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Book Creator Now Offers “Read To Me” Mode Online

Last summer the Book Creator team launched a web-based version of their popular iPad app. The web-based version, called Book Creator for Chrome, has been a hit with teachers and students. The latest update to Book Creator for Chrome in...

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...

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Interesting Article on Appropriation via Fiction

So, I came across this article the other day and thought it would make an interesting discussion piece for the forum. It can be difficult to know what’s right and what’s wrong to write about because everyone has a different opin...

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 ...

Blahbarian

Did you know that the word “barbarian” comes from the Medieval Latin barbarinus, meaning “foreign, of another nation or culture”? The Latin word is from the root barbar-, which was used to imitate the unintelligible speech of foreig...

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...

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Are MRU:s a useful concept?

I have read a few articles on writing, proposing that we write in so called “Motivation-Reaction Units”. Basically, the idea is that your writing is composed of something external, followed by an internal reaction that lea...

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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To Kill or Not to Kill…

Okay, so i’m presented with a tiny issue and two ways to handle it…. At the moment I have a secondary character who is pretty important or to say her son is important. But we have just met her in the previous scene and in this o...

Picture Dictionary and Custom Colors Added to Immersive Reader

Microsoft’s Immersive Reader just might be my favorite accessibility tool. This free add-in for Word, OneNote, Outlook, and Edge enables students to have articles read aloud to them at pace that meets their needs. Additionally, Immers...

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