Constance Hale is the author of the bestselling writing guide Sin and Syntax, as well as Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch and Wired Style. She has been a staff writer and editor at the Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, Wired, and Health magazines; her freelance writing has appeared in Afar, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, The Los Angeles Times, and Honolulu, among others. Her eight-part series on the sentence launched the “Draft” series on The New York Times Opinionator. She directed the program in narrative journalism at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard and teaches writing at UC Berkeley Extension and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She has edited three dozen books, turning narratives about serious subjects into serious page-turners. She covers writing and the writing life at sinandsyntax.com.
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Constance Hale's Lesson Plans for Teachers
by Constance Hale
Constance Hale’s Lesson Plans for Teachers offers two semesters worth of material to prepare novice writers not just for college but for a lifetime of professional-grade work. Chock full of clear-headed explanations, dynamic exercises, and inspiring prompts, these lessons will transform the way novice writers approach the blank page.
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