Rosemarie Ostler

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Linguist and freelance writer Rosemarie Ostler loves exploring the rich record of American language use. Her latest book, Splendiferous Speech, tells the story of how early Americans created their own brand of English. Earlier books cover such diverse topics as the origins of our most common expressions and the centuries-long fight over what counts as proper grammar. Rosemarie lives in Eugene, Oregon.


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Rosemarie Ostler I think I have writer's reluctance more than writer's block -- it mostly hits me when I'm starting a first draft. Suddenly, checking my Twitter accoun…moreI think I have writer's reluctance more than writer's block -- it mostly hits me when I'm starting a first draft. Suddenly, checking my Twitter account, email, etc. seems like much more fun than facing that blank page. I get going by setting myself a specific task, such as just writing an outline or just writing the opening paragraph. Once I get started, I'm usually good to go for a while.(less)
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