Book Writing Fundamentals

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Book Writing Fundamentals

This course will engage you as it gives you the knowledge and understanding needed to successfully write and publish your literary work. This course offers practice tests and best practices that will give you the fundamentals needed to be successful on you writing journey. Also offered, are resources
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Facebook now plans to let users decide which news sources are the most “trustworthy”

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Facebook now plans to let users decide which news sources are the most “trustworthy”

Facebook's January 11 announcement about the changes it's making to the News Feed explained that “showing more posts from friends and family and updates that spark conversation means we'll show less public content, including videos and other posts from publishers or businesses.” Many people
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Liberty Nation – Year one: Publishing in the Leftist Cyber-World

We also postulated that innovation in the publishing field was essential to keep up with the demands of modern readers. Thus, we have a Live Chatroom where you can talk to our authors and The Uprising Podcast that digs deep into an issue but still respects the limited time of our listeners. Then there is
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock review: Historical fiction at its finest

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock review: Historical fiction at its finest

Writing short fiction inspired by the surrounding artefacts, she won the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship to study for an MA in creative writing at UEA. Her dissertation won the Curtis Brown Prize, which subsequently grew into this hugely enjoyable debut novel. Early as it is in the year to be
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Palace: Scathing HRW report on PH rights situation 'fiction'

Malacañang on Friday dismissed a Human Rights Watch (HRW) Report that said the human rights crisis in the Philippines under President Duterte was at its worst since the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. “That's fiction,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said without elaborating. Roque
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Sterling Elementary teacher inspires creative writing through 'Flat Stanley' project

“They were able to create their actual writing pieces about it.” The end result, she said, was creative, inspired writing pieces from the students, who immensely enjoyed the project, Benton said. “It was extremely impressive, what they were able to do with this,” she said. “My favorite part about it was there
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Young author gave up TV at age 7 to pursue writing, and has recently finished his third novel

But while he's invested in his love for words and creative writing, Taylor is also passionate about the arts, dance and travel. He's on the dance team at Saxony Lutheran High School where he is a senior. After high school, Taylor plans to attend college to study acting and dancing, and he's particularly
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Los Angeles Times loses publisher, gets union

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Los Angeles Times loses publisher, gets union

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Times Publisher and Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn was placed on an unpaid leave of absence amid allegations of past improper behavior, it was announced Friday. The news followed word that Times journalists had voted to join a union — a first in the paper's
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Missourian seeks release of documents in Kenneth Suttner inquest

Sandy Davidson, the Missourian's attorney and an MU communications law professor, filed a motion to modify the protective order on behalf of the Missourian's publisher, the Missourian Publishing Association. The Jan. 4 motion seeks to eliminate part of a protective order that bars documents related to
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PHC orders halt to distribution of 'controversial' Pak Studies book

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PHC orders halt to distribution of 'controversial' Pak Studies book

The petitioners also requested the bench to order registration of a case against the author and publisher of the said book under the Anti-Terrorism Act as they had tried to create hatred among different communities. The bench observed that the petitioners had not mentioned that request in their prayers.
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Vinnie Vincent Returns: 10 Things We Learned

Although no deal has been finalized, Vincent revealed that he's had discussions with at least two book publishers about sharing his life story. “It's a hell of a book, you don't wanna miss it,” he promises. 5. Yes, His Guitar Solos Were Too Long Sometimes. Vincent raised Stanley's ire during his time in Kiss
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Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

The shift is another signal of Facebook's ability — this time using the collective power of its more than two billion members worldwide — to play kingmaker with publishers. Many publishers have long relied on Facebook to reach audiences, and they largely reacted with disappointment last week when
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LA Times Publisher Placed on Unpaid Leave Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

Los Angeles Times publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn has been in his job fewer than six months, but on Friday, he was placed on an unpaid leave while the Times parent company, Tronc, investigates past misconduct at his previous jobs, as well as two sexual-harassment settlements involving the
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Saving Christian Fiction

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Saving Christian Fiction

Barbour has two books coming from another Amish-romance star, Wanda Brunstetter—The Celebration (Feb.) and The Hawaiian Discovery (coauthored with Jean Brunstetter, June). While not a Christian press, Skyhorse will publish Home Is Where the Heart Is by Linda Byler in May. And Gilead
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Concordia University needs a 'do no harm' policy on sexual misconduct

By her account, Celeste Parr had a constructive, friendly relationship with the male professor who led one of her creative writing classes at Concordia University. It was only after she graduated that the trouble began. As the Toronto screenwriter recounted in a recent series of tweets, her married ex-prof
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Book Deals: Week of January 22, 2018

The book is the sisters' sophomore effort, following The Last Mrs. Parrish, which was a bestseller published by HC last year (and which was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick). The publisher said this book follows two estranged friends who come together to solve the brutal murder of one of their
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Canadian Government Experiments with Publishing on Ethereum

With the help of block-tech company Bitaccess, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is trialing the Ethereum blockchain to transparently publish data on “government grants and contributions.” The initiative could serve as a model for other nations looking to make similar moves in the
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Art and writing contest could get teens published and cash prizes

TACOMA – Teenagers throughout Pierce County are invited to show their creative talents in Pierce County Library System's Teen Writing & Art Contest – Our Own Expressions, which runs Thursday, Jan. 18 through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. “We are always blown away by the talent these young
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Eagles fever spreading as NFC Championship game nears

“The better the Eagles do, the farther they go, the better it is for my business,” said Klinger, a co-owner of Klinger's Pubs. The Philadelphia Eagles are in the NFC Championship game for the first time in 10 seasons, and Klinger's at the Airport in Bern Township is hosting another Eagles party. “At 6:30
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Google suspends fact-checking feature over quality concerns

Google is suspending a search feature that displayed fact checks associated to publishers after receiving criticism from conservative news outlets. “We launched the reviewed claims feature in our Knowledge Panel at the end of last year as an experiment with the aim of helping people quickly learn more
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Facebook to prioritize news from 'high quality' and 'trustworthy' sources

After announcing last week that it will prioritize posts from friends and family members over brands and publishers, the social media site will also begin focusing on news from “trusted sources.” In a statement posted on the platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that posts from news publications
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Facebook's latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

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Facebook's latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

Facebook is gearing up to prioritize news content by publishers a group of Facebook users have deemed trustworthy. Facebook Head of News Feed Adam Mosseri said the company surveyed “a diverse and representative sample” of U.S.-based people about their familiarity and trust in various sources
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Omega Brings Eckhart Tolle & Kim Eng to New York City & Chicago for Select Events

With his international best sellers The Power of Now and A New Earth, Tolle introduced the transformative practice of “presence” and became a widely sought-after teacher. In 2008, Omega's cofounder, Elizabeth Lesser, helped Tolle and Oprah Winfrey produce a 10-week live webinar based on A New
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James Comey Continues Second Act as a College Instructor

The content of the course may become clearer in the coming months. Mr. Comey is writing a book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which is scheduled to come out well before the class starts. “I would hope and suspect that he would speak from experiences he's writing about in his book,”
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'Office Hour' explores a modern fear in Julia Cho play at Long Wharf in New Haven

Gina (Jackie Chung), his creative writing instructor, is the only one of Dennis' teachers willing to confront him about his unsettling manner and writing. The cast also includes Jeremy Kahn (David) and Kerry Warren (Genevieve). The design team includes Matt Saunders (set design), Maggie Morgan
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Live at Vegas – Aussie creativity makes a mark in the US interiors world

Products like the Joanie giant tambourine and metallic dhurrie rugs are among their best sellers. Of their design process, Creative Director Bree said: “We like to make sure everything we design has a point of difference. Not the 'same old, same old' standard stuff that you see everywhere. We insist our
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Facebook to Rank Publishers Based on How Trusted They Are

Facebook says it will survey readers to determine the credibility of publishers. Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. Facebook will rank news outlets based on how “trustworthy” they determine them to be, in another News Feed tweak announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the platform Friday.
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Website publishing debtors' personal info pulls plug after lawsuit

Until December last year, publicexecutions.ca would publish names and other personal information linked to people who were successfully sued but still owe money — in exchange for a fee ranging from $25 to $100. The information in question was provided to Public Executions by successful parties in
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Joy (and Other Things): Serrano's words exude delight

Since 2015, he has released two pop-culture tomes — both are New York Times best-sellers. His latest, “Basketball (and Other Things),” is pure, 100-proof Serrano. With right-hand man/illustrator Arturo Torres on board, Serrano crosses readers over through 33 chapters, asking and answering questions
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More than 180 Los Angeles Times staffers sign letter calling for publisher's ouster

The CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times is under investigation by the paper's parent company, Tronc, following an NPR report about “questionable behavior.” Ross Levinsohn has not responded to requests for comment about the allegations. But the Times newsroom is speaking up loudly.
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Author Hassanzadeh Shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award

Hassanzadeh, 55, was born in Abadan, Khuzestan Province. He is co-founder of the Children and Young Adults Authors Institute, the largest NGO of Iranian authors. He has served as a member of the jury in several literary, film and theater festivals for children. He holds creative writing workshops in Iran
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Rumi's poetry the focus of Boise Library event

Explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing, eat snacks, play games and make new friends. Sohbat with Rumi: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Join Sayed Naimi and Howard Olivier to discuss thematic stages of experience in Persian poet Rumi's poetry.
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New Tecumseh postdoctoral fellow launches memoir

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center, the Department of History, the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts collaborated with the Creative Writing Program to host the reading and reception afterward. The readings enjoyed varying popularity over the course of the fall
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Fallout At The 'Los Angeles Times' After Report Of Publisher's 'Frat House' Behavior

Fallout At The 'Los Angeles Times' After Report Of Publisher's 'Frat House' Behavior … The Los Angeles Times newsroom is in revolt against its publisher Ross Levinsohn following the publication of an NPR report that uncovered a history of bad behavior over the last two decades. Facebook; Twitter
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Facebook will prioritize news from 'trusted' publishers while de-emphasizing news overall

To compile its list of trusted publishers, Facebook will rely on surveys asking “a diverse and representative sample of people” using the social network whether they are familiar with a particular news source and, if so, whether they consider the source trustworthy, according to a company blog post.
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Why Lupita Nyong'o's upcoming children's book is a major step for kids, authors, book publishers …

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Why Lupita Nyong'o's upcoming children's book is a major step for kids, authors, book publishers …

And in 2014, Penguin Random House launched the Spanish, self-publishing platform Megustaescribir.com designed to provide Spanish authors with publishing, marketing and distribution services. Then there's independent publishers like She Writes Press for female authors; Bharat Babies, which
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The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing?

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The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing?

Scholarly publishing has changed considerably in recent years. Perhaps the biggest transformation is one we now take for granted – the move to digital. Publishing and scientific R&D are not the only industries to have witnessed the remarkable impact of digitization on how people work. But for our
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Summersdale Publishers

Founded in 1990, Summersdale is a vibrant publisher that puts its heart and soul into creating exceptional books. We swiftly…
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BEST Inc. (BSTI) Reaches $9.05 After 5.00% Down Move; SAFRAN SA ORD SHARES (SAFRF …

SAFRF's SI was 205,800 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 3.83% from 198,200 shares previously. With 300 avg volume, 686 days are for SAFRAN SA ORD SHARES (OTCMKTS:SAFRF)'s short sellers to cover SAFRF's short positions. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.49 during the last
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HUDSON'S HOSPITAL BAND

New England Patriot NFL player Nate Solder wants to partner with a publisher on his passion project to help children with cancer (and their families). Nate's toddler son has cancer and he wants to help other children through a picture book project. HUDSON'S HOSPITAL BAND brings together four
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ASU's Cronkite School expands digital audiences faculty

Nelson holds a master's degree in media, technology and society, and a bachelor's degree in journalism and creative writing, both from Northwestern University. “I love how the Cronkite School's research and instruction focuses on making a positive contribution to the profession of journalism,” Nelson
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I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked

Of course you're going to ask her how she managed to build that damn cabinet afterward. Writers are obsessed with routines. With the exception of religion and perhaps grooming, no pursuit is as closely joined to the idea of the Holy Routine as much as writing is. It's why writers' routines have become
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Braziel wins national book contest

tina braziel 2018 Tina Mozelle Braziel, a native of Pell City, Alabama, and director of the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop in the UAB Department of English, has been awarded the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. The national prize is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State
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Facebook is going to rank news sources based on how 'trustworthy' readers think they are

Facebook is going to start sorting news sources by how “trustworthy” its users think they are — a major change as the social media giant continues to come under fire over the spread of misinformation on its platform. On Friday, the California giant announced in a blog post that it is altering the algorithm
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We asked, and the Treasure Hunt clue writer answered. Cryptically, of course.

Some say it's the “best-kept secret in St. Paul”: The identity of the scribe whose words send hundreds of people into the January cold — often at midnight — to dig for treasure. Who is the clue writer for the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt? We at the Pioneer Press know that you think we know the clue writer.
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Who Is the Real AJ Finn?

It is a happy if unsurprising endnote to the book's publishing saga, which began in the fall of 2016, when word got out that the debut thriller at the center of an eight-house bidding war was written by an anonymous book editor. Probably because of the gender-neutral pseudonym and the book's winning,
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McHenry County Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Harmon of Crystal Lake

Also since this was my first time self-publishing a full-length novel, I underestimated how long some of the later editing stages would take. How are you publishing this book and why (traditional/indie/self-publishing)?. This was an indie project, although the first three books in the series are published by
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Museum expands to monthly hours

For frequent visitors, that piece may be new, but newcomers have plenty to look, including cases displaying sports memorabilia from Mt. Morris High School, Watt Publishing, Kable News Co., and an original abstract of the college campus. Stauffer expressed gratitude to have the volunteer help, but the
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Tiana Clark Joins SIUE Faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

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Tiana Clark Joins SIUE Faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has added poet Tiana Clark to its faculty as it introduces a master's of fine arts in creative writing beginning fall 2018. The MFA in creative writing is offered by the Department of English Language and Literature in SIUE's College of Arts and Sciences. Clark is
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