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Looking at gadgets, apps and how technology affects the way we write.
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How To Host a Virtual Book Tour

How To Host a Virtual Book Tour | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
You published a book and set up a book tour at local booksellers. You are ready for a successful launch, right? Maybe. Another great marketing strategy to consider for authors is the virtual book t...
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The 3 Most Popular Editorial Services and Do You Need Them?

The 3 Most Popular Editorial Services and Do You Need Them? | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Writers have more professional support available to them now than ever before. Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, breaks down the 3 most popular editorial services, giving you the benefits, red flags and more.
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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Writers have a serious advantage over the rest of us.
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5 Big Differences Between Writing and Blogging - Business 2 Community (blog)

5 Big Differences Between Writing and Blogging - Business 2 Community (blog) | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
5 Big Differences Between Writing and Blogging Business 2 Community (blog) Writing is a form of communication that has been around for thousands of years and while the written work has progressed from ink on parchment to typesetting on paper to...
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The Authorship Program - Blog: The 15 Principles Of Highly Successful Authors

The Authorship Program - Blog: The 15 Principles Of Highly Successful Authors | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
What if there were 15 principles that could take you from who you are now, to the successful author you always wanted to be?
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How To Pick The Right Genre For Your Novel (And Why Your Sales Depend On It) | Write to Done

How To Pick The Right Genre For Your Novel (And Why Your Sales Depend On It) | Write to Done | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Did you know you need to pick the right genre for your novel if you want to sell more books? Here's how you can do that, and see your income grow!
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How to Learn Scrivener the Fast Way — The Book Designer

How to Learn Scrivener the Fast Way — The Book Designer | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
How to Learn Scrivener the Fast Way introduces the Learn Scrivener Fast training program with Joseph Michael and a free webinar
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The top 5 website mistakes authors make — and how to avoid them

The top 5 website mistakes authors make — and how to avoid them | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
You can't afford to have a potential reader get annoyed at your website and hit the "back" button. Here are a handful of common mistakes authors make,...
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Reading Rainbow: Now A Great App For Your iPad! - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Reading Rainbow: Now A Great App For Your iPad! - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Writer’s Relief team celebrates the new Reading Rainbow app for iPod by sharing memories of the television show.
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Welcome to the WHW AMAZING RACE! | WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Welcome to the WHW AMAZING RACE! | WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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From Oct 21 to 28, you can ask for help on query letters, your pitch, your first page.....anything! FREE advice!

 

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Why Every Author Should Have a Google+ Account

Why Every Author Should Have a Google+ Account | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There are 3 main reasons why every author should be using Google+ to promote their writing career: Google Authorship, the disappearance of keywords, and ...
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How to Choose A Bestselling Title

How to Choose A Bestselling Title | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
. . Oxfordwriters published a great article: How to Choose a Bestselling Title and they give examples how, by only changing the title, the authors' sales numbers skyrocketed.  They asked: "What if ...
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Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Got a rough holiday party coming up? No worries. LitReactor's here for you with a game that'll help get you through, and you might even collect some good material.
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There's a story to be found everywhere, you decide if it's worth writing!

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How Virtual Assistants Can Help Independent Authors - Remote Staff Outsourcing Blog

How Virtual Assistants Can Help Independent Authors - Remote Staff Outsourcing Blog | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Over the last two decades, the internet has really turned things around for the publishing business, making it possible for a small, unsigned author to get noticed without spending a fortune.

 

All an author needs to do is set-up a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter and maybe even an Instagram.

 

However, doing all these takes away a lot of time away from the author to do what they actually best: writing books.

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10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
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Don't wait for inspiration; just start writing - Bucks County Courier Times

Don't wait for inspiration; just start writing - Bucks County Courier Times | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Don't wait for inspiration; just start writing
Bucks County Courier Times
You should be worried about writing because you aren't a writer until you've put words to page, and you aren't a good writer until you've put words to page a lot.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Blogging in Less Than 24 Hours

5 Ways to Improve Your Blogging in Less Than 24 Hours | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Apply these 5 tips in your blogging and see an instant improvement in your writing, and your WordPress traffic.

 

In my experience in coaching writers, I’ve discovered that the most common fear writers have is not being understood. Fear of not being heard causes people to over explain and to use more words than necessary.
This can also manifest itself in people’s speech and it subconsciously communicates fear and insecurity. You can overcome this by trusting that your readers will know what you’re talking about. Over explaining can be worse than talking down to your readers and it clutters up your writing with fluff.
So the next time you edit one of your blogs, ask yourself whether you’re over explaining and remove the sections where you’re saying too much.

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously) | Positive Writer

6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously) | Positive Writer | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Here are a few ways you can inject a little fun into the drudgery of the editing process.
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15 divine devices to drastically improve your writing - Simple Writing

15 divine devices to drastically improve your writing - Simple Writing | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Want to inject some razzle and dazzle and a little anaphora into your writing? If your writing seems dull and lifeless, maybe all it needs is a lovely little literary device cleverly placed to keep your reader interested and excited. What’s a literary device? Well, it’s not a new tech gadget or a cool app. [...]
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How Do You Plan Your Future as a Writer?

How Do You Plan Your Future as a Writer? | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
. . Where will you be as an author in one, three or five years from now? How do you plan your writing career? Do you want to write just for your own pleasure - just as a hobby - or do you want it a...
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Given that my Nano 2013 efforts have deserted me, the likelihood of a writing future is pretty bleak right now. But ask me that question next March and my answer will be very different. (Hint, hint!)

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Has No One Told You This?

Has No One Told You This? | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
. . There are lots of possibilities to let everyone know about your book, without even incurring any costs.  Browsing through our more than 900 blog posts, you will find an abundance!  However, mos...
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The Need For Speed: How To Write Faster In Five Easy Steps

The Need For Speed: How To Write Faster In Five Easy Steps | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Learn to write faster. Five steps for creative writers who want to write more quickly and efficiently. Great for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
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Top 10 Reasons To Use Education Technology - Edudemic

Top 10 Reasons To Use Education Technology - Edudemic | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
I stumbled across this video recently and it's a great one to send to anyone in your school's community who isn't sure how to use education technology.
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Nanowrimo Tips – How to Prepare for Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo Tips – How to Prepare for Nanowrimo | Writing in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In this instalment of our series of Nanowrimo Tips, we're talking preparation.
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