In an age where we must be cautious as to what we say, for one group it is open season for criticism and attacks. That group is Men. The reason is that today’s narrative is the belief that the male species has enjoyed centuries of unfettered privilege and consequently deserve all the criticism they receive. But is that true?
Q: What “mistakes” shouldn’t you let your editor fix?
A1: You should never let your editor fix “mistakes” unless they’re removing “scare” quotes from where they don’t “belong.”
A2: Genuine mistakes, on the other hand, are another story, and it’s only sort of complicated. But here’s why . . .
The Medieval Age, those 1000 years of technological and intellectual darkness when superstition was the source of humankind’s explanation of the world. Looking back today, many of the insane things people believed in medieval times seem funny. But in that age of faith, evil spirits, demons, and crazy remedies were wholeheartedly embraced.
In this episode, we take a tour of the fantastical medieval beliefs.
I know it sounds crazy to think writers would sabotage their writing, when our title alone says we’re writers. The conclusion, of course, is that writers write, and it’s a given that we love to write more than anything else in the world. That’s true, sure, but it’s not always true.
Hey, if you’re living life correctly, you’re gonna feel a little dirty once in a while. But setting aside your inherent naughtiness, the idea of cleaning our insides has become a focus of better health advocates. And as the words suggest, diet processes promoting detox and cleanses have enjoyed great popularity over the past decade. The questions remain, however, as to whether these proposed solutions do what they say they do.
The more you read the more you find books that fall short of your own expectations. In fact, if you are in the writing field you most likely have said at some point or in some variation, “This book got published? I should be fine then.”
The English language is far from static as we add thousands of new words each year. Many of those new words get their start as slang. In this episode, we take you on a journey through some of the most interesting slang of today and yesteryear.
The Zombie Film Genre is continues to resurrect itself. Some films stand the test of time, some fail from the start, but always there is the next true zombie gem. In my humble opinion these films make the list for some of the absolute best zombie films.
In this episode, we explore the Growth versus Fixed mindset theory and share some practices to both determine which you are and how to improve your growth mindset while avoiding some of the pitfalls of both types.
It’s helpful for a writer to have their own style guide. So if you own The Chicago Manual of Style, you may think that’s all you need. After all, you are now in possession of THE information source the pros use. What could go wrong? Here’s the thing: a style guide is one tool in the toolbox. There are dictionaries, grammar guides, continually updated language usage guides . . .
If you want improve how you look and feel but also need a saner, more manageable plan or at least a short self-improvement list, this is your episode. Plus, eight out of ten items on our list will take less than ten minutes of your time, and the longest commitment we’ve included is getting a good night’s sleep.
I think it’s fair to say most of us feel like we’re starved for time and—no matter how much we keep saying we want to read more—reading is often pushed to the back corner of our lives. I can look back to times in my life where it was just so easy to do. So what’s changed? Let’s see . . .
On this episode of Wit Without Wisdom, Luke Cuccurullo is on the hot seat! He shares some breaking news on where he is today, answers some hard questions, and even shares who has his romantic interest!
Between personal blogs and YouTube, there is a wealth of information that I ate up as quickly as possible. Whatever your journey is find people who have come before you and study them. For those writers out there here is a link to one of Brandon Sanderson’s college course he teaches at BYU. They are super informative. Hope you enjoy them.
Congratulations you are probably living a lie. Well, not a complete lie but there are still plenty of things people believe that just aren’t true. We’re not talking about really big or important things. In fact, most of the myths we’re debunking in this episode don’t rise to the level of conspiracy or political outrage. Still, you may have to revise some of the ways in which you view your world as we unveil twenty-one things people believe that just aren’t true.
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