I told Ms. Griggs I left my homework at my dad’s house, and my mom refuses to let me go over there till the weekend. Somehow Ms. Griggs knows my parents aren’t divorced. “Strike Two,” she says. (Apparently she didn’t believe my grandma died yesterday either.) Tonight’s homework, stupid as always, is worse than usual. […]
How to get out of P.E. class. Or, maybe not.
Comma sutra–Because punctuation is sexy
What did you do with your algebra today?
Is Schrodinger alive or dead?
Part 2 of an editing series Editing my manuscript has been a long process, mostly because I keep teaching myself things as I go along. Herewith, a cheap way for you to learn from my expensive lessons. 1. Specificity Outperforms Vagueness Specific words trigger your mind while vague words don’t. Want evidence? It’s all around […]
Part 1 of my editing series If experience leads to expertise, I should be rolling into Expert at the next exit. With all the time I’ve spent editing my (formerly) 90,000-word manuscript, I am now a maestro using my red pen as a baton. I’ve learned a lot, and I want to pass it on […]
Groucho Marx vs. Abbott & Costello: Does anybody care?
Frain gets murdered before a live audience at the Renaissance Hotel.
One last murder before going on with life.