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Advice on Writing a Novel by Joseph Conrad

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Advice on Writing a Novel by Joseph Conrad “I have not read this author’s books, and if I have read them I have forgotten what they were about.” These words…
Fenimore Cooper Sucks at Writing by Mark Twain

Fenimore Cooper Sucks at Writing by Mark Twain

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by Mark Twain   It seems to me that it was far from right for the Professor of English Literature in Yale, the Professor of English Literature in Columbia, and…
POETRY TO-DAY IN AMERICA by Walt Whitman

POETRY TO-DAY IN AMERICA by Walt Whitman

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POETRY TO-DAY IN AMERICA SHAKSPERE—THE FUTURE by Walt Whitman Strange as it may seem, the topmost proof of a race is its own born poetry. The presence of that, or…
my first typewriter sucked! by mark twain

My First Typewriter Sucked by Mark Twain

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(From My Unpublished Autobiography) by Mark Twain   Some days ago a correspondent sent in an old typewritten sheet, faded by age, containing the following letter over the signature of…
On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain

On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain

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 by Mark Twain An Essay for Discussion, read at a meeting of the historical and Antiquarian Club of Hartford, and offered for the Thirty-Dollar Prize. Now First Published [Did not…
Poetry as a Study by William Wordsworth

Poetry as a Study by William Wordsworth

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With the young of both sexes, Poetry is, like love, a passion; but, for much the greater part of those who have been proud of its power over their minds,…
How to write a short story

How to Publish a Short Story

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I’m astonished by how many are terrified to have others read their work. I’ve found that many people are happy to have a few readers. Some writers will post work on their facebook, myspace...
How to Publish a Book

How to Publish a Book

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How to Publish a book: In today’s world, choice is everything. If a publisher’s door closes, a publishing window will open, but there are vast differences in publishing options in the 21st century.
I Am Not An Animal Expert! by Jack London

I Am Not An Animal Expert! by Jack London

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by Jack London This is one of our historical articles from writers that we just had to publish. Jack London, one of our most beloved American writer's seems to have…
Mark Twain’s Meeting with Robert Louis Stevenson by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Meeting with Robert Louis Stevenson by Mark Twain

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 by Mark Twain   ... But it was on a bench in Washington Square that I saw the most of Louis Stevenson. It was an outing that lasted an hour…
The Short Story by Robert Saunders Dowst (1918)

The Short Story by Robert Saunders Dowst (1918)

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A story is a fiction with a plot, as distinguished from a tale, which is a string of incidents that happened to happen to the characters. In the story the events are linked together by the natures of the people concerned; personality influences event and event influences personality
OF HAWTHORNE AND THE SHORT STORY by Edgar Allen Poe

OF HAWTHORNE AND THE SHORT STORY by Edgar Allen Poe

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The reputation of the author of "Twice-Told Tales" has been confined, until very lately, to literary society; and I have not been wrong, perhaps, in citing him as the example, par excellence, in this country,
A Short Story

The Short Story

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The intro to the book is a classic (the book is too of course), and it is filled with insights into the contemporary authors of that time, Poe, Hawthorne, Stevenson, and the like.
Is There a Santa Claus 1897

Is There a Santa Claus 1897

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The following, reprinted from the editorial page of the New York Sun, was written by the late Mr. Frank P. Church: We take pleasure in answering at once and thus…
Walt Whitman on Thanksgiving

Walt Whitman on Thanksgiving

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A large family supper party, a night or two ago, with voices and laughter of the young, mellow faces of the old, and a by-and-by pause in the general joviality.
How long is a short story? A question for the ages.

How long is a short story? A question for the ages.

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The short story usually falls between 1,000 and 15,000 words. At around 15,000 words the novella is born. We are addressing the modern short story and not the ancient tale, fable, or sketch. There is no exact word length, and to
Being A Writer in Silicon Valley

Being A Writer in Silicon Valley

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When I first arrived in Silicon Valley two years ago, I had very few expectations for this place. My husband, a computer programmer, had dragged me here because “it is the epicenter of the world’s most cutting-edge technology and future-changing companies.”
Write a Novel with Me in Only 1 Year

Write a Novel with Me in Only 1 Year

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Welcome to write a novel with me in 1 year. I think it is important to have goals in writing. I think there are a couple ways to set these goals. Some people care about the amount of time they write each day. Couple writers I know like to write 5 hours per day.
3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value

3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value

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3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value: Though they capture the imaginations of many, tales of the weird, the fantastical, and the horrifying tend to be regarded as lesser works of literature--assuming they’re considered literature at all.  
Best Editing Tools for Bloggers

Best Editing Tools for Bloggers

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Here are some suggestions on finding the best editing tools for bloggers. After you spend hours or even days working on a single blog post and organizing your notes and references like a maniac, you finally have a great blog post ready to be posted.
Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers

Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers

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Welcome to our game for writers. It is an Exquisite Corpse. An Exquisite Corpse is a writing or art game where you complete the story, poem or drawing in parts.…
Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters

Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters

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Here are the Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters. I believe that all monsters are connected to a specific fear. Monsters are the things that haunt us and thrill us.
Review of Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” by Willa Cather

Review of Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” by Willa Cather

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Review of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" by Willa Cather A Creole “Bovary” is this little novel of Miss Chopin’s. Not that the heroine is a creole exactly, or that Miss Chopin is a Flaubert—