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  I know, I know, some of you are reading the title of this and saying, “But I write better alone” or “I like being alone.” It’s okay, I can be the same way. Though, when you’re a writer, I argue that you’re never actually alone. The characters are there with you…(Read More)

We’ve been noticing that a lot of people think that every writer is born knowing how to spell a number of words perfectly and with perfect grammar. The Obsidian MythBusters are here to say: that’s not true. As we pointed out in Myth Two: Only Young Geniuses Create Art, artists achieve their fame…(Read More)

Talent is not always discovered early; sometimes it takes time. Mary Shelley and Helen Oyeyemi were discovered before they were thirty, but what about those like Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison? They really became known when they were older, after years of hard work. Here we have, then, “young geniuses” and “old masters.” There is…(Read More)

The real problem here is not that few women write, it’s that few women are represented in the literary world. We’ve all heard of legends like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Octavia Butler, but they’re often fighting for space on bookshelves and syllabi with William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Faulkner…(Read More)