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.
There is just something exciting about the thought of a zombie outbreak. Maybe it’s getting back to basics and the opportunity to sweep away the stresses and responsibilities of the modern world. Maybe, as humans, we just like the sport of killing things. Either way, in this modern and zombie educated world, a zombie outbreak will probably disappoint and here’s why.
Those commercial DNA tests are all the rage with more than 12 million people taking on last year alone. In this age of self-help, self-understanding, and introspection, unveiling the mysteries of our genealogy is exciting and interesting. But there is a darker side too.
The one thing I can tell you for certain is that most editors are NOT mean to their clients. I know I’m not, and I know a fair number of editors who take great pains to say what they need to in a way that won’t offend or upset their writers, even when hard truths need to be addressed.
Psychic abilities, telepathy, premonition, and auras. Are these things all just the providence of charlatans, weirdos, and eccentric new-age shamans? Is it possible that what was once believed to be magical thinking and overactive imaginations are actually a checklist of amazing human abilities?
If you want to be a writer, the one essential thing you must do is WRITE. I will say, even though I met my word goals pretty easily, some days were better than others. I had days when it took me an hour or two (because I had to shut off the overthinking brain), and other days where I was finished within half an hour.
If you’re going to stuff over seven billion people on the planet, then you need some rules for behavior. Call it etiquette, manners, or just common courtesy, but all these practices simply mean being considerate of those around you. It’s pretty simple. When you’re around others mind your manners.
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