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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica?

Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
By identifying politically biased language in Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia , Feng Zhu hopes to learn whether professional editors or open-sourced experts provide the most objective entries.
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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?”

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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:31 PM

Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:36 PM

Inspiring --  for all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Vermont Helps Shape New Era of the Library | Idea Lab | PBS

Vermont Helps Shape New Era of the Library | Idea Lab | PBS | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
What s the purpose of the library? It s an interesting question when you consider it. In a day and age when information is not only prevalent but personalized, making even the once-common encyclopedia collection irrelevant, what role do libraries play in their communities today? It s a q...
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OK, So Here's The Thing... #sexwork #erotica

OK, So Here's The Thing... #sexwork #erotica | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

When I began writing erotica and non-fiction articles on sexuality I took a pen name for privacy. But it might surprise those of you who do not write to know that one of the biggest reasons was to separate one writing career from another.

Anyone who writes, as a profession or a hobby, knows that over-all perception of erotica authors is poor and no where is this belief held more firmly than within the writing community. "They're not real writers," other they say (or type). It's not just that we dare to write about sex (or even profit from it) but if we write about it, it must be because we "can't really write" and this is our last resort.

Anyone who writes erotica (dirty stories, erotic literature, porn -- whatever you choose to call it) will tell you that writing smut takes extra skill. For not only must you obey all the rules of writing but you must make it arousing too. Just trying to find synonyms for "cock" (without sounding cliched) and "orgasm" (virtually non-existent) is a challenge. But 'the real writers' will giggle and sneer. I've seen the cruelty in writer's groups and online forums firsthand.

Even mainstream editors and publications may reject your work on these very notions, or just from the fear of any association. Even for non-fiction works this happens. Mention you write 'about sex' in any fashion (or have them discover you do so) and you're blackballed. So in order to preserve my professional mainstream writing reputation, I created a pen name upon joining the ranks of smut writers.

You'd think that a group which has experienced such persecution and unfair devaluation would be wiser. But they are not.


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The (Vintage) Walking Library

The (Vintage) Walking Library | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Critics are always remarking that we in this country lag far behind those of Eurpoean countries when it comes to borrowung books from libraries. Well, this enterprising girl...

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:06 PM

This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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Virginia Woolf & Marguerite Duras consider photographs & recorded voices of the dead

Virginia Woolf & Marguerite Duras consider photographs & recorded voices of the dead | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
VIRGINIA WOOLF Three Guineas, 1938 Photographs, of course, are not arguments addressed to the reason; they are simply statements of fact addressed to the eye. But in that very simplicity there may be some help.
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Especially poignant given the release of the Sandy Hook tapes. (The media should not have played those tapes.)

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Especially poignant given the release of the Sandy Hook tapes. (The media should not have played those tapes.)

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Especially poignant given the release of the Sandy Hook tapes. (The media should not have played those tapes.)

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It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love

It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
"Literary girls don't take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men."

I came of age without a literary soulmate. Growing up, I read every book recommended to me. Nick Carraway's lucid account of the 1920's seduced me. Huck Finn's journey up the river showed me the close link between maturity and youth, and Ray Bradbury taught me to be wary of big government as well as the burning temperature of paper. While the male characters of literature built countries, waged wars, and traveled while smoking plenty of illicit substances, the women were utterly boring.


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I find it interesting that romance publishers recognize a LGBT follwing of their traditional romance novels, but the pubs in general can't figure out how to write fiction for women that is not about finding a man.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:28 PM

I find it interesting that romance publishers recognize a LGBT follwing of their traditional romance novels, but the pubs in general can't figure out how to write fiction for women that is not about finding a man.

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The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines)

The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines) | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

You need to keep scrolling, reading; because if you don’t, your lack of attention is as bad as the lack of context. And then “Well done Tumblr. You posted a picture without context and made two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.” becomes “Well done lazy reader. You now think two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.”

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What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

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What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

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Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet

Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of the enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization.

For centuries, scholars understood little about Maya script beyond its elegant astronomical calculations and calendar. The Maya dominated much of Central America and southern Mexico for 1,000 years before their civilization collapsed about 600 years before the Spaniards reached the New World.

The Maya script began to give up its secrets in the 1950s and ’60s, and progress accelerated in the 1970s. But much remains to be puzzled out from the immense body of carvings and inscriptions that has languished for centuries in jungle ruins and museum closets.

Enter University of Texas archaeologist David Stuart, one of the world’s leading experts on Maya script.

“I had all these boxes of notes and papers in my office, and I was never going to publish every little observation,” he said. “But I thought that if I had a blog, I could talk about new things and bring out some old stuff from my dusty files.”

So five years ago, Stuart started up Maya Decipherment, a blog for scholars and amateurs to post new inscriptions, refine translations and debate the subtleties of Maya language, all in an effort to fill out the history of the civilization.

The work will take years, but with the help of the Internet, the pace is quicker than it has ever been


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claudia patino's curator insight, January 16, 2014 9:02 PM

Its is amazing how the internet can help us solve ancient history. if we in the modern day are able to learn whto read Maya language then we would be able to identify some of there struggles and find out about there successe.

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