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Partridge Singapore presents Differences between American and British Literature, Part 2

Partridge Singapore continues with its comparisons of American and British literature, and today focuses on different approaches to morality and style. Morality and Social Decency The American sense of morality in literature is stern and religious. This stems from its early settlers, who were Puritans and whose Calvinistic doctrines permeate US culture to this very…

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Partridge Singapore presents Differences between American and British Literature

While the world is certainly not limited to literary works from the US and UK, these two countries currently represent the two major “camps” of English-language literature. Today, Partridge Singapore compares the two sides. Hopefully, this will help you to think about your own country’s literature and how it is unique compared to others. To…

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Partridge Singapore presents tips on novel lengths

Many writers start a novel only to face the difficult truth that 100,000 words is not an easy milestone to reach. Others – arguably the luckier ones – find that their abundant flow of words and ideas is causing the novel to swell far beyond manageable proportions. In this segment, Partridge Singapore gives you some…

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Partridge Singapore presents tips for the Foreword, Preface, and Introduction

The excitement of opening a new book is sometimes “tempered” by the presence of several (hopefully short) segments appearing before Chapter 1. Partridge Singapore here explains the purpose of these prefatory pages and how they can be utilised.   The Foreword The foreword is generally not written by the author, but by someone who knew…

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