Can we just stop making stuff up?

The title of a recent article at The New Republic reads: The Period Is Pissed When did our plainest punctuation mark become so aggressive? The author then goes on to assume that adding a period at the end of your texts indicates you’re angry. This is one of the plainest cases of someone just making [...]

Essays from Chuck

It’s two years old, but someone just shared with this me this morning. It’s 36 essays by Chuck Palahniuk on writing. I haven’t actually read any yet, but knowing Chuck, this is an absolute goldmine of information and advice. I will make sure to dig in myself.

Best Grammar Lesson EVER

The notes to this picture go: She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- Makes sense? Yes. It’s passive voice. “Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- Makes sense? No. It’s active voice. From Grammarly Blog: This is awesome.

Free Ebook Do the Work (9781936719013): Steven Pressfield: Books. This is more of a bookmark for myself than anything else, and even though I have it in Instapaper and I starred the InstaPundit entry that featured it in my Google Reader, I figure, hey, if I’m going to remind myself to get a free ebook, I [...]

On the dangers of “Art”

Art is a funny thing. Many people chase after it, unhappy with their works because it is not truly “art,” and they are not yet “artists.” But what is art? Quite frankly, I find a lot of art to be crap. And now its starting to get dangerous. In the literary and dramatic world, I’m [...]

Fringe: The Seen, and the Unseen

If you any taste in good television, you no doubt are a fan of Fringe. Ignore for a moment that its a product of J.J. Abrams, a man who wrote the most dizzyingly confusing plot for a previous show, and made a 21st century reboot of a savored franchise that made me want to claw [...]