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Should I Stay or Should I Go: How Do I Know If I Should Drop a Course?

This article was originally published in 2016. If you want to drop a course, make sure to check your individual school’s website to get the information you need on important dates, the process of dropping, and how it could impact your gra...

More Support Is Available For Students Unable To Find Summer Jobs

It’s official. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is here to bless your scene with his luscious coif and a $9B financial relief package for students. Why? Because young people are being hit the hardest with unemployment thanks to the COVID-19 ...

Mystery/Crime First Place Winner: “A Cowgirl Farewell”

Congratulations to Mary Lou Condike, first place winner in the Mystery/Crime category of the Writer’s Digest 15th Annual Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s her winning story, “A Cowgirl Farewell.” A Cowgirl Farewell A line snaked out th...

Vintage WD: Murder for Profit, Mystery Story Techniques Part 2

In part 2 of this 1931 article about mystery story techniques, George Dyer offers his suggestions for how to drop hints about who the real criminal of the story is. Read part 1 of the article Murder for Profit: Mystery Story Techniques here...

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Is my character’s goal causing my plot problems?

Very early concept. But here’s the idea so far as requested. Set on Earth in the future when a portal opened to another dimension (20 years ago) and brought mythical creatures and beings into our world – as well as magic. The humans...

5 Myths About English Majors Exposed, Explained, and Countered

When I tell people that I was an English major, the first thing they ask is, “But what can you do with that?” The second is, “Say something in Shakespeare!”  From my experience, there seems to be a general consensus that English li...

The Differences Between a Crime Novel, Mystery Novel and Thriller Novel

Every writer’s job is to give the reader what she wants in a way she doesn’t expect. [Like this quote? Click here to Tweet and share it!] (And it’s wise to remember that every agent and editor is foremost a reader, too.) One of the fi...

Great Ideas for Mystery Skype & Hangouts

This week I am welcoming some guest bloggers. This one is from Sarah Fromhold. Mystery Skype is a concept that first began around 2011. The premise is that students Skype with another class somewhere in the world, and each class tries to gu...

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My Brother Taran

Britain, 1943 Taran’s mouth dried up and the blood drained from his cheeks. A man was aiming a revolver at him. This man’s attitude was almost casual, as if he was accustomed to killing people. His brocaded dressing gown contras...

3 Characteristics of “Extraordinary” Heroes, According to Donald Maass

By Dustin Grinnell images from Project Gutenberg’s edition of The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a fantasy-adventure novel filled with danger, mystery and intrigue. The sto...

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