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Rat on Twitter, "Pearls Before Swine"
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Pitts commenting on Miranda's process of writing "My Shot"
This is a great clip for creators (any art form) and for those who like understanding the thought behind the art. Reminds me of what I constantly preach to my writing students: every word, comma and semicolon has to be intentional, has to serve a pur (More)
A July 4th Sculpture
The winning sand sculpture of the Texas Sand Sculpture Festival. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/xZMDxJ09Pz— Rose Ficke (@roseficke) More)
Threat against Ilhan Omar leads to Twitter Ban
In case you haven't heard, here's the lead of an November 30th article from NBC News: Ilhan Omar's opponent banned from Twitter after suggesting congresswoman should be hanged "Violent rhetoric inevitably leads to violent threats, and ultimately, (More)
Another real view of copyright
I think you know this example from COLL 110. Here's the lead of Leonard Pitts' open letter to Chris Cecil about his ongoing plagiarism of Pitts' columns: Dear Chris Cecil: Here's how you write a newspaper column. First, you find a topic (More)
A real-life example of copyright
Here’s twitter feed relating to “daily lines” that an author has posted from her next book: More)
Typos can have interesting results.
Neil Gaiman came up with the name of one of his characters, Coraline, by mistake, when he mistyped 'Caroline'. He preferred ‘Coraline’ and kept it.— Literary Interest (@InterestingLit) More)
Address visual disabilities by using CamelCase for your hashtags.
Camel Case means that #YouCapitalizeEachWord in a hashtag. Do this for clarity, and to help the blind and visually impaired. More)
Saeed Jones on "enslaved ancestors"
I’ve seen the names of my enslaved ancestors - descendents of people who had to endure a forced march from the Carolina coast to western Tennessee - listed as inventory alongside cows and molasses. That history lives in me. It is not a debate topic (More)
Lin-Manuel Miranda on composition
Gmorning The rhythm of the thingThe right notes in the right orderThe way the words sit on the notesThe way the notes sit on the chordsThe way it all tells a storyIt all beginsWhen you start making noise— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) More)
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