A Prisoner’s Passion for Writing

A Prisoner’s Passion for Writing

From LitHub: As I write this piece, March Madness is taking place. It is 7 am and my fellow prisoners are gathered in the dayroom of the Cayuga Correctional Facility around a flatscreen TV, reliving last night’s basketball game. The final score was tallied eight hours...
Plagiarism Isn’t New

Plagiarism Isn’t New

From The Guardian: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery … but plagiarism isn’t! Plagiarism is a very ancient art. Shakespeare stole most of his historical plots directly from Holinshed. Laurence Sterne and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were both accused...
Stupid Grammar Advice

Stupid Grammar Advice

If you’re a writer of novels or a writer of Facebook posts, forgot all the rules you learned from the Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White … and just write! From The Chronicle of Higher Education: April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the...
Silicon Valley Needs AI Writers

Silicon Valley Needs AI Writers

From The Washington Post: Until recently, Robyn Ewing was a writer in Hollywood, developing TV scripts and pitching pilots to film studios. Now she’s applying her creative talents toward building the personality of a different type of character — a virtual assistant,...