Category Archive for: ‘Writing’

Why You Should Never Assign a 500-Word Essay


Assigning papers of arbitrary length reinforces bad writing habits.

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Happy Birthday, Truman


Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on this date in 1924. Capote is best known for his short novel …

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Myth Buster: Never Start a Sentence with “Hopefully”


Hopefully, you will benefit from this blog post. Does that sentence raise your hackles? Work you into a tizzy? Light …

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Someday I’m Going to Write a Book…or Not


I’ve written five books, so I guess that qualifies me as an author. I’ve also sold my books at a lot of meetings, conventions, book fairs, and other events. And as both author and seller, I’ve heard, more times than I can count, the statement that “Some day, I’m going to write a book.”

No, you probably won’t. Here are four reasons why.

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