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Prepositions at the End of Sentences?

Prepositions at the End of Sentences?

English teachers throughout our lives taught us to never, ever end a sentence with a preposition. For instance, "What did you say that for?" would be rewritten in red ink to read, "Why did you say that?" in order to avoid that final preposition. However, I read an interesting article from Daily Writing Tips where author Maeve Maddox asserts the…

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Let’s Celebrate: Norma Beasley

Let’s Celebrate: Norma Beasley

Norma Beasley wrote to us a few weeks ago and shared about her recent memoir success. She also told us how her writing experiences began and evolved. Here is her inspiring story: My writing journey began in high school when I won a gold Bulova watch for an essay on why I wanted to go to college. It continued as…

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He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

This Week's Writing Prompt For my parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary in 1995, I wanted to surprise them with a special anniversary gift: a book describing how they first met and later married. I secretly interviewed my mom while my dad went to coffee at McDonald’s as he and his buddies did every morning of the week. I talked with my…

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The Choice that Made You

The Choice that Made You

This Week's Writing Prompt Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you. - John Maxwell from "Talent Is Never Enough"   Think of a choice you made in your life that defined you. What was this choice? At the time, did you consider it a positive or a negative choice? What were the effects of…

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Heroes of Inspiration

Heroes of Inspiration

This Week's Writing Prompt While undergoing chemotherapy at age twelve for an optic nerve brain tumor, Jeff Hanson began painting watercolor notecards to pass the time. Jeff's work transitioned to acrylics-on-canvas both for sale and charity live auctions. By age fifteen, the “accidental artist” founded a business built on a philanthropy-first model. Since then, Jeff generated one million dollars for charity by…

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