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Words We Confuse That Spell Checkers Miss, Part C

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This is the third post about troublesome homophones. These are words that writers young and old regularly confuse because they sound the same, but are spelled differently. There are lots of them, which is why I’m going one letter at a time!
C is for Confusion…

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Writing Prompt: Triumph or Defeat

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This prompt is for a short personal narrative or anecdote.

Narrative writing, remember, means story-telling, and the story you will tell this time will be a true one about yourself.

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Basketball Idioms

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It’s time for March Madness to begin (that’s the NCAA basketball tournament for you non-sporty types), so I thought I’d talk a bit about how this sport has influenced everyday speech here in the U.S..

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The Heroic Journey 12: What Shrek Can Teach Us About Story Telling

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Sometimes — often, in fact — in a Heroic Journey, the Hero wants something he’s too frightened to go after…

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