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4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro | WritersDigest.com

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Critiques and constructive criticism are crucial to the development of writers, but taking that criticism is often the hardest pill for writers to swallow. Here are some tips for getting through it. Source: 4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro | WritersDigest.com

Digressions – Reading Lolita because of Reading Lolita in Tehran

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I have to confess to a literary "squirrel" moment, except that, when it comes to reading, such a moment might last for days or even weeks.  And like most digressions, this one has proven most instructive and pleasurable. I began my personal book challenge with Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran (you can see [...]

8 Creative Writing Tips from Famous Authors and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Own Work

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Fed up with creative writing tips that are punchlines and platitudes rather than useful advice? Here are tips for writers that you can actually use. Source: 8 Creative Writing Tips from Famous Authors and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Own Work

Ficitonal Characters and The Books They Read

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

The books I've recently spotted fictional TV characters reading to add to my TBR pile. Source: Ficitonal Characters and The Books They Read

Whatever next? How plot grips us, from Dickens to Line of Duty | Books | The Guardian

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

How do the best stories work? John Mullan examines what today’s TV dramatists can learn from the masters of the trade Source: Whatever next? How plot grips us, from Dickens to Line of Duty | Books | The Guardian

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