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Yes. I have an old-man crush on William Zinsser.

For My Students, Teaching, WritingAngelina OberdanComment

As an instructor, I always get these weird old man/woman crushes on writers who I don't even know. 

For example, when I was in grad. school, I love Paul Fussell; his Poetic Form and Poetic Meter changed my life. I literally have notes in my copy that say "I <3 P. F." 

Don't get me wrong, it's not like I love, love them. It's like I love their words, what I learned from their writing, and how students respond to it.  

So right now, since I've been teaching a lot of first-year composition, I have a crush on William Zinsser. I actually wrote a blog about his last week for Grammar Bomb; you can check it out here. 

In case you don't want to, here are the graphic highlights.

Don't worry, I'll get over Zinsser soon, when I teach Annie Lamott's "Shitty First Drafts." And then I'll have a old (hopefully she doesn't read this) woman crush. 

Admit it. You know you have one, too. Who's your old man/woman crush?