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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...

How to Sell an Essay or Article: 21 Tips for Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Wondering how to sell an essay? Writing a cover letter that’s short and perfect to introduce your pages will sell a piece faster than submitting an excellent article or essay with an uninspired note. This article is excerpted from Susan S...

Getting Started in Freelance Writing: Key Tips from Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun

Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun shares a few tips on for getting started in freelance writing — a topic she’ll address in greater detail in her indieLAB session on what it takes to forge a successful writing career of any kind. I’ve had ...

6 Perfect And Easy Looks For School By H&M

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and people are swapping out their bathing suits for bookbags. It can only mean one thing: a new school year is on the horizon. We know that heading back to school after summer vac...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

Researching Agents: 4 Steps for Identifying & Connecting with the Right Literary Agents

by Leslie Zampetti You’ve written a book. Revised and polished it with the help of your critique group. Composed the perfect query letter. Now it’s time to send it off to every agent open to queries, right? Wrong. Sending your query bli...

Invisible Costs: An Inspiring Interview With Paralympian Alicia Denoon

At the age of ten, University of Guelph student Alicia Denoon underwent a nearly half-day surgery to remove a growing brain tumour. The procedure left Alicia with considerable physical damage, to the point that she was left unable even to s...

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A Lenten Feast

A Lenten Feast (Working Title) A cliche movie for the 1950’s… PETER COLLINS It was open warfare amongst the Year 8 boys. Peter knew here had to be casualties. Most of Peter’s schoolmates had never heard of the Dieppe Raid. You do not ...

Cara Black: Passion for Paris

In her setting-centric novels, bestselling mystery author Cara Black shows the seamier side of the City of Light. BLACK PHOTO © LAURA SKAYHAN by Sharon McDonnell In her 18 mysteries starring female detective Aimée Leduc—a private invest...

How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at age 55. But of course, she got through it. Here, she shares...

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