It’s hard to quantify exactly what makes a ‘good’ writer.
It is automatically a point of contention because what makes a piece of writing ‘good’ is highly subjective; it’s a matter of personal taste and preference, like any kind of response to art.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s that time of year again, when twenty-seven year old YouTubers with teenage audiences start posting about first day of term, the shops are full of school uniform deals, and there are more […]
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Soot consciously blurs the lines between crime, historical fiction, satire, and so called ‘literary’ novels, a crossing of genres which is hardly an innovation in itself but Martin’s approach is undeniably fresh and disorienting.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling One of my all time favourites, this is the literary equivalent of comfort food. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice […]
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On one level, House of Names is an exploration of the fractures caused in a family by a traumatic event like the death of a child and how it affects each family member in different ways, while on another it is symbolic of the disintegration of an old world with its clear rules and structures, and the formation of a new.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. ¹ The Toast American anthology, humour, and feminist writing website. This website has some of the funniest and sharpest content I’ve ever come across, including my personal favourite series: Two Monks Inventing Things. […]
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Usborne Publishing Ltd, 304 pp, £7.99, June 2018, ISBN 9781474940689 *** Hope dreams of working backstage in a theatre, and she’s determined to make it without the help of her famous costume designer mum. So when she lands an internship on a major production, she tells no one. But with a stroppy Hollywood star and […]
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