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How to Overcome Writer's Block with 101 Proven Strategies

How to Overcome Writer's Block with 101 Proven Strategies | self publishing | Scoop.it
How to overcome writer's block fast with these proven tips used by writers to cure it. Beat writer's block today and boost your creativity and writin

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Penelope's curator insight, April 19, 2016 8:47 PM
Thanks Stephen Bennett for all these mind-bending tips for overcoming writer's block. There's also a very detailed infographic of the top 25 at the end. This is a keeper!

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Author Advice: Self-Publishing Q&A with Joanna Penn & David Penny September 29 Ask ALLi

Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Director Orna Ross and Joanna Penn, of The Creative Penn, answer members' questions on self-publishing, writing, publi...

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Small Publishers Use Face-to-Face, Online Methods to Market Books

Small Publishers Use Face-to-Face, Online Methods to Market Books | self publishing | Scoop.it

You’re a creative and hardworking person and you’ve just written a book or created a terrific piece of art. Where do you take it? How do you make a living doing what you love?

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Dickensian: how fictional characters become real in our minds

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Are characters from novels more than mere squiggles of ink? James Walton
surveys the evidence


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Standing Out on the Crowded Shelf—How to Help Your Fiction Find an Audience

Standing Out on the Crowded Shelf—How to Help Your Fiction Find an Audience | self publishing | Scoop.it
Our guest today is Lynne Griffin, author of the family-focused novels Girl Sent Away, Sea Escape, and Life Without Summer, as well as the nonfiction parenting guides Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent…

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Penelope's curator insight, November 12, 2015 8:23 PM

This article gives authors great suggestions to help their book stand out from the crowd. The writer suggests crafting your intent, your book description,  and your campaign. Then she gives some other intriguing ideas for engaging readers.

 

Highly recommended read for struggling authors.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writerunboxed.com/2015/11/08/standing-out-on-the-crowded-shelf-how-to-help-your-fiction-find-an-audience/

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Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie

Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie | self publishing | Scoop.it
Patrick Pearse and James Connolly became the icons of the 1916 Rising as it passed into history and national memory. Their edification eclipsed their comrades and, of these, among the m

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David Bowie co-writing stage work with Irish Playwright Enda Walsh that will feature new songs

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Enda Walsh

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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: The Barracks, by John McGahern

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks:  The Barracks, by John McGahern | self publishing | Scoop.it
Official Ireland approved of McGahern’s mesmerising debut novel, based on his upbringing in a Roscommon Garda barracks. The banning of its follow-up sent him into exile

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Amazon Encourages Self- Published Authors with its New Publishing Royalties Tweaks - Techwarriorz.com

Amazon Encourages Self- Published Authors with its New Publishing Royalties Tweaks - Techwarriorz.com | self publishing | Scoop.it
                 Amazon now sifts a different method in paying royalties to its writers who have self-published using its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens review – the man behind the novels ... - The Guardian

The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens review – the man behind the novels ... - The Guardian | self publishing | Scoop.it
Nicholas Lezard’s paperback of the week: sometimes hilarious, sometimes furious, these unguarded musings burst with energy
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Watch Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy Full Movie

Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 ..... Watch Online or Download here : http://hdseason.co/0221838.

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"When You Are Old"- Irish Locals Read W.B. Yeats

Read more: Irish locals read the poem "When You Are Old" by W.B. Yeats. Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben ...

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Constance Markievicz: experiences of a woman patrol (1915)

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In the second of a series of excerpts from Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922, Constance Markievicz asks who will start a fund to start a club for prostitutes in Dublin

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What's the Best Print service for Indie Authors? | Self-Publishing Author Advice from The Alliance of Independent Authors

What's the Best Print service for Indie Authors? | Self-Publishing Author Advice from The Alliance of Independent Authors | self publishing | Scoop.it

Excellent detailed analysis of the pros and cons of using Ingram Spark and CreateSpace to self-publish print books by ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo

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The Indie Authors Daily

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The Indie Authors Daily, by Orna Ross: Self Publishing News & Views brought to you by The Alliance of Independent Authors

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Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie

Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie | self publishing | Scoop.it
Patrick Pearse and James Connolly became the icons of the 1916 Rising as it passed into history and national memory. Their edification eclipsed their comrades and, of these, among the m

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Diagnosing Sydney Carton

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I am teaching a third-year module on Victorian literature and psychology this year, and while I am preparing lectures and reflecting on the course material, I am reflecting on some issues which relate to how we can ‘diagnose’ historical figures and literary characters.

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in examining literature and psychology, much of the material examines the authors’ interests in the new science of psychology (as well as pseudo-sciences such as phrenology and mesmerism). These interests are carried over into their literary works, and it’s surprising how different the texts seem when one reads them with an eye to psychological narratives.

 


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Words to Knock Out of Your Writing - XterraWeb

Words to Knock Out of Your Writing - XterraWeb | self publishing | Scoop.it
Words to knock out of your writing. Procrastinators, idlers, flat modifiers, qualifiers, and other words that weaken writing and should be eliminated.

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Penelope's curator insight, November 10, 2015 10:26 PM

Thanks to Kelley Hartigan for this article suggestion!

 

Writing allows for a multitude of word choices, and words are important; no doubt about it. Wisely choose and your readers will thank you.


This article shares some very nice lists and I do LOVE lists!  Writers should refer to these suggestions to scrape away bulky words. As a knife whittles wood into a new creation, that rambling, bare-bones piece of work can also bloom into something artful and beautiful.

 

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://editing.xterraweb.com/writing-tips/words-to-knock-out-of-your-writing?__scoop_post=4053720604&__scoop_topic=1007481#__scoop_post=4053720604&__scoop_topic=1007481

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Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie

Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie | self publishing | Scoop.it
Patrick Pearse and James Connolly became the icons of the 1916 Rising as it passed into history and national memory. Their edification eclipsed their comrades and, of these, among the m

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Thirteen things we never know about Irish author Maeve Binchy

Thirteen things we never know about Irish author Maeve Binchy | self publishing | Scoop.it
Author Maeve Binchy died in 2012
MAEVE BINCHY was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin.
She worked as a teacher before joining The Irish Times.

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A real lady.

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5 Reasons Internal Dialogue is Essential in Fiction (And How to Use It in Your Story)

5 Reasons Internal Dialogue is Essential in Fiction (And How to Use It in Your Story) | self publishing | Scoop.it
For a reader to invest their time in our story, they need to care what happens. Internal dialogue is one of the tools at our disposal to make them care because it creates an intimate connection bet...

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The voice inside our heads. We have that running dialogue going on all the time. How do we show it in our writing?

 

Great blog post by Marcy Kennedy that gives us some great tips for using internal dialogue properly.

 

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

 

Link to the original article: https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/5-reasons-internal-dialogue-is-essential-in-fiction-and-how-to-use-it-in-your-story/

 

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Author Demystifies The Life Of Emily Dickinson

Author Demystifies The Life Of Emily Dickinson | self publishing | Scoop.it
What do you see in your mind's eye when you hear the name Emily Dickinson? A purse-lipped teenager with severe hair and a velvet ribbon pinned to her throat? There is an element of truth to all of this of course. But Emily was gregarious, funny and deeply committed to her friendships.

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The Battle Is for the Customer Interface

The Battle Is for the Customer Interface | self publishing | Scoop.it

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening....

The Internet is the most powerful mechanism we can imagine to match perfectly individuals that need something, and people with something to offer. The moment started slowly by reducing complexity and removing the middle layer in the late 1990s. From insurance to early PC makers like Dell to travel agents, this time seemed to be an age where “direct” became a desirable moniker. This time seemed to favor scale and efficiency over service or brand, for commodities like insurance cover or processing power, the overheads of sales, marketing and retail footprint were stripped away.

By 2015 things changed. The balance of power between the different service layers is a jostle for control. Price-comparison sites first seemed to provide welcome traffic to airlines before airlines tried and failed to starve them of their business and promoted their own apps and websites as the preferred route. But it was too late. Services like Ocado once offered a symbiotic relationship with supermarkets, yet now supermarkets fear the power that such companies get when they get closer to the customer. In this age, the customer interface is everything. There are two approaches.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 11, 2015 2:17 PM

Must-read, thoughtful post from Tom Goodwin on TechCrunch. 9/10

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After so long discussing the importance of a right Market Offering, of Content, of peer evaluation and trust, of going Social...
Never underestimate the IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERFACE!

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This blog says it is all about the customer interface.  My takeway: Much of what I do is get people in touch with what they need.  Depending on what people prefer (e-mail, Moodle, Facebook, Twitter, MASSW Forums, Linked IN), I am providing information to people that they need to develop their practices. 

 

What information do you provide?

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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1949 – Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain - Irish Times

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1949 – Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain - Irish Times | self publishing | Scoop.it
The Irish State considered Connemara native Ó Cadhain as a threat to neutrality, but his acclaimed Irish-language novel is a brilliant series of scenes of class struggle

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"When You Are Old"- Irish Locals Read W.B. Yeats

Read more: Irish locals read the poem "When You Are Old" by W.B. Yeats. Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben ...

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