Most of us learned to write as students where we mastered the art of writing for an audience of one, the teacher. Sometimes we were assigned to write on a topic, an impossible task. Or, we were asked to read a book; puzzle through what the author was “really” saying with the narrative and write a paper. Fortunately that changed when I went to grad school at UNC-Chapel Hill. There, I learned to communicate through writing for an audience of many. And, as a PhD student, it was my advisor, Douglas Gomery, PhD who taught me: All good writing begins with a question.

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