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Conflict: What's at Stake for Your Characters?

One of the things you’ll often hear discussed among writers crafting their stories is the question of “stakes”. What does your protagonist want most? Where is the tension? 780 more words

Writing

Day's 15 & 16 - 'Fat Swedes, Hurricane Hannah & cash point roulette'

Friday 24th October

We’d only given Isla Mejures one night to impress, but woke early with a stubborn determination to ‘get the fuck out of the place.’ We didn’t even take advantage of the free breakfast. 2,103 more words

Bowdlerising Twain

I am grateful to James O’Shea for spotting this article on the bowdlerisation of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.

Readers of this column may recall that I included Huck Finn as number 21 in my list of the 100 Greatest Novels and discussed in the entry how Twain used the word “nigger” through the book. 155 more words

Girl Gone Wild: The Rise of the Lone She-Wolf

The first few seconds of Wild sound like sex. You hear a woman panting and moaning as the camera pans across the forest, and it seems like the movie is starting off with an outdoor quickie. 1,189 more words

8 Things You May Not Know About Mark Twain

By Elizabeth Nix

Ernest Hemingway once declared “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called ‘Huckleberry Finn.’… It’s the best book we’ve had.” First published (in the United Kingdom) in December 1884, the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” is considered by many to be one of the great American novels, and was Twain’s masterpiece. 1,540 more words

History

Boats on Stage

As the majority of the story in The Million Year Picnic takes place on a boat, it is very important to consider how we would realise this on stage. 544 more words

Jenny Finnigan

A Response to Huckleberry Finn by Anja

In Huckleberry Finn I thought it was interesting how people were so open to strangers. Like how the Widow took Huckleberry Finn in just because she felt sorry for him. 82 more words

7th Grade