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To Talk, or Not To Talk

It starts with a tingle in your spine, or a buildup of pressure in your chest. Something inside you that’s nudging you toward . . . talking about your work in progress. And before you know it, you’re calling up a friend, o...

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. Wh...

Keeping Learning Real, Relevant, and Relatable

Our students are reading all day long—text messages on their phones, emailed directions about homework, apps from advertisers. They read what interests them and what helps make their world a more real, relevant, and relatable place to liv...

The Odd Couple: Co-Authoring a Book with a Friend

Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store! Is it crazy for two close friends to think they can write a book together—and maintain their friendship? These two writers discuss the pitfalls of co-authoring a book with someone you...

11 Unconventional Resources to Kick Your Historical Fiction Up a Notch

Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24. by Mindy Tarquini The concept is intriguing, the protagonist well-developed, and the setting is not present day. That last was the challenge I faced while r...

A Three-Step Preliminary Acid Test of Whether You Might Be a Good Fiction Writer

Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24. By Joel Gordonson, Author of The Atwelle Confession Anyone who has contemplated the time and effort needed to become a serious writer of fiction undoubtedly...

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Shenanigator’s Progress Journal

GOAL:10/23/2017 Must. Be. Braver. About. Showing. Fiction. Writing. To. Others!!!Rant to vent: My co-workers have no idea I’m writing fiction, although they know I write non-fiction because my non-fic writing, frankly, has served them...

The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”—Booker T. Washington, 1901 The season of giving is nearly upon us, and in our experience, writers can be a challenging crowd to shop for. That’s why we’ve collected a...

6 Reasons to Read Translated Literature

[Call for Entries: The Popular Fiction Awards] How often do you expand your literary horizons to books published in other cultures and countries? There’s a wealth of knowlegde out there that is informed by international cultural perspecti...

The Bloom of an Unexpected Flower

Fiction Novel excerpts, short stories, etc. 11-02-2017, 03:33 PM Pencil pusher Offic...

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