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Newspaper articles in stories, thoughts?

The novel I’m working on revolves around a past event, and several related newspaper articles about that event. They’re not the focus of the plot, but they are a fairly critical part of the ‘discovery’ of the plot. C...

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If You Could Pick One Topic to Get Direct Help With, in a Video or Article…

What would you pick?I spend my weeks making writing help videos and writing articles to help others who are where I’ve been. I usually just peruse the forum to see what people are struggling with and take an educated stab in the dark....

Quickly Turn Articles Into Videos With InVideo

This morning I was browsing Product Hunt when I saw a new product that was promoting itself as a way to create “insanely good social videos.” The service is called InVideo. While it is fairly easy to… Read the whole entry ...

The Art of Spin-Offs: Freelance Article Ideas

Cultivating multiple article ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines explains Dinsa Sachan in this article from Writer’s Digest March/April 2019. In today’s fractured media environment, every month sees...

3 Ways to Make Your Nonfiction Article Pitch Stand Out

Here are three ways to make your nonfiction article pitch stand out and find more success as a freelance writer for magazines, websites, and other media that uses shorter nonfiction writing from an editor who’s assigned articles in variou...

Find Halloween ELA Articles on ReadWorks

Last week I shared a Halloween-themed physical education lesson and instructions on how to find and modify Kahoot games about Halloween. Those of you who are looking for Halloween-themed stories to… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Te...

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Describe your story in a poorly written, clickbait news article.

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Are fictional news articles a genre?

Hey all! The thread title says much about what I wish to find out. I have a story that while loosely fitting into any of a number of genres that I know of (fantasy, fan fiction, and possibly even sci-fi) and one broad genre (flash fiction) ...

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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...

How to Pitch Articles and Get Published: An Effective 4-Step Strategy

Freelance writers who want to get published in magazines and on websites need to learn one skill above all others, and that’s how to pitch articles. Of course, writing skills are needed too. But freelancers, especially when they’re star...

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