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A Message on Pingbacks

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Why Print Rules in Self-publishing Children's Books | Self-Publishing Advice Center

Why Print Rules in Self-publishing Children's Books | Self-Publishing Advice Center | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Successful indie author of children's books Karen Inglis shares insights into the important role of print in self-publishing for younger readers
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NPR joins tide of publishers getting rid of comments

NPR joins tide of publishers getting rid of comments | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Citing an ineffective experience that was not particularly well-used, NPR on Wednesday announced that it’s getting rid of website comments in favor of other means of communication with listen…
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Dear Insomniacs: You Have My Empathy - Feld Thoughts

It’s 1:34am in Boulder. I’m normally asleep by 10pm. However, since I returned from Australia, I’m up until – well – now. For most of last week, I still felt shitty from the salmonella poisoning I got two weeks ago.
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"It's a Petting Sport" by Mr. Linus J Fernandes

"It's a Petting Sport" by Mr. Linus J Fernandes | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Inspired by Behram Contractor aka Busybee's Bolshoi the Boxer, a delightful compendium of articles with a humorous perspective.
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How to write better without becoming a better writer — The Writing Cooperative

How to write better without becoming a better writer — The Writing Cooperative | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Andre Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, likes to sleep.
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Bahuvrihi Compounds

Bahuvrihi Compounds | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Have you ever described someone as a blockhead? Have you explained an action as heavy-handed? Have you ever referred to someone as white-collar? If so, then
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TOI Crest shuts down: when TV can sell to niche audiences why can't print?

TOI Crest shuts down: when TV can sell to niche audiences why can't print? | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Circulation shrank, the cover price stayed static and the advertisers went away, first in a trickle and then in a flood.
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How to get a fast response to your email

How to get a fast response to your email | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, there are some common strategies that can be used if you don’t want to wait too long for an email reply.
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Lorem ipsum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lorem ipsum

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (derived from Latin dolorem ipsum, translated as "pain itself") is a filler text commonly used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation. Replacing meaningful content with placeholder text allows viewers to focus on graphic aspects such as font, typography, and page layout without being distracted by the content.

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Sad Comma Is Sad: End Comma Abuse Now!

Sad Comma Is Sad: End Comma Abuse Now! | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Style choices regulate so much about comma usage now, and it differs from writer to writer. What’s actually a “Do Not Break” comma rule, and what’s not?
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Careful Writers Make Good Bedfellows (or at Least Good Housemates)

Careful Writers Make Good Bedfellows (or at Least Good Housemates) | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
I was interested to read about a recent University of Michigan study that concluded that people who are highly judgmental about writing errors tend to be more
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Residency Opportunity for Translators-Writers from India - Literature Across Frontiers

Residency Opportunity for Translators-Writers from India - Literature Across Frontiers | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
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My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking

My 5 favorite fixes for your #publicspeaking | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
A blog about women and public speaking, with tips anyone can use and an index of famous speeches by women.
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Why You Should Do Interviews

Why You Should Do Interviews | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
I know I’m probably a little biased since I have a background in journalism, but interviews make writing stronger. Period. Before you click away and tell me you write poetry or fiction, liste…
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Deleting Crappy Draft Posts - Feld Thoughts

In the cold light of morning, I just deleted three draft blog posts that I wrote last night during a bout of insomnia. Their titles are telling about what was on my mind at 1am in the morning.
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Google Shutters Its Play Books Publisher Portal in Order to "Improve Its Content Management Capabilities" | The Digital Reader

Google Shutters Its Play Books Publisher Portal in Order to "Improve Its Content Management Capabilities" | The Digital Reader | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Do you know how I've been harping on the rampant commercial piracy in Google Play Books (four posts in the past month)? I think Google finally got the message.
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How to Address a Stranger

How to Address a Stranger | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
A frequent source of miscommunication is to assume that the people we address attach the same connotation and meaning to words that we do.
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Learning from the death of the Times of India Crest edition

Learning from the death of the Times of India Crest edition | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
These are the questions that should be asked - and then we'll have an answer very different from 'it didn't work'. There's a wealth of information available in stories of failure, perhaps more valuable than the stories of success.
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How should editors deal with online abuse? | Emma Carmichael, Rob Wijnberg, Bassey Etim

How should editors deal with online abuse? | Emma Carmichael, Rob Wijnberg, Bassey Etim | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
How do you filter out the vile and the violent while still allowing readers to engage? Our writers share their strategies
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Your reckless abuse of the Oxford comma is furthering the demise of the English language

Your reckless abuse of the Oxford comma is furthering the demise of the English language | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Oxford comma-nistas around the world are having a heyday over a recent push alert sent by Sky News, which they believe is the end-all, be-all argument in favor of their precious punctuation mark.
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Help Stop Comma Abuse!

Help Stop Comma Abuse! | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Yes, there are some rules for commas. Some are strict, some aren’t. Some are debated (the Oxford comma), some aren’t. And some commas are just a question of style. I’d like to dra…
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The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral

The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral | English Language, Humour  and Much More | Scoop.it
Going deep with the founders of Wait But Why, who show that thoughtful, long-form content is king.
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