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Bullet Journals: Your Secret Weapon For Better Grades and Mental Wellness

If you’re a student on Tumblr or Pinterest, you’re likely to have seen them: Bullet Journals—humble notebooks with cream-coloured pages hosting cleverly-organized lists, agendas, and art. Aesthetics range from earthy and shaded, to pr...

Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish

By Steve Kissing One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no hee...

How to Add a Timer to PowerPoint Slides

I recently received this email from a reader who was looking for help adding a timer to her PowerPoint slides, “I need your help adding a timer to already made quizzes in PowerPoint. I need a timer that shows 30 minutes. I would like ...

How to Start Chipping Away at Your Mountain of Student Debt

We can all agree that one of the worst parts of being a student is paying off student debt. The average debt-ridden student graduating from university owes $26,819, according to the Canadian University Survey Consortium’s latest annual re...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 444

For today’s prompt, write a number four poem. I’ll give everyone precisely four seconds to figure out what inspired today’s prompt, but there are so many ways to incorporate the number four in a poem: four-syllable lines, four-line st...

Hot or Not? Rate My Professors Ditches the Chili Pepper Rating

After a fiery debate on Twitter, Rate My Professors has removed the controversial chili pepper rating from its website. If you were hoping to find out if the teacher for your elective next year is a hottie, you’ll no longer be able to do ...

Evoking Emotion in Fiction: 7 Pragmatic Ways to Make Readers Give a Damn

Evoking emotion on the page begins with the man or woman at the keyboard. Using the classic novel Where the Red Fern Grows, Dustin Grinnell serves up seven straightforward tactics for writing tear-jerking tales that will make your readers ...

3 Amazon Secrets Every Author Needs to Know

Rob Eagar offers up three essential Amazon secrets and hacks for authors, including how to change the marketing text for your book, getting email subscribers through Kindle Direct Publishing, and identifying your target audience. Amazon has...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 443

For today’s prompt, write a free poem. In the United States, today is known as Independence Day, but free can mean many things. In sales, free can mean free, or it can mean “free if you buy something else.” There’s freedom from addi...

The First Book to Ever Be Dubbed the “Great American Novel” Might Not Be the One You’d Guess

Many aspiring writers set out to craft the next Great American Novel. The designation is, at best, amorphous and extremely subjective, but at its core it refers to American-set novels by American authors that have had some important histor...

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