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

March 19, 2012
Mike Daisey says the truth is very important to him. I couldn't agree more.
March 17, 2012
The title kind of says it all except that this one is almost 4,000 words and covers a lot of ground.
March 13, 2012
On his way out of Blogtown, Oronte Churm launched a contest promising prizes. Steve Davenport has finished his judging.
March 9, 2012
I have a vivid memory of the first time I admitted that I was wrong in front of a class of students. 
March 5, 2012
I revise and extend my pre-conference complaints.
March 2, 2012
I am not considered a "real" professor. But what does that mean?
February 24, 2012
Sure, it's a good time, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be better.
February 22, 2012
A conversation with Matthew Gavin Frank about his new memoir, Pot Farm.
February 20, 2012
Greetings and salutations from the temporary occupant of this august space.
December 7, 2010
John Warner shares the memo you may soon receive.


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