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The Mess – How Does It Help Writers?

LOL…creative mess – good one. Organization is crucial as a work leaps past 250 pages. What did I name that waiter? Did I have her in a skirt, or slacks in that dock scene? Cross-checking, verifying – what a nightmare that ...

A Student’s Guide To Sustainability: Let’s Help The Environment!

As students, we are the future generation getting ready to take over the world (no pressure or anything). But it’s the truth. We are changemakers-in-training on the cusp of being released into the wild with the goal of making a difference...

ReadWorks Offers a Split Screen to Help Students Complete Assignments

ReadWorks is a free service that provides high-quality articles and lesson plans for K-12 ELA teachers. Every article on ReadWorks is accompanied by a lexile score and a suggested grade level. Any… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Tea...

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“Putting Your Worst Foot Forward” article on Tor

I think it’s good advice, but I’ve struggled when I’ve tried to follow this approach in the past because I don’t think just practicing is enough to make things better. I think it needs to be mindful, reflective, dire...

SLN’s 15 Favourite Articles From 2018

Read our favourite articles from 2018. We took a look back at this year on the SLN Blog and picked out some of our favourite articles and most-read pieces. From shopping to sex, class to cheating, music to mental health—check them all ou...

20 Ways to Generate Article Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

Are you looking for new ways to generate fresh article ideas? Here are 20 you can accomplish in fewer than 20 minutes each. The old adage is true: Time is money. But for most freelancers, coming up with timely ideas that spur editors to ass...

Shelf Savvy: How Book Categorization Helps Maximize Sales

Book categorization is key to finding readers and maximizing sales. Here’s what you should know. If you’re an author—aspiring or published, traditional or indie—you have a lot to think about: the quality of your work, your relations...

Expert Express: How to Find and Leverage Experts When Writing Articles

Quotes from voices of authority can lend credibility and depth when writing articles. Learn how enhance your freelance writing by incorporating expert input. For every article I write I consult five to 15 experts—depending on length, type...

How to Write Better Titles: 7 Effective Title Tips for Books, Articles, and Conference Sessions

Readers make snap judgements on what to read or not read. And they often rely on titles of books, articles, blog posts, and conference sessions to make those decisions. As such, writers must learn how to write better titles to find more suc...

How to Sell an Essay or Article: 21 Tips for Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Wondering how to sell an essay? Writing a cover letter that’s short and perfect to introduce your pages will sell a piece faster than submitting an excellent article or essay with an uninspired note. This article is excerpted from Susan S...

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