There are folks paid to write, and readers paying to read, much less than what Ordinary Times has produced daily for over a decade now.
On my 100th post for Ordinary Times.
Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.
The ability to write, not only in the formal sense of being able to succinctly put together an argument but also in a more informal sense, is an underrated and overlooked skill.
On a posthumous novel by the great writer (and overwriter) from North Carolina.
Time to sharpen your fictional whetstones!
Old poetry is laden with the baggage of centuries of hidden metaphor and archaic references. New poetry is prone to abstraction and whimsical laziness. But poetry deserves our consideration as an art form nonetheless. After all, all the music we love is poetry, and all the fun little things we can do with language are best done in poetic form.
Submitted for your consideration, a candidate for the “unlikely sentence exemplar” award.
I see that this is a thing now. I can’t articulate a good objection to it.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t still be grumpy about it.
The legal writing in Obergefell v. Hodges is both a model and a caution for future writers, especially those who, like lawyers, would write to persuade.
It’s that time of year again.
“Ass in seat. There’s no other way to be a writer but ass in seat.”
by James Hanley
It’s the last session of class. What runs through the adjunct professor’s mind?
Burt Likko’s contrarian friend offers a counterpoint to our front pager’s well-known dislike of Twitter as a medium of expression.
Kyle Cupp explains why he doesn’t worry about leading others astray when he writes critically or questioningly about religion.
Many times in the past when I’ve written of the Declaration of Independence, I’ve emphasized that it is not law. The Constitution is law, but not the Declaration, which is a political document. This...
I really wanted Man of Steel to be fun movie. And at times, it was. It was worth the matinee price. [Continued at NaPP]