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What’s What---Why Authors Still Need Printed Books - She Writes

What’s What---Why Authors Still Need Printed Books - She Writes | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
With the explosion of digital publishing, a lot of authors are choosing to publish ebook-only editions of their work, and sometimes for legitimate platform-bui… (She Writes Press Publisher @brooke_warner discusses why authors still need printed books.)...
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The Destiny Engine: E.C. Belikov: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

The Destiny Engine: E.C. Belikov: Amazon.com: Kindle Store | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
The Destiny Engine: E.C.Belikov: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (RT @eliasanderson: The Destiny Engine, by EC Belikov, is one of my favorite sci-fi novels of the last decade.)...
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Writers on how they write: Dan Chaon | Go Into The Story

During the early stages of writing, he carries a pocketful of cards with him wherever he goes; as they accumulate, he stores them in a card catalogue that he bought at a library sale. It often takes two years before something ...
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Joyce Carol Oates, writer – portrait of the artist - The Guardian

Joyce Carol Oates, writer – portrait of the artist - The Guardian | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
The GuardianJoyce Carol Oates, writer – portrait of the artistThe GuardianAt the bottom of every page, I'd put a strange scribble. I was emulating adult handwriting, though I didn't actually know how to write.
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Local Gems Poetry Press

Local Gems Poetry Press | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Local Gems is a small press based on Long Island New York. We are dedicated to providing quality verse written by poets from all walks of life. We believe that poetry is the voice of the people and...
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When You Wish Upon a Star, You Get the Pointy End (Part 1): Why Authors Should ALWAYS Respond To Negative Reviews | Digital Book World

When You Wish Upon a Star, You Get the Pointy End (Part 1): Why Authors Should ALWAYS Respond To Negative Reviews | Digital Book World | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
By the time the manager of the New York City Grand Hyatt found me, I was hyperventilating with rage. “I just want to warn you,” I said through gritted (Sollte ein Autor auf negative Kritiken antworten?
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Making E-books Is Harder Than It Looks - Huffington Post (blog)

Making E-books Is Harder Than It Looks - Huffington Post (blog) | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Making E-books Is Harder Than It LooksHuffington Post (blog)And in a perfect world, they also ask the author to proof it again. ...
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Should Writers Be Allowed To Recycle Material? - mediabistro.com

Should Writers Be Allowed To Recycle Material? - mediabistro.com | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
mediabistro.comShould Writers Be Allowed To Recycle Material?
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Finding Thrills in Translating Novels - Jack SpyWriter King - Blog

Finding Thrills in Translating Novels - Jack SpyWriter King - Blog | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Translation is exhilarating. It is a ride across the roaring rapids of an author's consciousness, bent close to the waters, listening for the deeper currents of his thoughts.
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Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics ...

Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics ... | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Poetry is an extreme form of wordplay, in which numbers dictate form and structure to give more beauty to it. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter and people say it's cool. It comes out on Sundays and offers the week's ...
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Authors from A to Z: O | Proud Book Nerd

Authors from A to Z: O | Proud Book Nerd | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Lauren Oliver has quickly become one of my favorite authors. While I still haven't read Before I Fall, I have read Delirium, Pandemonium, and Liesl & Po. All three of those were 5-star books for me! She's an amazing author, ...
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Wag The Fox: Five Weird, Funny Novels You Should Read: a guest ...

Wag The Fox: Five Weird, Funny Novels You Should Read: a guest ... | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Jeff Strand is in full swing getting the word out for his new YA novel, A Bad Day for Voodoo, but he's stopping by Wag The Fox to offer up five book recommendations to the readers with an affinity for a blend of humor and the ...
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Technology leads in English language teaching innovation awards - The Guardian

Technology leads in English language teaching innovation awards - The Guardian | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
The GuardianTechnology leads in English language teaching innovation awardsThe GuardianHand-held devices and computer games took centre stage at last month's ELTons awards in London, demonstrating that technology continues to set the agenda ...and...
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50 pieces of wisdom from novels

50 pieces of wisdom from novels | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Everyday life is a perilous vortex of confusing decisions, moral dilemmas and social quandaries. Without any useful advice, it can all seem a bit too much to bear.
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100 Best Teen Novels? | LitStack

“The results of the poll were fairly predictable (assuming for the moment you've heard of John Green), but the most interesting part of the process was the decision to disqualify some nominated novels for either being not ...
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Architectural poetry - Chicago Tribune

Architectural poetryChicago TribuneI am sure the ghosts of Chicago architecture will miss Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin as he attends Harvard University for the forthcoming year.
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Coriolanus, the Oxford English dictionary and scientific research into language | Kate Naylor freelance copywriter

Coriolanus, the Oxford English dictionary and scientific research into language | Kate Naylor freelance copywriter | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
RT @katenaylor1: Blog post - Coriolanus, the Oxford English dictionary and scientific research into language: http://t.co/gBIP4J9q...
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Plain Language Twittery

Plain Language Twittery | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
These papers are created by the Paper.li software from Twitter postings of 1) people involved in plain language work, and 2) postings tagged (Plain Language Twittery is out!
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Sci-Fi Classics as Pulp Novels | I Watch Stuff

Sci-Fi Classics as Pulp Novels | I Watch Stuff | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
What would some sci-fi movie classics look like as pulp novels? Here are some answers from illustrator Timothy Anderson, who made these awesomely-convincing mock-ups of Blade Runner, Alien, and The Matrix as trashy ...
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Robert Medak - Freelance Writer/Editor: Why Authors Need a Platform

Robert Medak - Freelance Writer/Editor: Why Authors Need a Platform | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Anything that authors do other than writing is time away from creating the story. Unfortunately, platform building comes with the territory of the author. Either the author builds the platform or they must outsource the platform ...
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How I Make Money Writing Poetry Online for My Blogs and Website

How I Make Money Writing Poetry Online for My Blogs and Website | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Making money on-line writing poetry is difficult, but it is very much an achievable Game Plan. Like any money making system on the Internet, it takes dedication and hard work and lots of time.
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Ray Bradbury's 7 Rules for Writers | Thought Catalog

Ray Bradbury's 7 Rules for Writers | Thought Catalog | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
But perhaps my favorite of Bradbury's books is Zen in the Art of Writing, his collection of short essays on the craft of writing. Throughout the book — which is part memoir, part writing seminar — Bradbury makes several strong ...
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Poetry analysis: How poets use various stylistic devices - The Citizen Daily

Poetry analysis: How poets use various stylistic devices - The Citizen Daily | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Poetry analysis: How poets use various stylistic devicesThe Citizen DailyPoets employ a number of stylistic devices in their literary work. ... In the two anthologies, Summons and Growing Up With Poetry, there are various styles used, ...
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What Classic Novels Were Almost Called | 101 Books

What Classic Novels Were Almost Called | 101 Books | Literature and Language | Scoop.it
Mental Floss—a stellar website if you've never been, by the way—recently listed what some famous classic novels were almost called. I found the list fascinating—it's a literary “what might have been,” and it makes me wonder ...
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