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Tips for Defining Your Terms in Academic Writing

Here are some tips about defining important terms in academic writing to best ensure your…

Plotting Fiction: The Pulp Master Plot, Part 2

Formula fiction works best when it works fast, snagging the audience’s attention immediately and pulling…

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Guide to Writing an Eye-Catching Author Bio

Your author bio is the third-person “about the author” blurb on or inside a book…

Plotting Fiction: The Pulp Master Plot, Part 1

Many popular fiction genres are written to rigid specifications. By publisher mandate, every romance novel…

Become a Better Writer through Freewriting

You are not doomed to be a third-grade-quality writer. You need to unleash your writing…

2 Tips for Professional-Looking Fiction

So you want people to pay you money to read your stories? Great, but make…

What It Means to Think Like a Human

Credulous tech dweebs, though, insist on imbuing LLMs with almost supernatural qualities that they manifestly…

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Collaborative Editing in a Digital World

Let's talk about using computers for co-editing and co-working tools to enhance productivity.

Make Your Writing Soar with Data Analysis

Having already erroneously sold GPT as a substitute for doing research, developing a thesis, picking…

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Effects of the Digital Age on Learning, Libraries, and Thinking

The growth of the internet from a few scientists’ pet project to everyone’s necessary tool…

Time Magazine's "The AI Arms Race Is Changing Everything"

AI: Beyond the Jubilant Buildup

Nine months into this AI revolution, the rhetoric has cooled off. Certainly, people continue to…

Is handwriting still relevant

Is Penmanship Obsolete in the Digital Age?

There’s a running debate in education about the value of teaching cursive with strong arguments…

Why Was Cormac McCarthy So Great?

As I was writing this month’s blog, the news broke that the novelist Cormac McCarthy…

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6 Things Human Editors Do That AI Can’t

With all these options for writing help, you might be wondering which is better: AI…

Quick Guide to Confused Words: Statute vs. Statue, Ordinance vs. Ordnance, Flout vs. Flaunt

It’s a good idea to understand the finer points of English vocabulary, even if definitions…

Do Apostrophes Make Plurals? Rarely

A common problem with apostrophe use is using apostrophes to form plural nouns instead of…

Difference between Betray and Belie and Discreet and Discrete

The verb “betray” derives from the Latin trader (to hand over), a root related to…

Using Prepositions: Besides, Between, Have, Because

Choosing between beside, besides, and their equivalent phrases is a matter of formality. Beside is…

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Using Prepositions: In and On

Unless you study languages or have a profession like proofreading, you don’t likely give a…

How to Understand NFL Lingo, Part 3 of 3

In this series on NFL lingo, we’ve covered the positions and other basics of American…

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