I needed a cheatsheet for citing social media sources. The CMoS has a LOT to say on the topic, but is also rather lacking in crystal-clear examples for typical scenarios. And many of the examples online are either wrong or out of date. ∴ I made this and then decided to share it with y'all.
More musings on the English language. In this second entry on the topic, we focus on the spelling trainwreck that is the English language.
Plenty of tools exist that support the writing process. Let me describe what works for me and how I use them.
The argument for two spaces between sentences in modern writing is akin to refusing to turn off caps lock when texting or sending an email. Or to butcher Orwell, "One space good, two spaces bad."
You are a poet if you write poetry, but validation in the form of publication is a real treat. And guess what? I am now a published poet!
Writing a novel is hard. It is the writing community's marathon. But NaNoWriMo is a unique event that galvanizes the writing community and generates a creative energy that you, as a writer, can tap into to help propel your story forward. And yes maybe, write that novel. It certainly helped me.
The dash family of punctuation—minus, hyphen, en dash, em dash, and more.
Thoughts on procrastination, perfectionism, and life as a completist.
Musings on the English language.
The combination of Ghost and Fedora Linux gives you a powerful, and relatively simple, platform for blogging. Let me show you how to deploy this popular application stack.
Reflections on my life in farming, tech, writing, and real estate.