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Robot Writers Are on the Rise, but Do They Work?

‘If you’ve spent any time reading on the web the past week, odds are you’ve read something written by a robot—and you didn’t even realize it. ‘Robot writers are algorithms that collect and analyze data and then turn them into … Continue reading

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Crush Your Writer’s Anxiety

‘Writing is a stressful job, if not the most stressful, due to the roller coaster income, length of time it takes to actually write and edit, and most frustrating, the expectancy to handle a wide array of skills we are … 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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Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

‘…Of course there are many factors that shape our attitudes toward others: the media, our parents and peers, religious beliefs. But Vezzali’s work supports earlier research suggesting that reading novels as a child — implying literary engagement with life’s social, … Continue reading

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More on Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more. Some of the surprising quotes: “Of course, a writer’s journal must not be judged by the standards of a diary. The notebooks … Continue reading

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Economic Growth Threatens Languages

‘Already today, several of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages face a serious risk of extinction. “For example, Ainu, a language in Japan, is now seriously threatened, with only 10 native speakers left,” said lead study author Tatsuya Amano at the … Continue reading

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Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats

‘…A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—”taken in for an emergency medical evaluation” for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Writing and the Perfect Daily Routine

‘…Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly … Continue reading

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