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Writing a Novel Like Rebecca hero books Oct 25, 2020

Obsessed with Rebecca? So are we. How did did Daphne Du Maurier do it?A page-turner like the novel Rebecca doesn't happen by accident. 

A handful of writers have a gift to be able draw...

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Rebecca - the Wrong Woman character development hero books Oct 18, 2020

Described by Sarah Waters as one of the most influential novels of all time, the famous opening line of Rebecca (1939) has wooed millions of readers. A bestseller which has never gone out of...

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Rumours of a Hero hero books novel writing techniques Mar 31, 2019

The mystique of the elusive hero-figure is one of Louise Dean’s favourite forms. Its a ‘bystander’ narrative, often first-person, concerning a mysterious...

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The Great Gatsby Writing Style hero books Aug 05, 2018

Few novels hold a place in our culture as bright and distinct as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. With its enigmatic and magnetic protagonist, Jay Gatsby, the intriguing narrator in...

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Writing The Modern Novel: From Scott Fitzgerald to Sally Rooney hero books Jul 29, 2018

Shame and Sacrifice: the modern novel, when it's great, turns these sad old tricks beloved of its forbears.

When I was reading Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends, I was struck by the name of...

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