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Ann Daly, Pittsburgh Press feature writer | AnnDalyWriter.com

The soul of wit

If I learned about clarity from Mrs. Parker, I learned about brevity several years later while working as a feature writer for The Pittsburgh Press. Daily newspaper journalism was the best possible foundation I could have chosen for each of my careers — as journalist, scholar, and life coach. I remember assigning the same exercise […]

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Remember the purpose of language

Everything I know about writing clearly I learned from Mrs. Parker. When I got to Duquesne University, they placed me in Honor’s English with Mrs. Parker. For our first assignment I pulled out all the stops. The essay was dense with the fancy syntax and thesaurus vocabulary for which I had been rewarded in high […]

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