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 prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends … [Read more...] about Is There a Santa Claus 1897
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Authors who built a modern Christmas Authors over the years have played a big role in creating the modern day Christmas. Some authors published and publicized Christmas, setting up traditions and even imagines like the appearance of Saint Nick. Christmas Today is far from the 3 wise men following the star in the bible, and authors over the years have created this modern day … [Read more...] about Authors who Built a Modern Christmas
13 Halloween Poems: Classic and Terrifying These poems are all “classic” poems, and they written by poets who have passed away. Many are scary, but all are generally appropriate ok for children. Generally scary poems or horror poems are difficult to come by, but we’ve collected 20 below that you just have to read.The poems below are in no particular order. All are in the … [Read more...] about 13 Halloween Poems: Classic and Terrifying
We wanted to do a 10 Scariest Short Film on Youtube list for you. I'm a big fan of little horror, but short Horror films on Youtube are numerous. Many are simply terrible. From bad acting to not scary, a lot of short horror films simply do not fill the mold, so I’ve watched many many hours of amateur horror to find the gems that are below.These horror films are both the … [Read more...] about 10 Scariest Short Film on Youtube
Here are 10 Tiny Tales that will Terrorize You. These scary stories are written by new, up and coming authors. As a writer if you can inspire emotions in your readers, you are doing it right. Each of these stories are well written, thoughtful, and they all inspire the most terror in the smallest space.Scary stories have been around for 1000s of years, and these 500 word or … [Read more...] about 10 Tiny Tales that will Terrorize You
Question: How long is a short story?Answer: 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 understand word count for different prose, it maybe be best to look closer at a variety of literary … [Read more...] about How long is a short story? A question for the ages.
10 Days to Write Better: A Writing Challenge Writers are always looking for the ways to hone creative skills and work on certain trouble areas. The writing challenge is a great way to exercise your writing, no matter if you are a beginner or an experienced writer. Are you still trying to nail down your style? Do you struggle with characters development? Or maybe you are just … [Read more...] about 10 Days to Write Better: A Writing Challenge
I’m astonished by how many writers 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 or web pages and let 100s of people read it, but they are afraid to get 1 rejection from an editor. This is silly. Writing might be a lone process, we may be alone in creating our … [Read more...] about How to Publish a Short Story
10 Best Magazines for Kids Looking for magazine for kids? Here are our 10 Best Magazines for kids. So I wanted to find a couple of kids magazines for my son and daughter. I thought "What could be more fun than getting a cool science magazine or literary magazine on their level! Ugh, was I wrong. I hunted and hunted, and realized that state of children's magazines, in my … [Read more...] about Looking for magazine for kids? Here are our 10 Best Magazines for kids.
Top 10 Hottest Poets of the 19th CenturyThis list is for fun, and it is meant to be to tongue-in-cheek. We hope to honor the women on this list, and by writing it we hope to draw more attention to their works. Imagine for a moment that these women lived today, in our culture. With names in "entertainment" like these, it would not be long before they made Star magazine's … [Read more...] about Top 10 Hottest Female Poets of the 19th Century
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 are reported as having been uttered in our midst not a hundred years ago, publicly, from the seat of justice, by a civic magistrate. The words of our municipal rulers have a solemnity and importance far above the words … [Read more...] about Advice on Writing a Novel by Joseph Conrad
Fenimore Cooper Sucks at Writing 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 Wilkie Collins to deliver opinions on Cooper's literature without having read some of it. It would have been much more decorous to keep silent and let persons talk who have read … [Read more...] about Fenimore Cooper Sucks at Writing by Mark Twain
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 the absence, each tells its story. As the flowering rose or lily, as the ripened fruit to a tree, the apple or the peach, no matter how fine the trunk, or copious or rich the branches and foliage, here waits sine … [Read more...] about POETRY TO-DAY IN AMERICA by Walt Whitman
THE FIRST WRITING-MACHINES (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 Mark Twain: "Hartford, March 10, 1875. "Please do not use my name in any way. Please do not even divulge that fact that I own a machine. I have entirely … [Read more...] about My First Typewriter Sucked by Mark Twain
On the Decay of the Art of Lying 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 take the prize]Observe, I do not mean to suggest that the custom of lying has suffered any decay or interruption—no, for the Lie, as a Virtue, a Principle, is … [Read more...] about On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain
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, a necessity soon arises of breaking the pleasing bondage; or it relaxes of itself;—the thoughts being occupied in domestic cares, or the time engrossed by business. Poetry then becomes only an occasional recreation; while to … [Read more...] about Poetry as a Study by William Wordsworth
How to publish a book: A complete guide and in-depth look at all the options How do I publish a book?Quick Answer: There are basically 4 options today: 1. Traditional publisher 2. Small Publisher 3. Vanity Publisher 4. Self-publishing, this guide takes an in-depth look at all the options.In today’s world, choice is everything. If a publisher’s door closes, a … [Read more...] about How to Publish a Book: A complete guide
I Am Not An Animal Expert! 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 shared the modern day views of the media. Apparently news people of his day mixed London up with either a Zookeeper or Veterinarian. London was not thrilled will the assumptions, so he … [Read more...] about I Am Not An Animal Expert! by Jack London
Mark Twain's Meeting with Robert Louis Stevenson 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 or more, and was very pleasant and sociable. I had come with him from his house, where I had been paying my respects to his family. His business in the Square was to absorb the … [Read more...] about Mark Twain’s Meeting with Robert Louis Stevenson by Mark Twain