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avengers-movie-screencaps_com-1451 Writing 

The Makeup of Women

Malcolm Gladwell says that mastery in your specific field requires 10,000 hours of practice. I’ve practiced creative writing since I was in 8th grade, but I’m far from mastery. Still, as I continue to grow, I learn more about women. In writing, especially film, women are made to fit a certain mold. Even if a woman is in a role of power, she is placed into certain categories. A little box. She is stereotyped. First and foremost, she must be sexy. Lastly, she cannot have too much power. All women in…

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Why ‘Self-Helps’ Don’t Help (Part 2)

Review In yesterday’s post, I decided to expose the “psychic nature” of Self-Helps. In other words, I expressed reasons why Self-Helps don’t work. Today, I want to give specific examples. I’d like to compare real life situations to Self-Help genres. Why ‘Self-Helps’ Don’t Help Relationships Let’s start with the numero uno, grand champion of failing Self-Helps. First thing to note in Amazon’s genre filter: Relationship books aren’t even listed under Self-Help. They’re hidden. The smart people at Amazon know that if you’re looking for a novel about being a better…

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