Category Archive for: ‘Writing’

Blogging as a Learning Tool


  My oldest daughter, a high school senior this year, started a blog last fall. It was all her idea, …

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The Heroic Journey 4: The Hero’s Traits


We’ve discussed the Hero’s goals and how you can get the reader to identify and sympathize with the Hero. So who, exactly, is the Hero?

He’s an extreme, larger than life, slightly neurotic, driven type. He stands out in a crowd. He should be just a little bit better than the average guy – stronger, wittier, more beautiful, but not excessively so.

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Showing Not Telling in Sleepless in Seattle


An example of great writing from Sleepless in Seattle.

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Better Proofreading: Write, Read, Repeat


Advice like this seems so obvious that it should need saying. But the simple secret that will help most writers avoid mistakes really does need saying.

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