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Bite-Size Post: Writing the "Human Condition"... or not

I have an uneasy relationship with intensely literary fiction; the sort of fiction that deliberately has no plot but delves deep into themes of the “Human Condition” (in other words, the emotions and experiences that make us uniquely human).  297 more words

Bite-Sized Posts

About time: Nie zeitig, aber immer zeitgemäß

My student Isabella shot this photo in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Someone is offering time (Du brauchst Zeit?) and encourages with the imperative nimm (nehmen) to take some. 268 more words


Worksheet for Teaching Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of Frequency 2

Here are two worksheets for beginner or lower intermediate students reviewing Adverbs of Frequency.  Students create their own questions from the prompts at the head of the columns and respond to their partner’s questions within the framework of the listed adverbs of frequency. 33 more words


What's Everyone Got Against Adverbs?

Adverbs are terribly out of favor, and I frankly cannot understand why. I personally love them.

Granted, they’re the first words to go on Twitter, where description is not rewarded. 644 more words

Art + Creativity

So You Think You Can Write--Lessons I've Learned

Mark Twain said, “When you catch an adjective, kill it.”  He didn’t mean kill them all, but choose them wisely and the ones you keep will be more valuable.    288 more words

Connecting With Writers And Readers

Adverbs of manner

What’s the problem with adverbs of manner? Well, nothing necessarily, but whenever you use one, you should study it closely. There’s an example right there – ‘closely’ is an adverb of manner that’s redundant because to study something already implies giving it close attention. 391 more words

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