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Lessons Writers Can Deduce From Sherlock Holmes

Want to write a character that transcends the centuries? A character whose reach extends far beyond the pages of a book?

A new book, Arthur And Sherlock by Michael Sims, tells the story of the creation of the world-famous detective and explores the traits that continue to make him fascinating. From the publisher’s website:

“As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient’s occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction.”

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Chuck Finley: The Book-Saving Superhero Who Doesn’t Exist

  Who is Chuck Finley? At a library in Florida, librarians took drastic steps to stop the destruction of important library books. According to the Orlando Sentinel, “Chuck Finley appears to be a voracious reader, having checked out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library in a nine-month period this year.” But Finley didn’t… Continue Reading

Spend Valentine’s Day With Our Favorite Literary Couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. It’s a celebration of love—and at Writer’s Relief, we love to celebrate books! So we’re spending the holiday with our favorite literary couples. These perfectly matched pairs sometimes fight as hard as they love, and they have us spellbound! Choose your favorite literary lovebirds… Continue Reading

Why Sales of Orwell’s 1984 Have Skyrocketed

Regardless of your political leanings, the book nerd in you might be interested in knowing how politics can help a book get bumped all the way up to the bestseller lists. According to NPR: “The Amazon bestseller list has become something of a political barometer of late. Recently Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis’s memoir March… Continue Reading

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