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Tim Knox: The Magic Formula for Great Story Ideas

[embedded content]  By Tim Knox Is there a magic formula you can use to consistently come up with great story ideas for your books? I’m not sure there’s much magic to it, but I’m happy to share with you the formula that I use to come...

Living for All It’s Worth: The Novels of Neuroscientist Lisa Genova Explore Love and Empathy

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] Lisa Genova | Photo Credit: Greg Mentzer In Lisa Genova’s novels, tragedy a...

Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Image by Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash by Windy Lynn Harris The reprint market isn’t just for nonfiction articles. If y...

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

Students frequently complain that they don’t remember what they read. In the past, when I would ask about their reading practices, they often recounted that they would get to the bottom of a page of text and realize they had no clue about...

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Dysgraphia is a language-based learning difference that affects a student’s ability to produce written language. In the early grades, students with dysgraphia may have difficulty with consistent letter formation, word spacing, punctuation...

Three Options for Hosting Snow Day Study Sessions

Batten down the hatches! We’ve got a big storm about to hit the northeastern part of the United States. When I went to bed last night many schools were already announcing closings for today and when I got up at 4am even more had close...

How to Maintain a Blog in 2018

As the new year begins you might have set a goal for yourself to blog more consistently than you did last year. Or perhaps your goal is to start a blog. If so, I have some simple advice that I give every time that I am asked, “how do ...

A Writer’s Journey: Launching Without an Agent with Lora L. Hyler

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] By Lora L. Hyler A few short months ago, I shared a bit of my writer’s journey detailing my search for the perfect agen...

A Writer’s Hierarchy of Needs

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Do You Have What it Takes to Climb the Pyramid of Literary Success and Become a Self-Actualized Writer? Bryan E. Robinson...

5 Lessons Writers Can Learn from Ferdinand the Bull

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] By Kerrie Flanagan Munro Leaf’s timeless children’s classic, The Story of Ferdinand, was written on a Sunday afterno...

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