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It’s why people can sit on a draft for weeks—every time they take “one more look,” they can find a way to make it better. While it’s definitely a fun challenge to see how long you can keep finessing your work, it’s not always practical. After all, your boss usually doesn’t want you working on that press release for weeks on end while you try to brainstorm the perfect opening line. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources out there that can speed the editing process up and make you more confident about the work you’re submitting. For today, I went though Product Hunt’s newest Tools for Writers collection and chose my seven favorites. 1. As much as Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect function annoys us, we must admit to missing those green and red squiggly lines when we’re writing online. Enter: Grammarly (for Chrome users). 29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati.
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Correction appended, March 31 For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted title of "being well-read," it's more about breadth than depth. (As for feeling well-read, read the postscript.) To "feel" well-read in literature, it's all about the categories, not the books themselves. Read a few books in a few different genres, time periods, points of views. Here's how you can feel like a regular literati! Western Classics (Ancient & Modern): to give you a good foundation for the who's who of Western literature. The Odyssey (Homer): epic of a dude who just can't get home without a little help from the gods.
Dystopia: the stuff of our worst fears and nightmares. Nineteen-Eighty-Four (George Orwell): the book that introduced "doublethink" into our lexicon.Brave New World (Aldous Huxley): another classic dystopia. Science Fiction & Fantasy: we can't overlook the geeky cousin of the classics, can we? The Lord of the Rings series (J.R.R. The Great Gatsby (F.
The Kama Sutra. Author: VātsyāyanaReleased: Sometime 400-200 B.C.Guaranteed to improve: Your sex life (and other, less exciting stuff).
We imagine that there is plenty of snickering going on in front of your computer screens and smart phones right now. And with good reason. We likely wouldn't have thought to include the Kama Sutra if not for its erotic reputation. The text is far more than ancient guide to the kinky, however. The Kama Sutra in its entirety is a guide to gracious living and to the pleasures of life, and though sex is a major pleasure, it is also just one of many. There are even warnings against overindulgence in the text: "Just as a horse in full gallop, blinded by the energy of his own speed, pays no attention to any post or hole or ditch on the path, so two lovers, blinded by passion, in the friction of sexual battle, are caught up in their fierce energy and pay no attention to danger.
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Dilettante DILL-ah-tent 1. having superficial/amateurish interest in a branch of knowledge; Infographic: Get More Out Of Google. 117 Most beautiful words in the English language. Date A Girl Who Dances. Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing. Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden.