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Myth Buster: Never Start a Sentence with “And” or “But”

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  I did a video post on this some time ago, but a reply to an article I recently shared …

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Writing Modes: The Four Purposes of Writing

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  When we think of writers, we normally think of those who craft creative fiction — short stories, poems, novels, …

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Return of the Department of Redundancy Department: Scesis Onomaton

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Scesis Onomaton, pronounced SKEE-sis uh-NO-muh-tahn, is a rhetorical device used to emphasize a point — often facetiously — by repeating the same idea in different words. For example:

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Writing Prompt: Tabloid Reporting

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Most of us have read at least the covers of the newspaper tabloids that typically appear near the checkout counters of grocery stores. You know the ones we mean—they look like newspapers, but carry fantastic and nutty stories about space aliens and imaginative scientific discoveries. Maybe you’ve chuckled at the ridiculous headlines that often appear: “Mother Gives Birth to Gorilla Baby!” “Elvis Makes Regular Visits to Orlando Retirement Community!”

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