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Reification, Gatsby and the American Dream…

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First posted 15 October 2013 In The Great Gatsby, the American Dream is exposed as a form of reification, where people invariably become objects for each other. Do you agree? What is the American Dream? In essence, an abstract concept, theory and notion which has come to define American society and culture. Historian James Adams […]

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How To Seize The Opportunity: Have Your Creativity Noticed.

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As discussed previously, this is a website that wants to collaborate and provide ideas to fellow writers. There is no money earned, only the opportunity to write and inform and audience. If you too would like that opportunity, then all you need to do is sign up as a subscriber or user for this site […]

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Understanding How to Balance Writing – 6 Easy Tips

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One of the most important elements in any form of writing is an element that is also essential in other artistic forms. Painting, sewing, cooking, dance, video games, film, television, every other art form you can think of, at their best rely upon balance. So how can you use the, oh-so-airy idea of balance in […]

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How To Perfect The Art of Essay Writing

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Essays, everyone has to write them, but few people want to. So how can you write better essays? The process is remarkably simple, and it all starts with applying a few steps. 1. Plan With any kind of writing, the best method is to plan before you write. This can be through brainstorming methods such […]

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How To Write Even When You Are Not Motivated

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One of the trickiest elements of being a writer, or of any kind of writing, is maintaining motivation. How do you write when you are not motivated? How do you start writing when you lack the motivation to do so? It is a more common issue than many would realise, from students with essays that […]

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Want to Guest Post? Here is the How, When and Why!

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Guest Posting! The Write Stuff is looking for the people who are willing and dedicated enough to provide one-off, or regular content. Or, in other words we are looking for dedicated people willing to participate in guest posting! This could be from people looking to get their novels, stories or own websites publicised further: We will […]

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The Girl

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The Girl Hazelnut eyes flickered open, witnessed the bright light blazing in through the window and into her room and then shut tightly once again. Wake up Aida…the mumbled thought wandered through her mind, accompanied by its wondering companion, is this really the day? Realisation caused her eyes to flash open again and she sat […]

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Four Tips On How To Show And Not Tell In Your Writing

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One of the most common pieces of writing advice is ‘show, do not tell.’ It is a piece of advice, however, that is rarely understood. The question that most commonly arises, near instantaneously among students is, ‘how can I avoid telling in my writing’? This is because there is a misconception that to ‘show, do […]

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The Hunter – Part 2

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A scream broke the night. It was loud and full of unfamiliar terror, yet it unmistakably belonged to a woman. Mason flung himself through the door, his hunter instincts working to their fullest potential. The sound echoed and reverberated in his ears, its distant memory becoming a trail he could follow. He raced down the […]

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Subverting the ‘norm’ of writing?

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There’s this interesting concept in modern literature: subversion. Essentially it’s the idea of challenging the ‘norm’ in writing. You see it in popular fantasy for instance, which is a genre I do read plenty of, whereby new authors attempt to make their work stand out by subverting common archetypes in new and varying ways.  There […]