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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 half-day seminar I'm offering for the Loft Literary Center.
9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, May 16

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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.
“I would appreciate it if you would please – how many times do I need to ask? – send the memo to John and myself.”

Weekly tip: Complete the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“They process you out of the army in about two hours
say the pledge of allegiance, get in a taxicab, get on a plane, take off your uniform in the toilet, and fly to Minnesota. It was over, in a day and a half – from Vietnam, to Seattle, to Minnesota. It was fast and effortless, just like . . .”



Quote of the week
“I ask my students to read Jane Kenyon when their fiction doesn’t have enough concrete nouns in it.”
– Amy Cannon, speaking at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis