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6 Lessons Learned from a Year of 101 Rejections

By Natalie D-Napoleon Earlier this year I came across an article by Kim Liao in which she explained “Why You Should Aim For 100 Rejections A Year.” As soon as I finished reading the piece I went to the folder in my email marked “Writi...

Successful Query Letter Examples: Anna Quinn & ‘The Night Child’

This article is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the successful query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the w...

33 Lessons on Critical Thinking – Best of 2017

As I do during this week every year, I am taking some time off to relax and prepare for the new year. Every day this week I will be featuring the most popular blog posts of the year. This was one of the most popular posts in April. From ana...

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Do you guys write every day?

Another thing would be to write complete trash. Don’t expect everything, or anything, you write to be good let alone great. Some days you’ll write a lot of great stuff and others days you’ll write stuff fit for the bin. I ...

When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] In our “Breaking In” column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Anna Quinn, author o...

Polling Students to Check Understanding

Teachers continually search for ways to increase engagement and comprehension in their classrooms. Audience response systems (ARS)—like clickers, for example—can be one tool for achieving those outcomes. ARS have been shown to increase ...

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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Graham’s Goals and Progress

I’ve never kept a writing journal, but sounds like it could be helpful. I have a general idea of what I doing and where I’m going, but it keep evolving as I go. Which I think is a good thing. I have spent my professional life do...

Living Off-Campus: 5 Solutions to Daily Struggles

For when living off-campus is no longer just fun and games. Life off campus is one step closer to independence. If you’ve made the transition, these are the little tips you’ll want to adopt to help with realities you’re all too fa...

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