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Reading Shakespeare for Writing Tips

Widely considered one of the best writers of all time, Shakespeare, whether you’re reading or analyzing his works, can often be intimidating. But as writers, we can learn a great deal from the Bard. First off, it is perfectly all right to borrow.  Many of the plots from Shakespeare’s greatest plays were ripped right from […]

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Review of Self Editing for Fiction Writers

By Renni Browne and Dave King The authors of this informative book are both professional editors with decades of experience in the industry between them. Despite their authority, they use a very conversational voice and show rather than tell. Examples of what to do and what not to do abound and each chapter is finished […]

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Review of the Golem’s Eye

The Golem’s Eye Book Two of The Bartimaeus Trilogy By Jonathan Stroud Genre- Fantasy with elements of steampunk. Set in an alternate version of London in which the governments officials of the world are not just beaucrats but also magicians capable of summoning enslaved demons to do their dirty work, The Golem’s Eye follows the […]

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Review of The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger As one of the most ubiquitous items on high school English class curriculums, this slim book seems almost to be a rite of passage in our society. As a classic example of the bildungsroman, or coming of age story, The Catcher in the Rye follows the adventures […]

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