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How do I know my writing voice.

After having performed numerous revisions to get the first book of my WIP down to 180K words, I’d say my writing voice was concise.No, really. More on point: a lot of the books I’ve read on writing talk about voice but the hones...

How to Hide Google Classroom Assignments from Your Personal Calendar

Last week I received an email from a reader who needed a little problem with her personal Google Calendar. The problem was that every assignment that she posted in Google Classroom was also showing up on her Google Calendar. This isn’...

How to Quickly Add Page Numbers to Long Google Documents

Since Sunday evening when I published the 2018-19 Practical Ed Tech Handbook I have had a couple of people ask how I added the page numbers to it and kept them straight in Google Docs. The answer is found in a simple, but often overlooked f...

A New Way to Add Google Keep Notes to Google Documents

Last year Google added the option to insert your Google Keep notes into your Google Documents. That feature made it easy for students who use Google Keep to bookmark resources while conducting research to then insert those bookmarked resour...

Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment

Kerrie Flanagan, author of the brand-new, comprehensive Guide to Magazine Article Writing, shares her best tips for writing for magazines. To learn more, check out her book, and don’t miss Kerrie’s session Build Your Author Platform Th...

3 Characteristics of “Extraordinary” Heroes, According to Donald Maass

By Dustin Grinnell images from Project Gutenberg’s edition of The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a fantasy-adventure novel filled with danger, mystery and intrigue. The sto...

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...

Take Two: Playing the Screenplay Submission Waiting Game

How long is too long to wait for a Hollywood executive to respond to your screenplay submission? Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re busy or if they’re just not that into you. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followe...

The WD Interview: Susan Orlean on The Library Book and Finding the Red-Hot Center of the Story

Susan Orlean thought she was done writing books when she heard about the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Public Library. The story so intrigued her that she spent four years researching and writing about it. The Library Book tells...

This is a Copyright Infringement

If you have been following my blog for more than a few months, you’re probably already familiar with my ongoing battle against copyright infringers all around the world. I recently took the step to … Read the whole entry at Free...

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