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Going from a sprint to a marathon: academic career advice

January 15, 2018, by Ryan Neal Going from a sprint to a marathon: academic career advice In this post, Dr Anja Neundorf shares her advice on starting an academic career. Pursuing an academic career is a big decision, as it requires a long i...

Partner with Your Publicist: How to Prepare for Your Book’s Publicity Campaign

[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!] This is the second installment in a two-part series of blog posts by Sara Wigal...

Why I Decided to Switch Programs in My First Year

You can switch programs in your first year too. It’s not the end of the world. Promise. Plopping (read: slumping) into my usual seat near the back corner of the lecture hall, I braced for yet another hour of unintelligible murmur. It was ...

21 Tools for Conducting Digital Formative Assessments – 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 February. Condu...

New Territory: ‘The Nightingale’ Author Kristin Hannah Discusses Her New Alaska-Set Novel

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018] The latest from bestselling The Nightingale author Kristin Hannah transports readers to remote 1970s Alaska. In this inte...

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...

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