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The Problem with Sensitivity Readers Isn’t What You Think It Is

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] by Anna Hecker Sensitivity readers are a sensitive topic. As a vocal core wit...

There I Am: Is Your Need for External Validation Holding Back Your Imagination?

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] image by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash by William Kenower I had some oral surge...

Tim Knox: The Magic Formula for Great Story Ideas

[embedded content]  By Tim Knox Is there a magic formula you can use to consistently come up with great story ideas for your books? I’m not sure there’s much magic to it, but I’m happy to share with you the formula that I use to come...

Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers

I grew up in Memphis, Tenn., a city steeped history in general—but specifically in Civil Rights history. In the early 20th century, Memphis was the cotton capital of the world, home to industries dominated by (white) landowners and still ...

Living for All It’s Worth: The Novels of Neuroscientist Lisa Genova Explore Love and Empathy

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] Lisa Genova | Photo Credit: Greg Mentzer In Lisa Genova’s novels, tragedy a...

Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] Image by Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash by Windy Lynn Harris The reprint market isn’t just for nonfiction articles. If y...

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes

The Socratic seminar is often discussed in the context of English language arts classes. Among its benefits, practitioners mention drawing on the value of open conversations to foster deep thinking and analysis, developing a group culture f...

Advice from a Disney Animator: Be Creative and Follow Your Dreams

To all my creative peeps who are struggling to make a career with their artistic instincts, I’d like to introduce you to someone. Trent Correy. Ottawa boy. Algonquin College graduate. Three-time Animation Oscar Winner. If you’ve seen Di...

Three Things I Like About Microsoft Forms

I’ve been a devoted user of Google Docs, Forms, and all things G Suite for more than a decade. I’ve helped thousands of teachers get started with Google Forms. I tell you all that as a way of saying that it takes a lot for me to...

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

Students frequently complain that they don’t remember what they read. In the past, when I would ask about their reading practices, they often recounted that they would get to the bottom of a page of text and realize they had no clue about...

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