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The Horrors of Being a Ghost: Ghostwriters Share Their Tales of Nightmare Clients

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, themed “Villains.” This issue includes advice to help writers write better villains in memoir, thrillers, film, and everythin...

New! The Practical Ed Tech Podcast

Last spring a reader named Tiffany asked me if I would ever consider publishing my Practical Ed Tech Live episodes as podcasts instead of just on my YouTube channel. It was a good idea. Thanks to… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teac...

An Easy-to-Search Index of Teachers on Twitter

Twitter can be a good place to connect with other educators to exchange ideas and resources. The trouble is that it is not always easy to filter through all of the accounts that Twitter automatically… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

Deibide Baise Fri Toin: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the deibide baise fri toin, an Irish quatrain (or 4-line) form. Deibide Baise Fri Toin Poems The deibide baise fri toin is a fun Irish poetic form that utiliz...

How to Extract Audio from a Video

One of the questions that I answered during today’s Practical Ed Tech Live episode was, “is there a way that I can just take the audio out of the videos to publish it as a podcast?” There are a few… Read the whole en...

Fantasy Book Publishers Open to Submissions

Here are fantasy book publishers open to submissions from previous Market Spotlights on the Publishing Insights blog. This list will be updated regularly. Not all book publishers require a literary agent for writers to submit their work. In...

You Are the Judge of Good Writing

William Kenower explains how to own your writing aesthetic: Be your own judge of what constitutes good and bad writing. I was 18 in 1983 when the band Huey Lewis and the News released their hit album Sports, which included the song The Hear...

ICYMI – Practical Ed Tech Live Recording

This morning I hosted a new episode of Practical Ed Tech Live on my YouTube channel. I hadn’t held one of these sessions since the last school year ended. For the new school year I’m adding a new… Read the whole entry at F...

Post-it App for Android – Turn Physical Stickies Into Digital Ones

For many years Post-it has offered a free iPhone and iPad app that you can use to turn a collection of physical sticky notes into digital ones. This morning I discovered that Post-it now offers an … Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Te...

Slight of Hand vs. Sleight of Hand

Learn when it’s appropriate to use slight of hand vs. sleight of hand with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors, including a few examples of correct and incorrect usages. There is an important distinction between these two phr...

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