About

My name is Don Stewart, and I welcome you to this website and to our online writing course, Writing Whatever. I have taught this course to thousands of students, and I am constantly amazed at the dramatic transformation these lessons make. By studying real examples by real authors, the students quickly achieve the style, organization, and "flow" that their writing has been missing.

Please take a look at some of the example sentences in our Blog and you will see what I mean.
I must admit that I cannot take credit for figuring all this out. That honor goes to Dr. Francis Christensen, who was a professor at the University of Southern California. In 1967 he published his masterpiece, The Christensen Rhetoric Program, which announced this entirely new approach that consistently resulted in immediate and dramatic improvement in student writing.

In 1988 I acquired the copyright to the works of Dr. Christensen, and since then I have revised his original text and written an additional pair of workbooks, resulting in a three-book series, published as The Stewart English Program, that spans grades seven through twelve. I have also reprinted Christensen's collected essays, called Notes Toward A New Rhetoric: Nine Essays For Teachers. Most recently, I have been teaching the program to adults, as they need to improve their writing skills for success in their jobs, their continuing academic pursuits, or their personal writing needs.

Writing Whatever has been called "the missing writing course." If you missed it, now is the time.


P.S.: Teachers and administrators — Please contact me to inquire about bulk purchases and on-site training:  don@writingwhatever.com