So You Want to be a Writer

There is no better time to sharpen your writing chops than November, National Novel Writing Month. You only have two days left to pull out that best seller right out of you. A feat that 200,000 attempted in 2010, according to the National Novel Writing Month movement. A feat that has produced more than 2.5 billion words in 2011. Yes, billion!
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Growing Up Grammar

Normal families, I have always believed, sit around the dinner table and talk about their days or their plans for the weekend. At my house, conversation most likely was about grammar. Grammar. And still more grammar. Daily newspapers were inspected and errors marked with a red pencil. Birthday gifts often were books about language.
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