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Sixty second writer
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Patrizia Soffiati - Google+ - Cos'è una storia? +You Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive Calendar More Translate Mobile Books Offers Wallet Shopping Blogger Reader Finance Photos Videos Even more Account Options Sign in Join Google+ Share the right things with just the right people. Patrizia Soffiati Lived in Avigliana (To) Italia View full profile Report / block Patrizia Tre W s.c. originally shared this post : Cos'è una storia? Raccontare i fatti o narrare una storia? Cos'è e cosa non è una storia, come riconoscere e applicare le tecniche narrative al marketing e alla comunicazione, in un'ottica di trasparenza e onestà. Add a comment... You can see more of what Patrizia Soffiati shares on her profile . ©2013 Google - Terms - Map data © 2013 : Terms of Use - Content Policy - Privacy - English (United States) / Set region Add to circles

books to read for writing Donald Miller I used to play golf but I wasn’t very good. I rented a DVD, though, that taught me a better way to swing, and after watching it a few times and spending an hour or so practicing, I knocked ten strokes off my game. I can’t believe how much time I wasted when a simple DVD saved me years of frustration. • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: This book is aimed at writers, but it’s also applicable to anybody who does creative work. Pressfield leaves out all the mushy romantic talk about the writing life, talk I don’t find helpful. • On Writing Well by William Zinsser: Zinsser may be the best practical writing coach out there. • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: Before becoming a literary superstar, Anne Lamott taught writing, and Bird by Bird is the best of her advice, broken up into chapters. Save the Cat by Blake Snyder: Snyder’s book is specifically for screenwriters, and yet I recommend the book for writers of any kind, and teachers and preachers as well.

Writing & Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration Writing : Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts Topic Starters, Picture Prompts, and Thought-Provoking Questions for You to Answer "The best learning comes in the doing, and writing from prompts engenders doing."— Judy Reeves Many writers and bloggers seek out articles, prompts, and story starters to get their creative juices flowing. We've also listed recommended resources outside of our domain featuring more free writing prompts, story starters, daily writing exercises, visual art prompts, and writing topic generators. Writing & Photo Prompts, Tools, & Generators on Creativity Portal "Novels, short stories, flash fictions, memoirs, personal narrative and creative nonfiction, even poetry — all have found publication from their start as writing prompts." — Judy Reeves Take Ten for Writers Exercises Get creative with these exercises from Bonnie Neubauer's Take Ten for Writers! Brickstorming Your Legacy Brick What would you write on your legacy brick in 3 lines with 14 characters each?

Go Into The Story | The craft of screenwriting, movies, Hollywood, and the creative life writing - think simple now Your Writing Featured On TSN? “All of us who enjoy Think Simple Now, are part of an invisible society, seeking to uplift their lives, and enhance the quality of living. Writing about our own experiences, and the lessons we drew from them, will bring this community even closer.” ~ Nirupama Naresh Think Simple Now (TSN) is a happiness community of people striving to live consciously. If you’ve been following our blog’s featured articles, or felt drawn towards our uplifting conversations on facebook, you may be interested in contributing an in-depth, self-reflective story of something you recently learned or discovered. Every featured article is sent to over 6000 email inboxes, to over 18,000 RSS readers, to over 13,000 facebook-ers, and is exposed to 350,000 monthly readers from the web. With readers from over 200 countries and territories; your writing will change lives. The following is a general guideline for what we’re looking for. Writing Guideline: Once you’re done writing. Love, Tina

Right-brained Writing Prompts Writing Prompts: For the Right Brain inspiring students to be recklessly creative when beginning new writing In 2001, we launched the WritingFix website with twenty-one interactive prompts. Many of those original prompts became our "Right-brained Prompt Collection," which has always been housed on this page. WritingFix believes this: No one writes with just the right side of his/her brain. We do believe this too: Ideas that spark a writer's inspiration can start on the right-side of the brain. And don't neglect the left-side of your brain! During the 2011-12 school year, we will be revising all of the prompts on this page so that they all feature a mentor text as part of the learning process!

Storytelling | Il menestrello 2.0 Era il mio primo giorno da studente fuorisede nella città eterna. L’ora di pranzo si avvicinava, e come tutti i giorni ero pronto a sedermi in tavola per gustare le pietanze della cucina lucana preparate da mamma. C’era un piccolo inconveniente, mancavano sia le pietanze lucane che mia madre! La situazione era aggravata dalla mia totale incapacità di cucinare qualsiasi piatto. Avrei potuto reperire alcune ricette sul web, ma sette anni fa non tutti i siti contemplavano la preparazione di piatti veloci per cuochi alle prime armi, tantomeno i social network. Per descrivere l’iniziativa voglio partire da questa frase:Visto che buono è un sito di social cooking che ti fa scoprire tante buone ricette semplici e veloci e consigli utili per i tuoi piatti. Visto che buono è una community definita di social cooking – raggiungibile al sito – attraverso la quale è possibile reperire ed offrire spunti, consigli e ricette per preparare i propri piatti. Mi piace:

17 Crazy Places to Get Jaw Dropping Headline Ideas Headlines are bloody important. The best blog authors write irresistible headline and titles. Magazines with millions of subscribers fill every issue with juicy headlines. My buddha at Copyblogger says… “On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. Headlines are that important. But Where Do You Get Headline Ideas? Everyone has something to say about the mechanics of a great headline. How about looking for inspiration from online sites, cult classic books, and master copywriters that consistently field the best headlines in the business? So, I’m going to get you started by introducing you to some of the crazier places you can use to get headline inspiration. Check out these headline honey holes … Copyblogger Archives – Brian Clark has been beating the headline drum for years now. New! Over the last few days, you all have given me more spots to find spectacular headlines. Here we go…

Voleur de secrets Okay, this rat is leaving the ship. I’m not going to delete it, but I’m not going to use this blog anymore for a while. Maybe later. But after I made that post considering leaving it another 10 people started following, and I am too anxious as a person to feel comfortable with having a personal blog/scrapbook followed by this large a crowd. I’ll probably follow a bunch of people I follow here now and should be easy enough to recognise (I think) but I might just message you a hello from my new tumblr if I remember to! Hmm. “ The possibilities of pleasure seemed that morning so enormous and so various that to have only a moth’s part in life, and a day moth’s at that, appeared a hard fate, and his zest in enjoying his meagre opportunities to the full, pathetic. — from The death of the moth - Virginia Woolf

25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters - StumbleUpon As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. From this essential conflict — storyteller versus character — a story is born. (After all, that’s what a plot truly is: a character who strives to get above all the shit the storyteller dumps on his fool head.) Put differently, as a storyteller it’s your job to be a dick. It’s your job to fuck endlessly with the characters twisting beneath your thumb. And here’s 25 ways for you to do just that. 1. Gods have avatars, mortal or semi-mortal beings that exist on earth to embody the deity’s agenda. 2. The audience and the character must know the stakes on the table — “If you don’t win this poker game, your grandmother will lose her beloved pet orangutan, Orange Julius.” 3. 4. 5. 6. This one? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

PostSecret Story Starters I'm using the term "story starters" to mean beginnings, or lead-ins. Stories are dynamic, tight, small packages that yield big, and as first impressions mean everything, the first lines must suggest that the best is yet to come, or the story fails from the start. Every opening is unique, and there is no formula for an opening passage. Some authors will jump right into the action. Others will pan in from the outside like a long film shot moving in close from somewhere up in the sky. For fun, interactive Creative Writing Prompts, please visit THIS PAGE. Story Starters to Analyze This page lists first lines by many published authors and will provide numerous ideas for your own story starters. Short Stories: Story Starters Novel: Story Starters The fourteen story starters below come from successful novels. Brilliant Story Starters are unforgettable. How about this brilliant story starter from Justin Torres novel We the Animals: Related Pages Fun, Interactive Writing Prompts Character Name Generator

Better User Experience With Storytelling - Part One Advertisement Stories have defined our world. They have been with us since the dawn of communication, from cave walls to the tall tales recounted around fires. They have continued to evolve with their purpose remaining the same; To entertain, to share common experiences, to teach, and to pass on traditions. Today we communicate a bit differently. Our information is fragmented across various mass-media channels and delivered through ever-changing technology. Image credit: guldfisken Using storytelling, however, we can pull these fragments together into a common thread. It Begins with a Story In 1977, a simple story set the film industry on its side. Image credit: Wired (Courtesy of Ballantine Books) The movie, if you haven’t guessed, was Star Wars. Star Wars wasn’t a new story though. Revealing the Design in Stories The creation of a story is often viewed as an almost magical or random process. The story arc is widely used in screenwriting and novels. The Power of Emotion Image credit: D. (ll)