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Gmail: Email from Google

10+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun.
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Messaging between myself and Kristina Horner.

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Steve Berman's Lair - Calls for Submissions

So below are forthcoming anthologies I am currently reading stories AKA open calls for submission. When in doubt, email me.  All submissions must pass the Will Ludwigsen Foul-Mouthed Writer's Checklist.
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Using this to look for anthologies.

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Collca - Writing to Get Published: Bringing the Dream Alive

Collca publishes bitesize non-fiction ebooks for the Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo ereaders as well as for almost all other ePub-based ereaders such as Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's ereader series.
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I really do want to become a published author...

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AdviceToWriters - Advice to Writers - Writing is 90 Percent Procrastination

Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching i...
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It actually is...

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.

WRITE EVERY DAY
Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Th... (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.
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I really do need to start writing every day.

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5 Ways To Try A New Writing Style

by Writer's Relief staff: As writers, most of us would admit to sometimes stifling our own potential because we’re afraid to fail at something new.

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Lately I've really wanted to try writing in a different style, such as second-person or present tense.

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Struggling with writer's block? Escape to the country to unleash your creative ... - handbag.com

Struggling with writer's block? Escape to the country to unleash your creative ...
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Books. So you've come up with a great idea and now you're ready to sit down and write the novel that could make you a million.
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While currently the prospects of me travelling JUST to help get over writer's block are slim, this could prove useful later, and I might even just explore near-by areas to get ideas.

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Tips About Plotting and Editing - Part 1: Beginnings

RT @WritingCraft: Tips About Plotting and Editing - Part 1: Beginnings http://t.co/LSibTNcoNd #writing #writetip #writetips #writingtips #writingcraft
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I have been having some problems with how to start some of my current stories off, this provides useful information on how just to start at when you want, and figure out the beginning later.

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Story Scenarios - Escape – Development

Imagine we put a carpenter out in a field with a hammer, some nails, and a bunch of wood. He would most likely build something not half bad. However, what if he had a blueprint to follow? What he
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Creative Writing Prompts and Exercises | The Time is Now | Poets & Writers

Find helpful writing prompts and tips for writers at Poets & Writers. Trusted resources for creative writers since 1970.
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For writing sample scenes.

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Write Like A Wizard

Check out THE CASTLE OF DESPAIR! Guest, @Morgijane wrote the perfect story for the writing prompt! What a surprise! http://t.co/9DmKfCijsW
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Wizards are cool.

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As Moleskin Goes Public, We Examine How
to Write in Style

Because sometimes, you just need to put pen to paper (A Dozen Ways to Write in Style http://t.co/TKHhpxMEBy)
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Writing in moleskin journals is actually one of the best experiences.

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The value of writing in style

WHAT is the value of a name? If its shareholders and the investment bankers who are advising the firm’s management have judged the market correctly, Moleskine, the... (Papir ocitno NI out!
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Moleskins again. Beautiful things..

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Need Edits, Professional Editing Writing Service

Professional editing and writing service for students, businesses and writers. (RT @ShahidaMuhammad: Follow my business: @NeedEdits for updates! Professional editing and copy writing at its best.
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Editing is actually really difficult because you just tend to glaze over what you've already written. I usually give it to a friend to proofread.

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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn't happen next - is a great one and can apply to writer...

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I'm not really a HUGE fan of Pixar, but if they have some suggestions, I'll take them.

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Jens Hoffmann's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:02 AM

Story sticks! So learn to tell a great story. Here are the rules: 

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Writer Gone Wild: Outlining! | Jeff Ambrose

Writer Gone Wild: Outlining! Posted on March 19, 2013 by Jeff Ambrose. J.K. Rowling's Outline of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. So yet another novel has ground to a halt … and boy, do I feel incredibly frustrated.
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I had always felt like I was being lame and wasting time when I outlined, but J.K. Rowling does it, and it does allow ideas to be drawn out easier.

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What I learned at school today: Digital Storytelling - Apps for Creating Books on the IPAD

There are many apps that can be used to make books with our students. I tried quite a few before we settled on Book Creator.  All had good points and bad. I thought I would share a little about what I learned so it might be easier for you to pick an app that will works for you and your students.


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Creating a book on an iPad? Sounds fascinating. Maybe do a bit more research on this topic, website not available on school computers.

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MmeHawtree's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:03 PM

If you are looking for an app to use with students for creating Digital Story books check out this blog post.