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East Bay Children's Book Project gives away 1 million books - Oakland Local

East Bay Children's Book Project gives away 1 million books - Oakland Local | Writers | Scoop.it
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East Bay Children's Book Project gives away 1 million books
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A million books — one million — put in the hands of children.
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regret

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"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take ." Feels like it's been forever since i've done a quote . I feel like the foot prints in the snow represent people walking down the road of the...
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Neil Gaiman's Journal: One Ordinary Day With Chris Riddell Doodles

Neil Gaiman's Journal: One Ordinary Day With Chris Riddell Doodles | Writers | Scoop.it
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Definition of Medieval Terms

Definition of Medieval Terms | Writers | Scoop.it
Reading about knights in shining armor, medieval times, and the history of castles can be truly engaging, but there are terms used that are not commonly known. After all, what does it mean for a castle to be slighted?
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Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques - Writing Rightly

Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques - Writing Rightly | Writers | Scoop.it

Are you mesmerized by the beat of the content drum? There's no shortage of advice on how to create "great content."


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Penelope's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:04 PM

 

Writers are apprentices. We should continually be working on our craft. Perfect it? Nah. But we can always improve.

 

This wealth-of-tips article was quite a find. The 12 tips are like tiny gold nuggets. If you apply even one,  it should actually take your writing--as it is right now--and color it golden.

 

A few nuggets:

 

o  People love STORIES--don't be afraid to tell one

 

o  Apply a little ALLITERATION - Using the same letter or sound to start multiple words in the same sentence. (EX: Write the way you want)

 

o  Consider CADENCE - Play with syllabication. Just as in music think "rhythm"  (Quick and the Dead)

 

o  Power of THREES - Give examples, adjectives, and sentences in three's (3 little pigs, 3 wishes, etc.)

 

o Longish SENTENCE, then a short one. The short one will sound TRUE.

 

Read through all the tips to pick up some new ideas to add more color to your own writing.

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://www.websearchsocial.com/take-writing-from-meh-to-memorable-with-12-simple-techniques

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How to Incorporate Analytics into Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy

How to Incorporate Analytics into Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy | Writers | Scoop.it

Given these statistics, it’s obvious that Pinterest definitely is a player, here to stay, impossible to ignore.

 

Many companies finally have jumped on the bandwagon and created a few boards and started pinning, but most still are flying blind in regard to Pinterest and analytics.

 

In this article, we are going to evaluate Pinterest analytics methods and tools, and discuss how to use them effectively to improve your Pinterest marketing strategy....


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Clifford Petry's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:31 PM

This is truly needed in Pinerest

Ali Anani's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:57 AM

Timely and very useful post

Natalie den Engelse's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:12 AM

Great guide!

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10 Ways to Make Readers Loathe Your Antagonist - Helping Writers Become Authors

10 Ways to Make Readers Loathe Your Antagonist - Helping Writers Become Authors | Writers | Scoop.it
As important as it is to create lovable, relatable, fascinating protagonists, it’s every bit as important to create antagonists who can stand in your character’s way, prevent him from reaching his goals, and, as a result, create conflict.

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33 Of The Most Hilariously Terrible First Sentences In Literature History

33 Of The Most Hilariously Terrible First Sentences In Literature History | Writers | Scoop.it

Every year, the announcement of Bulwer-Lytton Prize is a gift from bad writing heaven. Inspired by novelist and playwright Edward George Bulwer-Lytton’s famous “it was a dark and stormy night” opener, the contest asks writers to submit an opening sentence for the “worst of all possible novels” — although Fifty Shades of Grey has already been written. The results are perennially astounding

 


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How to Write (Better): Attack Passive Verbs Like Bears on a Rodeo Clown

How to Write (Better): Attack Passive Verbs Like Bears on a Rodeo Clown | Writers | Scoop.it
Considering the other verb queries that came my way recently, I choose to interpret this to mean the universe is sending me a message; I need to go to war against the misdefining of passive voice as a combo of "was" with any INGly verbages, lest I...
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How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer | Write to Done

How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer | Write to Done | Writers | Scoop.it

There are two ways to become a better writer, in general: write a lot, and read a lot.
There are no other steps.
Of course, within those two general directives, there are lots of more specific advice I can give you, and that other professional writers would offer. Let’s take a look at the second general directive: read a lot.

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Steve Tuffill's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:01 AM

I could not agree more.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Writers | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 2015 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)