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The Dressmaker

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A Uniquely Australian Text The Dressmaker is quintessentially Australian in nature. After all, Australia is this reviewer’s homeland. And yet at the same time it is a somewhat controversial novel. For The Dressmaker is in many regards a distasteful novel and not at all a fairytale to read. There is no happily-ever-after morality with regard […]

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Les Miserables: A Book Review

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Les Miserables: The Long Masterpiece “We can only suppose that its new life as a musical – and what an appropriate fate for that most operatic novelist – will help to bring Les Miserables to the attention of a new generation of readers, reminding them perhaps that the abuses Hugo catalogues are still alive elsewhere, awaiting their own […]

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Reviewed

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Reviewing Frankenstein Devoting heart and soul to this novel in the same way that Victor Frankenstein devoted his life to creation and destruction, this reviewer now returns to writing a review. The intricacies of this construct of Frankenstein are numerous and therefore as a warning, this review may lack the necessary depth and diligence of perusal. […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Adjectives and Adverbs

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Adjectives and Adverbs The most common complaint or issue that authors have when it regards adjectives and adverbs is their overuse. Overusing adjectives or adverbs can lead to a form of ‘telling’ writing in which the writer is ‘pigeon holing’ the reader into their world. Look for example at the following sentence: The dark blue […]

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The Secret To Finding Inspiration For Your Writing

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Finding Inspiration One of the biggest challenges that faces anyone in writing is ‘how can I be inspired to write.’ So often the advice for writers of all levels is – just write and write what you know. But how can writers overcome the dreaded ‘writer’s block’ or get ideas for their writing: from essays […]