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Top Ten Mistakes Teen Writers Make: A Free E-book

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My wife proudly proclaimed on her Facebook page the other day, “My husband is an author!” It sounds nice, but …

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Writing Practice and Perfection

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Have you ever listened to a world-class musician and wondered how he is able to play with such grace and …

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In Defense of the Adverb

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A common error among young writers is to heap on the adjectives and adverbs, while more experienced writers prefer to concentrate on nouns and verbs, using modifiers selectively. Mark Twain famously hyperbolized: “When you catch an adjective, kill it.” But let’s be reasonable.

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Teaching Tip: 3 Rules for Creating Effective Writing Assignments

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One of the toughest tasks of the writing teacher is coming up with assignments that challenge students without frustrating or boring them. I’m often asked if in our WriteAtHome courses we “tell students what to write,” or if we “give them the topic.” Here’s how I answer that.

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