Category Archives: Parallels in writing

Parallels across different types of writing, real life and fictional

Goodbye Yellow Pages, the original search engine

Illustration: Ted Slampyak   Time was when people would demonstrate massive feats of strength by tearing yellow pages or other phone directories in half. The one that was delivered to my home last week practically fell apart in my hands …

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Amanda Knox and the assassination of JFK – good and bad writing

             In a few days’ time, Amanda Knox will lose her appeal against the conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher. This will come as a surprise to many people. The fact that I’m asserting it in advance as …

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Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot – thoughts on plotting, writing, dating and updating

Does good writing not date even if elements of it do? If different writers come up with the same idea does that mean one copied the other? These were questions which came to mind as I watched the latest episode …

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