'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'cray' added to Oxford Dictionaries?!
Now you can “humblebrag” for knowing that “binge-watch,” “side boob,” “douchebaggery,” “fandom,” and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.
I have decided that Oxford just adds these words to get site hits
Hey Crime Writers - don’t just have your detectives say bland things like “the fingerprints matched” - use correct terminology and make your writing precise. Here’s a cool little fingerprint chart to get you started.
Resources on history in general.
Linked all three pages of general history resources.
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There’s also a new spiral notebook featuring the nerdfighter crest that you can use to take notes.
This sale goes for TWO WEEKS ONLY (ends September 1st), so make sure to get your back to school shopping done while there’s still time!
Man, I wish I was going back to school.
In this beginner-friendly four-week intensive workshop, author and editor Steve Weddle reveals the key skills for crafting short fiction to a publishable standard.
A kind follower reminded me of that '7 Cardinal Rules of Life' post going around, and they asked me if I would ever do my take on them (that being, a writerly take). Well, seeing as how I’ve been running a Writer Positivity series for over 100 posts, I thought it would be a fun chance to collect some of my favorite advice!
PS: The above are not meant to be taken as ‘literal’ rules for writing, but rather advice for leading the lifestyle of a writer~ ♥︎
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We’ve done a few author weeks on social media, but this may be our best yet! In honor of Dorothy Parker’s 121st birthday on Thursday, we’re declaring it #dorothyparkerweek across our social media platforms. Be sure to follow our Twitter and instagram for info, updates and giveways. And please join us in this celebration of one of our most beloved writers.
"I hate writing, I love having written." — For her 120th birthday, last year, Mental Floss compiled some of the best, most biting Parker quotes. Read up, then join the Penguin Classics celebration!
I was at the International Typewriter Collectors Convention last week and there she was: The Nickerson Typewriter. My inner geek exploded!
The godmother of dystopian fiction declares its death.
Tomorrow’s stories start in all sorts of places: on the drive to work, or at the movie theater. One constant source of inspiration? The classrooms that tackle NaNoWriMo through our Young Writers Program. YWP educator Daniel Stone shares about the magical experience of writing a novel…
"If you judge a book by its cover you might miss out on an amazing story"
Six of my favourite book sculptures by wetcanvas