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Procrastination: my favorite mirror

September 5, 2014 7:34 pm0 comments
Procrastination: my favorite mirror

The most ironic aspect of this whole endeavor I am  undertaking (that is, writing an article) is that I am really supposed to be studying for not one, but two exams, both of which are looming with the same eerily depressing allure of a storm cloud. The thing about storm clouds is that […]

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Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

May 11, 2014 10:18 am0 comments
Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

Like a good scotch or whisky, Khaled Hosseini gets better with age. With the publication of And The Mountains Echoed, Hosseini has now published three books. His first book, The Kite Runner was adapted both into a film and a graphic novel (the latter by Hosseini himself), It follows the […]

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A Reflection On Classical Literature

September 9, 2013 7:18 pm0 comments
A Reflection On Classical Literature

How does one define classical literature? In the same way that one defines classical music? Could classical be replaced with “old?” In this sense, is old being used in the pejorative? An unfortunate consequence of the age in which we live, is that everything is now in easily digestible chunks, […]

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Agent Hunter: the Hunt for a Literary Agent Ends Here?

August 1, 2013 8:00 am1 comment
Agent Hunter: the Hunt for a Literary Agent Ends Here?

Wait, I can explain. This post – (hopefully) unlike the books represented by the majority of literary agents who didn’t bother replying to me – took a little longer to get going due to an interminable prelude that negates action and thus fails to advance the story. (The irony probably […]

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Celebrity Journalists

June 10, 2013 2:00 pm0 comments
Celebrity Journalists

In this new journalistic era of parsimony, one’s artistry and literary prowess are insufficient. For, whilst spirit and skill are necessary, it is experience that is imperative in the realm of reporting. Aspiring graduates are frequently greeted with three familiar words upon searching for employment: “one year’s experience”. In such […]

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Who do you want to be?

March 7, 2013 6:51 pm8 comments
Who do you want to be?

As a third-year University student, I am used to my family and friends ask me what I’m ‘going to do’ when I graduate. This question makes my stomach drop. In the past year alone, I have decided that I was going to pursue careers in marketing, nursing, modelling (don’t laugh, […]

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Where Are the New Frontiers in Fiction?

January 10, 2013 4:37 pm1 comment
Where Are the New Frontiers in Fiction?

‘Original material is a topic that concerns all aspects of the arts.’ Ideas, concepts, styles and genres are so quickly taken-up, run-ragged and exhausted in the high-tech age. It’s depressing to think that whatever you’re doing, someone has probably already done it better. But such a defeatist viewpoint isn’t helpful. […]

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A Childhood Memory

September 20, 2012 5:05 pm0 comments
A Childhood Memory

I recently undertook a Creative Writing Workshop with CoolTan Arts, as part of some training we are undertaking for an up-and-coming newspaper release called The Dickens News. It will be sold within the Southwark Newspaper at the end of November. It is to be in the style of the famous Dickens Pickwick papers and we are […]

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