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Where To Get Ideas For Your NaNoWriMo Project

Where To Get Ideas For Your NaNoWriMo Project

It’s time for the annual tradition of hand-wringing, self-loathing, and maybe — just maybe — writing a novel in 30 days. National Novel Writing Month has become a beacon of hope each November for the many high achievers who desire to not only start, but also finish a draft of…

Stop Putting Apostrophes In The Wrong Place

Stop Putting Apostrophes In The Wrong Place

Photo: Alan Levine For some of us, grade-school grammar lessons haven’t stuck. I managed fairly well with my trusty Elements of Style until pretty recently, but the ongoing assault on grammar that is the Internet occasionally shakes my confidence. (Every time I want to type rein, rain, or reign, for…