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More Tory MPs will be sent to universities to 'protect free speech' after Jacob Rees-Mogg student protest

Party chairman Brandon Lewis vows to 'step up speaker programme' in response to scuffle...

Campus free speech fears ‘whipped up’, says university boss

‘Misleading evidence’ creating moral panic on free speech, claim universities...

‘Free speech can beat extremism’

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates....

Where Do Characters Come From?

By Mitch Silver When people find out I write novels—thrillers—for a living, they often ask, “Where do you get your story ideas from?” No surprise, that’s the question a lot of writers get. The second-most-asked question is, “Whe...

For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels

by Angela James “Without romance novels, I wouldn’t be who I am today.” Romance readers have long suffered through Fabio jokes, inaccurate assumptions, contempt, and lurid speculation from those outside the romance community. No other...

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“That” Word

I’m a juster. I removed over 100 instances of ‘just’ from one manuscript. I do it in forum posts as well, and emails. Not sure if I do it in speech because that’s less easy to monitor, but I probably do. Many women a...

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Don’t Feed the Trolls

And for pity’s sake, don’t quote their trolling posts when you respond in a thread. You make my job that much harder when I go through and have to clean up the troll poop because it does no good for me to get rid of the troll po...

Bette Lee Crosby: The Pros & Cons of Writing a Series

Are you considering writing a series? Here, Bette Lee Crosby offers some of the benefits and challenges of composing more than one novel in the same universe. By Bette Lee Crosby There is little question that series novels have found favor ...

Jacob Rees-Mogg says heckling good for politicians

The Conservative MP says politicians should expect protests as part of free speech....

I’m Not Going to Law School Because I’m Not Full of Shit

 I studied legal philosophy in my undergrad. Here’s why I’m not going to law school. People often describe me as an “extreme person.” Being a hypochondriac, a slight pelvic pain is enough to send me down the rabbit hole of Wiki pa...

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