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American writer Joyce Carol Oates has penned a number of stories and novels across a variety of genres throughout her award-winning career.

Apr 12, 2021

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Author James Patterson is a bestselling novelist many times over, whose work is characterized by minimalistic prose, thrilling and mysterious plots, and short chapters.

Apr 12, 2021

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Pastiche is an artistic device that has been used by many writers, musicians, and filmmakers to pay homage to an artistic piece that has inspired them.

Apr 8, 2021

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In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, modernist literature was the central literary movement. However, after World War II, a new school of literary theory,...

Apr 6, 2021

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Marked by straightforward, simplistic prose, literary minimalism is a popular creative writing style.

Apr 2, 2021

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Roxane Gay is a preeminent writer, and much of her work centers on analyzing pop culture. Here are some of her tips for writing about modern media and culture.

Mar 25, 2021

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The writers’ room is where a television writing staff brainstorms every element of a television show, from story arcs to character development, and more.

Mar 18, 2021

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Poet Billy Collins has earned a number of awards and widespread critical acclaim for his work. He continues to write poetry that appeals to a broad range of audiences today.

Mar 17, 2021

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Around the mid-to-late twentieth century, writers and critics began to categorize literature into two categories: minimalist and maximalist. Minimalist works and maximalist work...

Mar 17, 2021

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