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6 Social Media Content Tips – Writing that Ranks!

6 Social Media Content Tips – Writing that Ranks! | Writing | Scoop.it
When it comes to the importance of SEO vs. content, the debate (nearly approaching a schism at times) rages on. However, when it comes to writing social media content that ranks, the quality of your c (Want to Create Content that Actually RANKS?
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - Neurorelay

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - Neurorelay | Writing | Scoop.it
How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? It is fascinating the way our brains are hardwired to interpret the written words. The infographic below presents some insights about the connection between writing and the brain.
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Writing | Scoop.it
Today’s infographic informs us that storytellers have the power to “plant emotions, thoughts, and ideas into the brain of the listener.” (How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?
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A Brief History of the Hashtag, and Other Unusu...

A Brief History of the Hashtag, and Other Unusu... | Writing | Scoop.it
The stories behind the octothorpe, the pilcrow, the ampersand, the manicule, and the diple.
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Following Your Blogging Compass: Writing with Your Unique Voice

Following Your Blogging Compass: Writing with Your Unique Voice | Writing | Scoop.it
Greetings my jelly bean honey bunny bears and welcome to another installement of Following Your Blogging Compass.  And I’ve got to tell you, last week was amazing! All of the comments and discussio...
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Writing Meditation | The Mindfulness Meditation Institute

Writing Meditation | The Mindfulness Meditation Institute | Writing | Scoop.it
Transform your life in just days with writing meditation. Be more loving & kind without any conscious effort. Writing meditation takes just 10 min./day. Free download.
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Writing life: Chunks vs. bites

Writing life: Chunks vs. bites | Writing | Scoop.it
In the last few years, I've spent more time than I'd like to admit beating myself up about how much I write (or don't write). Usually following a fierce internal tongue lashing in which I berate my...
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Making Public Appearances and Writing a Memoir - New York Times

Making Public Appearances and Writing a Memoir - New York Times | Writing | Scoop.it
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Making Public Appearances and Writing a Memoir
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And, not one day after arriving here late last week, Mr.
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Notes from the Hart

Notes from the Hart | Writing | Scoop.it
Writing, publishing and the everday dilemmas of life. (@hartstm Writing is what she does best. One day Lisen of Solsta will be in your library!
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How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors | Jane Friedman

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors | Jane Friedman | Writing | Scoop.it
A round-up of the best resources and tools for how to publish an ebook.
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Twitter / BestProHumor: If I was a famous author ...

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If I was a famous author http://t.co/kkS3PiMz2m
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Althouse: Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing.

Althouse: Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing. | Writing | Scoop.it
Reprinted on the occasion of his death. After all the rules, he has one more rule, which purportedly sums up all the rules: "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." I love that. Of the more specific rules, I'm strangely fond of #6: 6.
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Amnesty teen takeover: James Dawson on writing gay characters for teens - The Guardian

Amnesty teen takeover: James Dawson on writing gay characters for teens - The Guardian | Writing | Scoop.it
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I jumped at the opportunity to write about human rights issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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101 Fabulous Blog Topic Ideas

101 Fabulous Blog Topic Ideas | Writing | Scoop.it
I started off the year all gung-ho and self-righteous that I had a solid editorial plan and a never-ending list of blog post ideas I could ride through winter and beyond. But like many bloggers, I ...
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Blog Your Way to a Self-Published E-Book - San Antonio Express (blog)

Blog Your Way to a Self-Published E-Book - San Antonio Express (blog) | Writing | Scoop.it
Blog Your Way to a Self-Published E-Book
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Hello, friends! Some good news to share: I'm working on my first e-book, which I plan to self-publish a bit later this fall.
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Enjoy a free eBook from Simon & Schuster

Sign up for our mailing list and get a free eBook! (Never read HOUSE RULES? Sign up for @simonschuster’s mailing list to get it as a free eBook!
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Writing tips: Work on it!

Writing tips: Work on it! | Writing | Scoop.it
All good things come to those who wait. Mmmm, with last week's events, I'd like to change it to.... All good things come to those who wait and work hard as hell.Translation: If you wait for the rig...
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10 Tips For Writing Endings To Your Story - Writing Rightly

10 Tips For Writing Endings To Your Story - Writing Rightly | Writing | Scoop.it

"Always keep in mind what is expected in the genre you’re writing. If you’re writing a category romance, then the hero and heroine must unite at the end."


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Penelope's curator insight, August 23, 2013 4:07 PM

 

Writing endings for our stories could be the easiest thing in the world or the hardest. The best way to begin is to ponder on what kind of ending is expected for the genre in which you are writing. If you are writing a category romance, readers are going to expect the love interests to finally get together and have a happy ending. There have been exceptions (Romeo and Juliet or Love Story). If you are a reader anticipating a romantic story and happy ending, do you want to read a tragic ending? I don't.

 

The 10 tips presented should give you a great beginning to write your own ending. Check out the article for all the details.

 

1. Always keep in mind what is EXPECTED in the genre.

2. Avoid the dreaded DEUX EX MACHINE (gods taking care of it).

3. Think APPROPRIATE ending rather than satisfying ending.
4. NO MISERABLE ENDINGS for characters to no real purpose
5. Struggling? Compose an EVENT. Bring most characters together
6. REALLY struggling—go back to the BEGINNING.
7. When the story is over—STOP.
8. BEWARE of TOO MUCH BUILD UP with too quick a resolution.
9. No need to tie up every little plot string, but TIE UP MOST of them
10. EPILOGS: I kind of like them (peek into the future)

 

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://debravega.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/10-tips-for-writing-endings-to-your-story/

 

 

 

Kimberley Vico's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:40 AM

Like a strong beginning, you ought to have a good ending ~ in any story!  Give it a try...!

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Hot Marketing Tips for Writers (Part 11)

Hot Marketing Tips for Writers (Part 11) | Writing | Scoop.it
Many leading lights in the world of literature are kind enough to lead the fumbling writer through the dark loneliness of constructing their narrative, by offering advice on the craft of writing on...
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Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences | Writing | Scoop.it

The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action....

 

Stephen King: There are all sorts of theories and ideas about what constitutes a good opening line. It's tricky thing, and tough to talk about because I don't think conceptually while I work on a first draft -- I just write. To get scientific about it is a little like trying to catch moonbeams in a jar.

 

But there's one thing I'm sure about. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.

 

How can a writer extend an appealing invitation -- one that's difficult, even, to refuse?We've all heard the advice writing teachers give: Open a book in the middle of a dramatic or compelling situation, because right away you engage the reader's interest. This is what we call a "hook," and it's true, to a point. This sentence from James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice certainly plunges you into a specific time and place, just as something is happening:

 

"They threw me off the hay truck about noon."...


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Advice from the master of horror for storytellers, bloggers and writers. This entire By Heart is a series in The Atlantic in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. It is recommended reading.

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If I could get paid for writing.

If I could get paid for writing. | Writing | Scoop.it
I’d probably not make much- my writing isn’t exactly prophetic, but it’d be nice to make commission out of it. I have no clue as where to start looking. Also, not a (current) college student and I’m...
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Discovery: Another Buzzword We're Wrestling to Understand - Huffington Post

Discovery: Another Buzzword We're Wrestling to Understand - Huffington Post | Writing | Scoop.it
Discovery: Another Buzzword We're Wrestling to Understand
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Many romance authors were taking their prior books -whatever two or three books they'd written regardless of age - and bundling them into a set or series.
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The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors – Flavorwire

The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors – Flavorwire | Writing | Scoop.it
It's no secret that writers can be quite particular about their writing tools. Some might call it an obsession or fetish, but the pens, pencils, notebooks, and other implements that authors have used to create their most famous ...
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37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked ...

37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked ... | Writing | Scoop.it
Does it feel like a big challenge to get people to open and read your emails? It doesn't really need to be so hard ...
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Former Michigan basketball players writing an e-book - Detroit Free Press

Former Michigan basketball players writing an e-book - Detroit Free Press | Writing | Scoop.it
Former Michigan basketball players writing an e-book Detroit Free Press Josh Bartelstein, who played for the Wolverines in 2009-13, talked to umhoops.com about an e-book he is working on that will include all of his blog writing at U-M, along with...
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