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The Art of the Author Bio
Here’s a story that will interest anyone who’s ever had to sum up their lives in a few pithy words. It’s about ‘About the Authors’, that section at the front or end of a magazine, journal or anthology, or sometimes a note at the bottom of the front page or at the end of a piece, with a few words summing up the writer’s…
Words of the Year for 2010
Macquarie Dictionary is reviewing the words of 2011 and asking for people to vote on their favourite word of the year. The list makes for a fascinating picture of what interested us in the last 12 months as well as introducing a few playful expressions to your vocabulary.
We were surprised to learn that koala ears has little to do with the marsupial. With…
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