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Lessons on Writing from a Clueless Shopper

by Jonathan Bush I’m a pretty good teacher of writing, but I’ll freely admit that I am one of the world’s worst grocery shoppers. I am easily distracted. I often have an interest in unique and useless items, and I’m apt to buy things that are often close to what we need, rather than the…

Teaching Writing: What is Your Story?

By Erinn Bentley and Becky Snow “People learn to write by writing.”  At first glance, this statement seems simple. Yet anyone who has struggled with a writing task, suffered from a case of writer’s block, or tried to teach writing knows this statement is anything but simple.  “People learn to write by writing” is one…