“Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it’s just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that’s the key.”— Aaron Neville
No matter what your household situation is during COVID, you might struggle…
Here’s the loving nudge you might need today.
Just send it.
Stop checking the references.
The journal proofreader will take care of that.
Stop reworking the first or last paragraph.
The reviewers may tell you to change it. Don’t edit the life out of it.
Stop wondering who is going…
“Just because you’re better at doing something doesn’t mean you doing it is the most productive use of your time.”―Tiffany Dufu, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less
The ongoing atrocities of the past week, this time in Kenosha, have had me thinking about faculty health, and mental health…
I’ve been writing on Medium for over a year now, and I wish more academics would use it to:
(1) express themselves,
(2) to share their research and theorizing, and
(3) as a method to keep writing, even when it seems impossible during such stressful times.
1. Rapid production and…
“Mistress Epps was not naturally such an evil woman, after all. She was possessed of the devil, jealousy, it is true, but aside from that, there was much in her character to admire.”
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein. — Zora Neal Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road
Have you ever been baffled by these levitating lines when writing?
En Dash: –
Em Dash: —
Sigh. Hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes are often most problematic when they’re missing.
American (U.S.) English differences with other forms of English make matters worse. …
“We can’t control our circumstances. But we can control our thoughts. We
can control our feelings, our actions, and our results, and what we decide
to do with all of them.” — Brooke Castillo
Even in the best of times, writing can be a rollercoaster of joy, guilt, and…
We’ve seen it in the grocery store: “10 items or less.”
Unfortunately, this infamous sign has led us all astray in confusing the meaning of “fewer” and “less.” Shall we rectify this situation?
According to Cambridge Dictionary, “the quantifiers less and fewer . . . talk about quantities, amounts…
As an editor, I’ve noticed an increase in the use and misuse of within. Like the misuse of I and me (I do this all the time!), I believe the misuse of within stems from overcompensation. …