Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ghost Writer or Phantom Author?

Researcher baffled after his results appear in bogus paper. ‘Ghost writing is taking on an altogether different meaning in a mysterious case of alleged scientific fraud. The authors of a paper published in July (A. Vezyraki et al. Biochem. Biophys. … Continue reading

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The Power of Graphic Images

Susan Sontag explains how and why photographs came to grip us so powerfully: ‘Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato’s cave, still reveling, its age-old habit, in mere images of the truth. But being educated by photographs is not like being educated … Continue reading

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Cheap Joy Worth 40 Cents

A 40-cents red pen made my day. Whenever I run out of red pens, my day gets ruined. They are just as important as writing pens to me. I us them to mark and write notes inside books. I don’t … Continue reading

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Why I Like Writing Flash Fiction

…and short stories I have always ranted about bestselling authors padding their manuscripts. That makes the word ‘bestseller’ dirty. Elmore Leonard was one of few bestselling authors who practiced brevity and didn’t pad. He even said “I try to leave … Continue reading

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Why Writers Write

That question is not as simple as it sounds. But my answer is simple: I write because I enjoy writing and know it’s one of my talents; a ‘gift’. Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity … Continue reading

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