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  1. How to write like Ernest Hemingway

    07/21/2018 by Katherine Luck

    How to Write Like Hemingway

    This is the big Kahuna. The guy with an app named after him. The generalissimo of sturdy, stark, macho American prose. The one and only author that your dad, your boss, your pothead roommate, your English teacher, and that Guy in Your MFA all agree is a Good Writer™.

    Can you learn to write like America’s most consistently admired author? Indeed you can. But there are five very important steps you must take.

  2. What are you eating?

    07/06/2018 by Katherine Luck


    Talking books, boredom, and the world’s strangest pizza topping with Linda Hill.

  3. What Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, and a supermodel have in common

    06/28/2018 by Katherine Luck

    Cherries in the snow lipstick

    I have no idea why I know that Cherries in the Snow is a particular color of lipstick. Am I aware of it purely due to the insidious power of marketing? Or is there greater cultural significance to this oddly-named makeup?

  4. The ultimate summer cake recipe

    06/21/2018 by Katherine Luck

    Called “one of 2018’s biggest and most controversial trends” by The Washington Post, edible glitter was invented for the cake decorating industry to garnish display cakes. By January, the FDA had to issue an advisory warning.

  5. The darkest secrets of Choose Your Own Adventure books

    06/16/2018 by Katherine Luck

    “Almost everyone who reads these books goes back to the beginning after reaching an ending, wondering what would have happened differently if they had made other decisions. It’s a very powerful tool for teaching as well as entertaining.”

    But what were the Choose Your Own Adventure books teaching young readers in the 1980s?

  6. What is glitter?

    06/08/2018 by Katherine Luck

    What is it made of? When was it invented? Most important of all, what would happen if someone baked it into a cake and ate it?

  7. How to write a bestseller in one easy step

    06/02/2018 by Katherine Luck

    Dorothy Parker book

    The road to genius is paved with blatant imitation.

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