Archive for the 'Writing' Category

STEPHEN KING ON WRITING ESSAYS…

September 19th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: You have called informal essays “silly and unsubstantial things,” not at all useful for teaching good writing. What kinds of essay assignments are useful? King: I tried to […]

RULE NO. 79: TREAT TREATS AS TREATS …

September 19th, 2014

Rule No. 79 – Treat Treats as Treats. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 19th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Digging deeper GOP dinner attraction Killer appeals his guilty plea City will renew effort to sell Phillips St. lot Fort Frye celebrates roof, gifts Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to get a flu shot this fall? I have gotten a flu shot every year […]

STEPHEN KING ON FIRST DRAFTS…

September 18th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: You extol the benefits of writing first drafts with the door closed, but students are often so focused on giving teachers what they want and afraid of making […]

RULE NO. 78: EAT WITH OTHERS…

September 18th, 2014

Rule No. 78 – Eat with Other People Whenever You Can. We should look for someone to eat with before looking for something to eat and drink. —Epicurus From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 18th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Guns, ammo find Arrest pleases Clark’s family; fond memories of victim flow Cold Case Unit leads probe Beverly Council looking to cut pool’s red ink Corporate Challenge returns Top Headlines Poll: Are more inclined to play the lottery if there’s a reallybig jackpot? Great pictures […]

STEPHEN KING ON CUTTING WORDS…

September 17th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: By extension, how can writing teachers help students recognize which words are required in their own writing? King: Always ask the student writer, “What do you want to […]

RULE NO.77: DON’T CLEAN YOUR PLATE…

September 17th, 2014

Rule No. 77 – Leave Something on Your Plate. (This one will be particularly hard, but good practice to strengthen discipline.) From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 17th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Arrest in ’81 killing Woman convicted of armed robberies Harmar sidewalk work in limbo again United Way kicks off campaign Life after high school Top Headlines Poll: Are more inclined to play the […]

STEPHEN KING ON SENTENCE DIAGRAMMING…

September 16th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: While I love teaching grammar, I am conflicted on the utility of sentence diagramming. Did you teach diagramming, and if so, why? King: I did teach it, always […]

RULE NO. 76: PUT FLOWERS ON THE TABLE…

September 16th, 2014

Rule No. 76 – Place a Bouquet of Flowers on the Table and Everything Will Taste Twice as Good. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 16th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Notorious lots Children Services levy to help families Man admits selling drugs to informant Body found in home gutted by fire Warren on track with middle school plan Top Headlines Poll: How do […]

WHEN WRITING, WRITE…

September 15th, 2014

My favourite anecdote about the novelist Anthony Trollope—no less noteworthy, I like to think, for also being my only anecdote about Anthony Trollope—concerns his writing habits. Each morning, before leaving for his job at the post office, he wrote for three hours. (“Three hours a day,” he reckoned, “will produce as much as a man […]

RULE NO. 75: NO LABELS ON THE TABLE…

September 15th, 2014

Rule No. 75 – No Labels on the Table. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 15th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News City eyesores Ohio voters picking sides for Nov. 4 ‘The scientist’ stays ‘signed in’ Changes welcome at block party Very first Parkersburg Paddlefest goes well Top Headlines Poll: Do you hunt deer for […]

RULE NO. 74: GAS STATIONS ARE FOR CARS…

September 14th, 2014

Rule No. 74 – Don’t Get Your Fuel From the Same Place Your Car Does. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

September 14th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Block Party Veterans walk helps student group Tomblin filling $100M shortfall New system to grade schools GOP dinner speaker seen as a lighting rod Top Headlines Poll: Would you purchase a device that prevented the passenger in front of you on an airplane […]

I HAD A DREAM ONCE TOO, BUT

September 13th, 2014

RULE NO. 73: EAT ONLY AT A TABLE…

September 13th, 2014

Rule No. 73 – Do All Your Eating at a Table. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 13th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News GUILTY VERDICT Empty and neglected properties have become a burden Sentenced for drug trafficking Local triathlon is in ninth year Oak Grove Christian Top Headlines Poll: Have you made a complaint about an abandoned property? If anyone feels that an abandoned property affects their property […]

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