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Word Archive

Word aversion

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

As a writing tutor, I am constantly playing this game in which I have to steel [...]

Novels vs Short Stories

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

I have always been a very firm advocate of novels over short stories. For a long [...]

143 Characters Can Change Everything

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Ten years ago, if you told me that a platform called Twitter would emerge that would [...]

Perturbed by Pulitzer

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my challenging journey to finish The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. [...]

The Hemingway myth

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

My seminar class is reading Ulysses. I’ll give pause to allow for the types of moans [...]

“I enjoyed watching you”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Last week I was at work emptying the tip jar after closing time. Buried in the [...]

Spoiled by speculation: how reviewers and recappers ruin TV for Internet nerds like me

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I have a long list of dream jobs. Some of them are not particularly suited to [...]

Are you really loling?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

We live in a world where things are always changing. Technology is advancing faster than ever [...]

Opposite of lonely

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The other morning, I was skimming through my Twitter timeline and there was one tweet from Buzzfeed [...]

My beef with Buzzfeed

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

You can find it everywhere. Hyperlinked in the flood of “news” that inundates every possible social-media [...]