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This is for all you aspiring, soon-to-be renowned writers out there who are looking for a little inspiration and a lot of relevant guides for honing your craft. Here you will find articles on writing (both for the web and for print, professional writing and just for pleasure), editing (MLA & APA, grammar guides), technology related to your craft, and some vision provided by professional writers that will tie it all together. I hope you enjoy, and happy writing!
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Grammar is a vital tool for any executive - Financial Times

Grammar is a vital tool for any executive - Financial Times | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
Grammar is a vital tool for any executive
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They are victims of a damaging educational fashion: the refusal, throughout much of the English-speaking world, to teach children grammar.
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Writing Tips for New Technology

Elisa Scharton, DeNae Handy, and Brandon Mull discuss how to keep up with your writing as technology continues to change. Listen to ...youtube.com
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Don't get left behind, and make sure to take advantage of all the available tech for your writing.

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Tips for writing Technology Research Papers successfully

http://www.bestessayservices.com/ Technology research paper writing is challenging, owing to it being a technical area. This paper ...youtube.com
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Great resource for school or work assignments.

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5 lessons from 6 years of virtual world teaching - Hypergrid Business

5 lessons from 6 years of virtual world teaching - Hypergrid Business | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business 5 lessons from 6 years of virtual world teaching Hypergrid Business I'll sum up what I've learned about utopian narratives and would-be transformative technologies here, based on not only the last 6 but the last 25 years of...
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NC couple's business touts online memoir writing - WRAL.com

NC couple's business touts online memoir writing - WRAL.com | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
NC couple's business touts online memoir writing WRAL.com "This is such a valuable thing, (there's) got to be a way, by using technology, to make this easy, affordable, to everybody," said Marc, 54, explaining the idea behind the start of their...
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Interested in writing a memoir? Check out this technology.

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Blogging Tips For Non-Native English Speakers - Business 2 Community (blog)

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Blogging Tips For Non-Native English Speakers
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People have been successfully doing this for years and the number will only increase as learning methods and ready exposure to real English increases.
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This is a very helpful post.

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Andrew Blum, "Wired" Magazine Writer

This week on The Communicators, Andrew Blum, Author of "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet." The 'Wired' magazine writer describes what the Inter...
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Interesting vid about what, exactly, one of our favorite writing tools--the internet--is.

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The Company That's Buying the Online News Ecosystem - Mashable - Mashable

The Company That's Buying the Online News Ecosystem - Mashable - Mashable | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
The Company That's Buying the Online News Ecosystem - Mashable
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In the past couple years, an ecology of sorts has come into being among online news sites. It's the blogosphere metastized, maybe, or merged with the money of traditional media.
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A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013 | natethayer

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013 | natethayer | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
Here is an exchange between the Global Editor of the Atlantic Magazine and myself this afternoon attempting to solicit my professional services for an article they sought to publish after reading my story “25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman...
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Never sell yourself short. Nate Thayer gets it right.

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Fit to Print: Spring 2013 — The Great Smokies Review

Fit to Print: Spring 2013 — The Great Smokies Review | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
She replaces Judi Goldenberg, a founding editor, who leaves to spend more time, literally, at sea. Julie herself stays close to water, ...
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Bloggers, web writers--this one's a must-read for you.

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Writer's Tools: Moving Up From the iPad to a MacBookAir - The Book ...

Writer's Tools: Moving Up From the iPad to a MacBookAir - The Book ... | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
I marveled at some of the ways magazines have moved onto the tablet but, to be honest, I don't read many magazines, and the ones I do read tend to be printed on paper. Games? Who has time ...
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Use your ipad for more than just playing Angry Birds...it's a great tool for writing! Check it out.

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On Pizza and Inspiration (Part Dave) : The College Voice

... build this newspaper. She transformed a ragtag collection of articles into a beautifully cohesive and sleek publication every weekend while simultaneously completing a Senior Dance Thesis and a major in Art History.
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Here's a little jolt for when your feeling uninspired.

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How I Make a Living as a Freelance Writer — aubre andrus ...

How I Make a Living as a Freelance Writer — aubre andrus ... | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
Blog twice a week for a client for the next year. Post on ... Pitch articles twice a month to an editor that you've buddied up to at your favorite blog. Get on ... But I think it would be really hard to make a living as a magazine writer.
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Worth checking out if you're a self-starter and enjoy networking.
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11 Must-Have Tools for Blog & Social Content Creation | TopRank Blog

11 Must-Have Tools for Blog & Social Content Creation | TopRank Blog | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it

Try these 11 social and blog content creation tools to get organized, inspired and more efficient at creating content your audience loves....

 

I wanted to share a few of the tools I absolutely couldn’t live without as I go about the content creation tasks that, over the years, have resulted in 60 e-books, thousands of blog posts, dozens of technical or educational manuals and over 300 assorted client writing projects. The right tools make content creation easier and faster, but also more purposeful. Give these 11 tools a try and see if they can help you get organized, more easily access information, and produce higher quality content....


Via Jeff Domansky
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A comprehensive list of valuable writing & creation tools available to writers. Take advantage!

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wanderingsalsero's comment, April 8, 2013 8:32 AM
I tried to get into Evernote a couple of times and I found it confusing....much too over-engineered I thought.
Josie's curator insight, April 25, 2013 9:28 AM

Great article! Fluff-free and solid!

Peace:)

Valerie Padilla's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:42 PM

Excellent summary of essential tech tools- great for creators of online content.

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Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting: List of Works Cited

This vidcast introduces the viewers to the basics of MLA style documentation, focusing on the list of works cited. For more information on ...youtube.com
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Basics of MLA.

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The Technology of Writing: From Stone Tablets to Tablet Devices

Check out videos, Festival information, and more at http://worldsciencefestival.com From clay tablets to scrolls to books...back to tablets, the ...youtube.com
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Marketing Cooler: 'Content Development' is more than just writing; it's a strategy - Billings Gazette

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Marketing Cooler: 'Content Development' is more than just writing; it's a strategy
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Just over a year ago, one of my work colleagues began forwarding emails to me from Billings-based Technical Edge Consulting.
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Professional writers give this one a read.

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Just how bad is bad grammar? - BBC News

Just how bad is bad grammar? - BBC News | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
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Just how bad is bad grammar? BBC News Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler magazine, told the Today programme's Sarah Montague that, after receiving articles written for his magazine containing numerous examples of the use of bad grammar,...
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Don't let poor grammar stand between you and success as a writer.

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WRONG Ways to Ask for a Guest Post

http://myblogguest.com/ Aren't you tired of (guest blogging) email spam? We at MyBlogGuest only support high-quality guest blogging and this video shows exac...
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Bob Tamasy: Redundancy And Repetition: A Repeating Theme - The Chattanoogan

Bob Tamasy: Redundancy And Repetition: A Repeating Theme - The Chattanoogan | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
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Bob Tamasy: Redundancy And Repetition: A Repeating Theme
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A writer commented on the person that “sprinted fast,” obviously not someone prone to sprinting slowly. Another person, obviously in a ...
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Good, concise advice for essay writing, especially.

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Daily News Digest: New mobile app helps editors and freelancers connect on ... - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)

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Daily News Digest: New mobile app helps editors and freelancers connect on ...
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)
[Mediashift]. After three exposés, Mother Jones magazine establishes a reputation for investigative video scoops.
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Check out Newsmodo (the first link) for sure.

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Need Money Fast? 3 Reasons You Should Forget Freelance Writing ...

Need Money Fast? 3 Reasons You Should Forget Freelance Writing ... | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
Here at the Renegade Writer we get e-mails and queries from readers and/or aspiring writers who are desperate to start freelancing because they are broke, have a disability or illness and can't work a regular job, or lost their jobs and ....
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This article offers reasonable insight on a hard truth in the professional writing industry.

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Writer Unboxed » Boundaries and Burnout

Writer Unboxed » Boundaries and Burnout | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
In a decade, who will we remember? Who will we still be reading? I'm startled by the big money publishers are paying out to untested writers—how can they possibly know if that writer can follow up with a second, third, fourth ...
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"A lot of opportunity. A lot of possibility. A lot of pressure, and a lot of potential for burn out." 

 

Look out for yourself, always. The writer is her own most important tool.

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Become a Highly Paid Writer: Avoid These 7 Habits | Write to Done

Become a Highly Paid Writer: Avoid These 7 Habits | Write to Done | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
The seven habits below separate underpaid writers from 'well-fed' writers, a term coined by Peter Bowerman, the author of “The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less”.
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A must-read for those seeking insight in building a professional writing career.

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Here's How Jeff Goins Writes | Copyblogger

Here's How Jeff Goins Writes | Copyblogger | Write Well, Write Often. Advice For Aspiring Writers. | Scoop.it
Jeff Goins is one of those guides, an author, award-winning blogger, and coach, who stopped by The Writer Files to share some of his battle-tested stories from his own journey as a writer. In this installment, Mr.
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