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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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Fred’s Fifth Favour-Part Two

A few stops later, Fred alighted from the bus on a road, by a gate of the local park. His destination the road on the other side, Harry entered the park and set off across the expanse of green via the footpath. As he walked, he hummed amiab...

Balls of Steel: What’s Holding You Back from Becoming a Professional Writer?

The path to being a professional writer can be harder when you become your biggest obstacle. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman dishes out tough-love advice to help you achieve your writing dreams. I had a conversation recently with someone frustrat...

Students Protest Amidst Allegations of Corruption at U of T Scarborough

Campus police were called as a candidates meeting for the U of T Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) was interrupted when around 50 students entered the conference room, whilst chanting “Freeze the SCSU election”, according to a...

A 2001 Conversation with Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titan Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)

Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22, 2018 at the age of 88. In May 2001, Writer’s Digest had the honor of speaking with Le Guin about her process, her inspiration and her impressive body of work. Read the story here. Ursula Le G...

Ten Overlooked Google Slides Features

Like any robust presentation tool, Google Slides has many features that often go overlooked by new users. Some of these features will let you accomplish the things that you used to do in PowerPoint or Keynote while others will just save you...

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