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On Books: Visions and Revisions (Part II)

by Alison Parker

Aristotle was obsessed with aha! moments. Metaphor, he tells us in his Rhetoric, is superior to simile because simile goes on too long and detracts from the drama. 2,004 more words

Editorial Matters

Princess Alexandra of Genovia.

Hey you beautiful creature,

Hopefully, you won’t find me too stuck up for the title above but I have a couple of old family friends with me and one of the family friends asked me if I remembered when I used to call myself… 312 more words

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A Little Princess : Book Review

Book Title : A Little Princess.

Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Publication Date : September of 1905.

Rate (Out of Five Stars) : 4 (If you’re a child!) 435 more words

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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


REVIEW: ‘A Little Princess’ was one of my favourite books as a child, and my parents bought me a beautiful copy (shown above) as a present upon my recent graduation. 433 more words

On Books: Visions and Revisions (Part I)

by Alison Parker

Most people in fiction editing have trotted out the line “Show; don’t tell.” But how often does that line by itself make authors or editors improve in their craft? 1,627 more words

Editorial Matters


My audition for “A Little Princess” unfortunately was not successful. I was however offered a position in the orchestra for playing either flute or violin. I thought it was a tempting offer, however I turned it down because as much as I’d love to do orchestra, I’m focusing more on the singing and acting parts in theatre. 276 more words

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