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Girl, 24, Beats Harry Potter Sales in One week

Zoella: Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online becomes fastest-selling debut novel ever ‘The first novel by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg aka Zoella has become the biggest-selling debut ever. The novel, Girl Online, has become the fastest-selling book of 2014 after selling … Continue reading

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Source of Great Writers: Real-life Private Eye

Black Man Secretly Helped Great Crime Writers Ever noticed the character names Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe in crime fiction? The names Sam and Marlowe was a code for Samuel Marlowe who was a real black private detective and a … Continue reading

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The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

‘The question of what reading does for the human soul is an eternal one and its answer largely ineffable, but this hasn’t stopped minds big and small from tussling with it — we have Kafka’s exquisite letter to his childhood … Continue reading

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Amazon Labels’Tom and Jerry’ Racist

Tom And Jerry cartoons depict ‘ethnic and racial prejudice’, warns Amazon ‘Without mentioning specific examples, the Amazon blurb reads: ‘Tom And Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were … Continue reading

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Graphophobia: The Writer’s Phobia

I was in a group discussion when someone gave me a bit of a shock. She said ‘…At some point I even had panic attack just putting words on paper…” That’s when I got the idea of ‘Writer’s Phobia’. This … Continue reading

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Subversion in Literature

While most women authors subvert about gender inequality, most male crime fiction authors subvert about political and economic corruption—done between the lines. ‘…Take the example of her story, Wild Pigeon, where the silent rebellion of the central character, Abida, against … Continue reading

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Musician Copland’s Brilliant View on Writing

Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion “The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It’s useless to have an audience happy if you are not … Continue reading

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