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What makes a winning book? Women's Prize for Fiction

Why we still need the Women’s Prize for Fiction

This separation or segregation of women’s writing should be understood as part of the patriarchal control of what and who matters – and, historically, women have not.
Stephen King famously called Jim Thompson’s Sheriff Lou Ford ‘the Great American Sociopath.’ derrickthebarbaric/DeviantArt

Jim Thompson is the perfect novelist for our crazed times

The author’s novels, famous for their bleakly sociopathic depiction of American culture, testify to the insanity and abusiveness that surround us.
Things to keep in mind for writers young and old. Kenny Luo/Unsplash

10½ commandments of writing

There is no single piece of advice that works for everyone, but here is a list that will benefit writers at every stage of their career.

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