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Ten Things Writers Need to Create Convincing Characters

Although characters seem to live in fictional worlds the way people exist in reality, a story’s cast is as artificial as a ballet troupe—a society choreographed to meet an author’s purpose. And what is that purpose? Why do writers do this? Why create human facsimiles? Why not spend our days with friends and family, content […]


Hello, I’ve Had This Library Book Since 1934: Critical Linking, March 27, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web!

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Sensation Machine

The coffee shops by Ricky’s apartment were Starbucks or Starbucksian: corporate, cleanish, out of t...

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Twenty After Midnight

As a young Communications student, I used to organize literary soirées where I read my own writing,”...

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The Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith review – unwinding with nature

A life-affirming study of the pleasures of tending a plot or garden, and soothing your mind Sue Stua...

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A Good Read 17 October 2017: Owen Jones & Georgia LA

Owen Jones and Georgia LA discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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'It’s been a rollercoaster': how indie publishers survived - and thrived - in 2020

When lockdown came in March, many small presses feared they would go out of business. But then came ...

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