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Why I Write Poetry: Carol Carpenter

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 Carol Carpenter, w...

Last-minute Collection of Valentine’s Day Resources

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. If you’re looking for some last minute activities to do in your classroom, take a look at these resources that I featured earlier in the month. Storyboard That offers templates for designing and...

18 Sets of Free to Use and Reuse Pictures and Videos

The Library of Congress is a great place to find a lot of media that is in the public domain. The only problem with finding material on the LOC’s website is just that, it’s often hard to find. In an attempt to begin to remedy th...

Bette Lee Crosby: The Pros & Cons of Writing a Series

Are you considering writing a series? Here, Bette Lee Crosby offers some of the benefits and challenges of composing more than one novel in the same universe. By Bette Lee Crosby There is little question that series novels have found favor ...

Dear SLN: What Should I Do If My Group Members Suck?

Working with bad group members can be a little like Survivor. Dear SLN is an advice column for students who are a looking for no bullshit answers to tough questions. If you have a question, hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or ...

FAQs About G Suite for Teachers

In January 36 people completed my Practical Ed Tech course called G Suite for Teachers. A couple more people started this weekend. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to feel confident using G Suite for Education to...

These Google Docs Add-ons Make It Easy to Find Public Domain Images

Whenever I talk about copyright I always encourage teachers and students to use their own images when they need to include visuals in a paper or presentation. If you don’t own an appropriate picture then look for images that are in th...

4 Lessons Writers Can Learn from ‘The Good Place’

In the first episode of NBC’s comedy The Good Place, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) learns that she has died and made it into a heaven-like afterlife known as the “Good Place,” but knows she doesn’t belong. With the help of her a...

Walking the Writing Talk: 4 Tips for Staying Motivated and Finishing Your Writing Projects

Oh, how many books have I begun to write? Let me count the titles… there was a book of poetry, three YA novels, a serious nonfiction exploration of divorce, at least two separate picture books, and a memoir. I have started and set down ma...

Unstoppable: YA Fantasy Author Leigh Bardugo on World-Building and Having Faith in Your Abilities | The WD Interview

In this full interview from the March/April 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest—including outtakes that didn’t appear in the magazine—bestselling author Leigh Bardugo discusses finding YA fantasy stardom and why, if you’re pursuing a ...

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