Dirty Words

April 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is my ‘little grammar bible’. Really, I have yet to find a book that does it better. Then I found this:

1“One glance at your friend’s blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much fucking fun” -Baker and Hansen

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So, I obviously bought it (and can’t wait to start teaching writing again in May).

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April 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

What Roger Ebert knew about writing.Thumbs Up!

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Reading About Writing

March 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Do you think about writing while you read? When done well, we rarely notice writing while we’re reading. It’s when your professor assigns selections from Grudrisse that you think “whaaaa?”

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