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Very Short Stories

Long before Twitter, writers have been trying to write fiction as tersely as possible.

The World's Shortest Stories

Micro Fiction

Flash Fiction

Sudden Fiction

Spin Control

While the presidential nominating conventions are in full swing, here are some readings on the fine art of political spin and doubletalk.


Weasel Words

Talking Right

What Orwell Didn't Know

So Bad It's Good

It's Bulwer-Lytton Contest time! Catch up on "the funniest opening sentences from the worst novels never written."

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Son of It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Bride of Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy Rides Again

Speaking of Chinese...

Continuing the cross-cultural Olympic spirit, here are a few books about Chinese language and writing that help separate myth from reality.

Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy

Speaking of Chinese


Online Research

Doing research, scholarly or otherwise, increasingly requires acumen with online resources. Here are some books to help sharpen your Internet search skills.

Librarian's Guide to Online Searching

The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook

Mastering Online Research

Internet Research Skills

Collective Intelligence

The technique of mass collaboration pioneered 150 years ago by the Oxford English Dictionary is now all the rage in our wikified world.

The Wisdom of Crowds

Here Comes Everybody



Memoir Writing

If you're thinking of putting your life story on the page, these books can help guide your autobiographical endeavors.

Old Friend from Far Away

Inventing the Truth

Writing the Memoir

Your Life as Story

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