Monthly Archives: July 2015

Keep an Eye on Paragraph Length: Lesson #4 from Student Writing

This is post #4 in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “I had some students who thought that a paragraph had to be a certain number of sentences. … Continue reading

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Don’t Change the Subject: Lesson #3 from Student Writing

This is post #3 in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “Speaking of keeping paragraphs on topic, well, keep your paragraphs on topic. I had students who would … Continue reading

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DON’T Write Like You Talk: Lesson #2 from Student Writing

This is post #2 in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “This doesn’t contradict the first point as much as it appears to. While you should keep your … Continue reading

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Write Like You Talk: Lesson #1 from Student Writing

This is post #1 in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “I had a handful of students, especially in 7th and 8th grade, who had a logical, engaging … Continue reading

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#Pg70Pit Additional Winners (Adult Entries)

I had the privilege of co-hosting Lara Willard’s #pg70pit contest this weekend (check out her blog here to find the top winners). I read all of the entries in the adult category, searching nearly 200 entries for examples of strong … Continue reading

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