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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

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Common grammar errors and how to fix them.  Applicable to more than just blog posts.

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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:11 AM

 92% of companies that attributed the  acquisition of just 1 customer from blog activity posted multiple times per day.  Stay focused on your customers and hire a competent writer to handle this activity.

Christopher Lopez's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:38 AM

Blogging is very essential to attract customers. It should be flawless.

Helen Stark's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:17 AM

Cool infographic that will be useful for any blogger.

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Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes

Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things…
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Science of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else

Science of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

As Scott Donaton argued in a recent Co.Create post, other brands should learn this lesson as well as Coke has. "The challenge is clear by now," Donaton writes, "Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing no longer works the way it once did, and its effectiveness will only continue to diminish in the social age. The question is what will replace the legacy model. There’s a one-word answer: stories."

 

Story is the answer for two reasons, both of them backed by compelling science. First, because people are naturally greedy for stories, they have a unique ability to seize and rivet our attention. Second, stories aren’t just fun escapism—they have an almost spooky ability to mold our thinking and behavior. In this post, I’ll describe the science behind the attention-seizing power of stories, leaving their molding power for a follow-up post....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 15, 3:18 AM

Author Jonathan Gottschall discusses the science of storytelling not just escapism, stories have real power to hold human attention and shape our actions.

Jane McConnell's curator insight, January 16, 4:42 AM

And this applies to stories we construct in management as well.

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Readers will shape the future | The Bookseller

Readers will shape the future | The Bookseller | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Jaki Hawker, in an edited extract from The Academic Book of the Future, edited by Rebecca E Lyons and Samantha Rayner, examines how readers will shape the future.
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Out of Print, Not Out of Reach

Out of Print, Not Out of Reach | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Rare books, while a collector's joy, can be the bane of a reader's life. While technology is changing our ability to access works that have slipped out of print, it's not solely a question of ebooks. And as Veronica Sullivan discovers, reviving lost classics is changing life for writers as well as readers.
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Pubslush is the Kickstarter of Publishing - Small Business Trends

Pubslush is the Kickstarter of Publishing - Small Business Trends | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Small business owners and other independent authors interested in publishing their own books hav...
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5 Sites to Maximize Your Editing

5 Sites to Maximize Your Editing | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
I've been posting a lot about editing lately, and there's reason for it. I'm overbooked with editing projects--a novel and two children's books constantly calling for my attention. As such, I've be...
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20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors

Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. iUniverse Publishing fires up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors.
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Obsession with social media hits distorts news values, says the BBC's Robert Peston - Gloucestershire Echo

Obsession with social media hits distorts news values, says the BBC's Robert Peston - Gloucestershire Echo | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

BBC reporter Robert Peston revealed his fears for the future of serious journalism at a wide-ranging talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The man who famously had the scoop about the start...


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Andy Bull's curator insight, October 5, 2014 12:46 PM
From the post: Peston also touched on how social media is affecting judgements in news organisations, including the BBC. Journalists can easily see what really resonates with people on twitter, they can see the web hits stories get, and alter their agenda accordingly. “We all try to shape our coverage towards what we think viewers, listeners, readers want and that’s perfectly reasonable to an extent,” he said. “But I often think part of my role is to tell people stuff they don’t know they are interested in until you have given it to them. “There is a real danger that journalism becomes bland and unsurprising and sensationalist nonsense if all you do is think about how many hits you’re going to get. “The role of the serious journalist is important even if, on the surface, it seems incredibly dull.”
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The Tale of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Beatrix Potter | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
This year, the works of one of the most successful and universal writers of all time came into the public domain in many countries around the world. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck - in all, thirty-three books bearing the name Beatrix Potter have sold close to 200 million copies. Frank Delaney enquires into the more complex woman behind the safe and warm-hearted stories.
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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

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Common grammar errors and how to fix them.  Applicable to more than just blog posts.

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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:11 AM

 92% of companies that attributed the  acquisition of just 1 customer from blog activity posted multiple times per day.  Stay focused on your customers and hire a competent writer to handle this activity.

Christopher Lopez's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:38 AM

Blogging is very essential to attract customers. It should be flawless.

Helen Stark's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:17 AM

Cool infographic that will be useful for any blogger.

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We speak to columnist, satirist, comedian (and more) Fiona Scott Norman about prioritising variety and freedom over being deskbound, the delight of taking silly things seriously, and having Tim Win...

We speak to columnist, satirist, comedian (and more) Fiona Scott Norman about prioritising variety and freedom over being deskbound, the delight of taking silly things seriously, and having Tim Win... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
We speak to columnist, satirist, comedian (and more) Fiona Scott Norman about prioritising variety and freedom over being deskbound, the delight of taking silly things seriously, and having Tim Winton as a creative writing teacher.
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RMIT's very own Fiona Scott Norman!

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The close up: Self-publishing | The Daily

The close up: Self-publishing | The Daily | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
How self-publishing is changing the world of literature.
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Writers should beware the advice of other writers. Great literature could be lost - The Independent

Writers should beware the advice of other writers. Great literature could be lost - The Independent | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
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A hitherto unknown letter from JRR Tolkien to his publisher has come to light.
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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

Andre Piazza's curator insight, January 29, 4:40 PM

#Storytelling

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The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills

The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

Whether you're a published author or just getting started with blogging, it's not always easy to string words together in a way that makes sense, sounds good, and makes the reader feel something.
But every marketer should be able to write -- and, more importantly, every marketer can write. It's just a matter of finding the writing environment that works best for you, expanding your vocabulary, asking for feedback (and listening to it), and practicing.

Luckily, there are a slew of great tools you can use to help improve your writing. Check out the list below, and feel free to add the most helpful ones you use in the comment section....


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TRÈS UTILE 

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Thirty one different ways to improve our writing should give us at least one or two new options that we can pull out to get started, get moving, and get finished!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/improving-writing-skills-tools

Luke Padilla's curator insight, April 4, 1:47 PM

31 tools you can use to improve your writing. Several new to you I'm sure.

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32 Most Useful Free Tools for A Better Online Writing Experience — Writer, Reader & Lover of Words — Medium

32 Most Useful Free Tools for A Better Online Writing Experience - Writer, Reader & Lover of Words - Medium
Storytelling has always been a significant part life. Digital media now combines tradition with technology and allows you to tell stories…
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A Note on Novel Length

A Note on Novel Length | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
How long should my book be? It's a silly question, or so it seems. What does length matter so long as the story is well written? I have by turn either obsessed over novel length or ignored it entir...
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Best book covers of 2014

Best book covers of 2014 | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
People who say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover clearly have not seen these covers. Enjoy our list of some of the most stunning designs of the year.
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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:16 PM

Cool!  I'm an English teacher, and anything that helps to promote literacy and exposure to new and interesting texts gets an A in my book.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 2015 5:57 PM

Choose a theme - choose a discussion question - choose a text.

Open-source resources offering a great range for primary through to year 12 students.

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:07 AM

These texts can be downloaded and are aimed at varying literacy levels. The topics are broad and can be used to promote critical thinking. In an ELT context they could be used to form the basis of discussions. The text worksheets also contain questions to encourage reflection and debate.

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24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo

24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
This list of 24 quotes on writing will prepare you for NaNoWriMo and help you find the inner strength to write more and finish that novel in 30 days.
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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 2014 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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We are living, it seems, in 'the golden age of storytelling', where the seductive power of narrative is king. But is there a downside to privileging narrative above all else? Can our emphasis on cr...

We are living, it seems, in 'the golden age of storytelling', where the seductive power of narrative is king. But is there a downside to privileging narrative above all else? Can our emphasis on cr... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
We are living, it seems, in 'the golden age of storytelling', where the seductive power of narrative is king. But is there a downside to privileging narrative above all else? Can our emphasis on crafting good stories sometimes come at the expense of good thinking? And what of (often messy) truth - can it suffer when we're chasing neat narratives? **Maria Tumarkin** questions the limits of storytelling.
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Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Just a few short years ago, the world of digital scholarly texts was in its primordial stages, and it is still the case that most online editions are simply basic HTML or scanned images from more or less arbitrarily chosen print editions.

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The amount of free, digitised, publications just keeps on growing!

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Publishing Perspectives Monthly Magazine Issue #1: Selling and ...

Publishing Perspectives Monthly Magazine Issue #1: Selling and ... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
For our first issue, the lead topic of “Selling and Sales” highlights companies and people who are searching for and finding new strategies to increase book sales, whether they are publishers, agents or booksellers.
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Classic Literature Recreated With Lego Will Bring You Pure, Plasticky Joy

Classic Literature Recreated With Lego Will Bring You Pure, Plasticky Joy | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ah, classic literature. Nothing compares to the timeless stories that, through the power of the written word, connect us all regardless of age, background or personal belief.
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