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Meira Bienstock's work has been published in The Jerusalem Post, The International Design Times, New York Dreaming Literary Journal, The Herald Bulletin and more. She completed editorial internships with ELLE magazine in New York City and The Jerusalem Post in Israel. She has just completed writing a dark, magical realism novel.

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Running From Your Past: Read This Magical Novel

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Some of us may be attempting to outrun our past, sprinting away from it, cowering away each time it knocks into our lives, unwanted, repeatedly, almost as though our lives are a perpetual series of cycles. We can choose to keep running, hoping our dark demons will fade, or we...

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5 Courageous Fictional Characters Who Teach Us How to Stay Brave

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:55 PM

Courage comes in many forms. Sometimes it is not as obvious as a knight riding his horse into battle to face the enemy. Below are different types of courage displayed by five fictional characters who endure so much, and yet always stay strong, never, ever giving up.

1. Bran --...

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Five Brilliant Actors Who Are Also Brilliant Writers

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 10:53 AM

As actors use their imagination to create a fictional life the audience will believe, it is not surprising that many actors branch out into the field of writing. As actors know, writing is a craft just like acting, and therefore must be honed on a daily basis. Below are five...

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The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:47 PM

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

1. Wizards/Witches
The first wizard who...

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When Doubting Love, Turn to This Novel for Reaffirmation

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 10:43 PM

While love is magical and wonderful, it is also scary and can beat you down and carve you into a hard beast, or leave you an addict, craving, crawling and seizing more of this feeling at any cost. After the feeling has been formed with a person, never doubt the...

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When Times Are Hard, Pick Up These Works of Literature

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 11:44 AM

If life is a constant series of obstacles, the key is not how to struggle against them. Rather, you should become so tough that you don't break if you are crushed beneath the weight. Look to literature for characters who face their battles with admirable traits which help them cope....

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Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 3:27 PM

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone. Read on and find out what these five fictional characters would say...

Esther Greenwood -- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Before Their Books Were Famous, These Authors Worked the Following Odd Jobs

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 2:08 PM

It may seem as though all the famous writers have full-time writing jobs to which boost their chances of their novels selling and hitting the bookshelves. However, by looking through the authors etched in literary history, this is far from the case. Many of our iconic authors worked odd-end jobs...

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10 Ideal Book Characters Who Should Exist in Real Life

(8) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 3:02 PM

In literature, authors have created projections of their ideal person. Their characters are symbolic for how humanity should act despite any problems they are combating. Below are 10 ideal fictional book characters who should exist within our world, as they truly battle their demons with humility and stick to their...

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