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Four Things Students Need to Create Book Trailer Videos

This is an update of a blog post that I published about 16 months ago. The concepts are the same, but some of the resources have been updated.  Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report as...

Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

In high school, I struggled to write clear, concise prose. My command of structure was minimal, and I didn’t make effective use of sources to inform my analysis. I also had difficulty differentiating between summary and analysis, much to ...

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Best ways to brush up

Originally Posted by Mickeyq ‘Elements of Style’ by Strunk & White and frankly had no idea what they were talking about. I had to look up what a past participle or independent clause because I either forgot over the many yea...

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You are worth it.

4 months ago I made some changes in my life that have allowed me to return to my passions after 3 very long years in the corporate world. My focus is on short stories. My previous 9 to 5 included writing but a very abbreviated, mono-informa...

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A conundrum

My late wife was a native of Chile. In early 2010 she was in Chile with her adult daughter and three of her grandchildren, on a bit of a road trip, when the 8.8-scale earthquake struck on 27 February (my birthday!). That was a Saturday, and...

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Why is writing so biased towards fiction?

There really are different skill sets at play when you look at journalism compared to creative writing. I’m speaking from my own experience, but journalism is all about getting the story. They used to say the biggest tool for a journa...

Meet the First 9 Changemakers Speaking at TEDxToronto

Find out which exciting and inspiring Canadians from across a variety of industries could be engaging with you as a part of the upcoming TEDxToronto. Though TEDxToronto has been running for 12 years, 2020 will see an exciting new format for...

Fridays With Dale: Ants…Ants…Ants

Ants…Ants…Ants By Dale Angel It’s true—ants follow an established trail. Uninvited ants come every year and stay until the rains. This is on-going, so…I don’t even get ruffled or distressed anymore. Each family has their own sch...

A New Reality

September 29, 2020, by Agnes A New Reality When I wake up, the first thing I do is check my phone. This morning, it’s an email reminding me about a welcome talk – five minutes before it starts. I drag myself out of bed, turn the kettle ...

Short Story Contest Entry: Thin Air

Our Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest is officially closed. We received two more stories at the September 15 deadline, so we have two more stories to enjoy! The contest judges are hard at work as we speak. Winners will be announced on ...

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