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Classic articles on writing art some of the most interesting and telling works by past authors. Here you will find articles from the past by authors that range from the famous to the obscure.

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On Writing: How To Tell A Story

This is the first in a series of articles we are running On Writing. We thought it would be interesting to let authors from the past do the talking. This is Mark Twain’s words about the Humorous story On Writing. We hope you enjoy it. I do not claim that I can tell a story… Keep Reading

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Christmas by Washington Irving

Christmas by Washington Irving But is old, old, good old Christmas gone? Nothing but the hair of his good, gray old head and beard left? Well, I will have that, seeing I cannot have more of him. HUE AND CRY AFTER CHRISTMAS. A man might then behold At Christmas, in each hall Good fires to… Keep Reading

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How I Met Stephen Crane. By Joseph Conrad

My acquaintance with Stephen Crane was brought about by Mr. Pawling, partner in the publishing firm of Mr. William Heinemann. One day Mr. Pawling said to me: “Stephen Crane has arrived in England.  I asked him if there was anybody he wanted to meet and he mentioned two names.  One of them was yours.”  I… Keep Reading

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My First Reading by Walt Whitman

My First Reading  by Walt Whitman From 1824 to ’28 our family lived in Brooklyn in Front, Cranberry and Johnson streets. In the latter my father built a nice house for a home, and afterwards another in Tillary street. We occupied them, one after the other, but they were mortgaged, and we lost them. I… Keep Reading

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More than Insomnia! by Stewart Edward White

ABOUT once in so often you are due to lie awake at night. Why this is so I have never been able to discover. It apparently comes from no predisposing uneasiness of indigestion, no rashness in the matter of too much tea or tobacco, no excitation of unusual incident or stimulating conversation. Keep Reading

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