Writing a grant application is hard, and getting started can be daunting. Deciding what to present to a grant committee depends not only on what you think is your best work, but also what you think will appeal to the committee and what is most relevant to the grant at hand. And presenting your work […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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…

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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…

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