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Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers

Quotes of the week
“The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.”
– Oscar Wilde


Two 30-second writing exercises (updated weekly)

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“If you don’t choose your words carefully, you might loose your credibility.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“I read the letter, which was impolite and unforgivable.”


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Other books by Stephen Wilbers

Online history of the Boundary Waters wilderness       AT&T tower diminishes wilderness

In memory of four beloved Minnesota authors

 Paul Gruchow

Carol Bly

Jon Hassler

Bill Holm

Please donate to The Loft Literary Center. Thank you!

  Minneapolis Bridge Collapse: Reflections           Poem for Dale Schatzlein