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Tobias S. Buckell Discusses Successful Writing Collaborations and the Elements of Powerful Sci-Fi

Tobias S. Buckell is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 stories and science-fiction novels, which have been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science...

Two Interactive Copies of the Constitution for Constitution Day

Next Monday is Constitution Day in the United States. By law all schools that receive federal funds have to offer some instruction on on the Constitution. If you’re looking for some activities to do with your students on Constitution ...

Why I Write Poetry: Eileen Sateriale

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Eileen Sateriale w...

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Realism of a character with a mental disorder working in psychology

So many people have this strange notion that people who work in clinical psychology don’t have problems too. There’s an article here that sums it up pretty well. Also, the human brain is a very tricky thing. It can know whatR...

Superhero Sauce: Blending Pop Culture & Academic Disciplines in Nonfiction (+ a Quiz!)

In his book Superhero Ethics, Travis Smith blended his knowledge of political philosophy with superhero mythos. By outlining his writing process and what he learned, he demonstrates how combining pop culture topics with academic discipline...

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Do you explore culture in fiction and if so how?

Ok what about novels based on cult groups. There are some:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/…-freaky-cults/. I think this lists novels about a perceived society or emo kids. It’s something you experience. Even though writers a...

What a Coincidence: 7 Clever Strategies for Harnessing Coincidences in Fiction

Well-timed coincidences can catapult a story forward, but a poorly planned one can bring your readers to a dead stop. Use these 7 strategies to harness the power of this storytelling tool while steering clear of common missteps. We’ve all...

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How many archs it takes?

jannert said: ↑ Is there a difference between arc and plotline? I’m not sure about that. I think I’ve always used the term ‘plotline’ but maybe there is a difference I should pay attention to. Click to expand…...

Join the Writer’s Digest Author Exchange Facebook Group to Network with WD Authors

The Writer’s Digest Authors Exchange is a public Facebook group intended to inspire and inform writers about the craft of writing and the business of publishing. It’s a place where writers find encouragement and support as they pursue t...

ReadWorks Now Integrates With Google Classroom

ReadWorks is a free service that provides standards-aligned reading lesson plans for K-12 classrooms. In addition to lesson plans ReadWorks offers a huge libray of fiction and non-fiction literature that you can search according to topic an...

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