[A compilation of interesting and useful links.]
// Here are 50 short tips for great writing when you find yourself staring at a blinking cursor. blink. blink. blink.
// When did we start adding two spaces after periods, anyway? Send this to your two-space-inserting friends to end it once and for all.
// So, what’s the big deal with starting a sentence with ‘so’?
// Umberto Eco’s advice for writers. Thanks Maria Popova.
// On avoiding writing. P.J. O’Rourke’s accurate and humorous account of what writing actually looks like.
// And an impressive organization system for Evernote from Michael Hyatt.
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