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Grammatical Correctness, is it wrong?

Is being grammatically correct really correct?

From the beginning years of grade school, you were admonished to “watch your grammar.”  Through the years growing up, your grammar was corrected, your papers were graded on the use of proper grammar, and you were advised to fix your grammar. 392 more words

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Balancing Time and Writing

Who isn’t balancing time?  Life is full of commitments and responsibilities.  And then there are the things we just want to do.  Family, work, school, friends, Game of Thrones, Vikings, you name it. 382 more words

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John Updike's Advice to a Young Writer

It is instructive, I think, to read what various writers think are important steps to take in becoming a writer. Often it is affirming of what you already know but you just need to hear from someone else who’s been there before you. 6 more words

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E. L. Doctorow, The Art of Fiction No. 94, Paris Review

In the belief it’s best to refer to one’s favorite writers for advice, I give you E. L. Doctorow and The Art of Fiction. This man has written scenes and moments I have never been able to forget, or wanted to. 7 more words

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Rilke's Letter to a Young Poet

17 February 1903

My dear sir,

Your letter reached me just a few days ago. I want to thank you for the deep and loving trust it revealed. 1,156 more words

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I was there

I was really fortunate to meet Gayle Forman at a recent event at Waterstones in Manchester.

She talked about her new book, I Was Here… 201 more words