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Trick Yourself Into Writing Well by Telling Yourself to Write Badly

By Jaime Green One of the best things about NaNoWriMo, or any terrifying deadline, is that it forces you to write quickly. (Hello, procrastinators.) If you’re writing quickly—if writing quickly is your stated goal—then you don’t have time to do the number one thing that interrupt your writing flow: think about whether what you’re… …… Continue reading Trick Yourself Into Writing Well by Telling Yourself to Write Badly

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Grammarly’s iPhone Keyboard Corrects Your Texts and Tinder Messages

By Emily Price For the past few years, I’ve been using Grammarly. The service corrects your spelling and grammar on the fly, and the Chrome extension is great for helping me catch tiny typos and misplaced commas in emails, or even posts on Lifehacker I’m adding to our CMS. Now Grammarly has extended to one… Continue reading Grammarly’s iPhone Keyboard Corrects Your Texts and Tinder Messages

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Language is Illogical and Resistance is Futile

By Jaime Green Grammar prescriptivists—who believe rules should be followed; “descriptivists” believe correct grammar is whatever works—love to appeal to logic. If “he could care less,” then he could care less—you have to say “he couldn’t”! It’s the rock we cling to against the rising tide of literally-means-figuratively-now. Well,… … …read more

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Don’t Compare Your Imagined Accomplishments to Other People’s Actual Ones

By Nick Douglas A friend and I have an old bad habit. We have several abandoned creative projects between us, and when we see a new TV show, movie, or book that resembles one of those projects, we end up comparing the two. We point out all the flaws in the actual finished work to… Continue reading Don’t Compare Your Imagined Accomplishments to Other People’s Actual Ones