Category Archives: Writing and Language

How to Talk About Poetry

Let’s be honest. Reading poetry, in the greater scheme of things, is just this side of engaging in an obscenity. Poetry is meant to be spoken or sung or chanted; it’s meant to be heard and shared, it’s not meant to be a sullen and solitary vice. Poems live when…

Western Wind

Western wind, when will thou blow? The small rain down can rain. Christ, if my love were in my arms, And I in my bed again! Anonymous; British Library Royal Appendix 58 c. Early Sixteenth Century “Western Wind” (or “Westron Wyde” as the ms. has it) is an anonymous lyric…

50 Proofreading Tips

Proofreading tips from here.

10 Tips on Writing the Living Web: A List Apart

10 Tips on Writing the Living Web by Mark Bernstein 1. Write for a reason 2. Write often 3. Write tight 4. Make good friends 5. Find good enemies 6. Let the story unfold 7. Stand up, speak out 8. Be sexy 9. Use your archives 10. Relax! More detail…

Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation

http://www.learnerassociates.net/dissthes/ This guide has been created to assist my graduate students in thinking through the many aspects of crafting, implementing and defending a thesis or dissertation. It is my attempt to share some of the many…

Geek to Live: Take great notes – Lifehacker

ttp://lifehacker.com/software/note-taking/geek-to-live-take-great-notes-167307.php Several methods of using a form, and links to notetaking .pdf generators.

Concise, SCANNABLE, and Objective: How to Write for the Web

John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen (1997) Abstract Studies of how users read on the Web found that they do not actually read: instead, they scan the text. A study of five different writing styles found that a sample Web site scored 58% higher in measur…

The Surrealist Compliment Generator

Generates surrealist compliments, like: You are truly a wristwatch in a world of lumps.

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions By Patricia C. Wrede

http://www.sfwa.org/2009/08/fantasy-worldbuilding-questions/

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