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
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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
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
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