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10 Best Blogs for Creative Writing Ideas

Posted: May 30th, 2014, 8:57 am   By: erin.hempfling
People think creative ideas fall from a writer’s brain like leaves from a tree. This is far from true. Many writers struggle to come up with inspired things to pen about. For this reason, both veterans and newbie scribes turn their search browsers upside-down trying to find the best creative writing blogs in cyberspace. Ten […]

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Passive Voice

Posted: March 31st, 2014, 9:31 am   By: erin.hempfling
“You know, this is the ’80s, Mr. Miyagi. You can’t be so damn passive!”—Ralph Macchio, with words of advice that transcend a mere decade.

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Couldn't Care Less

Posted: March 14th, 2014, 10:43 am   By: erin.hempfling
“You mean you can’t take less; it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”—the putatively deranged Mad Hatter, making quite a bit of sense in this situation

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Internet and Technology Terms

Posted: March 11th, 2014, 10:25 am   By: erin.hempfling
“I think that’s just an Internet rumor, like, ‘There’s a country called Turkey.’”—Walter the Muppet, geography bee champion

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Don't Beg the Question

Posted: March 10th, 2014, 12:45 pm   By: erin.hempfling
“Just take the first shot. I’m begging you, take a shot. Just one hit. Come on, that’s all I need, just one swing.”—Principal Vernon in “The Breakfast Club,” showing the proper way for school administrators to deal with problem teens

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Prefixes

Posted: February 28th, 2014, 9:39 am   By: erin.hempfling
“I’m gonna do what’s sensible. I’m gonna file for unemployment. Then I’m gonna try to get a job at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, because they got an excellent corporate structure, and they . . . they give you the tools to be your own boss.”—Brennan Huff, with his prefix-related (un)employment plan

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How to Use Italics

Posted: February 25th, 2014, 10:13 am   By: erin.hempfling
“May I take this opportunity of emphasizing that there is no cannibalism in the British Navy, absolutely none. And when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount, more than I personally admit.”—Vice Admiral Sir John Cunningham of the Flying Circus Royal Navy

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