Tag Archives: The Art of Writing

When She Breaks the Gender Role by Peter Leavell

I danced around the diners at the college cafeteria and spotted my target. She was cute. And I wanted to ask her to the skate party. Her eyes widened an inch and her foot moved toward me as I approached. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, education, words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Clever Ways to Say “I Look Forward to Hearing from You” Karen Hertzberg

You sent an important email and you’re eager to get a reply. You end your message with “I look forward to hearing from you.” Did you make an email faux pas? Is It Okay to Use “Looking Forward to Hearing … Continue reading

Posted in education, words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Great Resolutions for Writers and Language Nerds By Kimberly Joki

    Lose a few pounds. Quit a bad habit. Get organized. You name it. You’ve vowed it at the beginning of a new year. Perhaps you have been successful with your resolutions. In that case, you need a fresh … Continue reading

Posted in education, words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Advice from Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King, and William Faulkner

  “I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that … Continue reading

Posted in education, reading, words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grammar For Beginners: All About Adjectives By Amanda Patterson

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech. What Are Parts Of Speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are … Continue reading

Posted in education, reading, words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers

Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s … Continue reading

Posted in education, reading, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

John Grisham and the Writing Process

I’m alway curious about how excellent writers write. Grisham’s Writing Tips 1) Starts every year on January 1st with the goal of being done by July (most of the work is done by March). 2) Writes 5 days per week. … Continue reading

Posted in words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment