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Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'

Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish' | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" isn't the only book out this summer that reveals another look at beloved characters. Released Tuesday, "What Pet Should I Get?" by Dr.
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E-Readers Are Dying. What Does That Mean for Book Sales? - Slate Magazine (blog)

E-Readers Are Dying. What Does That Mean for Book Sales? - Slate Magazine (blog) | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) E-Readers Are Dying. What Does That Mean for Book Sales? Slate Magazine (blog) A drop in e-book sales, which are actually more profitable for publishers than hardcovers, would certainly mean trouble for the industry.
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What if Fictional Movie Characters Were As Selfie-Obsessed As We Are in Real Life? [VIDEO]

What if Fictional Movie Characters Were As Selfie-Obsessed As We Are in Real Life? [VIDEO] | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that this era is giving rise to the selfie-obsessed generation. But what if some of the most famous characters from popular films discovered the selfie? TNTRussia uploaded a humorous video of several fictional movie characters, characters who wouldn’t even recognize a phone, taking selfies. Voldemort takes serious solo selfies while Sherlock Holmes […]
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Twitter / curvedmarginz: Creative Writing for 16-18 ...

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#CM #sistahfriend Creative Writing for 16-18 year old y. women @ @P3Charity 28 Oct http://t.co/KDhi4SziKj #Raplyrics #Poetry #storytelling
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Quotes to Combat Writer's Block - Writers Circle

Quotes to Combat Writer's Block - Writers Circle | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Every writer's been there. The blank white screen and the pulsing cursor. The empty notebook and the pen poised to write. The tools are there, there's ample time... but the words refuse to flow.
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Alzheimer's patients leave legacy through writers group - Seacoastonline.com

Alzheimer's patients leave legacy through writers group - Seacoastonline.com | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's patients leave legacy through writers group Seacoastonline.com Bob O'Keefe, a member of a Legacy Writers Group for those living with Alzheimer's, said he has written this: “I have captured the true meaning of my life in the stories I...
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Comic Con a hive for comic creators, movie buffs - gulfnews.com

NBC Southern California Comic Con a hive for comic creators, movie buffs gulfnews.com More than 125,000 fans are expected to head to Southern California this weekend for San Diego's Comic-Con International, the pop-culture expo that runs from...
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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

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I want to try this.

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rsplearning's comment, August 6, 2013 11:14 AM
I glanced at that matlab site. How do students use that without relying on the consultants to do their work for them?
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30 ways to promote your blog posts and to drive more traffic to your blog – infographic

30 ways to promote your blog posts and to drive more traffic to your blog – infographic | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
30 ways to promote your blog posts and to drive more traffic to your blog
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David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish

David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Self-publishing is expanding beyond first-time writers who can’t get deals, as big names like the playwright and author David Mamet are choosing this route, another sign that digital disruption is reshaping the publishing market.

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100 free books by 100 different authors

100 free books by 100 different authors | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it

Web developer Christopher Pound mounted a data mining expedition deep into the free book lists at Project Gutenberg, creating a list of the 100 most popular books by 100 different authors on the site.

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How many have you read?

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Google Authorship 101 | Business 2 Community

Google Authorship 101 | Business 2 Community | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Last week I talked about the 6 things to focus on when marketing your brand or product on the internet.  The newest and probably least known item on that list

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Jeffrey Lapin's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:44 PM

Good article explaining how to set up Google Authorship and more importantly, why you should do especially if you blog.

 

Article by: Scott Gombar on Business 2 Commununity

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PHOTOS: 9 Great Southern Literary Landmarks To Visit

PHOTOS: 9 Great Southern Literary Landmarks To Visit | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Call us bookworms, but we're dying to travel the Southern literary trail, or at least a version of it. Writers like Faulkner, Hemingway, O'Connor--they're our heroes.

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Sounds like a road trip for the future!

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Why I Became a Southern Writer

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"Young black fiction writers in the U.S. often face a strange obstacle as they try to figure out who they are — it’s called American literature."
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Why Authors Need to Talk to Their Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors

Why Authors Need to Talk to Their Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Authors need to talk to their readers. Your success in our digital age depends on writing both a good book and content that motivates readers to buy.Sooner or later, authors need to talk to their readers. An author’s success in our digital age depends on two kinds of writing: first, writing your high-quality book, and second, writing content to motivate readers to press the “Buy” button. How do authors balance these two kinds of writing to create success? Successful authors can no longer push at readers a monologue message such as “Buy my Book.” The days of one-way communication are over. Pushing a message at consumers doesn’t work. Why? People are armed to mute, click off, and trash unsolicited and unwanted messages. So what replaces the “push a message” approach? Creative, meaningful interaction with your readers. Once people are engaged in a dialogue with you, they have a natural tendency to go deeper into your writing. Personal dialogue with your readers is the powerful first step in guiding their interest toward the ultimate goal of buying and reading your books.Why Successful Authors Need to Talk to Their ReadersReaders make or break an author’s success. They write your book reviews and tell their friends how great you and your books are. One single reader can become a valuable connection point to their own larger network, leading their friends back to your books. There is no doubt in my readers’ minds that I value them as authors; you’ll see it quickly in the meme (image + words) I use to express my authentic connection–this encourages interaction on my sites and posts. As an author, you become the center of your own tribe of readers, and by speaking to them, you lead them on the path toward buying your books.How to Write for Your Readers: Find the Connection PointsWhen writing about your books, keep your readers at the front of your mind. As a writer, you are already talented at shifting perspective and mastering point of view in characters. Use that same skill to go into your readers’ minds when talking about your fantastic, high-quality book. Tailor your content to your readers. When we write for or post to a nonspecific audience, we tend to “speech-ify” and our message loses relevancy. But an author who personally tells me about his book or story brings it to life. When the personal conversation is tailored to me as the listener, I suddenly find myself caring. Here is one key way my author clients find th connection points between readers and their books: by talking to a relative or friend or someone who cares, but who doesn’t know their books. When you share what your book is about with people who care about you, along with the reason you wrote it and why, the relevant points come out naturally. From there, you can record and transcribe that conversation. These are the points you want to share with your readers in writing blogs and posts.Get Inspired by Brand AuthorsOne famous author who reaches out to her readers is Barbara Kingsolver, who talks about climate change, a topic that leads to the subject matter of her bestselling novels. “Brand” author Stephen King built loyal customer relationships by writing a book on the craft of writing, which speaks directly to the concerns of writers’, who are also readers of his books. Ann Rule writes manuscripts completely dictated by her audience’s ideas and reactions, which she gathers from blog comments, polls, and emails. In fact, studies show that readers are willing to pay a premium price for name authors they follow as opposed to unknowns. And remember, every author started out as an unknown.Take Some Time to Learn About Your AudienceFind out what your audience likes, enjoys, and needs. A surprisingly common mistake many authors make is not knowing who they are writing for. As an agent, I never consider authors who don’t know who their readers are. Collect information about your readers. Ask questions and read the responses at the end of blog posts. Read the comments on forums and blogs aimed at your audience.4 Ways to Write Posts for ReadersAs you tailor your promotional content to your readers concerns and interests, here are great ways to supercharge your budding dialogue with your audience:1. EducateFind and share facts, new connections, articles, quotes, and blog posts that you and your readers care about and will want to share and retweet. Start a Q&A section on your blog.2. EnableMake sure your listen to and respond to your readers. Even include them in future blog posts and books where appropriate. Become partners in creation of the work.3. SupportValidate opinions, give tips, offer suggestions, and help.4. RewardIn exchange for readers’ opinions and preferences, give rewards and gifts like discounts, tips, freebies, and free books.Quick Tips for Talking to Your ReadersHere are some quick and easy ways to open up a dialogue with your readers:Ask about readers’ thoughts and opinionsRespond to their stated concernsLook for common interestsComplimentFeel readers’ pain pointsCelebrate readers’ successesAbove all, remember to lead that dialogue toward the content of your booksKeep a list of how people responded, especially in regard to actions such as shares, re-shares, emails, tweets, likes, and freebie downloads. See if you can find that sweet spot, to which people respond most. Then find ways to do more of what worked, and expand more ways to get the same level of interest. At the end of the day, your ongoing dialogue with your readers will lead to an author’s biggest reward: word of mouth that leads new readers to your books. The more passionate followers you have, the larger your potential network of new readers.
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Marketing Tips 4 Authors - by Clive Eaton: Marketing Tips for Authors - The 4Ps Part One

Marketing Tips 4 Authors - by Clive Eaton: Marketing Tips for Authors - The 4Ps Part One | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
RT @CliveEaton: MARKETING TIPS 4 #Authors - The 4Ps of Marketing Part One - http://t.co/CpH6J3uLeF #ASMSG #IAN1 #ArtKNB @WritersRT #MT4A
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Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists | Live Write Thrive

Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists | Live Write Thrive | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Insights, inspiration, and practical advice for writers (RT @CSLakin: Writing tip! Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists http://t.co/jXMpzxor8Q)
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How to be Creative and Write

How to be Creative and Write | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
This Lens looks at ways of creating ideas for your writing exploits. We will be looking at techniques and how to stimulate the mind.
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The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
From Don Quixote to American Pastoral, take a look at the 100 greatest novels of all time (The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list http://t.co/Aho7JwVCyk)...
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Creative Writing 101, or, Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Rules for Writing Fiction.

Creative Writing 101, or, Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Rules for Writing Fiction. | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: 8 tips for writing fiction from Kurt Vonnegut.
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State’s first banned book to be published for first time in 80 years

State’s first banned book to be published for first time in 80 years | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Greed, priestly lust, alcoholism, sexual frustration and murder are among the themes of the first novel to be banned in Ireland, which is due to be published again this week inGalway. Liam O’Flaherty’s The House of Gold was suppressed by the Irish Censorship of Publications Board the year after its release in 1929, as it believed it fell into the category of being “indecent” or “obscene”.
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iUniverse Writer's Tips| How to Write a Children’s Book

iUniverse Writer's Tips| How to Write a Children’s Book | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
iUniverse Self-publishing offers six tips for writing children’s books.

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Do authors ever prefer the movie to their own book? - Io9

Do authors ever prefer the movie to their own book? - Io9 | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
It's common to say that the book is always better than the movie, but sometimes that isn't true. Occasionally, a movie will come along that transforms its source material into something greater than the original.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:21 PM

Very interesting article. Click the headline -

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31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors

31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 22, 2013 8:05 PM

“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”


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academiPad's curator insight, May 22, 2013 8:19 PM

Some motivational gems you can read every time you start a new writing session - one every day. My favourite, courtesy of Ernest Hemingway: "The first draft of everything is shit."

Nyse's curator insight, May 23, 2013 12:57 AM

Boring antics is something swayed.  i like how some people can express themselves with a glare of wit on another's circumstance.

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10 Contemporary Southern Authors You Should Be Reading - Flavorwire

10 Contemporary Southern Authors You Should Be Reading - Flavorwire | Authors and Writing | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...

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Love Fannie Flagg!!

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