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Mixing metaphors

Many good-intentioned people seeking to help will tell you never to mix your metaphors, that it is a hallmark of poor writing, that it confuses or fails to engage the reader, and that it is either sloppy or amateurish. In almost all cases they will be right; but then, in almost all cases everyone giving […]

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How creative are creative writing classes?

A post from Mark Porter. The countdown to the release of his new novel “Dogs Chase Cars” has already begun! Many, many moons ago when the promise of eternal summer was enough to have me reaching for a notebook in order to “be a poet”, my brother Carl and I enrolled on an evening class […]

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