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TikTok for Authors

TikTok for Authors

TikTok has become all the rage among authors lately. Authors from all over are tapping into the culture of “BookTok” and making a lot of money doing it. But is TikTok really worth it?
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Twenty Life Lessons From Mister Rogers

Twenty Life Lessons From Mister Rogers

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood ran for 31 seasons, from 1968 through 2001. On the show, Rogers dispensed timeless wisdom about how to be kind to others, how to feel good about yourself, and what to do when you’re up against your worst fears.
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Typos Have Been Around As Long As Writing Itself

Typos Have Been Around As Long As Writing Itself

Egyptian engravers, medieval scribes and even Shakespeare’s printer made little mistakes that have endured. Even The Lincoln Memorial has a typo.
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Do You Know What a Quincunx Is?

Do You Know What a Quincunx Is?

A list of some of the most unusual words in the English dictionary. Compiled by Raconteur, the list includes nouns, adjectives and verbs ranging from the reasonably well-known “flabbergast”, to more obscure words, including “quincunx”.
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How to Spot a Fake Video

How to Spot a Fake Video

In this world of “Fake News”, we need to be careful about believing everything we see. The phrase “Seeing is Believing” is no longer true. Videos and news clips may be edited and doctored to change their original meaning.
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Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Although many of the early Beatles songs were incredibly simple, the writing duo of Lennon and McCartney hit on all-encompassing truths about love and life. Their later albums, which increasingly included the songwriting of George and Ringo, added a fresh perspective to the beloved band’s repertoire. These 26 Beatles lyrics are a small sample of…
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The Curious Case of the Dangling Modifier

The Curious Case of the Dangling Modifier

Have you ever been told your modifier is dangling? It’s not an insult or medical condition — dangling modifiers are one of those grammar hurdles that can muddle your intended meaning.
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Hallard Press Presents at IBPA

Hallard Press Presents at IBPA

Hallard Press creative Director John Prince was one of the four panelists at the closing session of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) held last week in Orlando.
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Nine Words You’re Saying Incorrectly

Nine Words You’re Saying Incorrectly

Have you ever stumbled-mumbled over a word you’re not entirely sure how to pronounce? You’re not alone. Here are nine of the most commonly mispronounced words and how to say them properly in American English so you can speak clearly and confidently.
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But The Billing Department Always Works

But The Billing Department Always Works

Life has rules. Some imposed (apparently you have to wear clothes at the mall) and others self-created. In case of an opportunity to choose between grilled Brussels sprouts and ice cream, ‘choose ice cream’ is the rule. When dealing with technology, if the next step is not immediately clear and obvious, move on to something…
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How to Properly Use an Ellipsis

How to Properly Use an Ellipsis

The word “ellipsis” comes from the ancient Greek term élleipsis, which translates to “omission.” One of the primary functions of an ellipsis is to indicate words that have been excluded from a text.
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8 Unforgettable Ads and Slogans

8 Unforgettable Ads and Slogans

If you recognize such phrases as “Snap, crackle, pop!” or “I’m lovin’ it!,” an advertising executive is smiling. Some catchphrases transcend their original purpose (selling a product) and end up changing language and culture.
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Words Only New Englanders Will Understand

Words Only New Englanders Will Understand

Ten New England slang words
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Streaming Music

Streaming Music

Streaming giants, like Spotify and Apple Music, are the most popular ways to listen to music today. Every week, I like to shuffle through various genres to explore old and new music.
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The Word “All”

The Word “All”

“All” is one of the all-time great contributors to English. These three little letters do some heavy lifting. It can be used as a predeterminer, a determiner, or a pronoun, used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of something.
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Practice Smart Scammer Hygiene, Part 1

Practice Smart Scammer Hygiene, Part 1

There are thousands (millions?) of enterprising scammers out there in countries all over the world, just itching to take your money. Here’s what to do before you panic and push the button.
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8 Capitalization Rules

8 Capitalization Rules

The rules of capitalization have changed over time. Modern capitalization rules are much more restrictive, but also have tons of weird exceptions. Here are eight capitalization rules you should know.
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The Race to Archive the Ukrainian Internet

The Race to Archive the Ukrainian Internet

In times of war, preservation is more critical than ever—cultural artifacts, historical collections, and important records are often targeted and erased. Since Russia invaded Ukraine last month, the Internet Archive has been a crucial member of the effort to preserve Ukrainian websites, datasets, and digital resources before they’re lost forever.
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Recent Releases from Hallard Press

Recent Releases from Hallard Press

A new adventure series geared to 5th to 8th graders is available on Amazon. The Karny Wilson Adventure Series with Teacher Guide is available for Homeschooling, as well as Christian schools, language learners, Charter Schools, and remedial reading. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LHTH7RT?binding=paperback&qid=1648304781&sr=8-1&ref=dbs_dp_rwt_sb_unkn_tpbk
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10 Commonly Misspelled Words

10 Commonly Misspelled Words

Is there a pesky word haunting you with its tricky spelling? Here’s a refresher on ten commonly misspelled words you might need to double check.
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