I may have grown up in the Age of Aquarius, but I'm growing old in the Age of the Acronym.

— Roy Peter Clark

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Express your most powerful thought in the shortest sentence.

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Everyone should read, we say, but we act as if only those with special talent should write.

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For what good is freedom of expression if you lack the means to express yourself?

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Writing is not magic. It’s a craft, a process, a set of steps. As with any process, things sometimes break down. Even in a good story, the writer runs into problems. So the act of writing always includes problem solving.

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If a period is a stop sign, then what kind of traffic flow is created by other marks? The comma is a speed bump; the semicolon is what a driver education teacher calls a “rolling stop”; the parenthetical expression is a detour; the colon is a flashing yellow light that announces something important up ahead; the dash is a tree branch in the road.

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Riffing on language will create wonderful effects you never intended.

Which leads me to this writing advice: 'Always take credit for good stuff you didn't intend, because you'll be getting plenty of criticism in your career for bad stuff you didn't mean either.'

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Having the urge to write is one thing; acting on it is another.

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Without a serious study of journalism, there can be no understanding of citizenship, democracy, or community.

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A teacher of mine once said there are no true synonyms.

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