21 Tips from Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style”
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21 Tips from Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style”

When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make … Continue reading

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Writers Tips #94: 9 Writing Tips From James Frey

When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make … Continue reading

Writers Tips #78: 8 Writing Tricks You Won’t Read Anywhere Else
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Writers Tips #78: 8 Writing Tricks You Won’t Read Anywhere Else

I got these suggestions from an internet class I never signed up for. One day, they began arriving in my inbox, bit by bit for the full term of some college’s semester. Students submitted stories for grading, essays for peer review, questions to a discussion board of fellow-students. The anonymous professor had a down-to-earth approach … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unfolding of Language

The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind’s Greatest Invention by Guy Deutscher My rating: 3 of 5 stars View all my reviews I love studying how man became who he is–living in communities, farming the land (rather than hunter-gatherers), believing in a god, decorating our bodies, creating unique cultures. Many believe our most … Continue reading