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Three Ways to Create Shortened URLs People Can Actually Spell

Whenever I have a webpage that I want a group of students or colleagues to go to at the same time, I use a URL shortener to turn long URLs into things that are easy to copy and spell. Sure, I could… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Te...

How to Add an Animated Clock to PowerPoint Slides

This afternoon I received an email from a reader who had watched my video about adding timers to PowerPoint slides. My video features a timer with a digital countdown display. She wanted to know if… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Te...

How to Annotate Webpages With Seesaw’s Chrome Extension

Seesaw recently released an updated Chrome extension that makes it easy for students to save and annotate articles in their digital portfolios. With SeeSaw’s free Chrome extension installed students… Read the whole entry at Free...

Felony & Mayhem: Market Spotlight

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Felony & Mayhem, a mystery publisher that’s currently open to submissions from writers. Felony & Mayhem: Spotlight Market Founded in 2005, Felony & Mayhem started as a publisher o...

Breaking In: Fantasy author Sarah J. Sover on Finding Home at a Small Press

In the Breaking In column of our September 2019 issue, debut author Sarah J. Sover talked about finding the perfect home for her comedic fantasy novel Double-Crossing the Bridge with the indie publisher The Parliament House. Here is her una...

10 H. P. Lovecraft Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 H. P. Lovecraft quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Rats in the Walls, The Call of Cthulhu, and At the Mountains of Madness. In these quotes, Lovecraft covers horror, creativity, coffee, and more. Howard ...

Google is Adding an Originality Checker to Google Classroom

Today, in what they’re spinning as a feature to “help students turn in their best work,” Google announced the addition of an originality checker to Google Classroom. Google is calling this new feature… Read the whole...

DocsTeach Adds New Documents and Lessons About Suffrage

Earlier this week the Library of Congress launched a new crowdsourcing campaign to transcribe more than 20,000 primary source documents related to the women’s suffrage movement in the United States…. Read the whole entry at Free...

Genealogy Research and the Crime Novelist

Mystery writer Kristen Lepionka shares how her love of solving mysteries led her to researching her family history, and what genealogists and mystery writers have in common. You know you’ve read too many mystery novels when your first tho...

2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference Pitch Slam Agents

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry, and more than 50 literary agents and editors will be listening to pitches at the 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference as part of its popular Pitch Slam program. Here are a few ...

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