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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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9 Key Elements Of Great Endings For Books And Stories - Writer's Relief, Inc.

9 Key Elements Of Great Endings For Books And Stories - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Litteris | Scoop.it
How to write a fantastic ending for a book or short story. Entrance readers with these techniques for splashy endings. (If you're struggling to end your story, check out our 9 suggestions!
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5 Steps to Blogging Mastery for Fiction Writers | Your Writer Platform

5 Steps to Blogging Mastery for Fiction Writers | Your Writer Platform | Litteris | Scoop.it
To blog or not to blog? Guest author Jason Kong shares his advice on how fiction writers can maximize their blogging efforts.
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5 Surprising Questions To Ask Your Author Web Designer - Web Design Relief

5 Surprising Questions To Ask Your Author Web Designer - Web Design Relief | Litteris | Scoop.it
Searching for a Web designer for help your author website? Here are 5 questions that you should ask before making your decision. They may surprise you. (Ask your Web designer the right questions!
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How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep…Literally - Writer's Relief, Inc.

How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep…Literally - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep to fuel the power of your pen. Use our tips to get better sleep, boost your creativity, and Improve Your Writing. (You may dream of being a better writer, but with sleep you may become one!
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Scribophile - Writing Rightly

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"He Said, She Said: Dialog Tags and Using Them Effectively."

by D.M. Johnson

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Penelope Silver's insight:

 

Dialogue can trip up even the most seasoned of writers. You can read about it all day long, but until you're actually writing and needing to use dialogue tags (or speech tags), you'll probably skip over this stuff.

 

Think of these tags as signposts, pointing to who is actually doing the talking. Each tag contains at least one noun or pronoun. (said, asked, whispered, remarked).

 

Susannah said

the clerk asked

she said and took off her coat

he said, looking sad

 

As I am writing my current novel, I sail merrily along, adding in some dialogue tags with ease, and getting myself mired in the mud at others.

 

Do I use he said or she said? Where does that comma go? Should I use a more expressive tag?

 

One thing to keep in mind: the "he/she said," or "he/she asked" will disappear in the reader's mind, while adding in an expressive tag will make it stick out like a sore thumb.

 

Read on if you, too, need a college lesson in drumming up the proper speech tag.

 

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

 

Link to the original article:http://www.scribophile.com/academy/he-said-she-said-dialog-tags-and-using-them-effectively

 
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Penelope's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:01 PM

 

Dialogue can trip up even the most seasoned of writers. You can read about it all day long, but until you're actually writing and needing to use dialogue tags (or speech tags), you'll probably skip over this stuff.

 

Think of these tags as signposts, pointing to who is actually doing the talking. Each tag contains at least one noun or pronoun. (said, asked, whispered, remarked).

 

Susannah said

the clerk asked

she said and took off her coat

he said, looking sad

 

As I am writing my current novel, I sail merrily along, adding in some dialogue tags with ease, and getting myself mired in the mud at others.

 

Do I use he said or she said? Where does that comma go? Should I use a more expressive tag?

 

One thing to keep in mind: the "he/she said," or "he/she asked" will disappear in the reader's mind, while adding in an expressive tag will make it stick out like a sore thumb.

 

Read on if you, too, need a college lesson in drumming up the proper speech tag.

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://www.scribophile.com/academy/he-said-she-said-dialog-tags-and-using-them-effectively

 

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A Picture's Worth

A Picture's Worth | Litteris | Scoop.it
Adding pictures to your posts is a great way to create visual interest and break up text-heavy content, but no one wants to violate copyright laws. So what's the best way to add photos to your blog...
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Tips for Storytellers: How to polish your writing | Poynter.

Tips for Storytellers: How to polish your writing | Poynter. | Litteris | Scoop.it

Inforgraphic: "Learn the difference between reports and stories."

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Self-Publishing And Direct Sales: Pros, Cons And Problems

Self-Publishing And Direct Sales: Pros, Cons And Problems | Litteris | Scoop.it
Why should self-publishers sell direct? And what are the pros and cons of eschewing Amazon and only selling direct?

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Versu and Jane Austen ~ Emily Short's Interactive Fiction

Versu and Jane Austen ~ Emily Short's Interactive Fiction | Litteris | Scoop.it

by Emily Short

 

"This is one of several design articles about the new interactive narrative platform Versu, which Richard Evans and I have been building with a team at Linden Lab.

 

"The first several stories implemented for Versu are written for a generally Regency-period sensibility, influenced heavily by Jane Austen, and less-heavily by several of her contemporary authors, as well as more recent writers such as Georgette Heyer and Patrick O’Brian. We did not pull quotes from the more recent authors whose work is still in copyright, but we were aware of some of the tropes that those authors have brought into reader consciousness."


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Miles de libros totalmente gratis para leer con Google Books? - Msjorgejuan! Respuestaslibros gratis

Miles de libros totalmente gratis para leer con Google Books? - Msjorgejuan! Respuestas Yotuberos hoy vamos a aprender, cómo se hace para encontrar miles de ... (Miles de libros totalmente gratis para leer con Google Books?

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Is there Story 2.0? What's Surprising About The Next Wave Of Narrative

Is there Story 2.0? What's Surprising About The Next Wave Of Narrative | Litteris | Scoop.it
Wrapping up a three-part series Jonathan Gottschall discusses the problem with interactivity and some eternal truths of storytelling.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:36 PM

In his last and final installment, Jonathan Gottschall explores what the future of storytelling is. Is storytelling changing? Is it morphing into something new and revolutionary? Are we evolving from stortelling 1.0 to 2.0?


I won't give it away -- you'll have to read the article. He has good points to make about 'revolutionary' literary forms, masterpieces, and our storytelling DNA.


I do agree with his conclusions and I know you will enjoy this article.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for the Just Story It curation on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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How to Get Book Reviews on Amazon

How to Get Book Reviews on Amazon | Litteris | Scoop.it
How to Get Book Reviews on Amazon
 
Having your book reviewed on Amazon is one of the most effective way of increasing the popularity of your book. The benefit is double.
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Fiction Writing Exercises: The Power of Prose

Fiction Writing Exercises: The Power of Prose | Litteris | Scoop.it
Fiction writing exercises for crafting strong prose.
When we writers discuss fiction, we usually focus on plot, setting, dialogue, and especially characters. These, of course, are the essential elements of decent storytelling.
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Epictetus: If you wish to be a writer, write. — Philosophical Quotes

« If you wish to be a writer, write. » Epictetus http://t.co/u2amS5Cd1W
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NaBloPoMo Writing Prompts

NaBloPoMo Writing Prompts | Litteris | Scoop.it
Good prompts are ones that anyone can respond to, that aren't aimed specifically at women, or at men, or at people who hold a certain belief -- but that tap into the broad human experience.

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Kindle Most Popular Device For Ebooks, Beating Out iPad; Tablets On The Rise

Kindle Most Popular Device For Ebooks, Beating Out iPad; Tablets On The Rise | Litteris | Scoop.it

More people who read ebooks own an Amazon Kindle dedicated e-reader than own an Apple iPad -- or any other device for that matter. As more people buy tablets and fewer buy e-readers, however, that fact is set to flip.


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Subplots, Character Arcs, and Color Coding: My Process for Major Revisions | Marissa Meyer

Subplots, Character Arcs, and Color Coding: My Process for Major Revisions | Marissa Meyer | Litteris | Scoop.it
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The largest publishers supply less than 8% of ebook titles, but achieve 50% of ebook sales

The largest publishers supply less than 8% of ebook titles, but achieve 50% of ebook sales | Litteris | Scoop.it

Whilst the five largest trade publishers in the U.S. published just 7.6% of all ebook titles between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, their title offering garnered roughly 50% of ebook sales volume during that period.

 

ebook publishing is eroding the market share of the largest trade publishers, which stood at 65.1% less than a decade ago.

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Writing The Spooky Scene

Writing The Spooky Scene | Litteris | Scoop.it

We’ve all read stories where we get a weird creepy feeling even though not much is happening on the page. No monsters jumping out, maybe just someone hears a noise, sees something out of the corner of their eye and it’s enough to give you the willies. 

 

But when you try to write a scene full of psychological horror it’s not as simple as putting the character in a spooky environment and letting the reader’s imagination do the rest.

 


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Dia Nacional do Livro - Brasil Escola

Dia Nacional do Livro  - Brasil Escola | Litteris | Scoop.it
Dia Nacional do Livro . História da data e as primeiras publicações no mundo e no Brasil.

Via Sandra Valéria Barbosa
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