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Confused about who to believe when information clashes? Our research may help

September 4, 2018 Bilal 0

Confused about who to believe when information clashes? Our research may help https://ift.tt/2wHkp3a “Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening,” Donald Trump, the president of the United States, once said at a rally. There is no doubt that we have entered a new age of bewilderment in which it is harder than ever before to decide where the truth lies. Before the explosion of social media, the world seemed an altogether simpler place, with information reaching us via a relatively small number of seemingly trustworthy sources. The rise of social media has […]

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Comparison of text editing methods

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Comparison of text editing methods https://ift.tt/2Ps2WDA Given how much time I spend producing text, I’ve spent shockingly little of it considering the tradeoffs of various modes to input it. I had a vague sense that typing is faster than handwriting and that, despite this fact, I still prefer writing drafts by hand in my notebook. Recording audio notes while walking and using Otter’s automatic voice-to-text transcription is fantastic for getting thoughts down in a steady flow, but the result is never something immediately publishable. And Evernote’s mobile app is great for typing up quick notes while walking around the city, […]

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Should writers only write what they know? What I learned from my research

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Should writers only write what they know? What I learned from my research https://ift.tt/2wEoPst Writing is an act of imagination – but when it comes to imagining other people’s lives, it pays to do your research. Shutterstock.com As an academic in creative writing, I attend a lot of literary events. One question I can always count on being asked is, “can I write characters of other backgrounds?” This has been a growing concern since Lionel Shriver at the 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival unleashed a tirade against what she called “censorship” in writing – referring to criticism of her book The […]

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Archiving Blogs

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

untitled https://ift.tt/2oz2LuY I wrote a FAQ explaining how I archive my blog to GitHub. If you’re a tech blogger, please consider archiving your blog in a similar way. I provide the source to the Node app I use to do the backups. Publish Creativity via Scripting News http://scripting.com/ September 2, 2018 at 05:44PM https://ift.tt/2q29ukC http://scripting.com/ https://ift.tt/2oz2LuY