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This Week's Tweeted Writing Prompts (December 1 - 6)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. This last week’s theme was creative strategies for revision. 279 more words

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The book could have been written nowhere but in America and by no American but Mark Twain, but it has passed out of our keeping. Huckleberry Finn has become a universal possession. 619 more words


Adam and Eve

And so I sit to write. It was a Monday like all the rest. I dig back through my memory bank of the last 12 hours and search for the one moment that signifies how it was different and what I learned, or felt, or smiled about. 578 more words


Traveling the Mississippi with Mark Twain

Last night, when I read to the family from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, we came upon a passage that made them erupt in laughter. 741 more words

Stories Of Home

Mark Twain is given official credit for this poem, but it was really composed by Emmeline Grangerford, whose family Huckleberry Finn met on his…

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But Twain, Carroll & Rowling Did It.

Pen names is what I’m talking about. Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll and J. K. Rowling are all pen names. Famous for writing but these authors didn’t feel that their lives would help selling their books. 529 more words


The Spectre of Buena Vista: A True Mark Twain Mystery Discovered by Prof. Artemus Carbuncle (Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art)

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Did you know that in his spare time, American literary legend Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain was also an adroit and intrepid amateur sleuth who solved crimes that baffled even the most professional investigators? 357 more words

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