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Tumblr for Writers
By Michael Lindgren
If you're like me, the last thing you want to hear is someone telling you about some new-fangled Internet thingie that you just have to engage with, now! or you'll be left behind. Well, I'm here to tell you that Tumblr is different. Look at that face — would I lie to you? Well, anyway… Tumblr is almost comically easy to use, and I say this as an oft-cranky Luddite who is leery of any technical instruction more complex than "press the ON button." It offers ways to showcase your writing and hone your brand that are extremely efficient and visually pleasing.
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The 7 Tools of Dialogue
Writer's Digest
When you write the first draft of a scene, let the dialogue flow. Pour it out like cheap champagne. You'll make it sparkle later, but first you must get it down on paper. This technique will allow you to come up with lines you never would have thought of if you tried to get it right the first time.
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Why Freelance Writers Should Vary Their Sources of Income
GalleyCat
Doing what you love for a living is everyone's dream. But if you’re a freelance writer, you know how unpredictable that life can be, income-wise: staggered assignments, varying rates, delayed payments. That's why it's so important to hone your writing skills in a variety of practices, so you can be versatile and land gigs in a number of industries.
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How the Flow of News on Smartphones Changes the Business of Journalism
Forbes
In some ways, Facebook and Twitter paved the way. Together, they buried the adage that ad agencies recited like lemmings: readers don't scroll. Facebook now makes tons of money from smartphone scrolling. The trick for news outlets is how to construct a mobile flow with content modules.
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3 Things to Remember When You Correct a Story
10,000 Words
While it may be true that when you talk about trust and journalism, we're talking about protecting sources and being brave enough to publish things that challenge the powers that be. But it's also just about being trustworthy as a news source. And that means correcting your mistakes.
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Be gone, Blogger's Block!
The WRITER
All you bloggers out there have no doubt experienced the occasional crippling bout of Blogger's Block. This affliction hits especially hard when coupled with burnout. Blogs tend to focus on a single topic, and it can be hard to write about the same theme over and over again.
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Should Self-Publishing Authors Hire Editors, Producers and Cover Designers? Team Publishing vs. DIY
Digital Book World
Self-publishing is something of a misnomer, given the various ways that authors can publish books outside of a traditional publishing relationship. In particular, we might consider two modes of indie publishing, do-it-yourself and team publishing. DIY is for authors who go it entirely alone. Authors who seek to make their projects team efforts may engage others to help them with various aspects of publication, whether those teams are groups of freelancers and friends or companies that have formed for the purpose.
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Adobe Launches Standalone Storytelling App for iPad
Mashable
Many of Adobe's mobile offerings have been extensions of the company's popular software products, such as Photoshop or Lightroom. Increasingly, however, Adobe is focusing on providing more tools for its mobile users. The company rolled out Adobe Voice, an all-new storytelling app for iPad users.
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