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From the Classroom: Using Photography to Experiment with Specific Word Choice

The “From the Classroom” column is back and with a new—and improved—format! This year, we have a new opportunity for PAWLP Fellows—an open invitation to contribute to the “From the Classroom” column and share all the good work that you’re doing in your classrooms. 731 more words

From The Classroom

Looking for the Best Word? Tip #59

A series of posts for all word lovers. Offering help for writers and language learners, these posts look at many different aspects of the world of words in the hope of stimulating your curiosity and enhancing your creativity. 762 more words

Creative Writer

Over and Under the Pond (Book Review)

Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal

Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. 613 more words

Book Review

Getting it All Wrong to Make It Write

or, Responding Graciously to Awful Critiques

I must apologize.

About 15 years ago I sat nervously on the hot seat of my first official writing critique session, having balanced on sword points for two weeks while my new-found group of reviewers read the first chapter of my book. 1,322 more words

Sharon Pratt

Time is a web

What came before: Capt. Poppy Spector

After weeks recuperating from her near-fatal shipwreck, Poppy was finding life in an agrarian settlement a welcome change from the rigid routine of space travel. 1,114 more words

Writing Prompt

Writing Tip of the Day 10-9-17 (Mark Twain)

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

–Mark Twain, from… 9 more words

Humor

Looking for the Best Word? Tip #58

A series of posts for word lovers. Offering help for writers and language learners, these posts examine different aspects of the world of words in the hope of stimulating your curiosity and enhancing your creativity. 737 more words

Creative Writer