Hello, Little Sister Blog

I’ve been working on a side project this summer called Librarian at Home. It’s an interior design blog where I post my design plans, ramble about pretty books, and post geeky typographical designs. It is still very much a work in progress, but I invite you to take a look. Interior design has always been my second biggest hobby after reading and I’m having lots of fun with the site.

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Race: Power of an Illusion ( Watch. No comments required)


In our classes, we couldn’t watch all episodes in full. So, find them below, watch them, and share them with friends, if you want to. Making comments on this post is optional. But Scroll further to find your Week 2 blog post. You are required to comment on that post.

1) Episode 1: The Difference Between US


2) Episode 2: The Story We Tell

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3) Episode 3: The House We Live In


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This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

So write with a combination of short, medium, and long sentences. Create a sound that pleases the reader’s ear. Don’t just write words. Write music.


-Gary Provost, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing