Writing as a self-care activity for better mental health

Whether you have a mental health condition or not, you’ve probably heard the term ‘self-care’ used plenty of times before. While self-care shouldn’t replace medical or psychological treatment, self-care activities can be effective in helping to maintain health and wellbeing. There are lots of different forms of self-care activities, but one of the most time

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What does ‘chick lit’ actually mean and why does it matter?

There doesn’t seem to be one single definition of the term ‘chick lit’ that encompasses the range of expectations and values placed upon the genre by authors, publishers, marketing professionals and readers. Most often, chick lit titles are understood to be light, easy reads (books you read on holiday or at the beach) featuring topics

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