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Nine Ways to Add Notes to Padlet Walls

A few weeks ago Padlet added the option to record audio directly in a note. By my count, that marked the ninth way that students can added notes to a Padlet. I made the following video to explain and demonstrate all of the types of notes th...

Blue Whales in Virtual Reality

Blue Whale VR is a free virtual reality app that provides a 360 tour of a blue whale’s anatomy. The app isn’t terribly interactive. The only interactive element is that students can move around the whale during the tour. If you ...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 427

For today’s prompt, write a valentine poem. Because, well, look at the date. If you don’t have flowers, a card, chocolates, don’t fret: Write a valentine poem. If you don’t have a valentine, write a poem to the person (even if imagi...

For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels

by Angela James “Without romance novels, I wouldn’t be who I am today.” Romance readers have long suffered through Fabio jokes, inaccurate assumptions, contempt, and lurid speculation from those outside the romance community. No other...

How Upcoming Facebook Updates Will Impact Authors

Upcoming Facebook updates will begin reducing the visibility of posts by publishers in order to prioritize social interaction. Learn what you can do to maintain the interaction of your Facebook audience. by Fauzia Burke Last month, Mark Zuc...

Shasta College Club Looking for Writing Submissions

This is a call for submissions sent to us by the Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club is proud to announce that we are creating a literary magazine for the 2...

Why I Write Poetry: Carol Carpenter

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Carol Carpenter, w...

Writer’s Digest and Script Mag Are Joining Forces

We’re thrilled to announce that Script Magazine and the Writers Store will be joining Writer’s Digest on an all-new, fully redesigned website at writersdigest.com in 2018. As we analyzed our separate writing sites, we realized the val...

What is Hotlinking?

This morning I received an email from a reader who had a question about my article on making bingo game boards in Google Sheets. Her question was essentially, “why won’t Pixabay images show up on the board?” The answer is ...

Belated Blume Day

Judy Blume, one of the world’s most renowned children’s and YA fiction authors, celebrated her 80th birthday on February 12, 2018. In celebration of her memorable and iconic works, I’ve dedicated this week’s writing prompt to her. T...

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