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Fascinating Photos Taken by Lewis Carroll Show the Young Girl Who Inspired ‘Alice in Wonderland’

While Lewis Carroll’s most beloved book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is renowned for its surreal subject matter and “curiouser and curiouser” plot, its protagonist is actually based on a real-life little girl. Alice Liddell, the daughter of a family friend, inspired Carroll to write the celebrated novel in 1865. In addition to serving as his literary muse, she also often starred in Carroll’s photography—another one of his artistic interests—and played a prominent part in the development of his practice. As a…

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Digital vs. Print: The Book Battle Rages On

As the holiday shopping season swings into full force, it’s interesting to watch people buying books. Many a wish list has everything from the latest by Stephen King to an Amazon Gift Card (an actual card or via email) to a new e-reader device. Yet the battle for which is more popular is truly running neck and neck. No matter who you ask, the answer is always different, and usually very passionate. Christine Donovan, from Deerfield…

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Writing, Creativity and Motivation

Voltaire is reputed to have said to a client “Madam, here is the novel you commissioned. It’s in two volumes. If I had more time I could have written it in one.” What a dramatic statement! It gets to the heart of the problem for new writers – how to be clear and concise. As an established writer I am frequently asked for advice but fail miserably in supplying answers. I have been writing now…

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