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Our Journey to 4 Million Words

Jul 30, 2018

:: by Angelica Burton If you are trying to start a business or trying to find ways of getting a product exposure, then you know that figuring out where to start can be a difficult process. For many entrepreneurs and start-up companies, there oftentimes isn’t a budget for big advertisements and marketing campaigns, so you must be resourceful and use what you have. You have more than you think, trust me! As the marketing manager for 1-Hour Proofreading, I will be documenting our company’s growth along with the strategies that are working and not working. In this day and age, marketing yourself or your business isn’t an impossible feat. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and oth......

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Paulo Coelho: A Magical Journey

Jul 26, 2018

There is a bright light at the end of a dark tunnel—this saying is probably the best way to describe what Paulo Coelho had to go through before reaching the peak of his career as a writer. His life may seem like a series of hardships and miseries, but everything from his experience led to an enlightenment that allowed him to become one of the most celebrated authors in this generation. Paulo Coelho is of Brazilian nationality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1947. He came from a Catholic family background. Being a writer has always been his dream, but his parents, who saw no future in the profession, were totally against it. As a teenager, he was rebellious and a non-conformist, an......

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Grammar Chaos: Taking in the Difference between Absorb and Adsorb

Jul 25, 2018

From delicious food eaten to juicy gossip overheard, people absorb a great deal of things from day to day. Through its frequent use, absorb has become a familiar word, but it can still be easily confused with its lexical cousin adsorb. These two verbs sound almost identical, and both involve taking or removing something, but they’re not interchangeable. When morning rushers accidentally spill chocolate or coffee on their shirts, they absorb the stain with a damp cloth or napkin. Likewise, when students listen in class, they absorb knowledge into their brains. Even readers absorb information as they go through this article. In dictionary terms, to absorb is to take in or soak up ener......

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Grammar Chaos: Not All Cannons Go Boom

Jul 18, 2018

Growing up, we’re all taught to be careful with our words. Well, this is because something as seemingly insignificant as a single letter could change the meaning of an entire sentence. Today, we’re going to talk about two words that could do just that. Cannon and canon may seem alike, but they are actually very different. In the English language, they are called homophones, or words with the same pronunciation but with different meanings and spellings. Cannon and canon is only one of hundreds of pairs. Now let’s break down the two. Cannon, the one with the two n’s, is the one you’re thinking about: a weapon. Formally, a cannon is a form of artillery that fires projectiles at a targ......

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The Racy Raconteur: Abigail Barnette

Jul 12, 2018

Blogging by day and writing erotic fiction by night, Abigail Barnette puts any reader on the edge of their seat (or bedside) with her steamy and sensational romance novels. Abigail Barnette is the pen name of Jennifer Armintrout, who was born in 1980 in Michigan to a large Catholic family, which would later contribute to her prolific erotic fantasy writing. She is a Huffington Post blogger who has been featured on such television, radio, and streaming shows as Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, HuffPost Live, and National Public Radio. When she isn’t blogging, Armintrout writes erotic romance and has received recognition for a couple of her romance series. As Jennifer Armin......

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Grammar Chaos: Remembering What Is Lost—Elegy versus Eulogy

Jul 11, 2018

Death can be a different topic to talk about. Loss is difficult to deal with, and all of us cope with it differently. One way to do it is to hold ceremonies where we remember the deceased through words. But if you were asked to do so, would you know the difference between an elegy and a eulogy? An elegy is a piece of literature, usually a poem or a song, which is written as a lament for someone who has recently passed. Elegies are written in a mournful tone and bear a lot of emotion. However, elegies are not always delivered at funerals. Any poem written in alternating hexameter and pentameter lines (also known as elegiac meter) may also be called an elegy.   They published......

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Patrick Nathan: Hitting the Shelves

Jul 05, 2018

A novelist, an essayist, and an editor, Patrick Nathan is definitely one of the writers that you should look forward to this 2018. With various work that has appeared in magazines and online and print publications, Patrick Nathan is set to debut his first novel entitled Some Hell. Patrick Nathan is a passionate writer who lives in Minneapolis, and just like most writers out there, he names writing as his only way of living and, thus, can’t live without it. He has written a lot of essays, reviews, and short fiction for a variety of publications, such as Gulf Coast, Boulevard, Real Life, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Back in 2012, his short story, “To Francine Mavencamp of Tallahas......

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Grammar Chaos: Allusion, Illusion, or Delusion—What’s the Real Deal?

Jul 04, 2018

We’re pulling back the curtain to see what makes something an allusion, an illusion, or a delusion. Blink, and you’ll miss it! The world as we know it is riddled with intangible ideas, things you can’t quite hold in the palm of your hand. The philosophers of the past knew about the immaterial world beneath the one we live and breathe in. In short, they saw past the illusions of allusions without falling for delusions. But to coin a common rhetorical question, what does it all mean? How do you know if something is an allusion, an illusion, or a delusion? For starters, the word allusion is the noun form of the verb allude, which means “to make indirect reference.” Allusions are common......

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