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Using Family Stories to Write Historical Fiction

Using Family Stories to Write Historical Fiction | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
Our guest today is Helen Maryles Shankman whose stories have been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She was a finalist in Narrative Magazine’s Story Contest and earned an Honorable Mention in Glim…...
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A magical combination of two of my favorite types of writing: personal history and historical fiction . . .
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Pram in the Hall

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You know that question everyone always asks writers? The one about what we do all day?
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"What if all the mess --the children, spouses, emotional demands, the dogs, the volunteer work, school visits, journalism, book reviews, the things we do to make money and to keep life ticking over for other people-- what if they’re . . . what makes writing worth reading . . ."

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How to Make More Money From Every Book Sale – Part 1

How to Make More Money From Every Book Sale – Part 1 | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
Send to Kindleby Kristen Eckstein
You’re an author. Well, you’re probably an author if you’re reading the articles on this site. If you’re not an author and you’ve read this far, you’re probably aspiring to be one.
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As an author, you already have at least one product-- your book. But should you have other products, as well?  Maybe a training course, a checklist, or something else . . . Products can be digital, printable, and even hardcopy . . .
 
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How to Finish Your Memoir

How to Finish Your Memoir | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
The post How to Finish Your Memoir appeared first on The Memoir Network. Do you wonder how to finish your memoir?I’ve noticed that many people who come to The Memoir Network have already been writing a while.
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people have many reasons for not finishing memoirs . . . 

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Corpus linguistics in a MOOC – the future of education?

Corpus linguistics in a MOOC – the future of education? | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
Today’s guest post comes from Tony McEnery, Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, and a leading figure in the world of corpus linguistics.
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thoughts on an Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for teaching word meanings . . . 

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Underwriting Versus Overwriting: Just Write

Underwriting Versus Overwriting: Just Write | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
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Today we’re thrilled to have Sarah McCoy join us.
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an interesting discussion (yes, read the comments, too) on "how much detail to write"-- a problem some of my current clients face every day! 

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Behind the Microphone – Internet Radio Is A Great Online Marketing Strategy

Behind the Microphone – Internet Radio Is A Great Online Marketing Strategy | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
Send to Kindleby Kathleen Gage
Chances are you are looking for effective online marketing strategies. The beauty of the Internet are the vast choices available for marketing and promoting to gain massive visibility.
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Internet radio is a fabulous medium for publicity:  you can reach a global market at any time of day or night, easily position your expertise, and optimize your personality . . .

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Memoir Basics: Six Steps For Writing an Autobiography

Memoir Basics: Six Steps For Writing an Autobiography | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
The post Memoir Basics: Six Steps For Writing an Autobiography appeared first on The Memoir Network. Celebrate your life in a memoirYou hold treasure troves of experience and insight in your memories.
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Your memories hold treasure troves of experiences and insights-- don't let them be lost  . . .  preserve them . . .

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Language tip of the week: clean

Language tip of the week: clean | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.
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other ways to say "clean"  . . .

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Word roots and routes: spire

Word roots and routes: spire | writing, editing, publishing | Scoop.it
Next in a series of posts exploring some of the ‘roots’ and ‘routes’ of English vocabulary.
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an exploration into English words derived from Latin spīritus (breath) and spīrāre (breathe)  . . .

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