Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2012’

The Other F-Word


This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Write Like You Talk


Why you should write like you talk…

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It Has Become Uncool To Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About


I posted a version of this spoken-word poem some time ago, but I’m a little fascinated with what they call kinetic typography — moving text that parallels the audio, so I thought I’d share this version too.

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How to Hook Your Reader


The first line of any piece of writing should hook the reader. In this article, we look as some famously great. and not-so-great, opening lines.

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Narrative Writing Prompt: What I Didn’t Do Over Summer Vacation


This is the first assignment in WriteAtHome’s Middle School Composition 3 course. It’s one of my favorites. It’s a great way to kick start a new school year.

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