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Self-revision Strategies

Revising can be one of the most demanding stages of any writing project. It can be both frustrating and fulfilling, energizing and exhausting. Having just completed a major revision of my YA novel, I know this firsthand. But overall, I … Continue reading

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Clutter Control

“Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills, and meaningless jargon.” “People read with their ears, whether they know it or not.” William Zinsser On the bookshelves of many … Continue reading

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Poetic Pointers

“I don’t will a poem into being. I unravel it.” Dana Gioia Dana Gioia is the award-winning author of several collections of poetry. He also spearheaded “Poetry Out Loud,” a national competition that involved nearly half a million high-schoolers. In … Continue reading

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