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Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project & The Rosie Effect

1November 11, 2014 – The Canberra Times

Gang-gang: The Rosie Project is University of Canberra’s Book of the Year by Ian Warden

“It is about Don Tillman, an autistic, socially-challenged associate professor of genetics who takes a scientific approach to his search for love. He has prepared a 16-page questionnaire to be completed by any candidates for his affections. Rosie, a fiery Ph.D student, is the object of not so much his affections as his calculations.”

September 2014:  The Rosie Effect

 

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Ms. Mentor Recommends: How to Write a Successful Academic Novel & A Summer Reading List

1“You’ll start, naturally, with the terror of the blank screen. Never tell yourself, ‘I am going to commit an act of literature.’ That can paralyze you. Instead, try: ‘I am going to write a horrendously awful first draft.’ That’ll get you started. Setting yourself a daily writing quota is helpful. It can be time (an hour a day) or words (500 words a day). Ms. Mentor presumes you have something in mind for your academic novel. Perhaps there’s a character you want to create—a struggling adjunct, an aggrieved graduate student, a free spirit who says the-hell-with-it-all. Probably you want some kind of revenge. First let Ms. Mentor tell you what not to do in writing your masterpiece—at least if you want her to approve of your final product.”

June 2, 2014 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Writing Academic Novels for Fun and (Little) Profit by Ms. Mentor