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Copyediting: It’s Not Rocket Surgery by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas provides examples of how copyediting is a process that incorporates many tasks and requires various skills.
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This game looks fascinating, and I'd love to try it out. I know that video games have become another platform for narrative, but this game uses prompts from romantic-era poetry to inspire writing. Has anyone tried it?
In Elegy for a Dead World, you travel to distant planets and create stories about the people who once lived there. Three portals have opened to uncharted worlds. Earth has sent a team of explorers to investigate them, but after an accident, you are the sole survivor. Your mission remains the ...
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Thanks for your comments -- I think it might be an innovative approach for students -- especially those averse to poetry, as many are. :)
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5 Things Literary Writers Can Learn from Sci-Fi Writers:  http://ow.ly/D9jKQ   (from Susan DeFreitas) : 
Think you know what's what because you've got a fancy MFA? Think again. Sci-fi writers know things about workshops, critique, process, and craft that you probably don't—but should.
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"A misbelief of painters" -- Ten of the best collective nouns, from @Guardianbooks
From a murder of crows to a misbelief of painters, Chloe Rhodes investigates the intriguing origins of her favourite collective nouns
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The Pixel Project proudly presents our live "Read For Pixels" Google Hangout with Robert J. Sawyer, the award-winning author of "FlashForward" and "Hominids".

Mr Sawyer will be reading an excerpt from one of his books, talking about his support for stopping violence against women and girls, and answering questions from fans.

The inaugural “Read For Pixels” 2014 Google Hangout series features live Google Hangout Readings with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net), which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project (http://www.thepixelproject.net) and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.ncadv.org).
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Robert J. Sawyer. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Looking for an editor? Create an editorial questionnaire. Here's how:
Wanted: How to Find Your Best Editor by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas uses bestselling author Tim Ferriss’ recent appeal for an editor as an example of how to find your best editor.
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Shawn Coyne's compelling theory of story as 8 stages that correspond to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's On Death and Dying.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote the seminal book On Death and Dying (1969) in which she laid out a psychological model for the stages of extreme change…coping with the death of a loved one. In the year...
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Tips for diversifying your content, from +Elizabeth S. Craig 
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After 12 years of publishing our educational resources with an independent press, we've decided to self-publish. Why now? #selfpublish  
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A thoughtful post in +Writer Unboxed from +Jan O'Hara: "What kind of fiction do you think you’d choose to read if you had advance knowledge of your expiry date?"
Last month, through pure serendipity, I stumbled across an intellectual exercise which I’d like to recommend to all my fellow writers.  I believe it will be of particular benefit to those of you wh...
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Worth watching -- all 7 minutes. Piano lesson with Oscar Peterson -- Dick Cavett
In 1979, jazz legend Oscar Peterson -- called "the Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington -- gave Dick Cavett a lovely TV piano lesson.
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For podcasters, or those thinking of starting a podcast - an infographic on who's listening, and for how long.
 
Interesting reading +Spreaker's overall listening statistics for August 2014 in an easy to consume infographic. Average listening time is 23 minutes. Could this be the perfect podcast episode length?

http://blog.spreaker.com/blog/2014/09/02/whats-going-on-with-your-listeners/
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Writing, editing and self-publishing tips.
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Editor at Beyond Paper Editing
Writer at Don't Panic Books
Contributing writer at TheBookDesigner.com
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Friday Reads: Social Reading and Goodreads on the Kindle - Critical Margins
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Amazon announced the second generation Kindle Paperwhite this week, and in the midst of the announcement came a new feature exclusive to the

How do you make money when everything is going free? | FutureBook
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Stop worrying about the price of books, or music, or art, going to zero. It's happening. It's happened. There is no going back. So now that

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?
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Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America. In the past two years, Harvard,