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Authors with Crazier than Fiction Personal Lives

Authors with Crazier than Fiction Personal Lives

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One clichéd writerly image is that of a drunken, perhaps insane, party animal who somehow occasionally overcomes his or her hangover and delusions long enough to craft enduring prose. Since...
Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

Yum, Crunch, Yuck: 6 Famous Foods in Literature

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Is there anything that fixes a character better in a reader’s mind than learning what food makes her mouth water? Sometimes a character’s signature food is delightful, and other times...
Our Favorite Fictional Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions

Our Favorite Fictional Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions

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When it comes to well-meaning New Year’s resolutions, actual people aren’t the only ones trying to improve themselves by vowing to join a gym or take a cooking class. This year we...
Have a Merry Christmas with these Books and Stories Set on Christmas Day

Have a Merry Christmas with these Books and Stories Set on Christmas Day

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As soon as the holidays roll around, everyone starts talking about their favorite Christmas movies and songs. For the most part, I’m all about it. I mean, I love me some Jingle All the Way and...
The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

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The holidays usually bring out the best in people, but every so often you witness the worst. That woman who had a tantrum in the checkout line? The parents fighting over the last toy on the...
The Christmas IQ Quiz: Can You Name Which Books These Quotes Come From?

The Christmas IQ Quiz: Can You Name Which Books These Quotes Come From?

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In our house, Christmas isn’t complete without some cozy nights spent by the fire, reading aloud. We look forward to rereading our favorites and discovering new classics each year.  The...
The Book Lover’s Countdown to Christmas

The Book Lover’s Countdown to Christmas

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Christmas is coming, and an advent calendar is a fun way to build anticipation. It’s like watching the ball drop in Times Square, but in December! There are about 1,390,689 ways to make an...
Try These Famous Authors’ Tricks to Slay Your NaNo Novel!

Try These Famous Authors’ Tricks to Slay Your NaNo Novel!

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We’re about to enter the second weekend of National Novel Writing Month! Are you, the eager NaNo novelist: a. Looking forward to continuing your dedicated 1,667-word-a-day writing b....
Which Famous Author Should Be Your Roommate?

Which Famous Author Should Be Your Roommate?

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It’s well known that some of the world’s foremost literary geniuses have some peculiar personalities and strange writing habits. We all have our quirks, but for men and women of the quill,...
5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours

5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours

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A select (lucky) few of us aside, most employees tend to think that the offices we work in are uniquely crazy hotbeds of chaos, dysfunction, and coworkers who will leave a coffee pot with less...