Tag Archives: Writing

The Em-Dash

Those of you who have been around for a while and who pay attention to such things have probably noticed that I’m partial to—probably overly partial to1—the use of em-dashes. I no longer remember for sure how it started but … Continue reading

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Draft #4, The Book

Those of you who read and enjoyed my post on Draft #4, about John McPhee and why you’re probably using the wrong dictionary, will be happy to know that McPhee has a new book, Draft No. 4, that discusses his … Continue reading

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The Right Dictionary

A couple of years ago, I wrote about James Somers’ beautiful post on why you are probably using the wrong dictionary. The right dictionary, it turns out, is the 1913 + 1828 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. You can read my … Continue reading

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Writing

This seems familiar The best part about sitting down to write is cleaning my entire apartment. — Caira Conner (@CairaConner) November 18, 2014

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Draft #4

I've had this post in my blog-ideas queue for some time but it's always seemed too far afield from Irreal's interests—being about writing and dictionaries, and stuff—to write about. Now, happily, I've found the perfect hook. I wrote previously about … Continue reading

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