Edward Shanahan

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10 editing issues your grammar checker might be missing

Grammar checkers in word processing programs can help you catch glaring spelling errors, but you might be missing subtler—yet crucial—editing faux …

Creative Writing

Chicago Psychic Medium Thinking Out Loud

Mistakes Indie Authors Constantly Make

And then wonder why they’re not selling more booksA couple of weeks back, I was on Skype with a potential client and as the conversation moved …

Writing

No way out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' planets may be trapped by gravity

"Super-Earth" planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they're more likely to be habitable than Earth-size worlds. But a new study reveals how difficult it would be for any aliens on these exoplanets to explore space.<p>To launch the equivalent of an Apollo moon …

Universe

Here’s the one crucial thing you must do before you write

Here are the mistakes most writers make:• They use passive voice too much, hiding the “actor” of the sentence. (For example, “Mistakes were made.”)<br>• They …

Public Relations

The 9 Most Haunted Camping Sites in America

What if there was someone or something waiting right next to you, perhaps silently looking right into your eyes as you read this, someone who has …

National Parks

The Haunted Hike In Nevada That Will Send You Running For The Hills

Paranormal

Nasa to launch Tess on hunt for 20,000 new worlds

Telescope hitching ride on a SpaceX rocket designed to spot alien worlds<p>If the vagaries of weather and rocket science do not intervene, the most ambitious search for alien worlds around the brightest stars in the sky will begin on Monday with the launch of Nasa’s newest planet-hunting …

Universe

This $15 Book Subscription Box Is Honestly Life-Changing

Because it's way easier to choose a book from five awesome options, than it is to walk into a bookstore and choose one from thousands.

Books

Feel Free to Share as all are invited: Chicago Paranormal and Supernatural Meet & Greet. Saturday, Sept 15th. 12 pm to 5 pm

Paranormal Teams, Authors, Haunted Location Owners, Reiki Masters, UFO's Specialists, Vendors, Spiritual Shops, Halloween Haunted Houses, this …

Paranormal

Write a Solid Profile With These Step-By-Step Tips

How to Write a Profile or Interview-Based Article<p>The process from interview to conclusion<p>Updated March 17, 2018<p>A profile is a feature with one very …

Writing

How to get back to writing after taking an unintended (or intended) break

Let’s face it. This is life. Sometimes, things do happen that are beyond our control. And depending on the seriousness of the issues we constantly …

Social Media

How to Write and Publish Your First Book 4: Master Editing

If you want to publish a book, you need to master editing. Watch the video below to see how to go about the editing process. Editing can seem like an …

Writing

How to Write a Killer Author Bio • The Reedsy Blog

It’s important for indie authors to know how to write an author bio that tells readers: who you are, what you write, why readers should trust you, …

Writing

New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

Research

Chicago Paranormal and Supernatural Meet & Greet - open to Saturday Sept. 15t...

Chicago Paranormal and Supernatural Meet & Greet - open to Saturday Sept. 15th.<p>Held at Chicago's Largest Haunted Location that the whole 44,000 sq …

Why you should write like a magician

There are over 150,000 words in the English language, and the average person only knows 20,000–35,000 words. I included a few odd words in this just …

Creative Writing

All cleavage and clunkiness – why can’t male authors write women?

A writer challenged women to describe themselves as a male author would. The responses were hilarious, but sadly rang true<p>“She was 40 but could have passed for a year younger with soft lipstick and some gentle mascara. Her dress clung to the curves of her bosom which was cupped by her bra that was …

Feminism

Ghost Stories

<i>Ghost Stories</i> sets out its stall early, and what a bizarre stall it is. At its start, a supposed psychic is on stage acting as a vessel for a dead, …

Horror

4 things writers should stop worrying about

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in April of 2017.</i><p>Writing at work causes so much stress. So many questions. So much doubt.<p>Is this comma …

Creative Writing

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

JFK’s Pilot Reveals What The President Knew About UFOs & Extraterrestrials

It might sound unbelievable, but we’re currently living in an era that’s birthed the disclosure of some very sensitive information. So sensitive that …

UFOs

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Nebulas

Waking Up Between 3 to 5 a.m. Could Actually Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening

A lot of people wake up at the same time every night without paying much attention to it. But did you know this could be your body’s way and a Higher …

Spirituality

Alien extraterrestrial lifeforms could be living in acid clouds of Venus, Nasa claims

It’s the hottest planet in the solar system and is shrouded with clouds of toxic sulphuric acid.<p>So you’d be forgiven for thinking no living organism …

Astronomy

8 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Of 2017

WE MIGHT have uncovered the answers of a few mysteries this year, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we still know very little, about a …

Paranormal

Mini Brains Just Got Creepier—They’re Growing Their Own Veins

The first human brain balls—aka cortical spheroids, aka neural organoids—agglomerated into existence just a few short years ago. In the beginning, …

University of Pennsylvania

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

How to build your own author platform — from scratch

The first time I heard the phrase “author platform,” it instantly conjured an image of myself, with a noose around my neck, standing in front of a …

Writing

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• Poor writing can make others think you aren’t intelligent.<br>• I’m the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics