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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing | Edutopia

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing | Edutopia | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don't love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just ...

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How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction

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Evernote is a cross-platform app that works something like a digital filing cabinet. We've talked about why so many people use it and how you should probably give it another try if you're not hooked already.

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6 Tools to Help You Save Time Writing

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When several professors assign you papers at the same time and you have lots of other studying to do, time-management skills become essential.

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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing and Reading | 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. (I agree with some of this.

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Writing and Readability Scores: It Matters

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Writing - The key to authoring good written content is to use language that doesn't detract from your message. That's where readability scores can help.


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6 Unconventional Tools For Quicker Creativity - Fast Company

6 Unconventional Tools For Quicker Creativity - Fast Company | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
Fast Company 6 Unconventional Tools For Quicker Creativity Fast Company Smart folks like naturalist Stephen Jay Gould call this combinatorial creativity, which proposes that all you need to be creative is to find connections between things that...

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7 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer - Copyblogger

7 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer - Copyblogger | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
This Authority Master Class designed to take your writing skills to the next level, with two of the best voices in the business: Robert Bruce and Sonia Simone.

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Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 - Nominations

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Readers nominate their favorite writing blog for the 8th Annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest 2013 (RT @JonathanGunson: Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 - Nominations.

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Thinking Of Writing A Book? Here's What You Need To Know - Forbes

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Thinking Of Writing A Book? Here's What You Need To Know Forbes Having just finished a new book on body language, brain science, and how people communicate, due out in May 2014 from Harvard, I'm going to post a brief series on writing – what I've...

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Write or die: 5 online writing tools to boost your productivity - ChicagoNow (blog)

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Write or die: 5 online writing tools to boost your productivity ChicagoNow (blog) This weekend marked the arrival of the 2013 Chicago Writers Conference, a local event now in its second year that's designed to help writers of all kinds, and at all...

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It's Not 'Mess.' It's Creativity. - New York Times

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MESSY or tidy — which is better? Historically, the evidence has favored the tidy camp. Cleanliness, as the proverb says, is next to godliness.

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Top Travel Packing Tips

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We have all heard about the importance of traveling light, because of the airlines luggage restrictions but also since traveling light makes traveling easier in many respects. Most air travel packi...

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UNGUIDED MISSILES: How Gifted Workers Can Get Off Track - Business Insider

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The gifted may quickly understand how things are put together; they can adapt quickly, enjoy a lot of things, and look for new solutions to problems.

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Anna Quindlen on Writer's Block and the Simple Secrets to a Long Marriage - Parade

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Anna Quindlen on Writer's Block and the Simple Secrets to a Long Marriage Parade “There's so much good writing on television now: True Detective, Justified, The Good Wife, House of Cards.” Quindlen, who lives in New York City with her attorney...

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Spotlighting Government Writing at Its Best—and Worst - GovExec.com

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"I see a gradual trend to better writing in government documents," says Cheek. "But this isn't something that you can turn around overnight.

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The 7 Best Books on Writing

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the seven best books on writing to help you hone your craft.


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8 of the Best Genre-Busting Books About Writers and Writing

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Olivia Laing's The Trip to Echo Spring made the cover of the New York Times Book Review last week. It was a well-deserved honor for a fascinating exploration of the way drink inflects the work of a...


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10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written - Flavorwire

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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

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11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life - Huffington Post

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Haaretz 11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life Huffington Post After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I...

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7 Ways to Get Noticed For Your Writing Now

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... Businesses are now feeling the pressure to start blogs and fill them with good, useful content on a regular basis.

 

Websites need effective copy. Email campaigns need to be written strategically. And then, of course, there are tweets, Facebook messages and LinkedIn posts.

 

This is overwhelming for a lot of businesses. And many are not equipped with the marketing staff to handle the need.

 

This creates incredible opportunities for savvy writers to shine.And, there are plenty of businesses that would love to work with writers directly.

 

So, how do you get noticed by businesses that would love to pay for your writing? Here are seven tips to help you get started:...


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7 really practical ways to get your writing noticed whether you're just starting out or looking for new opportunities as a writer.

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Julie Unplugged: For Your Writing & Inspiration Daily: Quote + Prompt + Question: Margaret Fuller's Candle

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Each day, a quote, several questions and a writing prompt are offered to you to use for your personal and creative development. Enjoy! This series was created with you in mind: you who blog, you who are busy juggling activities,...

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Top 15 Great Websites To Download Best Free eBooks | ZoomZum

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Here are the great collection of best websites to download free ebooks for improving knowledge and learn new. what is ebooks - EBook is a digitally published form of a book which can be read on computer or on any other electronic device.

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17 Famous Quotes On Writing That Every Wannabe Author Should Memorize

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17 quotes from famous authors about how to write well, including how to start a story, choose the right words, and edit it.


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Penelope's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:30 PM

 

Quotes are little gems for the day that can keep us going and spark our writing. Served up to you on a silver platter are 17 juicy morsels from famous authors. We have quotes on:

 

o Getting started

o Word choice and punctuation

o Story development

o Editing

o and why Simplicity is always key.

 

Here are a few:

 

“Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at  your own joke.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby"

 

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”

 - Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451"

 

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

 - Mark  Twain, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Check out the article for more thought-provoking quotes to keep you writing!

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://www.businessinsider.com/quotes-on-writing-from-famous-authors-2013-9

 

 

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Profitable Odd Jobs [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

Profitable Odd Jobs [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
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