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New Google Forms Customization Options

For years and years people have asked me if there is way to customize the fonts in Google Forms. And for years and years I’ve had to say no. That is finally going to change! Yesterday, Google announced the addition of new Google Forms...

The WD Interview: Bestseller Jacqueline Woodson on Confronting Controversial Subjects & Writing Across Age Categories

In this exclusive extended interview with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson, the Newbery Honored author talks character building, diversity movements, and the real-world importance of books for kids and...

3 Steps to Social Media Domination for Writers

As a bonus to his book excerpt on self-promotion in the September 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, Jeff Somers, author of Writing Without Rules, shares his three steps for social-media success. 3 Steps to Social Media Domination*** The ea...

Debut Author Interview: Helen Hoang, Author of The Kiss Quotient

In our “Breaking In” column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient—about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. Since The Kiss Quotient...

4 Fun Summer Science Activities

Now that summer is here in the northern hemisphere it’s a great time to go outside for a science lesson. SciShow Kids has four suggestions for outdoor science lessons. In Fun Summer Science adults and children can learn about the scie...

The Myth of the Giant’s Causeway Explained

The Giant’s Causeway is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that I have had the privilege to see in person. It can be seen in Google Maps Street View too. It’s a unique geological site created by molten basalt. That’s i...

Add Voice Recordings to Maps

Over the weekend I tested an app called JoJo that lets you create short audio recordings and have them placed on map. For a myriad of reasons including privacy concerns, JoJo is not an app that I would recommend for school use. But the app ...

Short Lessons on the Longest Day of the Year

The summer solstice is just a couple of days away. Many refer to this as the “longest day of the year” when they really mean “longest period of daylight in a day.” But that’s beside the point of this post which...

Funny You Should Ask: What are the best times to query a literary agent?

Funny You Should Ask is a humorous and handy column by literary agent Barbara Poelle. In this edition, she answers a reader’s question about the best times to query a literary agent. Dear Timekeeper, I love this question because I think i...

Another Opportunity to Read From Your Work

If you enjoy Writers Forum’s semi-annual Read Around, then tomorrow night (Monday, June 18) you will want to head over to the Bohemian Art Loft on Bechelli Lane for Spoken Word Night. Spoken Word Night is back after a year-long hiatus...

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