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22 tools to demolish your writer's block. This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community.

22 tools to demolish your writer's block

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here. Whether you’re a student, a businessman, a writer, or journalist, you will be required to write on a daily basis. It’s great, because you get to express your ideas in a creative way. What’s less great is when those ideas run out and you run into writer’s block. Now, if you have the luxury of waiting until your inspiration comes back, fantastic!

S Blog Topic Generator. 17 fantastically useful tools for content writers and bloggers. Writing requires discipline, focus, talent, sacrifice and a thick skin, so I have no idea how I’ve managed to survive this long without my editor noticing my fundamental lack of these skills.

17 fantastically useful tools for content writers and bloggers

What I do have though is an awesome arsenal of tools and web applications that help paper over any cracks in my expertise. 8 pasos para ofrecer a tus estudiantes lo mejor de Internet. 1.

8 pasos para ofrecer a tus estudiantes lo mejor de Internet

Encuentra el contenido más relevante e interesante para incorporar al aula Yo saco la mayor parte de los materiales de mi red personal de aprendizaje, de la red tan amplia de colegas y expertas/os que he ido constriyendo y en la que puedo compartir ideas y recursos con todos y todas a diario. Básicamente, me centro en Twitter, Facebook y los blogs. 2. Filtra el contenido y selecciona lo mejor. Daily Routines. Novetat bibliogràfica: El content curator. Fa uns dos mesos (3.10.2013) vam dedicar una entrada d’aquest Observatori al perfil del «content curator» o «responsable de continguts», com proposa el Termcat que es digui en català.

Novetat bibliogràfica: El content curator

I ara fa pocs dies acaba de ser publicat un llibre sobre el tema: Guallar, Javier; Leiva-Aguilera, Javier. El content curator:guía básica para el nuevo profesional de Internet. Barcelona: UOC, 2013. 164 p. (El profesional de la información; 24). Es tracta d’un manual sobre aquest nou perfil professional, el content curator. Els autors són dos professionals catalans prou ben coneguts i experts en la matèria que aborden en aquest llibre.

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales. By Maria Popova “Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.”

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales

“When people talk listen completely,” Hemingway counseled in his advice on how to be a writer. More than a century earlier, a little boy in Denmark, born into poverty to a shoemaker father and an illiterate washerwoman mother, was spending his days listening to the old women in the local insane asylum as they spun their yarn and spun their tales to pass the time. This unusual hub of peasant storytelling in the oral tradition of folklore became his laboratory for listening, out of which he would later concoct his own stories — stories beloved the world over, which have raised generations of children into a whimsical world of imaginative play.

Hans Christian Andersen thus used that singular talent of listening to lift himself out of poverty and into international celebrity, becoming one of history’s greatest storytellers and the patron saint of the fairy tale genre. Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling and How They Apply to Software Development. Well, Half of Them.

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling and How They Apply to Software Development

Let's Keep This Reasonable. Filed Under: NEWS: Technology Earlier this year, Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist, individually tweeted twenty two guidelines for story writers. While the list is expertly geared towards traditional storytelling, its insights are applicable to just about any profession. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe. Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe

A Brief History of News Curation Tools 2. The 15 Basic Traits of a News / Content Curation System 3. 4. 5. Blogging Resources - Journalists' Toolkit. By Mindy McAdams Updated 8 Sept 2010 If you’re completely new to blogging, start with this chapter from the Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency: Start a blog (a basic how-to guide; February 2009).

Blogging Resources - Journalists' Toolkit

WordPress This popular, free, open-source blogging system can be used in two ways: On the WordPress.com hosted site (some limitations), or on your own site, which you control (requires you to have your own Web hosting). WordPress.com — set up a free blog here. WordPress Basics — a free guide to getting started (from Journalists’ Toolkit) WordPress.org — download and install here if you have your own Web hosting.

WordPress Codex — the instruction manual for your own installation of WordPressWordPress Themes — pick something nice! Tips for New Bloggers Law and Ethics History. Free Writing Resources. In addition to 8-week online writing courses, Time4Writing provides free writing resources to help parents and educators teach writing more effectively.

Free Writing Resources

The writing resources listed below are organized into seven main categories. Each category includes a selection of fun writing games, instructional videos, printable writing worksheets and other writing tools that are topic specific and related to each category. If you think your child needs one-on-one writing instruction, Time4Writing offers individualized writing classes for elementary, middle, and high school students. Check out our related courses below to learn more. Writing Skills When children learn how to write, a whole world of possibilities opens up for them. Learn WordPress.com. A Must-Have Guide To Becoming A Better Blogger.