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A Resource for Writers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Published on May 17, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

“Writing is a powerful tool not only for communicating existing ideas but also for discovering new ones.” That sentence appears in the mission statement of the UW-Madison Writing Center, which exists to help University of Wisconsin students, both undergraduate and graduate, learn more about writing and successfully complete course papers, theses, dissertations, and articles for publication.

The Writing Center website features “The Writer’s Handbook” where short articles elucidate topics ranging from how to improve your writing style to common punctuation errors.

But back to that mission statement. One of the primary reasons I encourage YOU to write your memoir–choosing my Writing Partner approach over the Conversation Approach–is that by writing your own story, you take advantage of the “power tool” that unearths new ideas.

“I write to discover what I think,” said James Thurber.  I’ve often experienced the same powerful sense of discovery as I’ve written.

Try it–you’ll like it!

 

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