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Melanie Marttila
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Tipsday: Writerly Goodness found on the interwebz April 13-19, 2014

Muses rejoice, it's tipsday again :)

Here's a whack of writerly goodness for you this week.

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Oh, and #HappyEarthDay !

#curation #writing  
Let’s see what we gots here ... Part 9 of K.M. Weiland’s Creating Stunning Character Arcs series: the 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette for Writers. Anne R. Allen’s blog. Agent Carly Watter...
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Is #ScienceFiction underrated?

For your consideration.
Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?
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The 12 most--

Maybe they won't "shatter" your world, but you may want to have a look if you want to be a writer.

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The ideal length for everything online

Very useful information. Generally, just about everything I write is too long by these standards, but I'm learning ...

#ideal #length #socialmedia  
Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.
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Well that was interesting. When I looked at my Twitter RT's, FB likes,and blog post I come up with totally different numbers. Maybe we have our 'sweet spots,' and if it's working, all the better. Thanks for posting +Melanie Marttila  because this gives us a chance to review our own numbers. 
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Yes, +Carly Watters is an agent, but I've found her advice is generally spot on.
 
Why you need an agent:
Yes, even you self pubbed authors need an agent now more than ever. There's no disputing that you can publish your own book, get a deal by yourself meeting an editor at a conference or submitting t...
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21 women writers you should read

Just in case your "to-read" bookshelf isn't collapsing under its own weight yet ...

#womenwriters #toread  
Donna Tartt just won a Pulitzer. Here are 21 other women writers you should add to your reading list.
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50 tweetable Twitter tips

I'm still learning how to use #socialmedia optimally. These 50 #Twitter tips all have "Tweet this" links so you can share them online. And, you want to bet they're 100 characters or under, to allow for others to add comments ;)
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This is verra interesting. Thanks to +Anne R. Allen for bringing this to my attention.
 
Interesting info. My FB posts are way too long.
Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.
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It builds character

Day 2 session from #AdAstra2014 with Patricia Briggs and Karen Dales.

New post on Writerly Goodness.

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Have her in circles
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Author/corporate trainer/course designer/training coordinator
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I can write just about anything. Certified trainer. Grammar Nazi.
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Writer, 1977 - present
    Published poet, award-winning short story writer, working on first novel.
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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Epic fantasy writer in progress, L&D professional, learning mutt
Introduction
At the age of seven, I submitted my first story to CBC’s “Pencil Box.”  Since then I have become a published poet and an award-winning short story writer.  I am a member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a professional member of the Canadian Authors Association.  In 1999, I received my MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor.  I am currently, and concurrently, working as a learning and development professional, writing my first novel, and developing my platform.
Bragging rights
My poetry has been published in NEOVerse (Your Scrivener Press,1998), Battle Chant (Battle Chant Ink, 1999), and various other anthologies. My short stories have won several prizes and "For a Change" appeared in the flagship issue of Parsec Magazine.
Education
  • University of Windsor
    English Literature and Creative Writing, 1996 - 1999
  • Laurentian University
    English, Rhetoric Stream, 1993 - 1995
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