Tips & exercises         Seminars         Email courses         Books         Weekly columns




Writing Workshops
& 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

Books by Stephen Wilbers      Columns by email subscription

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.
“My principle reason for doing this exercise – and others like it – is to improve my ability to eliminate common errors that might undermine my credibility.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“I asked for more money. Sometime this week or next the planning committee will consider my request.”




Quote of the week


“Art, a lavish gift of the heart that shames pretense by its outrageous generosity.”
– Garrison Keillor