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29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists | Writing | Scoop.it
Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

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Jan Moran's curator insight, March 24, 2015 6:03 PM

Excellent list!

Alex Rich's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:29 AM

Solid & interesting selections...take a look. ...

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5 Brutal Truths About Setting Your Freelance Writing Rates — Freelance Flyer

5 Brutal Truths About Setting Your Freelance Writing Rates — Freelance Flyer | Writing | Scoop.it
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Where do stories come from? Over Our Heads author Andrew Fox tries to answer - Irish Times

Where do stories come from? Over Our Heads author Andrew Fox tries to answer - Irish Times | Writing | Scoop.it
A debut author offers a fascinating insight into his creative journey – the various places (from subways and Starbucks to bars and flats in Dublin and the US) where he wrote his debut collection

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 16, 2015 10:55 AM

This is a delightful article about which I can say nothing other than "Read it." And it makes me want to get his book to read his stories, which all a writer really wants.

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Weird Writer Habits, Ranked

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Heartfield: Down with the CanLit border police

Heartfield: Down with the CanLit border police | Writing | Scoop.it
CanLit is boring because if it's not boring, it's not allowed to be CanLit.
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Twitter's new 30-second video platform: Better then Vine and Instagram? . . .

Twitter's new 30-second video platform: Better then Vine and Instagram? . . . | Writing | Scoop.it
Alex Hern discusses the new features offered by Twitter from Tuesday. They include a video-hosting platform for clips of up to 30 seconds

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, February 21, 2015 5:12 PM

Just getting ready to try this.

Julio Ruiz's curator insight, February 23, 2015 4:48 PM

Interesting info

Alex Rich's curator insight, February 26, 2015 8:59 AM

Lots of positive options for social media engagement with this new tool...

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Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives - Here And Now

Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives - Here And Now | Writing | Scoop.it
Think you're too busy to be creative? Artist Danny Gregory has some ideas for you – like drawing your breakfast.
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9 English Novels with Strangely Translated Titles

9 English Novels with Strangely Translated Titles | Writing | Scoop.it
When an author pens a novel, every word, cover to cover, is carefully selected and crafted into a story designed to capture and express sentiments grand and minute.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 17, 2015 1:23 PM

I always liked The Angry Raisins. ;)This did make me chuckle and remember often I've wondered what's gotten lost in a translation. We've all read translations that have caused us to pause to wonder if what we just read was meant to be funny, or sad, or ironic, or whatever we experienced at the moment because something didn't ring quite true in context. 

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Ten Words That Will Keep You From Getting Published

Ten Words That Will Keep You From Getting Published | Writing | Scoop.it
There is one mistake that I have seen over and over again when proofreading for other people or reviewing my own drafts. It is a very small mistake, and one that--if you know how to find it--can be...
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Gabriel García Márquez on His Unlikely Beginnings as a Writer

Gabriel García Márquez on His Unlikely Beginnings as a Writer | Writing | Scoop.it

"If you’re going to be a writer you have to be one of the great ones... After all, there are better ways to starve to death."


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9 Authors Who Regretted The Success of Their Work

9 Authors Who Regretted The Success of Their Work | Writing | Scoop.it

These authors found that success wasn't all it was cracked up to be—and sometimes even regretted writing their books in the first place.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 27, 2015 10:07 AM

Some interesting notes on famous authors whose fame became a burden.

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France finds a hero in former Nazi prisoner turned bestselling author

France finds a hero in former Nazi prisoner turned bestselling author | Writing | Scoop.it

Former Nazi prisoner Stéphane Hessel argues that figures like Martin Luther King Jr. prove that hope mixed with an 'unwillingness to compromise on human rights' can defeat oppression.


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LAPL, SELF-e, Surprising Stats | Self-Publishing & Libraries - Library Journal

LAPL, SELF-e, Surprising Stats | Self-Publishing & Libraries - Library Journal | Writing | Scoop.it
For at least a generation, libraries have focused their collection development efforts on the Big Six (now Big Five) publishers. But that domination of library purchases and circulation may be about to change.
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