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Writing for Business
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by Stephen Wilbers

Quote of the week

“When I can’t end a story, I usually find that I’ve actually written past the ending. The trick of course is to go back and decide where the last line hits.”
– Louise Erdrich, in a 2012 Paris Review interview


Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“Hi John. How’s it going, man?”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“In order to qualify for this program, you must meet five criteria.”



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