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The Em Dash, the Comma, and Medium Appositives
I wonder if it’s because Medium — with its beautifully designed and easily formatted editor — has further enabled its usage compared to all…
Has anyone else noticed, amid the many excellent posts on Medium, that the em dash appears more frequently for the appositive than the comma in posts past?
I wonder if it’s because Medium — with its beautifully designed and easily formatted editor — has enhanced its usage compared to all past post editors?
I must admit, given my penchant for particular styles, I sometimes wish for commas where there are em dashes — same goes with centered titles, title case, and Oxford commas where there…
How Medium Helped Me Get Published On Other Major Websites
…sharing how it helped me expand readership, publish a book (coming out soon), and get my work in places like Business…
Fact or Fiction? Why Not Both!
Thoughts While Reading The Accidental Empress
Joy Saint James
Dear Writer’s Block
It’s not you, it’s me…
Mar 22, 2014
Então você escreve?
As diferenças entre escrever e ser escritor
Oct 18, 2013
33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer
Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it.
Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it. Nobody would talk to me for more than thirty seconds and every woman would laugh at all his jokes for what seemed like hours. Even decades later I think they are still laughing at his jokes. One time he turned to me, “the girls are getting bored when you talk. Your stories go on too long. From now on, you need to leave out every other sentence when you tell a story.”
Jul 1, 2013
Don’t die of consumption, Learn by Writing
Too much content can also be a disease.
Jun 19, 2013
It’s Complicated: Me and James Joyce in the Age of Facebook
In which a contemporary Irish novelist spends Bloomsday (June 16) wondering how to describe his relationship with the legendary writer
Jun 15, 2013
DEAD PIG COLLECTOR by Warren Ellis
An American Experiment
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Jul 29, 2013
How to Be a Writer
A few weeks ago, a woman asked me for advice about her teenage daughter.
M. Molly Backes
Apr 24, 2014
An article on how to write without looking back
Ygor H. Speranza
Jul 21, 2013
People Over Page Views
Blogging is more than just page views. One single essay has the power to change an individual’s life, including your own.
Jul 27, 2013
The power of your writing
why you should write even if you think nobody is reading
In recent years, I have been advocating to anyone I come across, that they should write. Not only should they write, they should publish their writing online for the purpose of sharing it openly with as many people as possible.
“Nobody would read what I write,” was the most typical reaction I would get, followed by various forms of, “My writing is so bad”. Some people don’t feel as self-conscious about the quality of writing, instead they are plagued by other reasons: “I am never inspired…
Aug 11, 2013