Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

*Please note that this is a copyrighted book review. If you plan to use any part of this content in a school assignment, please reference Nicole Basaraba as the author and this blog from where you retrieved it. Thank you and enjoy!* Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell is by far the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. Near the top of my disturbing reading list was Lord of the…

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I finished the first draft of my first novel – ROW80 check in

I was tempted just to write one sentence for this week’s ROW80 check in: I finished the first draft of my first novel this week! But I was assuming that the ROW80 crew might want a little more than this sentence for an update. So I did some happy dancing at #row80 with #teamsprinty to celebrate AND I took the week of writing sort of. I wrote a blog post…

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Books on the Craft of Writing: to-read list

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. I  want to learn what it takes to make it in the world of writing and publishing and nowadays there is a wealth of information on the web. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like…

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Last day of vacation and ROW80 check in

So today is my last day of vacation. I didn’t think I would ever say it, but its probably a good thing in some sense. I know, I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out. Firstly, been consuming far too many good “bad” foods. Like cafe frappes, cake, chocolate, fried food, oily food, greasy meats and lots of bread. Did I mention I’m in Romania? Anyways, my digestive system…

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