Do writing disfluencies exist?

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Every few weeks I sift through the NPR podcasts; I always find an interesting array of interviews and news programs that give much to ponder. One I recently stumbled upon was an interview of author Michael Erard for his recent release, Um . . . Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders,…

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Which type of writer are you?

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In preparation for the Write-to-Publish conference, I visited the Web sites of several publishers that were to be in attendance there. An editor from Pray! magazine (also representing its sister-publication Discipleship Journal) was on the schedule, so I visited the site to review its submission guidelines. This is how the…

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How do you ‘Learn the Craft’?

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Tell me, how do you learn the craft?  It’s easier than I thought. And more difficult. Learning the craft of writing requires my whole heart. That’s simple, but it’s not easy. I just attended the Write-to-Publish conference in Wheaton, Illinois. It was fabulously intense, challenging, and motivating. One of the guest speakers was…

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