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Tools to Help Students Improve Their Writing

The spelling and grammar checkers built into word processors are fine for helping students catch basic mistakes in their writing. To get beyond the basics, students need tools that offer more than just spelling and grammar checking services...

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Meg’s 2020 Writing Journal

I know is still 2019, but with 2020 so close, I didn’t see a point in making a 2019 journal for only three or four weeks. My last writing journal was from 2018, I think. I decided to start a new journal because I’ll be working o...

Writing Multiple Points of View

Wendy Heard, author of The Kill Club, offers 5 tips for making writing in multiple points of view easier for you and more satisfying for your readers and characters. When a story calls for more than one narrator, it’s exciting (at first)...

12 E.L. Doctorow Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 E.L. Doctorow quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. In these quotes, Doctorow covers novel writing, the mind, retirement, and more. E.L. Doctorow was the author of severa...

10 John Sandford Quotes on Writing and for Writers

Here are 10 John Sandford quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Rules of Prey, The Fool’s Run, and Holy Ghost. In these quotes, Sandford covers journalism, grammar, anonymity, and more. John Sandford is an American novel...

10 Audrey Niffenegger Quotes on Writing and for Writers

Here are 10 Audrey Niffenegger quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. In these quotes, Niffenegger covers writing, research, books, and more. Audrey Niffenegger is an Ame...

Twelve Good Tools for Creating Mind Maps & Flowcharts – Updated

Earlier this week I published a video about a neat new service called Transo that lets you turn your notes into a mind map with just one click. Creating that video and writing the corresponding blog… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

5 Nora Roberts Quotes About Writing for Writers

Nora Roberts, who also writes as J.D. Robb, is known for her romance novels. Today she’s out with a new romance, The Rise of the Magicks. It’s the third and final book of her Chronicles of The One series. With these Nora Roberts quotes,...

10 Alice Walker Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Alice Walker quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Color Purple, Collected Poems, and We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. In these quotes, Walker covers writing, publishing, living, and more. Alice Wa...

10 Tess Gerritsen Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Tess Gerritsen quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Surgeon, Vanish, and The Shape of Night. In these quotes, Gerritsen covers writing, ideas, books, and more. Tess Gerritsen is a bestselling author of rom...

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