Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write

9b120dbf-6c62-48b2-ae45-6a048b0c7359Jennie, what a great book for writers! E. B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, tells his secret for great writing! Thank you so much for sharing! Great post as always! Karen 🙂

A Teacher's Reflections

I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles on writing, many from fellow bloggers.  They are all filled with terrific advice, but none compare to the simple, direct  advice of E.B. White.

It all started with reading the new book, Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet. I wanted to learn more about White. After all, Charlotte’s Web is my first chapter reading book of the year in my classroom.

The book is far more than E.B. White’s story. I am going to call him Andy in this blog post, as that was the nickname given to him by his Cornell University classmates.  His English professor at Cornell was William Strunk, who taught English from the book he wrote, 

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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

13 thoughts on “Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write

    1. Hi Debbie, I love Jennie’s posts. She is a fantastic teacher and human being, without doubt. My husband is Canadian (Toronto) and so are my grandparents (Quebec). I just read, in your “About” section, on your blog site an excerpt from your memoir, Conflicted Hearts. Your vivid, poignant, and powerful personal story about your memories of growing up and the aftermath of complex emotions and guilt is so compelling. So, I will definitely be reading your memoir . Karen 🙂

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      1. Wow, thanks so much Karen,. for taking the time to read my About page and your interest. I’m now following you too.
        So how often do you get to come to Toronto? 🙂

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      2. Debbie, You are welcome! I just bought your memoir earlier today. Of course, as readers, writers and authors, I have a list of books to read, but a shorter one now, since I have been trying to catch up on my reading lately. Karen 🙂

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      3. Aw, I’m so elated! And oh, you don’t have to explain to me about our big fat TBR lists. I have many promised reads to go and trying to stick in a few must reads for my own writing. so no explanations necessary. I’ll look forward to reading yours too. We all get there eventually. And when I do, I always review! 🙂


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