Tag: Editing

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Aside from Shark Tank, I don’t watch reality TV.  However, I would occasionally join my mother and sister to watch people live their lives on our TV.  But it wasn’t until my husband and I spontaneously watched an episode of The Great British Bake Off when I realized that each contestant had been boiled down […]

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NaNoWriMo Victory: I Published a Book!

 

There has been a lot of sadness and negativity in our world so far this year, but I want to share something good with you all: during the stay-at-home months of March and April, I was able to accomplish a goal that I have had for as long as I can remember. All gratitude and praise to Jesus, I have published my first book!

Even before I could read, myself, I was “writing” books. My mom would fold and staple paper into a “book” for me, and then I would draw the pictures and “read” my book aloud. Once I learned how to actually read and write, I didn’t slow down. In fact, my main issue has always been actually finishing something before I move onto another idea. Being a published author is what I have always wanted to do with my life, but I lacked discipline growing up, and then college and working distracted me from my goal.

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Ok, the biography series seems to have run its course. There are plenty more, but I think I’ll save them for my blog. I’ll have a whole section on Americans important or relevant to our history, most of them famous, a few (like Free Frank McWhorter, or Rachel Hamilton, or Lou Henry Hoover) not so […]

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Further Reflections on the Teaching of Writing

 

A few days ago, when I posted random ruminations on the 40 years I have spent in trying to teach freshmen how to improve their writing, I figured that next to no one would be interested. But I was wrong. As of this hour, some 86 comments have been posted, and the thread keeps on going.

With this in mind, I would like to direct the attention of Ricochet readers to a remarkable piece on this subject, entitled Getting the Words Right, which Tracy Lee Simmons published in National Review on Sept. 11, 2000 and sent to me when he read my piece. At my request, Tracy got the folks at NRO to post his article online at this link.

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How often does this happen to you? I spend twenty minutes writing and refining a few paragraphs, if not more, in a comment to a fellow Member’s post. Then I finally realize that I’m wrong, or too ignorant on the subject, or for one of a million other reasons decide to delete everything I’ve just […]

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