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4 Budgeting Tips For Beginners In Their 20s

Freedom, oh sweet, freedom. We’re finally living on our own (still Skyping the parents every now and then), but the world is ours! All of a sudden, we’re still responsible for attending classes, handing in assignments, cooking food, and...

Join Me Tomorrow Evening to Get Organized With Google Classroom and More

Tomorrow at 7pm EDT I’m hosting a Practical Ed Tech webinar titled Get Organized With Google Classroom, Calendar, and Keep. In the webinar I will showcase the new features that were added to Google Classroom for the 2018-19 school yea...

Curtis Sittenfeld on Choosing Beta Readers, Outlining and Creating Complex Characters

In this extended interview from the October 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, bestselling Eligible author Curtis Sittenfeld explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the riches...

Re-Entering Post-Secondary After Some Time Away? This Is What You Need To Know.

The words “re-entering post-secondary” seem straightforward. However, re-entering students are often confused with second-degree students and mature students. The former return to university to complete another bachelor’s degree in a ...

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job

The following article first appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. Subscribe today to get the inspiration and advice you need to succeed as a poet, novelist, journalist or screenwriter. ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: OIVIND HOVLAND In a com...

Script Classics: Nicholas Meyer—The View from the Scribe

Some writers struggle in transitioning from one type of writing to another, but Nicholas Meyer has conquered many forms. Learn Meyer’s cross-format storytelling processes and what encouraged him to write his memoir, The View From the Brid...

Math, NASA, and Bingo – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where by the time most of you read this I will be on my way further north to Moosehead Lake. As long time readers of this blog know, President’s Day weekend is the weekend that I always go to Moosehead to ice f...

Getting the Details Right in Your Writing: Myths and Facts About 3 Major Religions

[The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference (August 10-12, 2018) offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally.] image from Getty By Jerry Jenkins, Tyler Moss and Brenda Janowitz (respectively) Accurat...

After 5 Years of Job Hunting, This is The Best Damn Advice I Have

Job hunting is painful, but you can learn from my mistakes. I dropped out of journalism school after a semester. Some of my former classmates (and anyone who has ever disagreed with one of my op-eds) might tell you that was a mistake. But...

Indie Authors and the Future of Book Production

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] By Joel Friedlander Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and...


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