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I’m Quitting Advice Columnists

Posted by mcm0704 on July 23, 2008 |

I swear I’ve got to stop reading advice columnists and get a life. I don’t agree with most of the advice anyway, so I don’t know why I bother. Old habit, I guess. A long time ago a writing instructor encouraged members of the class to read the advice columns for story ideas. That was […]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted by mcm0704 on July 11, 2008 |

In a recent Dear Abby column, a woman wrote to ask what to say when a person inquires what a newly-purchased item costs. The writer explained when she talks about a new item, many people immediately ask, “How much did that cost.” She, the writer, finds the question presumptuous and asked what is the best […]

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