Texting and the Modern Novel

My students text more than they speak or write.  The biggest problem I have is getting my students to write formally without using the “texting language” that has somehow devoured their ability to write professionally. In a recent TED talk, John McWhorter, a linguistics professor at Columbia University stated that texting cannot be considered written languageContinue reading “Texting and the Modern Novel”

Use of “Like” and How To Remove

The first critique is back from one of my proof-readers, and they loved it for all the reasons I wanted them to love it, but their only complaint was that I used the “like” simile so much that it became cumbersome and broke up the flow.  It seems that I use like followed by a simileContinue reading “Use of “Like” and How To Remove”