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Book Review: The Poems Of Phillis Wheatley

The Poems Of Phillis Wheatley, Revised And Enlarged Edition, edited with an introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr. Although she only published one book during her lifetime, a somewhat fascinating aspect of the life and writings of Phillis Wheatley has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phillis Wheatley: Biography Of A Genius In Bondage

Phillis Wheatley: Biography Of A Genius In Bondage, by Vincent Carretta This book touts itself as the only full-length biography of Phillis Wheatley, noted and celebrated (as well as frequently criticized) American colonial poetess. That may have been true at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Children’s Books

Writing Children’s Books:  Everything You Need To Know From Story Creation To Getting Published, by Anthony D. Fredericks This book thoughtfully addresses one of the most consistently misunderstood aspects of creation, and that is the way that writing shorter works … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising The Ruins

Raising The Ruins:  The Fight To Revive The Legacy Of Herbert W. Armstrong, by Stephen Flurry In reading this book I found myself in the strange position of having nice things to say about the Philadelphia Church of God, particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare’s First Folio

Shakespeare’s First Folio:  Four Centuries Of An Iconic Book, by Emma Smith In reading this book I was struck by the way that this could have been so much better of a book than what it was had the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: She Said

She Said:  Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement, by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey It has been widely and often said that a reporter should never become the story, and unfortunately that is what happens here.  … Continue reading

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On Editors

I have a confession to make:  I really dislike dealing with editors.  I am not sure if writers in general have a toxic relationship with editors but I tend to find my relations with editors to be greatly irritating and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence, by Lane Shefter Bishop I have to admit that as a writer my marketing is what I tend to feel least confident about, and that appears to be a common problem for writers … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Sports Subgenres: A Syntoptical Reading Project

From time to time I like to engage in syntoptical reading, where one reads a lot of books about the same sorts of subjects as a way of gaining insight into what is written and why it is written [1].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria:  How Two Gentlemen Edited A Queen And Created An Icon, by Yvonne M. Ward This book was a deeply interesting one because it raises some fascinating questions about the nature of censorship and the various motives that … Continue reading

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