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Brother, Can You Spare a Comment?

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I’ve been at this blog rather steadily for nine months. My goal is to produce four or five posts per week, and, except for weeks when I’m traveling, I’ve been able to keep that up. The truth is, I really like it. Blogging is fun.

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Description Is Different from Narration

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Learning to write vivid description is important for any writer. In real-world writing, description is an important part of story-telling, exposition, and even persuasive writing. It’s not common to read anything that seeks only to describe, but we find it is helpful to have students work exclusively on their describing skills because it is such a vital part of writing in general.

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Toss Useless Prepositions

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I’ve covered the terminal preposition issue before, but there’s one small clarification necessary. Generally speaking, it’s okay to end a …

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Descriptive Writing Prompt: Deserted Island

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Being washed ashore on a strange or deserted island is one of the most popular ideas in literature and pop …

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