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

January 11, 2018
Qualifications don't always mean much.
January 9, 2018
Colleges are for students.
January 2, 2018
My first time at my field's annual convention.
December 20, 2017
On not letting others define your success.
December 17, 2017
Andrew Sullivan gives young writers some questionable advice.
December 10, 2017
The roads not traveled, and why. 
December 7, 2017
Or: Margaret Atwood is from the future.
December 3, 2017
With class, I always think about what I'm privileging and why.
November 28, 2017
There's always ideologies at work when we make pedagogical choices. 
November 26, 2017
What does it mean when we decide to ban something (like laptops) in the classroom?

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