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Write Here: Literature Set in Ohio

Nothing against Michigan, but there’s something about Ohio that inspires great works of literature, from Sherwood Anderson’s influential stories of pre-industrial small-town life, to Toni Morrison’s powerful portraits of race and identity. As the Ohioana Book Festival approaches, we’ll talk to authors who find inspiration from the Buckeye State.

Avoiding the Syntax Sin Tax

Are your words weak? Does your prose lack pizzazz? A little onomatopoeia can add a lot of KAPOW. Author Constance Hale says that a well-placed simile lifts writing off the page like a big…lift-off helper. She’ll discuss the musicality of language and how to get over commitment phobia when choosing interjections–gasp!–and verbs.