Contents      What’s new      Seminars      Email courses      Books      Weekly columns
 

 

Home

 


Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers
 


Quote of the week

“When I can’t end a story, I usually find that I’ve actually written past the ending. The trick of course is to go back and decide where the last line hits.”
– Louise Erdrich, in a 2012 Paris Review interview
 

 


Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“Hi John. How’s it going, man?”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“In order to qualify for this program, you must meet five criteria.”
 

 
 

 

On-site training seminars     Books by Stephen Wilbers

My column sent weekly to your inbox

My column also appears every other Monday in the business pages of
the Minneapolis
Star Tribune.
If you missed it on hard copy, you can read it online.

 

 

Free resources & exercises
Click Contents for hundreds of writing resources, columns, and topics from
annoying phrases to punctuation, salutations, wordiness, and writer’s block,
as well as dozens of exercises.

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

Top

 


Top