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8 Elizabeth Strout Quotes About Writing and for Writers

Fans of Olive Kitteridge have been anxiously awaiting a second Olive novel. To celebrate the release of Olive, Again, here are eight Elizabeth Strout quotes about reading and writing. It’s tremendously hard work. Yes, I love arranging the...

topoView – View and Download Thousands of Historical Maps

topoView is a free service that anyone can use to find and download historical topographic maps produced by the USGS since 1880. The process of finding maps through topoView is rather easy. Simply… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Tea...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 502

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a six words poem. Happy Dictionary Day! To celebrate, write a poem using at least 3 of the following 6 ...

Letters From Summer Camp

Imagine if you were a child sent to the summer camp in Friday the 13th or any of the many horror films that used or made fun of the scary summer camp trope. What kind of letter might you write home to your parents? Creative Writing Prompt...

How to Add Folders to Wakelet Collections

Over the weekend a reader emailed me asking about the possibility of creating folders in Wakelet collections. Wakelet doesn’t have a native folders feature. However, it is possible to added folders… Read the whole entry at FreeT...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Zejel Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the zejel. Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the zejel along with a Top 10 list. Read all of them here. Here is the w...

Benefits of The Booker Prize and Other Literary Awards for Writers (Besides the Money)

It’s the height of literary award season and WD senior editor Amy Jones considers what prizes like The Booker Prize have to offer readers and writers (other than the prize money). I hate playing favorites when it comes to books. Who’s y...

She’s Got to Have It: 10 Ways to Promote a Book

Promoting a book is the one thing all authors should do to help get it to potential readers. But what does that mean? Erika Hoffman shares 10 ways to promote a book she used that are usable by other authors. “I’m sorry for wasting your ...

The Globe of Extremes – An Interactive Map

The Globe of Extremes is an interesting interactive map of the extremes of the Earth. On the map you’ll find things like the deepest spot on Earth, the point furthest from any ocean, and the highest… Read the whole entry at Free...

Explore and Download Thousands of National Parks Pictures and Videos

On my way home from the Oregon SHAPE conference I drove through Mt. Hood National Forest. If you ever get the chance to do the same, take it! On my drive I stopped at the Timberline Lodge to snap a… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Te...

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