The Unusual Life and Though Provoking Wisdom of Diogenes the Cynic

When we think of Greek philosophers, we tend to have a clear image in our mind. A wise, elderly man with a neatly kept beard and a long pristine toga. These men were typically found around the acropolis spreading their wisdom, or with their students debating the nature of man and the world. While this …

Poetry of Mark Twain Against the Philippine-American War

There are few American writers as well-known and prolific as Mark Twain. His works effectively encapsulate the issues of the time such as the fight for workers’ rights, the fallout of the American Civil War, most relevant to this post, America’s growing imperialism. These are issues that have shaped the United State’s history throughout the …

A Line to Live By From Evan Winter

The publishing industry has gone through a seismic shift in the last few decades. From a market monopolized by a handful of players, the internet and writing platforms have opened new doors for all writers. Now all it takes is a bit of talent and a strong following for a writer to get their works …

Leadership By George RR Martin

The fantasy writer George RR Marine is without question one of the greatest fiction writers of this era, perhaps one of the greatest writers period. His magnum opus, A Song of Ice and Fire helped revive the fantasy genre with its clever storytelling, compelling characters, and refreshing take on the modern world. Although the story …

Ned Vizzini – On Tackling Serious Matters

Ned Vizzini is one of the writers who had openly admitted his fight against mental illness. It is common for writers to experience depression and anxiety and most of them in a very severe way. Ned Vizzini lost his fight against clinical depression but has managed to write novels that would help people understand the …

Tina Fey – On Comedy

Tina Fey is a writer that started from “Saturday Night Live!” and became a producer for certain shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock. She was also known for her impression as the Republican politician, Sarah Palin. Beyond her successful career in television, Tina Fey has also made her mark in the world …

Oscar Wilde – On Being a Nonconformist

Ladies and Gentlemen, let us all welcome the saint of all the hipsters! Seriously, this is every hipster’s idol. He writes like he doesn’t belong in his time. This writer is Oscar Wilde. There has been a movie about him starring Daniel Radcliffe, so yeah, I bet this didn’t come as a surprise to our …

Neil Gaiman – On Imagination

Neil Gaiman is the man who defined where our dreams come from. He has written every fabric of the creative structure to which all imagination failed comparison. This is the epitome of the gregarious search for a modern fantastical, but gritty, merge of the surreal and the unreal. Neil Gaiman is an English author of …

Haruki Murakami – On Being Peculiar

Haruki Murakami is known for his eccentric form of writing. It is like the eccentricity of Asian Literature combined with the flow of Western Literature. Even the topics and themes of the books he writes are unique. This is why many are intrigued by what is going on with his books and the subjects he …

JD Salinger – On Living and Existing

Have you ever heard of the infamous and legendary character, Holden Caulfield? If yes is your answer, then you might be one of the many who followed the work of JD Salinger. JD Salinger tested the minds of the young with his classic novel and proved his work is timeless. JD Salinger was an American writer who …

Edgar Allan Poe – On The Darker Side of Poetry

Edgar Allan Poe has always been seen as the weird and dark one in the poetry department. Although he has gloomy metaphors and musky themes, Edgar Allan Poe made a mark on the world for the allegorical meaning of his poetry. Despite the somber tone of his works, Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on literature is …

JK Rowling – On Inspiration

J.K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter, and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. Her success with the Harry Potter series has made a fire in the hearts of many aspiring authors. Fan-fiction books …