Unlike in our lives, mainstream media commonly portrays relationships as experiencing either the highest of highs or the lowest or lows

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When we think of romance films, we imagine poetic lines and grand gestures—the handsome jock braving the rain to follow the girl of his dreams and profess his undying love in front of a huge crowd. In actuality, this picture is not an accurate depiction of love in the mundane routine of our daily lives.

https://girlaftercoffee.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/finding-love-in-the-everyday-quiet-and-mundane

Comics’ audience’s memory already contains an entirely fleshed-out story to conjure up with only the slightest reminder

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The truth of the matter is that a memory, of any kind, is an incredibly powerful thing. Nostalgia is simply one useful manifestation of memory, and as such it carries a great amount of influence on the audience…and requires a great deal of responsibility not to misuse.

https://disneymagicfanatic.com/2020/06/18/the-power-of-nostalgia-and-how-its-been-misused

It’s only when we have books that blur the lines between genres that make this system seem daunting

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We are just seeing a lot more blurring of the genre lines as new stories are written now, so I guess we are all about to be searching our bookstores longer than before (not that that’s bad). What are your thoughts on the classifications they use to group books? Are they effective? Are there holes? What’s the worst miss-grouping you’ve seen?

https://awritercandream.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/lowdown-on-genres-age-groups-classifying-books

Attributes that define a narrator

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As readers, we come across all different kinds of narrators in books that are written in the first or second person perspectives. They all have individual character traits, and some are much more likeable than others, but the question of what makes a good narrator is actually a very complex one.

https://stephenwriterblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/discussion-what-equals-a-good-narrator

Staying focused

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Wordly Musings

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Let’s start the new year talking about writing.

I can’t tell you the number of conversations I’ve had that start with this: “I’ve got a great idea for a book…”

And then we head into ten minutes of  ‘and then K jumps into a lake, but then S has a breakdown, and J thinks he’s got fleas, and then the planet is overrun by rabid titmice, and the president decides to give it all up and go fishing…’ and I have no idea what the book is about, and the person with the great idea has even confused themselves.

A piece of editorial advice before you sit down to write: know what you’re writing.

Not in depth, perhaps. Writers work differently, and some like a good solid outline while others prefer a more meandering, let’s-see-what-happens path. Both work, if you have some sense of what you’re writing about.

For instance…

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Literary Hoaxes: when fun turns into irritation.

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Urban Vyaas

This post got triggered by the author of one of the websites I’m following who purposely broke up an ordinary text in pieces and presented it as a poem while illustrating this with a couple of pictures of some stupid gadgets in beautiful frames that were labeled as art. It was intended as a hoax, so no bad blood there.
Let’s start by admitting that all fiction has a little bit of a hoax into it; all of it a ruse, a trick, a mirage, a lie, a swindle, a fabrication, a forgery. It’s an art who lies in the hope of revealing some truths. So what sets the literary hoax separate from the rest of fiction?
The oldest hoaxes are those who falsely attribute a certain text to an imaginative or real deceased author. What grates me is that some of them are pulled off by scholars, thus polluting…

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