Writing

Sem·i·co·lon: How & Why

Not quite a colon, and not just a period or a comma; this compound punctuation mark leaves many confused. If you’ve mastered it— congrats; if not— take heart, you are not alone. Here’s a...

Why We Write

A couple of years ago, in the wake of my mom’s triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis, I wrote a series of blog posts for the Huffington Post and then for The LIVESTRONG Foundation about what...

what on earth: six fav idioms for earth day

There’s a really funny scene in the movie Annie Hall when after a totally spacey monologue by Christopher Walken’s character Duane to Woody Allen’s character Alvy Singer, Allen stands up, and says, “Well, I...

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How to Write About Someone Else

When I left teaching high school English, I had a bunch of things from my classroom that I was taking home with me. I had a couple of boxes there in my classroom –...

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