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Enough Is Enough by Will Thomas

I’ve got this crazy notion that people should write their own books.  There should be no more novels by assembly line, no more “here, write a novel based on my idea and we’ll publish under my name”, and no more legacy novels, with modern authors using former authors’ characters “from the estate of”. Some people are making a lot of money, but at whose expense? I’m wondering if it is ours.

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In our quarterly newsletter Lit Bits, there is a section dedicated to the writings of adult learners and tutors called Learner to Learner.  This section is a place for tutors to share learning strategies that they’ve found to be successful with their learners, or brag about their learner's latest achievement.  Adult learners can submit book reviews, creative writings, letters, recipes, stories, or other items they’d like to share with other people in the program.  If you or your learner(s) are interested in submitting som

Skill Improvement: Nonprofit Writing

No matter its form--email, text, or tweet--writing is an essential skill for nonprofit professionals who must be able to clearly communicate goals, persuade donors to give, market services, and more.

If you feel less than confident in your writing ability, or just need to brush up, check out the library's free online writing classes and books:

Learning Express* offers courses and guides on grammar, editing, researching, and more.

Connect Through the Written Word

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If you have ever received a letter in the mail or a nice holiday greeting, you know how nice it feels. For many people it can be an intimidating task to write a letter, send a greeting card or address an envelope. Tutors, this might be a good opportunity to talk about writing with your adult learner and offer your assistance. The winter holiday season provides the perfect setting to connect with people far (or near) through written communication.

It’s always a good time to write to someone and it does not need to be complicated. To whom will you write?

Does your adult learner want to write better?

Is improving their writing one of your adult learner’s goals? Inspiration 8, an award-winning visual thinking software, is available to you and your learner on all literacy computers! You can easily create visual diagrams to help develop and organize ideas. Add clip art to help enforce the ideas and attach notes for deeper planning and understanding.

Start with the “Learn to Use” training section or just jump in! The familiar interface, similar to Microsoft Word, makes it easy.