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Spoken Stories

Today (March 20) is World Storytelling Day, a celebration of the art of oral storytelling. Stories have existed long before recorded human history, and in many cases, we would have no record of history prior to the written word if not for t...

How Do Trees Survive Winter

It has been a long, cold winter here in Maine. Some of the snow storms have taken their toll on the trees including the one that had my daughter’s swing in it. But many trees are making it through the winter just fine. It makes you wo...

Spring?! – Three Short Lessons About Seasons

It might not feel like it to many of us, but tomorrow is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. If you’re looking for some quick video lessons about the seasons, take a look at the following three options. Time has just r...

Take a Look at This Year’s Explore.org Wildlife Cams

Explore.org offers a fantastic collection of live nature webcam feeds. In the gallery of live webcams you will find video feeds featuring owls in their nests, ospreys in their nests, and bald eagles in nests, and video feeds featuring ...

ROAR: Writer’s Digest Turns Up the Volume on Underrepresented Voices in the Writing World

Feel the thunderous reverberations of authors and industry pros working to broaden our perspectives—as writers and readers alike. Plus, learn how underrepresented voices are rising in the writing world. “What I know for sure is that spe...

Fearless Fiction: Mindy McGinnis on Rape Culture, Universal Emotions and Strong Female Protagonists

A prolific Edgar Award–winner, Mindy McGinnis’ stories cross subgenres of young adult fiction, from fantasy to dystopian to contemporary. Her novel confronting rape culture, The Female of the Species, was named to an impressive roster o...

Industry Spotlight: Literary Agent Eric Smith on Conference Scholarships

The following article first appeared in Writer’s Digest’s May/June 2018 issue.  When writing conferences invite Eric Smith of P.S. Literary to join their roster of attending literary agents, he’s usually happy to comply, pending one ...

Sharalike – Quickly Create Audio Slideshows

Sharalike is a free iOS, Android, and web app that makes it easy to create audio slideshow videos. To create an audio slideshow video with Sharalike simply open the app, select pictures to import, drag and drop them into any sequence you li...

Draw and Tell – Great App for Simple Digital Stories

This afternoon, for the first time ever, I let my toddler use my iPad. I hadn’t planned on letting her play with it, but I had it open to play music and she grabbed it while I was changing her sister’s diaper. She enjoyed pushin...

Create Your Own Typing Games

Two of the most popular posts of the month so far have included typing games. One of those posts featured ABCya’s free typing games and the other one featured TypeTastic’s collection of free typing games. But you don’t hav...

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