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Plainly Written Irony

Is the Plain Writing Act of 2009 in plain writing? […]

A Third Grade Presidential Agenda

Less debt, fewer taxes, cheaper college, more lemonade. I think it might be a winning agenda!

In Harder Times, Freelance Market for Writing Gets Even More Desperate

This past August, J. Clifford reviewed the freelance writing market at getafreelancer.com. He was shocked at the time to find writers competing for the privilege of selling their writing at a rate of $5 per 500-word article. With the economy grinding Americans down harder still, the rates at this freelance market have gone down further […]

No Time In National Writing Month

Successful writing begins with an organization of a life in order to make it possible to write. Given the need to focus on professional work, work for pleasure gets a much smaller place in our lives. […]

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month – 10th Anniversary!

My greatest fiction of National Novel Writing Month is that I will finish what I’m writing before the end of November. […]

Read Lewis Black Books for his Personal History… not for the Jokes

I’ve been a fan of Lewis Black’s stand-up comedy for a while. He has an ability to make righteous outrage so hilarious that I find my anguish vented and deflated when he’s done with me. His video comedy (which you probably have seen on The Daily Show) directed me to his books, Nothing’s Sacred and […]