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Respecting Student Creativity: Teaching Writing With A Social Justice Lens The learning I am most proud of is the learning I received in the absence of words, books, or perfectly crafted lessons. The learning came from growing up with my sister....
During my career as professional author and teacher and coach, I’ve run across many questions by novice writers about keeping their writing “safe”: safe from interlopers wishing to copy their precious epic; safe from the prying eyes of jealous...
I have nothing against rules. They’re indispensable when playing Monopoly or gin rummy, and their observance can go a long way toward improving a ride on the subway. The rule of law? Big fan. The English language, though, is not...
I won’t lie to you.Writing is a tough, demanding and lonely craft. You’ve got to think of an idea, figure out if it’s worth writing about and then get the words down on the blank page in a room,...
Disclaimer: I always feel weird writing about writing. So if you don’t think you’d enjoy an esoteric, meta and borderline pretentious post about writing, here’s a . Having spent several years mastering the art – nay, science – of B2B...
Thinking About Implicit Bias: Teaching Writing With a Social Justice Lens Every time I attend the National Council of English Teachers (NCTE) Annual Convention, something inspires me to look a little harder and think a little more deeply about aspects of...
January 26, 2019 | By Martine Fournier | Reply More Most of us writers are plagued by bad habits: we repeat a pet phrase five times in a chapter and don’t even notice, we use too many adverbs, too many...
Writers are told to ‘show not tell' almost as frequently as they're told to ‘write every day.' In today's article, Gila Green explains how to go further than just our basic senses. The most useful way to show what...
A chance for you to work on your dialogue chops and win free prizes!The last four years at this time, we’ve kicked off the New Year by holding a month-long Dialogue-Writing Challenge. It’s been a big success with dozens of...
Part of building a new website involves writing content that describes your business and your services or products. If writing doesn’t come naturally to you and you haven’t had any practice at it, this can be the most daunting...