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Less or Fewer? An Analysis of Usage

Utilizing Brigham Young University’s Corpus of Contemporary American English, I have attempted to use usage data to come to a better understanding of the common rule regarding the use of “less” or “fewer” when describing nouns. This analysis is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to serve as a data point in the ongoing …

[GUEST POST] D&D as Inspiration by Erin M. Evans

Erin M. Evans grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Washington University with a degree in Anthropology, she and her now-husband drove around the country in a 1983 Winnebago. They settled in Seattle, WA where she works as a writer and editor. I have the sort of job that’s great for parties, at first: …

[GUEST POST] Promoting Science Through Science Fiction by Irene Helenowski

Irene Helenowski, the author of Order of the Dimensions, is a statistical analyst at an academic medical center in Chicago and recently received her doctorate in biostatistics. She also enjoys going to movies and concerts in her spare time. Order of Dimensions is available at Lulu and Amazon. More information can be found on the book’s Facebook …

[GUEST POST] “Women Must Be As Strong As Elephants”: Maggie, Sally, and The Indigo Pheasant by Daniel A. Rabuzzi

Daniel A. Rabuzzi studied folklore and mythology in college and graduate school, and keeps one foot firmly in the Other Realm. ChiZine Publications published his first novel, The Choir Boats: Volume One of Longing for Yount, in 2009, and in 2012 brought out the sequel and series conclusion, The Indigo Pheasant: Volume Two …