The Heroic Journey, Part 19: The Point of No Return

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Just before the Midpoint, it appears the Hero’s going to pull it off, achieve the goal. But at the midpoint of the novel, and the midpoint of Act II, something happens that results in an apparently devastating reversal of the Hero’s fortune.

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Writing Rules Are Made To Be Broken

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Remember the first time you rode a bike without training wheels – that wonderful sense of freedom that brought with it a whole new sense of anxiety? After all, bikes without training wheels can fall over!

Most writing rules are like training wheels. They keep inexperienced writers from making mistakes that lead to awkward or unclear writing. But experienced writers often break the rules we are taught in English classes.

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Elements of Style Rap

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  What a fascinating cornucopia of interestingness is the internet! Recently I discovered the video below by two Columbia University …

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Spelling Conundrums: Breath or Breathe? Lose or Loose?

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There’s not a writing teacher on the planet who doesn’t see students mix up the words breath and breathe or lose and loose.

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