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Irregardless is a crowd-sourced style guide. You can check your writing, get tips on word usage, and participate in the community. Carl Zimmer, a prolific science writer, is one of the participants.
Goodreads users (friend me) can now ask their favorite authors questions. Nonfiction authors in the program include Mark Bittman, Tim Ferris, Anne Lamott, Michael Pollan, and Gretchen Rubin.
Via Liz Covart’s Uncommonplace Book, 5 Easy Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work and the importance of writing environments.
Book reviewers are familiar with the warning, “Before quoting for review, please consult the final edition or check with the publisher.” Erika Dreifus explains what that means and why it’s important.
Jane Friedman presents three insights into publishing careers that might reset your motivation.