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This TED-Ed Lesson Explains What Causes Heartburn – No, It’s Not Your Kids

At one time or another we’ve all suffered from a bout of heartburn. It usually happens to me if I drink soda pop (sometime the allure of a cold can of Coke on a hot day is too strong to resist). What else can cause heartburn? And what...

Season of Savings: WD Books & Writing Resources on Sale This Week

We’re running our annual Season of Savings deals this week at writersdigestshop.com, and I wanted to share some of the exciting daily discounts on Writer’s Digest books and writing resources we’re offering. Each day, we’ll offer a n...

An Easy Way to Convert PDFs Into Word Documents

From time to time we all need to convert a document from one format to another. There are lots of online tools that will do that for you. Perhaps the simplest one that I’ve tried is a service called Easy PDF. To use Easy PDF you do no...

Nominate Your Favorite Ed Tech Tools for a Readers’ Choice Award

As the end of 2018 approaches I thought it would be fun to see what you think are the best educational technology apps, sites, and services. For the next week I’ll leave this Google Form open for you to nominate your favorite educatio...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 11: Writing Technology Old and New

Photo credit: Thomas Bender Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion —whether you scratch your words with quill pen on parchment or click away at your computer keyboard—the Writer’s Digest ...

Four Podcasting Tutorials – From Basic to Robust

Earlier this morning I shared news about NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge that starts in January. While NPR does provide some good guides for students and teachers to use to plan podcasts, those guides don’t include tutorials on ...

How to Pitch a Picture Book: Secrets for Breaking Into a Growing but Competitive Market

ILLUSTRATONS © FOTOLIA.COM Want to know how to pitch a picture book? We’ve got you covered. Break into this competitive and growing market with the help of writing tips and inside observations from a leading literary agent. This article ...

NPR is Hosting a Student Podcast Challenge

Thanks to Ms. Meade on Twitter, last night I learned about NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge. The challenge is open to students in fifth through twelfth grade. To enter the challenge students have to create a podcast that is three to tw...

Free Environment Data Fact Sheets and Posters from the UN

The United Nations Environment Program offers a series of free posters based on data from the UNEP’s Geo Data Portal. These posters use charts, graphs, and maps to display information about environmental data....

Funny You Should Ask: How to Support Your More Successful Writer Friend When You’re Feeling Jealous

Funny You Should Ask is a humorous and handy column by literary agent Barbara Poelle. In this edition, she offers tips for remaining supportive of your more successful writer friends when they achieve your goals. Dear PB & J, The publis...

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