A status update on my writing goals this year: I’ve written five stories, submitted two of them, and received three rejections (I sent the first one out twice). None have been accepted yet. Less than a glamorous beginning. I fell short of my goal, which was to submit one story a month. But it’s a […]
Thoughts on COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson
It’s a daunting enough prospect for any student to attempt to fill their teacher’s shoes. Imagine how hard it would be if your teacher was Carl Sagan. That’s exactly the challenge that Neil deGrasse Tyson faces as the host of COSMOS: A Space Time Odyssey. The 13-part television series aired on Fox on March 9th […]
Three Style Guides for Writers
The English language is confusing and full of nuances—that’s why we have style guides. They help us keep our tools and our rules straight. I recommend three (with downloadable PDFs!).
Book Review: LET’S WRITE A SHORT STORY
LET’S WRITE A SHORT STORY by Joe Bunting. Published in 2012, eight chapters walk a new writer through the short story writing and publication process.
Writing Resolutions 2014
Why do people make resolutions if they’re just going to quit when it looks like, to reach their goals, they’ll actually have to take a beating?
The Oxford Comma Makes a Funny
To be honest, I didn’t know “Oxford Comma” was a phrase people used to refer to a serial comma until this past summer when I heard it in this Vampire Weekend song.