Daily Archives: December 27, 2019

The Billboard Hot 100: A Case Study In Data Lying

One of the bedrock assumptions of the rise of data in contemporary life is the thesis that data doesn’t lie, but this assumption is very mistaken.  Part of what makes it so mistaken is the way that data requires interpretation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy:  Freeing Your Life With Words, by Susan G. Wooldridge I disagree with nearly everything in this book.  For all of that, I still think this book is useful in a very limited sense, and that is demonstrating once again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence, by Lane Shefter Bishop I have to admit that as a writer my marketing is what I tend to feel least confident about, and that appears to be a common problem for writers … Continue reading

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Bok Review: Building Your Play

Building Your Play:  Theory And Practice For The Beginning Playwright, by David Rush Plays can be a hard genre to pull off, in large part because of the stark limitations that exist when one is trying to stage material.  Many … Continue reading

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