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Strong Female Characters — 8 Characters Who Define Strength

Strong female characters are everywhere these days. Right? Perhaps. The Damsel in Distress has certainly screamed her last plea for help, and we hear a lot about Kick-Ass Females in ...
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50 of the Best Opening Lines in Fiction Books

50 of the Best Opening Lines in Fiction Books

Despite the warning not to ‘judge a book by its cover’, I'd bet we’ve all been guilty of it more than a few times. A cover is a window of ...
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21 Love Quotes from Literature That Will Make You Swoon

I would have written you, myself, if I could put down in words everything I want to say to you. A sea of ink would not be enough. — Erin ...
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10 Perfect Gifts for Book Lovers

So, you're shopping for a book lover... Or you wanna treat yo'self... If so, it's kind of a no-brainer that books will be at the top of your shopping list ...
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Uncharted 4’s Nathan Drake: 5 Character Flaws We Love

Back in September, I spent three solid days shamelessly glued to the PlayStation with Uncharted 4. For those of you who aren't gamers, Uncharted is a series of role-play action-adventure ...
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7 Books About Witches to Get You In the Halloween Spirit

The spooktacular holiday of All Hallows' Eve is almost upon us and besides donning my slutty nurse costume (jk), I can't think of a better way to get a head ...
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Top 3 Fearless Books

As a reader, I enjoy multiple genres of books, and picking a favourite is, for me, not just impossible but criminal. Having said that, there are a few that stand ...
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Fiction Writing: How Often is Truth Found in Fiction?

Writers are often asked if real life events end up in their fiction writing or rather—if their fiction is actually based on true stories. In many cases, my personal answer ...
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Messages in Books: Reasons Why the Message of a Story is NOT the Most Important Aspect

Why do we read? Is it knowledge, personal interest, connection? Or maybe entertainment or story? The purpose of a book is neither fixed nor singular since often, a single book ...
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Write what you know? NO. Write what you damn well please.

Earlier this month, I came across a post thread in a writing forum commenting on the release of Stephenie Meyer's new book, the gender-reversed Twilight, Life and Death. The original ...
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Defending Stupid Characters and Their Stupid Decisions

Characters are important, if not the most important aspect of a good story; great characters have to be fully developed with appealing qualities, true to life flaws, and a host ...
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