Expository and Persuasive Writing Applied –Article Four

Query and cover letters are not expository, a form we learned in school, and intended for school reports. Expository writing is defined as “serving to expound, to set forth or state in detail” (www.dictionary.com). This form of essay writing is perhaps the simplest of...

What Is an Essay?

A Solid Foundation Is Essential: Article Three An essay is “a short literary composition on a single subject usually presenting a personal view of the author” (The American Heritage College Dictionary). Remember the first day of English Literature class when you were...

What Is a Foundation?

A Solid Foundation is Essential: Article Two In the previous column we defined a foundation as “the basis or groundwork of anything; the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests.” For the purpose of this fourth series, I want to whittle down...

Laying the Foundation

The Writer Within A Solid Foundation is Essential: Article One In this fourth series, we will begin our journey into the actual “writing” process, allowing our writers within to take the wheel and spearhead that trip to the finished manuscript. In “What Kind of Writer...

Taking It All In: One Writer’s Resources

Give Your Writer Resources: Article Ten We have accumulated quite a number of resources! Visualize sitting in your workspace and assessing your stockpile. I’ll use my office as a guide, but let’s refer to it in the third person “Janice,” my writer within because it...