Category Archives: Writing lessons

What my dad taught me about writing

Frequently on Fathers Day and Mothers Day, we’ll see pieces about the most important thing a parent taught the writer. I’ve always thought those were a little bogus — after all, every moment between a parent and child teaches the … Continue reading

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Don’t write a clunker: Context and care vital, but often overlooked

In the space of less than 24 hours, I read two different writers refer to someone who is black as “colored.” The day before, I read another writer’s reference to a “black nurse” when there was no reason to mention … Continue reading

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Distraction dogging you? Do as dogs do

I was finally getting some gardening done this week, battling with my raised beds and bags of dirt and the broken wheelbarrow — it truly is a battle — when I had a writing epiphany. It didn’t have anything to … Continue reading

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