Famous Last Words

By: Cassandra Robbins   You should always write with an ending in mind, even though it may not be the one you choose in the final draft. In the final draft phases, you can really focus on the language right down to the sentences themselves. You should treat the very last line of your piece […]

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The Critic

By: Cassandra Robbins   When asked to review something, a person can face the dilemma of balancing between what is nice to say and what needs to be said about a work. On one hand, if a person showers the first draft in compliments, they really aren’t doing the task they were given; but if […]

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The Critiqued

By: Cassandra Robbins   Several years ago, my half-Italian mother wanted to make my brother and me a traditional Thanksgiving dinner like she had growing up, with one massive lasagna. She got up early and started combining tomato and spice to make sauce, letting it simmer slow, thick and heavy and red until the house […]

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