Patrick Burrows

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FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.<p>Of 28 examiners with the FBI …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 tips on how to write a good short story

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story.<p>Use the time of a total …

How to Write with Substance

Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication …

Creative Writing

Ursula K. Le Guin On Gender, a Possible HBO Adaptation, and the Double Standards Faced by Female Writers

At 85, National Book Award Winner Ursula K. Le Guin remains a progressive and incredibly valuable voice in genre writing, and in an in-depth, …

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Android Creator Andy Rubin Launching Playground Global

Firm to provide support, advice to tech startups making devices<p>The creator of Android, the world’s largest mobile operating system, is returning to his roots in hardware.<p>Andy Rubin, who nurtured Android at Google Inc. from 2005 to 2013, is launching Playground Global LLC to provide support and …

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Women in engineering engage best with gender parity

Even when a woman is confident in her abilities, it can be a chilling experience to be the only woman in the room. Suddenly her voice sounds higher …

Court mulls revealing secret government plan to cut cell phone service

Feds: SOP 303 mobile-phone kill-switch policy would endanger public if disclosed.<p>A federal appeals court is asking the Obama administration to …

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Weekend Edition – On “Real” Writers Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

How to Tell If You’re a “Real” Writer<p>Even the Blue Fairy can’t make you a real writer ~ Inspirational Illustration by Gustaf Tenggren<p>There has been a …

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5 Writing Tips From Robert Pruneda

It’s with great pleasure that I hand over the reigns to my friend and fellow author Robert “Sharky” Pruneda for today’s post. Robert is the author of …

C is for Character Change

It’s appropriate that I got letter “C” since Character Change is something I frequently write about on this blog. That’s because it is so crucial! I …

Writing

STORYLINES HOW TO CREATE NARRATIVE STRETCH

<i>Yvonne Grace is an award-winning Television Drama Producer with 20+years experience in Script Development, Script Editing and Drama Production for</i> …

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Online Writer Studio

Tell a story<p>Use Wordslingr's robust, AI-enhanced editor to write your novel.<p>Keep all your notes in one place<p>Idea for a scene? Character quirk? …

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20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Knowing what separates good writing from bad writing is a challenge that every author faces at one time or another in his or her career. With an …

5 Ways to Change the World with Your Writing

by Guest BloggerThis guest post is by Meghan Tschanz. Meghan is a writer, finishing up her first book about the women around the world who changed …

Writing a Personal Essay: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Essay is a popular genre. Trouble is, the number of essayists lobbying for space on the page far exceeds the available slots. For example, <i>The New</i> …

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Nine surprisingly lengthy tips for cutting and editing your copy

<b>‘I’m sorry for writing such a long letter: I didn’t have time to write a short one,’ Blaise Pascal once said. Well, quite.</b><p>Probably the most common …

Creative Writing

Science Fiction Writing Tips: How to Make a Vampire Not Suck

For years now I’ve been very open and public about my hatred of vampires. If I were a delegate to the United Nations I would call for a UN resolution …

The Strategies That Helped Me Write 3 Books in 3 Years

Writing a book can be a long, hard slog.The “miserable” parts of the experience have been documented over and over again. Or just ask any author on a …

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing - Elmore Leonard - Hardcover

"These are the rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking …

Creative Writing

10 (simple) ways to improve your writing

There’s a reason that famous writers from the past had a habit of hitting the bottle hard.<p><b>It’s because writing isn’t easy.</b><p><b>In fact, sometimes it can</b> …

We're SERIOUSLY still fighting about this "Screenwriting Rules" s***?!?!?!

Nicholas writes in with a request that I got a few times on Twitter and honestly had been trying to avoid.<i><br>I'd love to see a blog post with your take</i> …

Reading Like A Writer: Why to do It, How to do It, and Why I Often Fail at It « Fantasy-Faction

In podcasts and interviews, I often hear authors lamenting the fact that due to deadlines and publicity efforts, they don’t get to read as much as …

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