Style Guides: Important and Also Really Fun

Unsolicited Opinions

You wouldn’t know it unless I told you, but I really racked my brain for a way to make this brief post about the importance of style guides interesting. I did some long fruitless Google searches on the topic, including but not limited to historical formatting errors,  style guides in history, and style guides are exciting (just […]

August 26, 2018

Writing rules: Should you write what you know?

Unsolicited Opinions

Lately I’ve noticed a hotly debated writing rule making its rounds on the interwebs. (So naturally I figured, hey, I’ve got opinions. And a blog. And a Sunday morning). So here’s the question: should you “write what you know,” or not? As with everything on the internet and in life, some people abide emphatically to […]

August 5, 2018

“Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu: Unsucky Symbolism

Unqualified Analysis

We all had to learn about symbolism in highschool, right? As I recall, a bunch of (probably not) well-meaning teachers tried to instill in me an appreciation for such classics as The Scarlet Letter, where we all agreed, wholeheartedly and humorlessly, that the fucking letter on the woman’s chest was a symbol of stuff. Whoop. […]

July 25, 2018