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Do we like romantic subplots in books?

I don’t think authors should incorporate romantic subplots into books which are non-romantic. It drags the reader away from the main plot and may leave them confused if they begin to read about a character’s love life in a thriller or a horror novel. Readers like to be able to follow a story and not…

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How much does the author matter?

(Content Warning: mentions of transphobia, anti-Semitism, and racism) Unless you have somehow managed to stay offline for the past three years, you have probably heard at least some of the controversy surrounding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Since first being accused of transphobia in 2018 for liking a tweet that described trans women as “men…

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A self-publishing story

I hate to start this article off with something that sounds a bit cliché, but here goes: ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been writing stories. It’s true though. I remember reading out a short story where the chapters were a few sentences long to my Year 2 classmates. As I’ve got older,…

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The power of literary memes

An integral part of how we interact and communicate on social media nowadays is through the meme format. This isn’t up for debate; in almost the same way that poetry can induce shared sentiment and a sense of community and belonging, memes spark a reaction which situates the recipient in a communal group – in…

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