Giving Kudos to Brilliant Content

The literary world lost a true master of the art when the legendary Elmore Leonard passed away at the age of 87.

Leonard had spent more than fifty years and 45 novels inviting readers into a world of true American grit, where plots rattled forward at a breakneck pace and the dialogue was so astutely observed that it often seemed as if the reader was overhearing it taking place rather than reading it.

As Hungarian is my mother tongue, it has been the number one language of communication for me, the natural choice when writing or reading something. Although being the curious philosopher that I am, I’ve sometimes wondered why a certain collection of letters is used to describe something – like, why does t-r-e-e mean a tree? – but I’d never really questioned its grammatical structure. That is, until I started learning other languages.

Article by Réka B.

Synaesthesia is an intertwining of the senses; a neurological condition which provokes an involuntary sensory response to another sensory modality. Sight, touch, smell, sound and taste become confused; sound can evoke taste buds and a smell can stimulate streams of colours. In certain real-life cases, words can taste like rhubarb, music can sound like the splash of paint and numbers can have personalities.

Article by Carlotta E.

Here’s a fact for you: writer’s block doesn’t exist. It’s simply something fabricated by writers who want something to blame when things aren’t going very well. When so-called ‘writer’s block’ is so easily overcome, there’s really no need to use this invisible entity as a scapegoat.