The best music for writing, gifts for grammar cops, and more

It’s the Week in Writing, in which we share five stories about the practice that you should read (or at least bookmark).

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There’s also a reminder of why you shouldn’t write like you talk, some new definitions for common words, and a great story about Joe DiMaggio. Let’s get to it.

Best writing music of 2011. GalleyCat editor Jason Boog compiled a long list of music for writers. And he’s asked readers for their contributions. The result is a massive Spotify playlist that you may want to check out the next time you sit down to pound out copy. All of the music was released in 2011, so it may include bands you’ve never heard of—and Yo-Yo Ma.

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