Why Shakespeare’s Contemporaries Hated Him

He made up his own words! Broke all the #@!ing rules! Of course other writers at the time thought he was crap. Mucho food for thought here, especially if you consider yourself a language purist:

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from Huffington Post
(which should credit the writer but we can’t find it)

Like Precalculus and Newton’s laws, Shakespeare’s plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: “When will I ever need to know about this in real life?” Turns out, pretty often. Shakespeare can be credited for the invention of thousands of words that are now an everyday part of the English language (including, but not limited to, “eyeball,” “fashionable,” and “manager.”)

In addition to his being a particularly clever wordsmith, Shakespeare’s word invention can be credited to the fact that the English language as a whole was in a major state of flux during the time that he was writing. Colonization and wars meant that English speakers were borrowing more and more words from other languages. read article

Ken Levine on why the little screen is now better than the big screen

Not debatable. This is, simply, Da Truth:

by Ken Levine

Kevin-Spacey-House-of-Cards-NetflixHere’s one of those Friday Questions that became an entire post.

It’s from reader Joseph Scarbrough:  read article

Don’t Forget to Watch the Return of SAILOR MOON!

As our favorite press release has it:

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by Team TVWriter™ Press Service

?In collaboration with Kodansha Ltd., Toei Animation Co., Ltd., will manufacture a new animation series “Sailor Moon”. Note that the new animation, to the whole world simultaneous delivery video distribution site in “Nico Nico Douga” was decided. read article

5 ways to get through writer’s block or content marketing fatigue

Time now for a brilliant analysis of What’s Ailing You. (Us? Them?) Several of us here at TVWriter™ found this to be wonderfully helpful. For reals.

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When you’re facing a blank page with no idea what to write, it’s hard to imagine how you’ll ever get to the other side of a finished piece. I’ve gone through this a few times, so I thought it might be helpful to share the methods that have worked for me.

1. Be honest & work your struggles into your content

This is actually the method that inspired this post. I was working on a post about Google Analytics recently and I was struggling to get started. After a few false starts, I finally decided to just write my concerns into the post. It turned out well, and made me think that sharing this method, and others I use, could be helpful to others. read article

TVWriter™ Top Posts for the Week Ending 1/17/14

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Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts for the past week:

Kathy Sees Iron Man 3 read article