Category: Creative Writing

Ghosts & Authors Tell #ScaryStories on Twitter

Posted: October 8, 2019 | By:

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Starting this week, we're participating in a fun and unusual project on...

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5 Famous Authors Who Were Also Ghostwriters

Posted: June 26, 2019 | By:

Successful authors are those with clear, distinguishable voices. Jane Austen’s work is marked by an amused fondness for the British landed gentry, while Stephen King’s iconic characters and tone are easily identifiable and relatable. But it requires another skill set entirely to capture another person's voice—a skill set some famous authors with their own distinct voices mastered. You may be surprised to learn that these famous authors dabbled as ghostwriters before their careers were established.

1. Sinclair Lewis

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930,...

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Storied Self-Improvement: 3 Benefits of Reading Fiction

Posted: June 14, 2019 | By:

Those of us who read and write regularly know that we're the better for having engaged with our favorite stories. But are the benefits of reading fiction more concrete than that? Research suggests that they are, according to a recent overview of several studies on the subject that was published on the BBC's website, along with several other studies in the past. After a bit more research into the subject, we determined that the benefits of reading fiction are not only mental, but physical as...

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