Avoid These Publishing Rip-Offs

Publishing is a risky business. Whether you opt for self-publishing or score a deal with a Big Five publisher, there is no guarantee that you will win lots of sales in the end. In an industry where going it all alone can be overwhelming and yet finding a publisher can...

My Personal “Reverse Resume” of Failures

I read an article a couple of days ago about a Princeton psychology professor named Johannes Haushofer who created a “reverse resume,” complete with programs he did not get into, scholarships he did not get, and academic journals that have rejected him. Professor...

Menstrual Misspellings

For reasons I will never fully understand, nothing makes the general public quite as uncomfortable as a woman’s monthly cycle. Any discussion related to the most natural thing in the world that affects 50% of the population is enough to make most women blush and a lot...

Does Proper English Really Matter?

It drove me nuts that my local gym had a complete disregard for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The most irritating signs involved the inappropriate use of quotation marks, and, worst of all, these were the ones that littered the entire gym. Normally, poor...