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  • The conclusion is one of the most important parts of essay writing. It should leave the reader feeling satisfied with the information they just read. It lets them know that you really know how to write an essay as well as knowing how to write a conclusion. The conclusion is a review of all of tshe information that was in the essay.
  • To help support the Toronto Public Library's "Keep Toronto Reading 2013" campaign, I created the video above.  The question: If the library was burning, which book would YOU save? Join Toronto's One Book city-wide book club (hey, you don't HAVE to be in Toronto to enjoy the book) and read Ray Bradbury's classic novel, Farenheit 451. Then take part in one of the city-wide events during April: see the Toronto Public Library's Keep Toronto Reading 2013 page.
  • Lion statue, Tarquinia Recently I attended the Historical Novelists Association annual conference, this year held in London. It was a great weekend with plenty of lively and informative sessions, though slightly more aimed at the aspiring writer than I’d expected. Highlights for me were a workshop on Battle Tactics and a panel entitled Confronting Historical Fact with the Unexplained: from myths & the occult to fairytales & the Gothic, chaired by Kate Forsyth. Initially I felt a little out of place at this conference, since I write historical fantasy rather than straight historical...
  • I had a friend when I was a kid who had Japanese fighting fish. One night, during a sleepover party at her house, one of them devoured the other.
  • Ever since people started complaining about Franzen getting good press, it seems like the arts pages have shifted into a combination of Patriarchy-Watch Mode and Guilty Introspection. Timely? Witness two articles on the role of women in publishing and writing: Does the relative lack of men in the publishing biz hurt the industry? Although Pinter reiterated to PW that he’s worked with “a lot of brilliant women in editorial” and readily acknowledged that they can and do publish books that interest men, he couldn’t help wondering if an industry so weighted toward the female side wouldn’t...

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