John Warner

A blog by John Warner, writer/editor/speaker/consultant with more than twenty years of experience teaching college-level writing. His newest books are Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities, and The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction WritingHe is editor emeritus of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and you can read his weekly column at the Chicago Tribune

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Most Recent Articles

July 24, 2018
Hey! Algorithms! Leave them kids alone!
July 23, 2018
For me, it's about freedom.
July 18, 2018
After leaving teaching, still in search of a new identity.
July 15, 2018
Let's make scholars, not academics.
July 12, 2018
You can't define your goals if you don't understand your values.
July 8, 2018
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says we need more babies. I have the answer to the problem.
July 5, 2018
At last, the world is catching up to me.
July 1, 2018
We are literally requiring students to write badly to do well.
June 28, 2018
How can we incentivize students to take writing risks, and give them an escape when they get in over their heads?


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