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"D e a d" W o r d s Some words in the English language tend to be overused and therefore lose their power. These are called Dead Words.
Tuesday 19th February, 2013 It doesn't matter if you're a student or a professional writer: there's always something new to learn and ways to make your writing more refined, better researched, and more effective.
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A number of people have asked me “How much does self-publishing cost?”, so this post will clear that up.
This list is far from complete. It’s not even trying to be complete.
Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and multiple characteristics of creative people. In a post of hers, Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. notes that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee) wrote, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.”
This collection of articles on medieval and Renaissance names is intended to help historical re-creators to choose authentic names. These articles were gathered from various places, and some of them appear elsewhere .
Fun fact: Silver didn't tarnish until after the industrial revolution.
Agustina Woodgate is an Argentine artist living in Miami whose work includes everything from doormats to produce-sticker collages to giant rugs made of stuffed-animal "hides." When she's not doing all that, Woodgate also finds the time to go "poetry bombing" around Miami thrift stores. Using her deft hands and a needle and thread, Woodgate sews short poems into pieces of clothing with the goal of anonymously brightening some shopper's day.
Creating Fictional Characters—Part 4: Fleshing Out Characters with Tags, Traits, and Relationships : Lillie Ammann, Writer & Editor - StumbleUponYou’ve got some basic ideas of what your character is like: gender, age, vocation, manner.
An alternate title for this post might be, “Things I Think About Writing,” which is to say, these are random snidbits (snippets + tidbits) of beliefs I hold about what it takes to be a writer.
Image credit: aless&ro With thanks to Michael Pollock for the article suggestion and title.
Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”. The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White.
Famous Writers Who Were Rejected Before Making It Big The list of famous writers who were rejected is long. Rejection and writing go hand-in-hand, but sometimes it feels that those pesky publishers simply don’t know what they are talking about. We all know that quality of writing isn’t the only reason for reaction.