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Congrats to this year’s MacArthur “geniuses,” including the amazing Kelly Link!

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2018 Fellows (AKA the "MacArthur Genius Prize winners"), a list of 25 remarkable people from all disciplines, including the incomparable Kelly Link (previously), who joins other science fiction writers who won the prize, including Octavia Butler and Jonathan Lethem. Congrats, Kelly! Read the ...

Astrohaus’ Freewrite Traveler might not be ideal for every writer, but maybe you’ll dig it

Our Jason Weisberger isn't a huge fan of the Freewrite that he bought a few years back. Others feel differently about the pricey mechanical keyboard and E Ink display-equipped focused writing slab. From the looks of things, enough people dig it that the device's parent company, Astrohaus, felt that it was time to release ...

The Freewrite Traveler offers distraction-free writing for the road

If you’ve ever tried to write something long – a thesis, a book, or a manifesto outlining your disappointment in the modern technocracy and your plan to foment violent revolution – you know that distractions can slow you down or even stop the creative process. That’s why the folks at Astrohaus created the Freewrite, a ...

The classic BIC 4 color pen

Not particularly wonderful to write with, but awesome none-the-less, I had to have a BIC 4 color pen.

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I spent most of second grade taking these pens apart, and putting them back together. Taking the color indicators and mixing them up, or making a pen with all black indicators, or all red, or all blue. ...

Why Edgar Allan Poe’s work is still so damn good and creepy

Edgar Allan Poe scholar Scott Peeples explains the black magic of Poe's work nearly 170 years after he died. From TED-Ed: The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses to leave the narrator’s chamber. A beating hea... ...

7 tips for creating a flawless report

09.18.2018 · Posted in Writing

Report writing can be defined as creating an account. It is statement that has a description in detailing an event, situation or occurrence, usually as the result of observation or inquiry. In other words a report is a kind written document that provides brief but comprehensive information regarding specific subjects or topics. The two most ...

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9 Signs You Are Doing Your Email Marketing Wrong

Email marketing remains one of the most effective instruments when it comes to establishing a direct line of communication to the target audience. In fact, even one perfectly polished electronic letter can turn an addressee into a customer and drive sales. Even more, it also can help to boost brand loyalty and take a company ...

The future of the Android community is YOU

If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on in our community — conferences, meetups, blog posts, podcasts, open source (the list goes on and on) — you’ve probably noticed a really wonderful energy and spirit behind them all. Yes, our commun... ...

The Little-Known Tips For Writing The Perfect Essay

Nearly 2 in 5 high school students lack the English skills needed to complete a college course. This results in most college graduates lacking the writing proficiency needed to get a job, a fact echoed by nearly half of hiring managers. Most professors agree that essays aren’t just about writing skills or sharing what you’ve ...