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

May 30, 2012
Some people asked for this. Not sure why.
May 23, 2012
Turns out that someone has always felt that students are "unteachable."
May 22, 2012
 A professor thinks we have a generation of students that cannot learn. I disagree.
May 17, 2012
I return to the scene of some of my greatest happiness, and my most bitter disappointments, my former employer, Clemson University.
May 14, 2012
I talk to a former student about being an English major and having a job at graduation, as well as a new writing/tutoring program she's launching in Greenville, S.C.
May 10, 2012
In which I find being confined to an 8 x 12 room (with breaks for lunch) totally liberating.
May 7, 2012
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum works at four institutes of higher learning at the same time. That's right, four.
May 1, 2012
Writer, editor, teacher, Dinty W. Moore shares some thoughts about writing in a conversation about his new book, The Mindful Writer.
April 28, 2012
My semester has ended with its usual whimper.
April 25, 2012
Old friend of The Education of Oronte Churm, Duff Brenna has a new novel out that's worth your attention.


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