Writing Assignment: Write It, Do It

06.20.2014 writing

It is very easy for writers to find themselves living almost entirely inside their heads. Writing is difficult. And when you come to write every day you can find yourself inside a continual dream. It’s a terrific state. The writing can become easier. But the world marches on. And, like me, many writers are also […]

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Words Matter: Real

06.20.2012 writing

If you want to get me angry, start talking about “real Americans.” This is a very specific and divisive way of using language. It’s intentionally mean-spirited. “Real” is used to divide. Are you are a real Baptist? A real man? A real writer? And who gets to decide? “Real” is often used by a speaker, a writer, to establish […]

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