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Twelve Tools for Building End-of-year Review Activities (That Aren’t Kahoot Games)

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. At this time of the year I start to get a lot of requests for suggestions for tools to create review activities. Here are twelve good options for creating review activities. Video-based rev...

The WD Interview: Author George Saunders Talks Structure, Outlining and Lincoln in the Bardo

In this exclusive extended interview with short-form master George Saunders, the globally acclaimed author dishes on inventive structure, reveals why he’s wary of outlines and talks novel-length success with Lincoln in the Bardo.  Supe...

Shifting Gears: Publishing a Book Outside Your Usual Genre

If you’re known for your work in a particular genre, publishing a book that goes in an entirely different direction can be a chore. Here, Tim Wendel offers tips for approaching the challenge. By Tim Wendel I knew I had my work cut out for...

How to Increase Your Screenplay’s Commercial Appeal

Selling a screenplay is no easy task. Ray Morton shares advice on how to increase your screenplay’s commercial appeal to help you choose the best stories to put on the page. “So, what do I have to do to guarantee that my script will sel...

5 Networking Tips for Introverts

Clammy hands, shallow breathing, furrowed brows—this is often how I found myself at the mandatory networking events for my co-op program as an undergraduate student. As a self-proclaimed introvert, networking was literally the worst. The ...

2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 11

For today’s prompt, write a warning poem. Warnings can be found everywhere: on the labels of medicine, in the speeches of leaders, and in the advice of parents. Even stories and poems have been known to harbor warnings. ***** Re-create Yo...

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: 5 Important Updates For Students

On Mar. 28, the Ontario Liberal government announced their final provincial budget before the upcoming general election on June 7. Following the announcement, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the budget would focus on “care and opportu...

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Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part Two)

Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter describe their creative process and the decisions that went into writing their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, THE DISASTER ARTI...

For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels

by Angela James “Without romance novels, I wouldn’t be who I am today.” Romance readers have long suffered through Fabio jokes, inaccurate assumptions, contempt, and lurid speculation from those outside the romance community. No other...

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