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Your Story #95: Submit Now!

Image from Getty  Prompt: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt above. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your sto...

How to Create Custom Greeting Cards on Storyboard That

A few years ago Storyboard That introduced a great little feature for making greeting cards. Initially, it was only available for a few holidays, but now is available for all of the major greeting card holidays. This is a feature that anyon...

How to Use Guest Mode in Flipgrid

A few weeks ago Flipgrid added a new feature called Guest Mode. Guest Mode allows you to give parents access to view a specific topic within a Flipgrid grid. Guest Mode also provides the option for parents to record a video to be added to a...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

For today’s prompt, write an ambitious poem. Maybe that means trying to write a poem in a complicated poetic form (sestina anyone?). Or maybe it means your poem is about your own ambitions or the ambitions of another. And remember: Ambiti...

2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

For today’s prompt, take a line from a poem written earlier this month, make that the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Quote an entire line or phrase from within a line. ***** Master Poetic Forms! Learn how to write sestina,...

5 Considerations for Writing About Historical Figures in Fiction

Historical fiction author John Thorndike shares five considerations he’s learned to keep in mind while writing novels about historical figures. Not everyone from the past carries equal weight, notariety-wise. Some characters are far more ...

Backchannels, Sounds, and Thanksgiving – The Week in Review

Good morning from snowy Maine. I hope that all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving this week had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Based on the number of “out of office” emails I received this week, a fair number of yo...

2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

For today’s prompt, write a salty poem. I love sweet foods, but I also love savory (and salty) foods. Honestly, I just like food. There, I said it. But salt shows up in places like the ocean, in salt trucks (in places that get snow), and ...

Did You Get the Text? – Google Calendar to Stop Sending Texts

From the department of “no one uses that feature anymore,” Google has announced via text message and on the G Suite Update blog that as of January 7th you’ll no longer be able to receive text (SMS) notifications about Goog...

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