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    The Mother of Gothic Romance Anne Radcliffe is considered the mother of gothic fiction with her work, The Mysteries of Udolpho, published in 1794. This monumental book—the first widely popular gothic novel—encompasses Romanticism ideals with gothic concepts of the sublime and the supernatural. The eighteenth-century author introduced readers to specific tastes. Her gothic prose won ...
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    The Romantic era was pivotal in English literature from approximately 1785 to 1830. During this time, Romantics like Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Jane Austen, Robert Burns, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ann Radcliffe created poetry and prose focused on individualism, emotion, and imagination. This was in clear contrast with the intellectual neoclassical movement that ...
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    What is NaNoWriMo? In short, NanoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November, scores of dedicated writers make a commitment to writing a 50,000-word novel in one month. I’m sure that it sounds like an impossible task, which is why they don’t force you to sit down and write 50,000 words in a day. Instead, ...
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    “Jesus Christ, I didn’t want you to choke the kid. Just fuck him up a little bit.” Another man emerged from the couch in the living room. His blonde hair was slicked back perfectly, and with his all black everything outfit, he looked like he just stepped out of Cry Baby. “Well, ‘fuck him up ...
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    “Uh, yeah, I’ll be careful. See ya.” Billy looked back at old man Lupa who was peering through his blinds in his trailer, still staring at the sky the best that he could. Usually, when it rained, he sat out in his fold-out chair waiting to welcome it and when the thunder and lightning came, ...
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    Billy Dwyer had spent the majority of the day locked in his room playing video games, much to his mother’s chagrin. He didn’t understand why she complained, the chores were always done and his summer assignments were completed two weeks before school started. As far as he was concerned, this was his time to just ...
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    The war lasted for ten long years, but finally, the Titans surrendered. Zeus commanded control of the Heavens, Poseidon, became the ruler of the seas, and Hades in the Underworld. As promised, Zeus blessed those who stood by him, his sibling and his children during the war. But one stood out above the rest: Hecate, ...
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    Gaia looked around at the home that Rhea and Cronus had created for themselves, keeping her distance from her former husband. “What is taking them so long?” Cronus asked in his deep gruff voice. “She is getting ready to give birth to her first child. Let him be with his wife,” Gaia would be lying ...
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    In the beginning, there was only darkness. From the black sky emerged Eros, the god of love, Uranus the sky and Gaia the Earth. With the help of their brother, Gaia and Uranus fell in love and bore the mighty Titans, Cyclopes, and the Hundred-handed Giants. Uranus despised his offspring, and kept them prisoner deep in ...
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    One of the worst parts about trying to write a story is getting stuck. It happens to everyone at some point. You see the scene that you want to write, but the words aren’t coming. If they are coming, nothing sounds right. Sometimes, you have a scene that you’re trying to add, but it doesn’t ...