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The bonneted survivor-women of The Handmaid’s Tale, the environmental dystopia of Maddaddam, the unsettling gothic murder mystery of Alias Grace—they all come from the imaginati...

Aug 16, 2019

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If you’re looking for ways to improve your writing, incorporating figures of speech into your work can elevate your prose. Literary devices such as metonymy add symbolism or dee...

Aug 15, 2019

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Some of the most revered writers and poets of all time use epithets to add texture to their prose. From the epic poems of Homer to the poetry and plays of Shakespeare, these vas...

Aug 15, 2019

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The realism art movement of the nineteenth century was a dramatic shift from the exotic and poetic Romanticism that dominated the art world in the decades prior. Literary realis...

Aug 15, 2019

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Magical realism is one of the most unique literary movements of the last century. While most commonly associated with Latin American authors, writers from all over the world hav...

Aug 15, 2019

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When you’re writing a persuasive essay, you need more than just an opinion to make your voice heard. Even the strongest stance won’t be compelling if it’s not structured properl...

Aug 15, 2019

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Writing a mystery novel is like creating a puzzle. The biggest challenge is knowing when to reveal certain pieces of information to your readers so they remain interested and ke...

Aug 15, 2019

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People read horror stories because they enjoy the thrill of being scared. But there’s more to writing a horror story than just the scary parts. What makes horror novels so appea...

Aug 15, 2019

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Running for political office is an exciting, high pressured endeavor. If you’re passionate about politics and public service, you should consider whether or not you have the ski...

Aug 14, 2019

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