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The Writing Room: Different From, Different Than – Which Is It?

I was at the gym working on my pecs and abdominals the other day when I spotted a flyer announcing, “Belly fat is different than other fat.” Shouldn’t that be different from? What’s correct? I hadn’t a clue.


Feng Shui Tip for the Writing Room and the Bedroom — Your Mother’s Not Allowed, and Neither Are the Kids

There are no photos in my my writing room. No kids, no parents, no family. Pictures of my parents have the worst effect on me when I’m trying to write. “When are you going to get a real job, Barb?” they shout from their frames as I enter the workroom. Peering over my shoulder, they pass judgment on me and my thoughts, “You’re writing about that? Shame on you.”


Noah Lukeman on the Colon, That Most Majestic of Punctuation Marks . . .

Ever since I read Noah Lukeman’s treatise on the comma in a 2006 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, I have been a fan. A devotee. No, let’s face it, a groupie.


The Writing Room: If It’s Religious, Can It Be Art?

Can a religious person be an real artist these days? Can “great” art address matters spiritual in the modern era? Yes and yes, says Gregory Wolfe, editor of Image, a journal of art, faith and mystery.


The Writing Room: Composer John Adams — There’s No One Right Way to Be Creative

I’m liking composer John Adams’ memoir, “Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life,” for its fine writing and its insights into the creative life and process.