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How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One

I wish I had read this book when I was teaching first-year composition, when I was trying to coax students who were not inclined to do so, to write. 1,066 more words

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Okay! Different people have different definition of love. Some think it as just a feeling, some feel butterflies in their stomach, some think it to be an attachment to another individual, some think it as a uniting of  two souls and there are many other concepts of love that people believe in. 159 more words


How Do We Write Now?

Patricia Lockwood on writing in a time of distractions: “The feeling you get after hours of scrolling that all your thoughts have been replaced with cotton candy . 25 more words


How to #Teach the Basics of the #5ParagraphEssay With a #Thesis Graphic Organizer

In our school district, students are first introduced to the fundamentals of a five paragraph essay in the sixth grade. It’s a brand new concept to them, so I teach them the most basic… 404 more words

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New books: So many ways to get killed

Murder Unscripted
Clive Rosengren
Coffeetown Press  2017
240 pages
Kindle $5.95  Trade paper $14.95

The first of Rosengren’s Eddie Collins series begins with actor Josh Bauer on a bearskin rug in front of a roaring fire with buxom, but temperamental, Ruby Landreaux in his arms. 958 more words

New Mystery Book

The Role of Imagination in Creative Nonfiction

Heather Thomson at Commonplace Book Blog explores fact, memory, and imagination in creative nonfiction: “But there is a middle ground, one which is perhaps the most difficult to do well, but the one I feel is most rewarding as a reader, and perhaps most faithful to how the mind works.”