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These Writers Pranked Peer-Reviewed Journals And Succeeded | Writer’s Relief

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 Over the past year, three scholars saw seven of their papers published in academic, peer-reviewed journals. But here’s the catch: the papers were utter nonsense. Although the language and jargon often sounded academic, the authors deliberately crafted the papers to be outlandish and even confusing. And guess what? It’s not the first time this has happened.

According to an article Writer’s Relief found in The Atlantic:

The sheer craziness of the papers the authors concocted makes this fact all the more shocking. One of their papers reads like a straightforward riff on the Sokal Hoax. Dismissing “western astronomy” as sexist and imperialist, it makes a case for physics departments to study feminist astrology—or practice interpretative dance…

Read more about the hoax and its origins in this article from the Atlantic.

How Writers Can Give Thanks By Giving Back | Writer’s Relief

For many Americans, Thanksgiving means eating big meals and getting together with family and friends. But if you’d like to add some extra thankfulness to your celebration, Writer’s Relief suggests you consider using your writing to help others. Here are a few links to help you find volunteer opportunities for creative writers: Association of Writing… Continue Reading

This University Study Suggests A Link between Creativity And ADHD | Writer’s Relief

In an article Writer’s Relief found on ZMEScience, scientists at the University of Michigan are suggesting that individuals diagnosed with ADHD may have exceptional reserves of creativity. It’s a widely held belief that kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD for short, will have a hard time finding employment later on in life. Well, concerned… Continue Reading

Five Modern Books To Counter High School Literary Classics | Writer’s Relief

Look back on your literary education and you’ll find it filled with classics—all featuring male protagonists and women relegated to the sidelines. To get a different perspective, Writer’s Relief found this blogger’s list on bustle.com that offers modern reads that challenge the classics: If you were anything like me as a teen—nerdy, bookish, and just… Continue Reading

Big News For E-Published Writers | Writer’s Relief

More and more retailers are entering the world of digital book distribution. Can you guess the latest retail giant to join the e- publishing marketplace? It’s Walmart! In this article from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Writer’s Relief learned: There is also a partnership with Rakuten’s Kobo and Overdrive. This will see them launching a… Continue Reading



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