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Planning To Outline Your Novel? Don't - NY Book Editors

Planning To Outline Your Novel? Don't - NY Book Editors | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever been to an author Q&A, you’ve heard the
question. You may have even asked it, been the very audience member to raise his
or her hand, stand up and say: “Did you know how your book would end before you
started?
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How to Write Better Headlines

How to Write Better Headlines | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it

Headlines are extremely hard to craft. Here are some best practices for writing better headlines that inspire action.


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Shadow Puppet Is A New Storytelling App For Sharing Narrated Slideshows Of Your Photos

Shadow Puppet Is A New Storytelling App For Sharing Narrated Slideshows Of Your Photos | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling today means crowding around someone's phone as they describe their photos. Shadow Puppet bring that show & tell experience online by letting you share a voice-over with an animated slideshow of your pics.
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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 19, 2013 12:10 AM

Make a very good choice what platforms your are going to use for your storytelling time is my problem to get stories on platforms. Be careful or you don't have time to make stories because of all the choices or to distribute them on all kind of platforms 

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How telling a story can help your content: 4 tips for better blog writing | couch & associates

"There is one feature of a story that bloggers should make a decision on: characters. Building a character doesn’t necessarily require you to create a fictional mascot that is the star feature of all of your posts. Although this works for some brands, it is not the only way to create a connection between your blog and readers. You can also choose to change point-of-view, or use real life examples in your posts."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these introductory tips:

1. Personality is key

2. Know your hero and know your villain

3. Point of view

4. Beginning, middle, end


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, September 21, 2013 2:21 AM

This was my favourite take-away from this article.  It clearly explains who a villain is for most organizations - the customer's problem:

"You are their hero, and their problem is the villain. Sometimes remembering this makes it easier for people to write out their story, because they focus on the steps that the hero needs to accomplish in order for the villain to be defeated."

Omar Kattan's curator insight, September 21, 2013 1:31 PM

An excellent guide on making your blog posts more readable by utiilising storytelling elements and techniques.

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Sendak, Carle, Provensen, and 20 Other Beloved Illustrators’ Advice to Children on Being an Artist

Sendak, Carle, Provensen, and 20 Other Beloved Illustrators’ Advice to Children on Being an Artist | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
"No story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it's not the work of the imagination." "Every child is an artist," Picass (“No story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it’s not the work of the imagination.”...
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Quotes About Writing (4788 quotes)

Quotes About Writing (4788 quotes) | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
4788 quotes have been tagged as writing: Douglas Adams: 'I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.', Maya Angelou: 'There is ...
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How Does It End? Narrative Closure in the Marvel Universes ...

How Does It End? Narrative Closure in the Marvel Universes ... | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
In Marvels comics, narrative closure is always deferred, every ending a new beginning. Iron Man 3, with its now world weary characters and aging actors, draws attention to how live action is different from comics.
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Eat, Pray, Love, Get Rich, Write a Novel No One Expects - New York Times

Eat, Pray, Love, Get Rich, Write a Novel No One Expects - New York Times | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
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Eat, Pray, Love, Get Rich, Write a Novel No One Expects
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When Elizabeth Gilbert was in fourth grade, her teacher, Ms. Sandie Carpenter, announced a fund-raiser.
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5 Key Questions to Ask as You Write Your Novel | Write to Done

5 Key Questions to Ask as You Write Your Novel | Write to Done | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
As you begin to write your novel, there are five questions you need to ask that will make the story happen in your minds.
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25 Things You Should Know About Outlining

25 Things You Should Know About Outlining | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
1. Pantser Versus Plotter: The Cage Match The story goes that most writers are either pantsers (which regrettably has nothing to do with writing sans pants) or plotters (which has nothing to do wit...
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The Ninja Librarian: Plotting, Outlining, and Editing

The Ninja Librarian: Plotting, Outlining, and Editing | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
I've been in book editing mode for several months, which has made me do a lot of thinking not only about editing but about outlines, planning, and making the first draft closer to where I want it to be.
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Time to Write? Go Outside - New York Times (blog)

Time to Write? Go Outside - New York Times (blog) | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
Time to Write? Go Outside
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Fall promises crisp days with ample sunlight, a lifting of the humidity and ideal temperatures for being outdoors. This also means my writing will be getting better.
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Writing the Narrative Essay: How to Find the Words

Writing the Narrative Essay: How to Find the Words | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
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A Fine Line Between Love and Death - How to Write Love Scenes

A Fine Line Between Love and Death - How to Write Love Scenes | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it

As fantasy writers, we accept that certain elements are expected in our novels.  For example, the fight scene. Whether it’s an epic battle or a street duel, there’s going to be a fight somewhere. But what about love?


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A Short Story Written With Thought-to-Text Technology - New Yorker (blog)

A Short Story Written With Thought-to-Text Technology - New Yorker (blog) | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
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It was a Thursday, but it felt like a Monday to John. And John loved Mondays. He thrived at work.
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How to write 261 leads in a fraction of a second | Poynter.

Create. Inform. Engage.| Journalism training, media news & how to's ("There is no algorithm for humanity": http://t.co/oui4u4sr1F Bots can write basic stories but can't replace human writers.)...
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The best writing of the week, September 15 | The Verge

The best writing of the week, September 15 | The Verge | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't...
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Outlining a Story | Mystery Writing is Murder

Outlining a Story | Mystery Writing is Murder | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
This is something I've been reticent to do, since I don't really think of myself as an outliner. My outline process does seem to work for me, though, and in the hopes it might help someone else, I'll share it.
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Don't Let Outlining on Your Laptop Interfere With Real Learning

Let me guess, you probably create your outlines for class on your laptop, right? Well, it turns out that this practice might negatively impact your learning of class material. In “Text Is Still a Noun: Preserving Linear Text-Based ...
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Ask the Writing Teacher: Story Arc(s) - The Millions

Ask the Writing Teacher: Story Arc(s) - The Millions | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
The Millions Ask the Writing Teacher: Story Arc(s) The Millions I'm gonna be straight with you: I have put off answering this question not only because I've been busy editing my novel and potty training my kid, but also because it fills me with a...
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25 Ways To Fight Your Story's Mushy Middle

25 Ways To Fight Your Story's Mushy Middle | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
For me, the middle is the hardest part of writing. It's easy to get the stallions moving in the beginning -- a stun gun up their asses gets them stampeding right quick. I don't have much of a probl...
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Travel writing competition 2013 terms and conditions ... - The Guardian

Travel writing competition 2013 terms and conditions ... - The Guardian | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know to enter our travel writing competition.
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Storytelling: How to Write Anything - Business 2 Community

Storytelling: How to Write Anything - Business 2 Community | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling: How to Write Anything
Business 2 Community
But those components aren't just for fiction writing. The story model can actually be a successful template to use when writing any emotionally compelling content.
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Flash fiction: Sleepless nights - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium

Flash fiction: Sleepless nights - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium | Story & Narrative | Scoop.it
The figures and shapes on the canvas were taking the desired form.
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