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& Seminars

by Stephen Wilbers, Ph.D.

Writing tips & exercises
Click here for hundreds of free writing resources on topics ranging from
annoying phrases to punctuation, salutations, wordiness, and writer’s block.


On-site training seminars

"Techniques for Writers, Both Creative & Professional"
Please join me for a two-hour benefit writing workshop
I'm offering as part of the Loft Literary Center's
40 Events for 40 Years in 40 Hours."
10 a.m.-noon, Friday, August 21

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My column appears every other Monday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune,
If you missed it on hard copy, you can read it here.



Take the Grammar, Proofreading, Punctuation, and Word Choice Challenges.



Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“If you want to set a good example for your employees – and who wouldn’t? – you need to stop flaunting the rules.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“In his eagerness to prepare for his first sailing trip across Lake Superior, he bought a harness, a five-foot tether, and an open-water life jacket equipped with a whistle and submersible light.”



Quote of the week


“The covers of this book are too far apart.”
– Ambrose Bierce