Article written by Sara J
Everyone loves a villain; even more so a sympathetic one. But who are they and what has driven them to commit their evil acts? Books give us some great examples; here are five villains that have won us over.
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Every good writer is a reader, usually a prolific reader. It’s not a mere coincidence. Every word we absorb works into our subconscious; it helps us develop our own style. But you don’t have to rely on your subconscious to benefit from being a good reader.
If you don’t believe me, believe one of the most successful modern writers:
If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
– Stephen King
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.