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Tone Words – Ultimate Guide for Writers
Creative Writing

Tone Words – Ultimate Guide for Writers

Tone words are essential elements of your writing skillset, pivotal in shaping the reader’s perception and emotional response to your text. These words carry the capacity to subtly influence a narrative’s atmosphere, character dynamics, and overall message, making their selection crucial in writing. This guide is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of tone words,

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Literary Loops: Mariah Stovall on the Role of Repetition in Music and Fiction
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Literary Loops: Mariah Stovall on the Role of Repetition in Music and Fiction

Without repetition, there is no music. Entire genres—trap; bachata—rely on reworking characteristic instrumentations, rhythms, and beats, beats that are themselves the stuff of repetition. Blues has its signature chord progressions. Disco and its danceable descendants lean into the power of synthesized loops. Harsh or ambient, noise music confidently gazes in on and repeats itself. Themes,

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Jacinda Townsend and James Bernard Short on American Fiction
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Jacinda Townsend and James Bernard Short on American Fiction

Novelist Jacinda Townsend and writer James Bernard Short join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to talk about the movie American Fiction, which is based on the novel Erasure by Percival Everett . Townsend and Short discuss how the film addresses race in the publishing industry via its central character, Black author Thelonious “Monk” Ellison,

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A Summary and Analysis of Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Colossus’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘The Colossus’ is a transitional Sylvia Plath poem. The title poem of the only poetry collection published during her lifetime ( The Colossus , in 1960), it is one of the most accomplished poems in that collection, and in some ways paves the way for the mature poems, written

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9 Novels to Read if You Loved “Saltburn”
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9 Novels to Read if You Loved “Saltburn”

Screenshot from the movie “Saltburn” In Saltburn , the backdrops are as mesmerizing and as essential to the plot as the delicate portrayal of the central relationship between Oliver and Felix. The settings are both tight and enclosed, the campus and the country house. These are my favorite settings for novels—discrete locations with groups defined

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Zachary Pace on the Push and Pull of Working in Publishing as a Writer
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Zachary Pace on the Push and Pull of Working in Publishing as a Writer

From earliest memory, I knew that my aunt worked in book publishing. As an editor of children’s books at a large, corporate publisher, she would send me boxes upon boxes of cast-offs that she’d find around the office. Even before I had learned how to read, I would thumb through these books in my solitude—as

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I Have to Poke Holes in Things: A Conversation with Natasha Stagg

ON A VERY chilly Los Angeles evening (I could see my breath and wore a scarf!) I heard Natasha Stagg read from her latest book, Artless: Stories 2019–2023 ( Semiotext(e), 2023), alongside Jackie Wang and Chris Kraus at the Poetic Research Bureau in the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood. The literary trio drew a packed crowd of

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