WRITING TIPS TO REMEMBER
Be vulnerable-Wear glasses even if you don’t need them. Writing is about being vulnerable and nothing screams vulnerability like poor vision.
Be relatable-The best way to do this is Mad Libs style. Leave out nouns, verbs and adjectives so any reader can fill it in for him/herself and therefore your piece will always be relevant.
Spell check-Rely on spell checking programs. Computers are smarter than people. When they take over the world, you will want to be on their good side. Put all of your faith (and money) in computers.
Avoid wordiness-Delete unnecessary words like “the” or “a” readers will get the gist of what you are saying and basic comprehension is what matters most.
Grab the readers attention-Open each piece with tragic and true facts. Here are some example openings: “HELLO. Most of the lifeboats that were launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity.” or “LISTEN UP if you wash towels with underwear there is a good chance they will be contaminated with feces.”
I hope these tips are (adjective). Best of luck (-ing verb)!

WRITING TIPS TO REMEMBER

  • Be vulnerable-Wear glasses even if you don’t need them. Writing is about being vulnerable and nothing screams vulnerability like poor vision.
  • Be relatable-The best way to do this is Mad Libs style. Leave out nouns, verbs and adjectives so any reader can fill it in for him/herself and therefore your piece will always be relevant.
  • Spell check-Rely on spell checking programs. Computers are smarter than people. When they take over the world, you will want to be on their good side. Put all of your faith (and money) in computers.
  • Avoid wordiness-Delete unnecessary words like “the” or “a” readers will get the gist of what you are saying and basic comprehension is what matters most.
  • Grab the readers attention-Open each piece with tragic and true facts. Here are some example openings: “HELLO. Most of the lifeboats that were launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity.” or “LISTEN UP if you wash towels with underwear there is a good chance they will be contaminated with feces.”

I hope these tips are (adjective). Best of luck (-ing verb)!

Combat the idea that writers are bad at math by answering these questions

  • Question 1: On Friday night, the writer ate pizza for dinner and had 1/2 of the pizza left over. On Saturday morning, the writer ate 1/3 of what was left. How much pizza did the writer have left for later that same morning?
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  • Question 2: If the writer applies to four jobs on Monday and two jobs on Wednesday but hears back from zero jobs, what fraction of the writer’s self worth is left behind?
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  • Question 3: Of the students in the writer’s graduating class, 3/4 have full time jobs. Of the students who have full time jobs, 1/5 are engaged. What fraction of the students have their shit together? Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number.
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How To Success: Write Normal, Accept Awards and Other

Everyone is always asking me, “Corinne, how do I write normal?” or “Corinne don’t you have to be somewhere?” or “Corinne, are you the one who spilled coffee all over the bathroom?” In How To Success: Write Normal, Accept Awards and Other, I will answer some of these questions with advice and activities on how to succeed as a writer. This obviously humorous book is more than the typical go-to funny genre of “how smart people think dumb people think” because this book takes genuine advice and makes it  more genuine. With over 500 writing exercises and tips, some of which are in this book, I’ll show you everything you need to know to be a good writer. Basically this is a satire of the idea that there is a secret formula to writing.


Examples of this book’s content include

  • Punch out stencils of good paragraph shapes
  • Write what you know: A blank page to write down everything you know
  • A page of tear-out excuses to mail to your editor, or to tell yourself, of why you procrastinated today
  • A fold out paper placemat to take with you to the coffee shop around the corner, complete with outlines of where to put your laptop, phone, notebook, pen and coffee mug (Note: This placemat is to help you Instagram your writing session)
  • A step-by-step guide to performing the activities commonly seen in Hollywood’s writer’s block video montages (bouncing a ball, 
  • Math: Combat the stereotype that most writers can’t do math by practicing math questions like, “Of the students in the writer’s graduating class, 3/4 have full time jobs. Of the students who have full time jobs, 1/5 are engaged. What fraction of the students have their shit together? Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number.”
  • Blank pages to crumble up and place around your garbage can
  • General writing tips such as, Spell Check (Rely on spell checking programs. Computers are smarter than people. When they take over the world, you will want to be on their good side. Put all of your faith (and money) in computers.) or Be Vulnerable (Wear glasses even if you don’t need them. Writing is about being vulnerable and nothing screams vulnerability like poor vision.)