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Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

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The ADD/ADHD thread

I’ll kick us off with my own story. I was diagnosed in 1993 at age thirteen. “Ritalin kids” was less of a whispered term then than it had been in the ’80’s, but there was still a great deal of stigma surroundin...

Thomas Frank’s Simple Equation to Fight Procrastination

Procrastination affects us all. I planned to write this article today, and it’s now four in the afternoon and I’m just starting. I usually get up at noon, but still. Clearly, it’s a problem that affects me, so I’m just going to assu...

How I Won The Loran Scholarship: A Conversation with Leon Picha of Matthew McNair Secondary School

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people have proved that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confid...

Textbook Zombie: Reading To Retain vs. Reading For Gist

We all thought we had too much homework back in high school, didn’t we? And then university smacks us with their zombifying reading lists and excruciating workload. Textbook Zombies really exist during exam time. Each of us struggles to a...

Min Jin Lee: Finding Story Ideas That Truly Provoke Your Passions

In this extended interview from the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, Min Jin Lee talks about finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations in this extended WD Interview. Pho...

5 Classroom Experiences You Have To See To Believe

For a lot of students, high school can feel a bit like a waiting game. Considering all the travel and learning opportunities you can take advantage of in college or university, secondary school is like four years of FOMO. But what if you di...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

The High School to Post-Secondary Transition: A Guide

The transition from high school to post-secondary can be challenging. I was no exception. I didn’t do poorly, however, I know I didn’t take advantage of the opportunities post-secondary education had to offer. While I had a good start t...

FAQs About Upcoming Practical Ed Tech Courses

This weekend I have answered a bunch of questions about the two Practical Ed Tech courses that are starting next week. I figure that if even one person asks there are probably a few others who are curious about the same topic too. Here̵...

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