How do You Learn?

Posted by Janie Sullivan on July 5, 2013 in General Writing, Writing Life, Writing Tips |

In all the years I have been writing and teaching the one constant I have discovered is that the learning never stops. I learn from my students (they are sometimes the best teachers!) and from the research I do when writing. I have taken classes in multiple formats, as well as taught classes in multiple […]

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Be Careful When Using Online Resources

Posted by Janie Sullivan on February 17, 2012 in General Writing, Writing Life, Writing Tips |

by Pat Decker Nipper, Guest Blogger: Recently I ran across an article that listed websites offering resources for writers. One that I found interesting presented a history of births, deaths, holidays, etc. I knew I could use this information but, when I brought up the website—www.scopesys.com—it was no longer about history. It was now called […]

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Non-Fiction Writing Tip #5

Posted by Janie Sullivan on April 5, 2011 in General Writing, Grammar, Non-Fiction Writing, Writing Life, Writing Tips |

Grammar, Grammar, Grammar. I cannot stress this one too much. Any kind of professional writing, whether fiction or non-fiction should be free of grammatical errors. Many writers struggle with basic grammar, submitting work that is an automatic turn-off to editors, writing contest judges, and readers. Something as simple as a miss-placed or missing comma can […]

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What is your learning style?

Posted by Janie Sullivan on July 10, 2010 in General Writing |

There are literally hundreds, probably thousands,  of writing schools out there – online and face-to-face. The tuition for these courses also runs the gamut, giving writers everywhere multiple opportunities to hone their skills. At the Center for Writing Excellence we offer two, 15-day online courses: Creating a Character Sketch and Developing Realistic Dialogue. These two […]

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