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6 Fiction Writing Exercises to Try When You’re Traveling for the Holidays

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] image from Getty Stuck in an airport? Bored on a plane? Uninspired by the surroundings on a long car ride? Sounds like a gr...

REPORT: How do Canadian Students Match up Against The World?

Sandwiched conveniently between the drop of T-Swift’s Reputation and the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi came another hotly anticipated release you may have missed. Don’t pretend you don’t know. Obviously I can only be talking abo...

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Hi from Rickey – My secret of starting a fiction novel

Hello.I’m R. R. Hubka but you can call me Rickey, my real name. I am yet another old man (64) starting to write a fiction novel. In one year I will retire from a government job as a computer programmer. Pretty old for a computer progr...

How to Identify Fake News: Crossing the Credibility Chasm with PEN America

[Register for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference today!] Thanks to the way we consume news today—largely through social media—weeding out what info is real and what’s fake is more difficult than ever. While social media has creat...

National Board Aims to Certify 1 Million

Sandreka Brown felt she became part of a community of teachers for the first time when she became National Board certified last year. Brown, who has been teaching middle school math in Alabama for nine years, decided to pursue certification...

WriteReader – Honoring the Emergent Writing of Young Learners

This is a guest post provided and sponsored by WriteReader. Last spring, I discovered WriteReader. Sign-up was easy and free, and the site is very user-friendly. I was pleased to find that it didn’t take hours of my time to figure it out ...

Giving Tuesday: 14 Charities for Writing & Literacy

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a way to counteract the overwhelming consumerism we experience on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Writer’s Digest is joining in the spirit of the season by creating a directory of literacy and writing charit...

Are You at Risk for Secondary Traumatic Stress?

Caring is a finite resource. I learned that from an Ojibwa second grader. At the beginning of the school year, David (not his real name) would jerk his neck back to flick the bangs out of his light brown eyes and write, “I love Mario. I l...

A Community of Passionate Readers

Most teachers are hopeful that their students will be more than just competent readers—we want them to be passionate readers. But schools can’t foster this passion alone. If we want to help our students become lifelong lovers of text, w...

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

In school districts around the country, handwritten notes, calls home, and face-to-face meetings are rapidly ceding ground to new technologies that better meet the needs of parents and schools. According to a 2016 report, there’s been a s...

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