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Dear Match Book: What Should I Read on My Summer Vacation?

I am a graduating law student, and I am studying for the July bar. But on the day after the exam my best friend is whisking me away for a thank-God-you’re-done trip to the beach. 9 more words

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Grayson Perry’s ‘The Descent of Man’: Deconstructing the Masculine Mystique

The English artist and media personality Grayson Perry has a sexually ambiguous pageboy haircut. He sometimes wears dresses. He dedicates his new book, “The Descent of Man,” a plea for less toxic masculinity in the world, to his childhood teddy bear.

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David Farland’s #WritingTips : Time-wasting Techniques for Writers

Let’s face it, many writers actually avoid writing. In fact, I know lots of writers who have given up completely, but they all seem to do it in different ways. 14 more words

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Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT LAKES By Dan Egan Illustrated. 364 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $27.95. In the oceanic depths of the Great Lakes, life and death swirl like coffee and cream. 18 more words

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How to avoid cliché as a writer.

1) Never. And I mean, Never…

Plan. Okay, I get that people have generally bought into this theory of ‘Oh, there are gardeners and there are architects’, but I’ve got to be honest, I think there are people with the bravery to be honest with themselves and to walk the beam required of writers, and there are cowards that need to pretend they’re in control. 638 more words

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Emily's Ghost: William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"

Let’s talk about Ghosts.

A Rose For Emily is the tragic story of a life cut short by one woman’s choices, and her attempt to deal with the aftermath. 886 more words

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