Why great classical texts aren’t just a good read, they’re good research: How to Write Better Characters.

A few weeks ago I turned the last page of 1984 by George Orwell and placed the book back on my nightstand. I rolled over, closed my eyes and tried to slip peacefully into sleep. I lasted all of 10 minutes before I sprang back up, grabbed my phone, and wrote down the name of …

Review- If on a Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino

You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But there is a printer’s error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down …