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Short Stories and Snobbery

I think that most writers start off with the plan to write the next great novel, a magnum opus that could easily turn into a trilogy or even a twenty novel grand epic. 424 more words


Violent Shades of Sewage

With the current popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, both the trilogy and the movie, I have begun to notice in some online journals, and in some student writing, an uptick of stories about violence against women. 836 more words

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Book Chat: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Book Chat:

Hello bookworms! I’m back with another book chat. I hope you’re sitting comfortably with your cup of tea or favourite beverage, because we’re about to review this amazing book by Craig Silvey! 1,080 more words

Book Chat

Review: Brothers LaFon by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Title: Brothers LaFon (Part One)

Author: Joseph Lance Tonlet

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 56 Pages

At a Glance: This is a strong beginning of a series. 796 more words


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This was one of the best books I read in 2014. I absolutely ached with every word all the way through. Here’s my favourite bits and pieces from the book: 1,462 more words

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Book Review No. 1 - Tehran Noir by Salar Abdoh (Editor)

Violence, No Matter the Locale
Book Review By: Sam Slaughter

Tehran Noir
Salar Abdoh, Editor
Akashic Books, 2014
329 pages, $15.95

It takes a special place in the world to juggle the vilest of the vile and the holiest of holies. 535 more words


Does literary have to mean dull and boring?

Looking for likely publishers for my pile of finished mss I came across one that looked promising, asking for ‘adult literary fiction’. As per the submissions guidelines, that precluded only children’s, YA, and poetry. 522 more words