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Respecting Student Creativity: Teaching Writing With A Social Justice Lens | TWO WRITING TEACHERS

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. My sister never walked, and she never spoke an established language. My sister unable to talk, or to use sign...

Is Your Writing Safe? – Writing Blog | Scribophile

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 naysayers; safe from the negative impact of those “threshold guardians” who do not believe in you and wish only to...

Three Writing Rules to Disregard

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 so easily ruled and regulated. It developed without codification, sucking up new constructions and vocabulary every time some foreigner set...

22 Writing Experts On Overcoming Their Greatest Writing Challenges

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, by yourself. Even when you’ve got this part of the creative process under control, it’s still your job to turn...

B2B writing: It ain’t just writing – Velocity Partners

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 content marketing and copywriting, we’ve weighed up a range of different variables and attributes to scientifically deduce a complex formula...

Thinking About Implicit Bias: Teaching Writing With a Social Justice Lens | TWO WRITING TEACHERS

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 our curriculum. Maybe the impact came from some controversial conversations about gender and sexuality biases that happened at NCTE.  Maybe...

Writing versus Not Writing : Women Writers, Women’s Books

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 fancy dialogue tags. Some of us have even been known to hold ourselves hostage to our own perfectionism. But I...

Writing Tips: Writing Beyond The 5 Senses

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 you want to say is to tap into the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing and get into...

2019 Dialogue-Writing Challenge: Day 19

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 writers participating each session. We all learned quite a bit about this important aspect of the craft, plus we had...

The Ultimate Content Writing Guide for Small Business Owners – iPage Blog

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 process of creating your site. But before you become overwhelmed by blank pages or a blinking cursor on your screen,...