writers Share Why Their Work Is ... - Mic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
It's not easy, but necessary.
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The Everything Guide to 3-D Printing Your Life ^ New York Magazine

The Everything Guide to 3-D Printing Your Life ^ New York Magazine | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Emma Whitford, Jason Feifer, & Lauren Schwartzberg


"One of the perks of three-dimensional printing is objects custom-produced just for you: insoles tailored to your bunions, earbuds that manage to stay in your ears, necklaces that replicate an heirloom lost on the Titanic. The appeal of such personalized — yet affordable and speedily available — products is one reason the 3-D-print market is projected to be worth $16.2 billion by 2018. The Brooklyn-based 3-D brand MakerBot just opened a 17,000-square-foot manufacturing center at Industry City. And New York is suddenly hopping with stores and makers that specialize in 3-D-printed fashion, objets, and items that are actually useful, along with classes to teach you how to operate a 3-D printer of your own and spit out a pair of bespoke bike pedals or one-of-a-kind lipstick from your living room."

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Mediabreaker: remix tool to foster the next generation of Jon Stewarts

Mediabreaker: remix tool to foster the next generation of Jon Stewarts | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The question of who makes the media matters, in part because all of us are limited by our own experiences. I have only ever experienced the world as a white woman, and that is a different experience than if I were African-American or male, which barely scratches the surface when it comes to all the things I am not and will never be. So when the controls of a mass media corporation roll up to a group of people who all look the same, can we be surprised by a lack of variety in media narratives? How can mainstream media be expected to innovate in an atmosphere of sameness?

Fortunately, there are more efforts now to bring traditionally marginalized communities into the fields of media and technology. Nonprofits abound which focus in getting girls, low-income youth or people of color into coding, robotics and various STEM fields. Diversifying voices in media is a step in diversifying media content, but it is only that – one step. As Sonia Livingstone, professor at the London School of Economics, said in a 2014 report, “Coding is a great idea but it’s not enough. Decoding today’s media - to recognise misleading and exploitative content, to appreciate what is available and to grasp the emerging opportunities - doesn’t come automatically or naturally. This is a time to strengthen media education.” If we can’t teach people to identify misinformation or stereotypes and demand better from media, then the same forces that have contributed to our current lack of diversity will keep their stranglehold on power and popular narrative. Harmful media messaging must be called out for it to end, and the producers behind that content need to understand that it’s no longer acceptable.
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Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools ^ Teaching Channel ^ by Steve Figurelli & Natalie Franzi

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools ^ Teaching Channel ^ by Steve Figurelli & Natalie Franzi | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Franzi and Figurelli detail ways to use five digital tools that promote authentic writing experiences for students."


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Franzi and Figurelli describe the 5 tools in another outstanding piece of work. Well worth investigating.

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Story Starters for Kids

According to The Story Starter, Jr., "The movie star was crying on the mountain top." #edtech #writing #teachers
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WeAreTeachers: Visual Storytelling: 5 Cool Projects That Combine Art and Writing

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Visual Storytelling: 5 Cool Multimedia Projects That Combine Art and Writing
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R.L. Stine » For Teachers

R.L. Stine » For Teachers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Attn Teachers: My 16-page writing program with all of my secrets is free to download & use with your students. http://t.co/otyVef4ecU
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Teaching Writing to Struggling Students

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Teaching writing to struggling students involve lots of feedback and revision chances.
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David Foster Wallace and the Perils of “Litchat” - The New Yorker

David Foster Wallace and the Perils of “Litchat” - The New Yorker | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
What happens when writers’ personas become more important to readers and critics than their work.
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How Mindfulness Can Transform Your Writing Life - Huffington Post

How Mindfulness Can Transform Your Writing Life - Huffington Post | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
It could be said that writing starts when the ballpoint hits the surface of paper, or when fingers tap the square-shaped keys of a keyboard, but I like to think that writing begins somewhere else.
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Reading, Writing, and Rolling At Jefferson Elementary - wnep.com

Reading, Writing, and Rolling At Jefferson Elementary - wnep.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP -- This week was the start of a new school year for many in Lackawanna County and for a group of students at Jefferson Elementary School, there's something new: instead of sittin...
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A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers

A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Everyone tells stories: journalists, politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. Conveying information in a coherent and compelling way is vital to success in the real world, and it’s our job as educators to prepare our students to share their ideas in effective ways.The emphasis is on empowering st

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:31 AM

A useful guide.

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Teaching 'Mockingbird,' 'Watchman' and Harper Lee With The New York Times

Teaching 'Mockingbird,' 'Watchman' and Harper Lee With The New York Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Whether you plan to teach “Watchman” or not, recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, South Carolina and elsewhere make Harper Lee’s themes more relevant than ever. And the discovery of the novel, as well as the suggestion that it was an early draft of “Mockingbird,” make it a fascinating study in authorial intent and revision. As Ross Brenneman writes in Education Week, “Everything about this book is a gold mine for English teachers.”

Below are six ideas for teaching “Mockingbird” today, as well as many, many resources, new and old, for connecting Harper Lee and her work to the world around us.
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Home - Scrivener: How To

Home - Scrivener: How To | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
SCRIVENER Learn how to use your writing software quickly and easily Here's some help to get you started See why I highly recommend Scrivener for your writing Watch a 15 minute video showing the basics of how to use Scrivener software, including how to save yourself time and money by creating and publishing your own Read More ...

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