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Weekly Round-Up: The Writing Life

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previo...

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How much physical description should a character have

There’s a very good article about this on an awesome website. http://www.springhole.net/writing/describing-your-characters-tips-and-advice.htm For my own thoughts, I think I’m on the springback from the “describe every las...

Winter Fashion Favourites: Student Life Network Staff Picks

With 2017 coming to a close, many of us are scrambling to wrap up the year on a positive note (or, we’re scrambling to wrap up those last minute Christmas gifts). When it comes to setting attainable fashion goals for the new year, we ca...

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017

Winter break is imminent—or for some lucky folks, has started already—and with it comes year-end retrospectives of all stripes, from YouTube’s Rewind to Google’s Year in Search. Here at Edutopia, we like to round up the best educati...

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Associated Press Reply to Me

jakeybum said: ↑ Hello, The Associated Press replied to me and said that in the following construction I should not include the percent symbol (%) after the first number: This: a 10- to 15%-a-year increase in sales Not: a 10%- to 15%-a-ye...

For the Love of Writing: 25 Wordsmiths Explain Why They Write

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or fewer? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Last month, we called for our readers to share the motivations behind their wondrous words and reasons behind their lov...

The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Two Techniques Novelists Can Borrow from Film When Writing Opening Scenes

Get ready for a bigger, better writing community. Writers Digest and ScriptMag will be merging into a single, fully redesigned website in 2018! image from Getty | CSA Images/Printstock Collection By Kes Trester When I made the switch fro...

When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] In our “Breaking In” column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Anna Quinn, author o...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 419

For today’s prompt, write a “made sense at the time” poem. Historically, people have done a lot of things that made sense at the time that upon further reflection don’t make sense now. This is true in general (all humankind) and spe...

Four Things Students Need to Create Book Trailer Videos

This is an update of a blog post that I published about 16 months ago. The concepts are the same, but some of the resources have been updated.  Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report as...

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