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Marcia Riefer Johnston

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Goshen, Indiana, The United States
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When Marcia was 12, American Girl magazine printed her eight-paragraph story, “The Key,” and paid her $15. She has been writing ever since.

To share her love of writing, she has written two books:

- Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them)
- You Can Say That Again: 750 Redundant Phrases to Think Twice About

At Lake Forest College, she wrote one-act plays that were performed on the campus stage, learned from, and buried. She studied under Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff in the Syracuse University creative-writing program. She taught technical writing in the Engineering School at Cornell University. She has done writing of all kinds for organizations of all kinds, from the Fortune 500 to the jus
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