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Tolstoy’s Recipe for Happiness
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, has posted a blog of interest to fans of the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Anyone even slightly familiar with Tolstoy’s work would know that happiness is a subject that interested him greatly. His ideas earned him cultish devotion in Russia during his lifetime, even though he struggled to live according to his principles in his…
Cooks Source Was Plagiarism
US-based magazine Cooks Source has reproduced an article by Monica Gaudio without her permission, according to the blog How Publishing Really Works.
Gaudio was informed by a friend that her 2005 article “A Tale of Two Tarts” had been re-published by Cooks Source. When Gaudio contacted the publication’s editor Judith Griggs, she was reportedly told, “Well, it was on the Internet. Didn’t…
Unconference in Critical Failure
Image courtesy of Pat Allan
On Sunday the Wheeler Centre extended its Critical Failure week with an unconference looking at bloggers and online writers.
Unconferencers set the agenda on the day of the event so it kicked off with a discussion of the “amateur” status of bloggers. This was inspired in part by Alison Croggon’s article “The Return of the Amateur Critic” asking why…
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