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Knowing a Little About a Lot: Navigating the Field of Interdisciplinary Expertise

By Laura Ellis

Generally speaking, I like consider myself a pretty knowledgeable person. Current events, politics, and trending issues typically pique my interest enough to provide some sort of fodder for discussion if the opportunity should arise, even if it is at a somewhat superficial level. 739 more words


Prepping for NaNoWriMo 2015

Write a fifty thousand word novel in 30 days.  That’s the challenge, for those of you not savvy.  “NaNoWriMo” stands for National Novel Writing Month.  It’s not easy to say or type, but it’s what we’ve got to work with.  1,379 more words

Creative Writing

Academic writing guide

whiskery by jenny downing, Attribution License

If you haven’t come across this academic writing guide put together by Natilene Bowker from Massey University, I would highly recommend you download it and take a look. 33 more words

Academic Writing

Error in Student Writing: A Balanced, Developmental Approach

By Paul T. Corrigan

Paul T. Corrigan teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University, where he serves on the steering committee for Writing Across the Curriculum. 1,563 more words

Teaching Writing

Emma Coats’ 22 Rules for a Better Story, Briefly Examined

I don’t mean to rip things straight from reddit, but I feel justified in doing so today because 1: Half of these points I’ve already made on my blog, and 2: It’s a freaking good guideline. 759 more words


Don't ignore the green squiggly lines in Word

Green Vine Snake, Sinharaja forest reserve by Ziman Zimanovich, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Word has a grammar checking facility that places green squiggly lines underneath sentences and phrases in which it finds a grammatical issue. 117 more words

Writing Mechanics