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Margaret Atwood: ‘I am not a prophet. Science fiction is really about now’

Margaret Atwood: ‘I am not a prophet. Science fiction is really about now’ | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
The TV adaptation of her dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale captured the political moment. Ahead of a new series, Atwood talks bestsellers, bonnets and the backlash against her views on #MeToo

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bobbygw's curator insight, January 23, 6:16 AM
She's a fantastic writer, but I do wish she wouldn't pontificate about science fiction. 

Despite her own study of SF ('In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination'), she continues to call her own SF dystopias "speculative" fiction. As if determinedly to shy away from having her own SF fiction tarnished by association, because then it would no longer be considered literary fiction by the mainstream book review critics. And this, despite the fact of the remarkable, long-standing historical body of excellent SF and authors since the 19th century.
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Story Arc | A Simple Way to Understand and Plot Your Novel

Story Arc | A Simple Way to Understand and Plot Your Novel | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
A story arc is the chain on which the pearls, or scenes, of your novel are strung. The story arc--or narrative arc--is the same thing as "plot."

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Penelope's curator insight, August 2, 2016 7:15 PM
Simply explained, this article is a great keeper to explain story arc. What it is, why it's important, and how to use it to make your novels pop with tension.

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


Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 4, 2016 10:21 PM
Helpful way to understand and organize plot.
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NaNoWriMo Prep: 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days | WritersDigest.com

NaNoWriMo Prep: 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days | WritersDigest.com | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Want to knock out a first draft in 30 days? Here are 30 tips to help you have a successful month of writing and accomplish your goal of writing a book.
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Translation Tips - Rosalind Harvey - English PEN

Translation Tips - Rosalind Harvey - English PEN | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Rosalind Harvey, a translator of Hispanic fiction, shares some invaluable advice as part of our Translation Tips post series.

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Sylva Ficová's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:19 AM

Yes:
Tip 3.  Listen to lots of music, and play it if you can: a translator needs a good ear.

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Literary mysteries: Did Tolkien really create entire languages for his books?

Literary mysteries: Did Tolkien really create entire languages for his books? | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
This week, we tackle the mystery of J.R.R. Tolkien's invented languages. Elves, Orcs, Ents, Hobbits -- each had their own specific language, complete with grammar.

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The Big List of 103 Freelance Translators' Tips

The Big List of 103 Freelance Translators' Tips | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
There’s a wealth of important advice and valuable information here for freelance translators, so be sure to check out each tip. Here’s to a successful 2015 for all our wonderful translators!
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Translators Disrespected

Translators Disrespected | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
You're sitting at home (or at work) slaving over a translation when out of the blue you receive a call/email/text message* (delete where appropriate) from a colleague/friend/acquaintance* (delete w...

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On telling instead of showing, the question you should be asking, and the true purpose of dialogue

On telling instead of showing, the question you should be asking, and the true purpose of dialogue | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Tips 1. Create a compelling character by focusing on how they answer questions: How Does Your Character Answer Questions? 2. Why you're probably asking the wrong questions when figuring out your no...
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Will machine translation replace human translators? | RedLine LS

Will machine translation replace human translators? | RedLine LS | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Will machine translation replace human translators? We don't think so. The question "Will machine translation replace human translators?" may strike fear...
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A Few, Good Writing Tips to Keep You on Your Toes | Writing Forward

A Few, Good Writing Tips to Keep You on Your Toes | Writing Forward | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
A few good writing tips might be just what you need to break through a writing slump or some obstacle that's interfering with one of your projects.
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Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin

Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Last night, A Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House to discuss his popular fantasy series, the spin-of...
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Confessions review – Jaume Cabré’s monumental novel about the problem of evil

Confessions review – Jaume Cabré’s monumental novel about the problem of evil | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
The leading Catalan novelist’s first English translation is the story of a priceless violin and its secret past. By Nick Caistor

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Why Writing Is the Best Way to Increase Your Mental Strength

Why Writing Is the Best Way to Increase Your Mental Strength | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Many successful business leaders are also devoted writers. Expose yourself to harsh critics to build an unshakable foundation of mental strength, and become a more influential business leader in the process.

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Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills

Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
From some of the experts in our midst comes a host of powerful and effective writing exercises that will get students thinking critically and creatively.
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12 Tips for Writing With Unforgettable Personality

12 Tips for Writing With Unforgettable Personality | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Check out these 12 methods for writing with unforgettable personality.
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Tolkien's Tips For Writing Complex Heroes | 101 Books

Tolkien's Tips For Writing Complex Heroes | 101 Books | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Gandalf? Even Sam? You could make an argument for each of those characters, I think. And they all have a lot of traits in common.
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A World of Words: Good Translation and International Diplomacy

A World of Words: Good Translation and International Diplomacy | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
In the subtle world of international diplomacy, the power of effective translation can be monumental.

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5 Tech Terms You Secretly Wish You Understood

5 Tech Terms You Secretly Wish You Understood | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Technology is changing at an incredible pace. Keeping up with tech terms can be confusing and intimidating. You run across them all the time -- reading online, listening to the news and watching TV.

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The 51 Best Writing Articles I’ve Ever Read

The 51 Best Writing Articles I’ve Ever Read | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
All of the articles about writing I’ve starred and saved over the past 5 years to learn about content marketing and the most persuasive way to communicate.
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50 of the Best Websites for Writers

50 of the Best Websites for Writers | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
There are tons of reference sites on the web that can help you find a job or write a poem, essay or story. Here is a list of the best 50 websites for writers.
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The Rapid Decline of the Movie Quotation - New York Times

The Rapid Decline of the Movie Quotation - New York Times | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Memorable lines from current movies are hard to find.
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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media, one of the most valuable places to turn is your own blog and the content you create.

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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
Writers have a serious advantage over the rest of us.
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7 Strategies to Help Students Generate Creative Ideas - NSays.in

7 Strategies to Help Students Generate Creative Ideas - NSays.in | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
students are working on a writing task or a classroom project, these tips could probably help them generate some innovative ideas and boost their thinking process.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:25 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Learn the lingo and live longer: Foreign languages makes for more brain cells

Learn the lingo and live longer: Foreign languages makes for more brain cells | Translation and writing | Scoop.it
"Ik spreek goed Nederlands" (I speak good Dutch); that's the phrase which brought the house down during a recent visit to my Dutch in-laws' in Rotterdam.

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Eric Humes's curator insight, December 20, 2016 12:48 PM

Se Habla Espanol? or Parle Vu Francais? Grab a new language and literally Blow your mind!