How to Edit Your Own Writing Like a Pro, Part 2: Know Thyself

We all have quirks in the way we write. For some of us (*cough* me), those quirks include long sentences, overuse of commas, and overuse of me dashes. One of my best friends always used to mistype "minute" as "minuet," not because she didn't know how to spell the word or an otherwise excellent typist, … Continue reading How to Edit Your Own Writing Like a Pro, Part 2: Know Thyself

How to Edit Your Own Writing Like a Pro: Part 1 – The Basics

When it comes to writing, fresh eyes and a second opinion are invaluable tools. Having someone who can look over your writing and make it flow better and catch all the typos and misspellings you weren't able to catch on your own can take your blog post, short story, or novel from "meh" to "amazing." … Continue reading How to Edit Your Own Writing Like a Pro: Part 1 – The Basics

I Hate Dieting: A Response to “Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age”

I said it: I hate dieting. I really do. From the compulsiveness it creates in myself and others to the sanctimoniousness of ex-fat people who can't seem to talk about anything except how terrible it was to be fat and who consistently find new, innovative ways to throw currently-fat people under the bus, to it's … Continue reading I Hate Dieting: A Response to “Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age”