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How to Write Strong Scenes: 4 Key Questions to Evaluate Your Scene

The following is excerpted from the online course The Art of Storytelling 101: Story Mapping and Pacing by Terri Valentine, which explores style, concepts, characters, and how to write strong scenes. Learn more about the course and regist...

Microsoft Adds New OneNote and Teams Features for Teachers and Students

This week Microsoft announced a handful of new OneNote and Teams features. These new features were all developed for the purpose of improving collaboration and transparency. Rubrics in Teams  Back in February Microsoft acquired Chalkup...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 439

For today’s prompt, write a heart poem. Getting to the heart of this prompt should be easy enough to do. Some folks wear their hearts on their sleeves, or they heart the things and people they love, or they show a lot of heart in spirited...

Top Websites for Writers: 8 Great Publishing & Marketing Resources on the Web

For the last two decades, we’ve scoured the web for sites to include in our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers, a comprehensive collection of online resources for writers which you can find in full in the May/June 2018 is...

Successful Queries: Gia Cribbs & The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan

This article is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the successful query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the w...

WD Webinar & Critique Schedule, June 2018: 4 Live Writing Webinars Airing This Month

Our live writing webinars cover every aspect of writing, from how to get started all the way to getting your writing published. Hone your craft by participating in one of our online writing webinars or seminars today. We offer live writ...

All the Feels

This writing prompt originally appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Subscribe to discover exercises and prompts in the back of each issue. It’s typical in stories and manuscripts to use variations on the verb “to feel” to expre...

Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Summer is almost here and it’s a great time to learn a new skill that you can bring into your classroom next fall. One of the skills that seems to be mentioned in almost every education periodical these days is programming or coding. ...

A Quick Google Docs Formatting Tip

Google Docs has lots of handy features that are “hidden” in plain sight. Many of those features address common formatting needs. For example, in the far right edge of the editor menu there is a function to clear all formatting. ...

Three Ways to Keep Track of Students’ Blog Entries

One of the questions that I often field during my workshop on blogging is, “how do you keep track of what students are writing?” The answer to that depends on a few things including how frequently your students are publishing an...

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