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Make Violent Scenes Matter: 5 Tips for Writing Violence That Doesn’t Turn Readers Off

After writing bestselling thrillers as well as books that missed the mark, author Carter Wilson shares five lessons he’s learned about writing violent scenes. In my six published novels, many of my characters meet a bad end. In fact, one ...

My Ten Most Watched How-to Videos

Every month I make a dozen or more tutorial videos and publish them on my YouTube channel and on my Practical Ed Tech Facebook page. I’ve been doing this regularly for the last five years. My YouTube… Read the whole entry at Fre...

The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. I’ve written several novels—mystery/thrillers set on the Big Island of Hawaii—featurin...

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Could you guys help review this short story?

Finding the portal : I rushed out of the van, grabbing my hat off the rack as I pushed the door open. I ran across an open field and into the endless forest. I forced my way through the thorny shrubbery, and cut my way through the dense vin...

The Dos and Don’ts When Meeting Agents at Writing Conferences

Writers often attend conferences for the opportunity to meet face-to-face with literary agents. WD talked with Rita Rosenkranz of the Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency and Lisa Hagan of Lisa Hagan Literary for tips on how writers can get the ...

Poetry, Slides, and Interactive Videos – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where the spring skiing is awesome! This is a great time of year to be outside in the sun and snow. In fact, that’s what I’ll be doing with my daughters a little bit later… Read the whole entry at F...

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Please, consider these points before reviewing anything in the Workshop

So, after revision upon revision, testing many alternate openings for my novel and some heavy editing, I’ve decided to post my WIP in the Workshop. The critique I’ve received is – mildly putting it – disappointing so...

Cards, Assessments, and Poems – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where the April showers have arrived a couple of days early. That’s okay because all week long it was sunny and warm which let my kids and dogs get lots of outdoor playtime…. Read the whole entry at FreeT...

Pixabay Add-in for Word – A Quick Way to Add Images to Documents

Pixabay has been one of my go-to sources of high-quality images for years. The images on Pixabay are in the public domain which makes them perfect for all kinds of classroom projects. You can… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teachers...

5 Tips for Better Book Cover Typography

Contributed by Reedsy. A book’s cover is a key marketing tool, reflecting the contents of the book. As you might guess, the typeface of your book title and other cover text (the style and appearance on the page) are just as important. Fir...

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