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Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 10-17, 2016

American exceptionalism: goodness through strength. Never apologize. Never use ideals to justify dominance in the zero-sum game of international diplomacy. With Trump, it’s aggressive US nationalism vs. 363 more words


Tips on How to Improve Dialogue in Screenplays

  1. Each character should want something in the scene: Each person in the conversation should want something. If they don’t, they’re just babbling. And while the babbling will feel realistic at first (since that’s what we do in real life), it will quickly grow tiring, as we’ll drift further and further into aimlessness.
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Creative Writing

New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.7

SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7 has been released. This version adds support for two new networks.

1. Weibo. Biggest Chinese Microblogging Service. You can post your messages and images. 76 more words


Moving Averages Calculator

Calculate several moving averages, including simple, cumulative, and exponential moving averages with this new tool, available at


A great tool for researchers, teachers, and students! 11 more words

Data Mining

White Rice

The one question every writer has is whether their manuscript is ready for submission. If not, when will it be? How much self-editing does one need? 1,035 more words


I ended it - progress?

So I sat down and worked through all of the uneasy feelings and various red flags that made me think I shouldn’t try to date this person. 202 more words

Mental Health

The Speed Of Hollywood

I was working on a commercial on the grounds of CAA’s World Headquarters, marveling at how many stories of glass and concrete a small group of people could afford who make their living off the work of others, when the first A.D. 414 more words

Forrest Brakeman