Monthly Archives: November 2013

Joyce Carol Oates: 10 writing tips

joycecaroloates newsweekJoyce Carol Oates is an acclaimed author of more than forty novels and countless short stories. She won the National Book Award for her novel them, and has been thrice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Oates is known for tackling hard subjects, such as poverty, violence, and racial tensions. Other well-known books by this most prolific author include Wonderland, Black Water, Blonde, and The Falls. She offers these earnest yet entertaining tips: Continue reading

On Writing: George Orwell

Six Questions/Six Rules

George Orwell

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Through such novels as 1984, Animal Farm, and Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell has earned the right to be called one of the finest writers in the English language. As a visionary and science fiction writer, he was also extremely prescient. He foresaw America’s present-day security state, government spying on citizens, and endless war.

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