A few things I found interesting this week Book. The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Cory Doctorow. I decided to splurge for this one as an ebook because I read a ton of Cory Doctorow’s work, especially on Boing Boing, totally for free, and it’s all good stuff. Article. “Why Weird Al is Still the King of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!).
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.
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?
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.