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The Zipf Mystery: The Strange Maths & Ratios in Language… ALL Language

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

A friend sent me this, saying it reminded her of me. Love it!

How Fiction Makes Our Brains Better

Merriam-Webster declared ‘science’ the 2013 word of the year. But can reading something other than data and facts, say a work of fiction, help improve brain function? Anthony explains the many possible benefits that reading a fictitious book can have on the brain.

How to Build a Fictional World – Kate Messner

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies — and even the laws of physics — function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you, too, to create a world worth exploring in your own words.

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Dark Echoes: Cover of the Year!

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