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The 5 Best Pieces of Writing Advice I Didn't Get in School | Cracked ...

The 5 Best Pieces of Writing Advice I Didn't Get in School | Cracked ... | writing | Scoop.it
Every one of these tips below can be learned for free, and I promise you, I could never have written my forthcoming novel without them.

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Donya Lynne-Author's curator insight, January 12, 2014 11:43 AM

Excellent article about the craft  of writing. Love the "don't empty the well" philosophy.

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Become an Author

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Buy Now! - How to become an Author - http://t.co/KVIf0c24mg #writing #publishing #indie #paperback #kindle #apple #ibook
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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 | Scoop.it

What popular bloggers know that many people don’t know (or don’t want to believe) is that a post isn’t finished simply because they’ve said everything they want to say. In many ways that’s just the beginning.Think of your draft as a rough diamond. Value is hidden inside it and you need an expert gem cutter to reveal its beauty and clarity.

 

...Fortunately, editing isn’t rocket science. If you have someone to show you how.

 

So let’s break down the rules that’ll help you transform your unremarkable draft into a perfectly polished post....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:20 AM

Shane Arthur shares seven exceptional editing tips for bloggers, marketers, content and web writers. Recommended reading.

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How to Get the Right Mix of Fact and Fiction in Your Novel | Self-Publishing Advice

How to Get the Right Mix of Fact and Fiction in Your Novel | Self-Publishing Advice | writing | Scoop.it
Novelist Lucy McCarraher of ALLi Partner Member Rethink Press examines the old adage that when writing fiction, you should write about what you know.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, January 9, 2014 5:08 AM

My first attempt at a novel was a thinly-disguised tale of part of my own life. I sent it to an agent who told me it was (a) boring and (b) unbelievable. It was too contrived, she said, to have a novel about families with a central character who was a family researcher, whose mother was the director of a children’s charity and whose father was a genealogist. ‘But it can’t be unbelievable,’ I whined. ‘It’s true!’ ‘Truth and fiction are not the same thing,’ she snapped.

I was an experienced writer in other genres – TV drama, non-fiction books, journalism, academic and business reports, and I knew how to structure all of those. But in trying to write fiction I’d made the naïve error of assuming that all the wonderful novels I’d read had somehow flowed, in a perfect storm of creativity, from the authors’ fingertips without the proverbial 99% of perspiration. I had also mistakenly assumed that interesting parts of life can provide stories ready-made for fiction. They can’t.

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For the Indie Author: Some Truths About Writing

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For the Indie Author: Some Truths About Writing http://t.co/XMIlvEK0XN @CeciGiltenan @dcpriya #writing #indieauthor
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Digital publishing: the experts' view of what's next - The Guardian

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The Guardian Digital publishing: the experts' view of what's next The Guardian We're going to be using all of the creepy/fun/incredibly clever targeted and personalised marketing opportunities that our connected lives now afford to the smart...

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Indie Authors #42, Erotica with Shoshanna Evers

http://myBook.to/sellEbooks - Best guide for indie authors. Download free pdf of Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too) http://www.selfpubbookcovers.com/ Indie Authors...
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David Estes Books: Indie Author Advice Series #6- How to Make the ...

David Estes Books: Indie Author Advice Series #6- How to Make the ... | writing | Scoop.it
Every author needs reviews to build up the credibility and buzz for their books. Without reviews, other readers are less likely to take a chance and buy your book. But how do you convince people to read your books before they ...
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DAILY NEWS FOR SELF PUBLISHERS ... FREE.

Self Publishing is made easier and more profitable when you have a daily resource of the latest in book marketing techniques, book selling opportunities, tip...
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Indie Author Beware - Publishers Weekly

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Indie Author Beware
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We've all heard the good news. Self-publishing is going through the roof. In fact, self-publishing was up 59 percent in 2012. Up from what you might ask?
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4 Common Misperceptions About Self-Publishing Authors Need To Change NOW

4 Common Misperceptions About Self-Publishing Authors Need To Change NOW | writing | Scoop.it
If you believe these four misperceptions to be true about publishing your book, you need to re-examine your expectations.
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