Tag: lying

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Literary Bluffing. Stop It!

Literary bluffing

Am I the only one who’s noticed that it has now become cooler to “have read” than “to read?” People are eager to jump in on conversations about books and articles that they haven’t read. Perhaps they saw a summary or a review, or heard about it on TV. Rather than actually read the piece …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Liar, Liar. Fine For a Movie, But Not For Writers

Speak No Evil

It’s funny that a profession that often prides itself on telling the truth is tainted by more than a few liars. Journalists often claim to pursue the truth at all costs. Non-fiction writers are, by definition, supposed to be writing the truth. Fiction writers spout off about finding “the truth” in their stories. Almost every …