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3,000 #CommonCore Lesson Plans

3,000 #CommonCore Lesson Plans | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - January 15, 2014 -The National Education Association (NEA) and BetterLesson launch a new web site today, cc.betterlesson.com/mtp. The site, where teachers share what works in the classroom, features more than 3,000 classroom-ready lessons that are easily accessible and can be integrated into any curriculum.
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In the Write State of Mind - InsideVandy

In the Write State of Mind - InsideVandy | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
In the Write State of MindInsideVandyA self-proclaimed lover of reading, Zhang began writing when she was 12 years old.
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Online Fan Fiction Changes Face Of Publishing - Key 103 Manchester

Online Fan Fiction Changes Face Of Publishing - Key 103 Manchester | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
BigPond NewsOnline Fan Fiction Changes Face Of PublishingKey 103 ManchesterThe rise in fan fiction is one such development.
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10 iPad apps for the writer - ZDNet

10 iPad apps for the writer - ZDNet | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
ZDNet10 iPad apps for the writerZDNetSummary: Contrary to popular belief tablets can be quite capable tools for writers.
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Gore Vidal remembering Italo Calvino: “I was also writing what he had

Gore Vidal remembering Italo Calvino: “I was also writing what he had | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Since both writers have been on my mind, it was curious to see their names intertwined in a link (can't even remember where) that revisited a New York Review of Books article, featuring Vidal's 1985 recollection of Calvino's ...
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David Rakoff's Death: Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Writers - Huffington Post

David Rakoff's Death: Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Writers - Huffington Post | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
David Rakoff's Death: Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite WritersHuffington PostLater that night, as he and Crosley talked about their work and their writing process -- "Writing is like pulling teeth.
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Contests accepting work from aspiring writers - Monroe News Star

Contests accepting work from aspiring writers - Monroe News Star | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Contests accepting work from aspiring writersMonroe News StarFor all you aspiring writers out there, the publishing world can be a daunting mountain to climb. One way to test the waters is to submit to writing contests.
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BookLovers: 'Dutchman' a brilliant short story in song | Short Stories ...

BookLovers: 'Dutchman' a brilliant short story in song | Short Stories ... | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
BookLovers: 'Dutchman' a brilliant short story in song. By admin | Published: August 10, 2012. Every once in a while I stumble upon a song written so perfectly, it is, itself, a short story. When I find songs like these, I become absorbed in them.
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Nancy's Blog: Young Adult Fiction

Nancy's Blog: Young Adult Fiction | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Over a year ago I attended a panel on YA fiction, and something I heard has picked at my mind ever since. This particular panel consisted of librarians, both school and public, talking about what young people read.
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On Writing

On Writing | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
And my notion is that The War is all he'll ever have to write about and that The War is over. However, the story you read is not the best of his. The others have a certain power in the prose which the one in FQ lacked entirely.
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William Shatner On Mike Slocumb, Twitter And 'The Magic Of Science Fiction' - Huffington Post

William Shatner On Mike Slocumb, Twitter And 'The Magic Of Science Fiction' - Huffington Post | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
William Shatner On Mike Slocumb, Twitter And 'The Magic Of Science Fiction'Huffington PostChicago is a very passionate city, and the meetings...a lot of people come, and are very passionate about this subject.
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Storymind.com - Writing Software & Free Writing Resource for Novelists & Screenwriters

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GrammarBase.com Launches Free Grammar Checker Service for Writers - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

GrammarBase.com Launches Free Grammar Checker Service for Writers - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
GrammarBase.com Launches Free Grammar Checker Service for WritersVirtual-Strategy MagazineEasy-to-use grammar checker scans text for grammar, punctuation, style, plagiarism, misspellings, and contextual spelling errors.
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Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Considering self-publishing a book? CNET's David Carnoy discusses the ins and outs of what it's all about. Read this article by David Carnoy on CNET.
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Dodgy Characters | The Malay Male

Dodgy Characters. I'm some ways into my novel, when I discovered that my portrayal of characters in the story - most of them based on manipulative relationships - is not realistic. I forgot that no character is coloured only by ...
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Darrell Huckaby: Grocery store encounter leads to grammar lesson - newtoncitizen

Darrell Huckaby: Grocery store encounter leads to grammar lesson - newtoncitizen | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Darrell Huckaby: Grocery store encounter leads to grammar lessonnewtoncitizenI have a standard comment for people who want to ask me questions. Only do so if you want to hear the answer.
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Texting erodes kids' grammar skills, study says - Tbo.com

Texting erodes kids' grammar skills, study says - Tbo.com | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Texting erodes kids' grammar skills, study saysTbo.comIf you have teens, you've probably grown accustomed to seeing them lighted by the glow of a phone screen.
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Poetry: Writing turns into expression for Bemidji native - Bemidji Pioneer

Poetry: Writing turns into expression for Bemidji native - Bemidji Pioneer | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Poetry: Writing turns into expression for Bemidji nativeBemidji PioneerPoetry: Writing turns into expression for Bemidji native.
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Watching and writing - The Spokesman Review (blog)

Watching and writing - The Spokesman Review (blog) | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
Watching and writingThe Spokesman Review (blog)I am trying to watch the gold medal basketball game while I write. Thus part of me is a writer, part of me a fan. As a writer I have some serious questions about the Olympics I want answered.

Great example of a blogging sports writer. You can really appreciate how this guy feels about e sports he's reporting on.
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Rising Action – Character Description, more Showing | Zen of Scenes

Rising Action – Character Description, more Showing | Zen of Scenes | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
12 August 2012, this blog is about writing in scenes. I'll leave up the parts of a novel because I think this is an important picture for any novelist. I'm writing about the rising action. 1. The beginning 2.
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Billy Crystal writing ode to boomer life - Times Herald-Record

Billy Crystal writing ode to boomer life - Times Herald-Record | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Billy Crystal writing ode to boomer lifeTimes Herald-RecordFILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows Billy Crystal arriving at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif.
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English Grammar Book Collection PDF » IRFree.com - Download ...

English Grammar Book Collection PDF » IRFree.com - Download ... | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
English PDF 1.27 Gb 11 English Grammar books (Oxford Longman)/The.Good.Grammar.Book.pdf 9.47 MB 11 English Grammar books (Oxford Longman)/Longman_English_Grammar_Practice_Intermediate_.
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Writing « Bug Girl's Blog

Writing « Bug Girl's Blog | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
I really loved this interview with David Rakoff about why he writes. This part especially really resonated with me: “Writing only ever begins badly. And you have to sit and tolerate yourself long enough to grind out a shitty draft.
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Writing Tips from Storymind.com: The Chemistry of Characters

Writing Tips from Storymind.com: The Chemistry of Characters | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
This is the purpose of Characters. Each Character illustrates one or more ways in which one might address a problem. These different approaches are commonly referred to as Character Traits. We call them Character ...
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Pushing a Snake Up a Hill: What's Up with My Writing Projects?

Pushing a Snake Up a Hill: What's Up with My Writing Projects? | Writing Fiction | Scoop.it
It's long and it's complex, and there are a lot of things in it that I could not figure out beforehand; I could only discover these things by pushing at the story and the characters—that is, by writing and sometimes taking wrong turns ...
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