Daily Archives for: January 8th, 2017

How can I develop a distinctive writing style?

Dear Literary Ladies,
How do I go about developing a distinctive writing style—one that will catch editors’ attention, and that readers everywhere will recognize as my unique voice?

I’ve been called a stylist until I really could tear my hair out. I simply don’t believe in style. The style is you. Oh, you can cultivate a style, I suppose, if you like. But I should say it remains a cultivated style. It remains artificial and imposed, and I don’t think it deceives anyone. A cultivated style would be like a mask. Read More→


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8 Feminist Quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 – 1896), abolitionist, author, and humanitarian, used her pen as a catalyst for change. She was also an advocate for women’s rights. Here is a selection of feminist quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a woman ahead of her time.

Stowe is best known for Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which was the second best-selling book of the 19th century (just after the Bible), and the first international bestseller from any author, male or female. There’s little dispute that the book created a major shift in public perception of slavery.

She was also concerned with the status of women, and used both her fiction and nonfiction writing to impart messages about their strength, intelligence, and worth. Read More→


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