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Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers

Quotes of the week
“A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.”
– Rita Mae Brown


Two 30-second writing exercises (updated weekly)

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“Here’s an idea: Let’s elect the person whom we think will do the best job.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
The decision was made by the planning committee to hold the next conference in Fort Worth.”

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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

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