Author Archives: Calista Michel

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We have added a new mailing list subscription page! Write Out Editing Services will now be sending out a monthly writing tips newsletter at the beginning of each month. We are very excited to start sharing some of the tricks of our trade to help you improve your writing. The newsletter will be aimed at […]

Parallelism

Style is almost as important as mechanics—this is why you have the option of hiring a stylistic editor as well as a copyeditor to make your book (or journal or article) as smooth and professional as possible. The role of a stylistic editor is to mimic your style of prose, but to change it slightly […]

Past vs. Present in Literary Essays

For a while, I was teaching English as a second language. My students would write essays for me and one of the hardest things for them was finding the right verb tense to use. When writing literary essays, it can be confusing to know when to use past tense and when to use present tense. […]

“Your” vs. “You’re”

The misconception of the your/you’re construction is more common than you might think. This is because they are homophones in spoken English; we have no audible markers for differentiation. In written English, however, the distinction is clear—and more, it is very, very important. “Your” is possessive. I sat in your chair. I gave you your […]

The 20 Year Overnight Success: Interview with Michael Wallace

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
I have an interview today with Michael Wallace, an author who has sold over 400,000 e-books since he started self-publishing back in January 2011. Michael patiently took the time over several days to answer my questions about writing, marketing, the craft, and the business. Given the length of the interview, and…

Your Writer’s Mind

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
Writers are like aliens. We explore and dissect, question and document. We study the ways of the human heart and soul with a probing and unflinching eye. The writer’s mind is a many-faceted marvel that defies logic in order to create magic, all within the…

The Art of Editing

The Art of Editing is a post written by J. A. Hennrikus for the blog Live to Write – Write to Live (click on the link for the full article). She talks about the role of a good editor, and how the art of editing is approached. One of the things Hennrikus stresses is that an […]

OffQc | Québécois French Guide

For lovers of French + diehard fans of all things québécois!

the word wanderer

Reading through the globe (and also traveling it).

Alanna Mitchell

Award-winning Canadian science journalist.

The Urban Vegan Kitchen

BRINGING VEGAN CUISINE INTO THE FAMILY HOME

Apple of my Odd Eye

scribbles, sculptures, and scattered illustrations

John Nyman

poetry and criticism

Classroom as Microcosm

Siobhan Curious Says: Teachers are People Too

Erin Matson

Feminism, Reproductive Justice, Activism

Literature and Libation

Through it all, your spirit's alive

The Thesis Whisperer

Just like the horse whisperer - but with more pages

Live to Write - Write to Live

We live to write and write to live ... professional writers talk about the craft and business of writing

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath

David Gaughran

Let's Get Digital

harm·less drudg·ery

defining the words that define us

The Buttry Diary

Steve Buttry, Dearly Departed Husband, Father and Grandfather. Former Director of Student Media, LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication

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Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends.

Book of words

Books, reviews and all things worth reading

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