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How to Create a Story

How to Create a Story | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.


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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:37 AM

Stories are one of the most effective ways leaders can connect with their people ...this framework can be very helpful in think through the stories you cherish to help make them more impactful and meaningful.

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Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction

Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

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Katie Frank's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:01 AM

Though he wrote this a few years ago, it all still holds true for developing strong writing focus. Great advice!

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Kay Kendall | WritersDigest.com

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Kay Kendall | WritersDigest.com | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
2. Keep a writer’s notebook. Brilliant thoughts are fleeting. You need to pin them down before they get away.
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How to Write a Summary

In this video, we will discuss how to write a successful summary in academic English. Students will learn the important do's and don'ts of summary writing an...
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Creative Writing Tip: Read Outside Your Genre

Creative Writing Tip: Read Outside Your Genre | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
While reading in your genre is a wonderful tip--in fact, it's very necessary--for any author, today I want to explore the benefits I've received from reading outside my genre: specifically, the ben...
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Helping you become a #1 Bestselling Author

Helping you become a #1 Bestselling Author | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

Bestselling Author … Bestselling Novel … sounds good doesn’t it?


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The Writer as Editor: More Tools to Use

The Writer as Editor: More Tools to Use | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

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New Book Discovery Tool Helps Authors and Publishers Share Excerpts

DAB (Discover a Book) announces a low cost service for self-published authors that puts an excerpt of their book in front of key book buyers.


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Jane Steen's curator insight, February 12, 2013 4:31 AM

Think I might try this one - anyone else?

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Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook

Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
"We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not."

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The Creative Writing Student's Handbook

The Creative Writing Student's Handbook | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
How do you become a successful writer? You’ll need commitment, passion, determination and a good teacher. But you’ll also need to be a good learner. As teachers of creative writing, we have had...
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Will Self: How I Write

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Will Self’s 'Umbrella' was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and now out in America. He tells us about some of his favorite vices.
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Top 10 Books for Writers You Need to Read Now

Top 10 Books for Writers You Need to Read Now | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

These top 10 books for writers will inspire you and enhance your writing - from boosting creativity to strengthening weak writing.


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Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips - The Guardian (blog)

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips - The Guardian (blog) | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips The Guardian (blog) Having a writing strategy means making sure you have both external drivers – such as scoring points in research assessment or climbing the promotion ladder – and...
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The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal remember the moments that you never want to forget and improve well just about... ("Pursuing pleasure is a worthy goal.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:57 PM

To be present is a gift.

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Grammar Girl : Top Ten Grammar Myths :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

RT @JeromeShaw: #Writing #Tips: Top Ten Grammar Myths http://t.co/DbElItu0xz
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Revising with Scrivener!

Revising with Scrivener! | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

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Jane Steen's curator insight, July 27, 2013 3:04 AM

I may need this VERY SOON...

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Content Marketing 101: Writing eBooks and White Papers

Content Marketing 101: Writing eBooks and White Papers | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
Creating an interesting eBook or handy White Paper, means going that step further in providing quality content to your users. So how do you go about writing your first eBook or White Paper?
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Freelance Blogging


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Jane Steen's curator insight, May 10, 2013 11:11 AM

This list of posts is worth looking into if you like blogging.

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A Scholarship of Generosity: New-form Publishing and Hybrid ...

A Scholarship of Generosity: New-form Publishing and Hybrid ... | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
This blog post by Jesse Stommel (Co-founder and Director of Hybrid Pedagogy) is part of a series that asks after new forms of scholarship and demonstrates how academic out-put is changing in the digital age.
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50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination.
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Writing Steps Every Writer Needs

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Writing articles for Hub Pages ad other article base companies can seem daunting. Here is the straight good on earning and breaking though to success.
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5 Tips to Make Your Editor’s Life Easier

5 Tips to Make Your Editor’s Life Easier | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it
Freelance writing can be a tough career track to follow.
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Writing Steps Every Writer Needs

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Writing articles for Hub Pages ad other article base companies can seem daunting. Here is the straight good on earning and breaking though to success.
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Classic Books On The Craft Of Writing

Classic Books On The Craft Of Writing | Writing Resources, Tips, and Tools | Scoop.it

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Jane Steen's curator insight, January 3, 2013 2:00 PM

A few favorites worth checking out.