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On this day in 1910 Mark Twain died in Redding, Connecticut, aged seventy-four. Despite an undercurrent of doubts and dark thoughts, Twain swept along through his last years as the Mississippi to the sea: guests to his seventieth birthday banquet took home his foot-high bust, New York City pedestrians and English royalty lined up to meet him, thousands filed past his casket to see him in his last white suit — “as much an enigma and prodigy to himself,” says one biographer, as he was to them.  “Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all — the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.” — Mark Twain, Memorandum written on his deathbed

vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1910 Mark Twain died in Redding, Connecticut, aged seventy-four. Despite an undercurrent of doubts and dark thoughts, Twain swept along through his last years as the Mississippi to the sea: guests to his seventieth birthday banquet took home his foot-high bust, New York City pedestrians and English royalty lined up to meet him, thousands filed past his casket to see him in his last white suit — “as much an enigma and prodigy to himself,” says one biographer, as he was to them.

“Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all — the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.”
— Mark Twain, Memorandum written on his deathbed

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Alice Hoffman: Five amazing tips to help you write your novel

schumanns-dream:

Write lists. Start with random words, choosing the ones you love like oleander and aquamarine. Go on those that cause pinpricks of fear to rise on your skin: sorrow, graveyard, raven, slash. … 
Now sit down and start writing. In your story there may be a girl in a red-hooded sweat shirt climbing over a fence, stumbling past two deer as she leaves your grandmother’s house. She looks like you, but look again. You’re writing fiction. She’s someone brand-new.

I can’t tell you how much I love this

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Formatting Your Manuscript To Send To Publishers

mbwritestips:

Here’s the format guys!

  • black color font
  • 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper
  • double-spaced
  • paragraphs should be indented 
  • one inch margin all around
  • numbered pages in upper right-hand corner
  • spell-check, spell-check, spell-check!!! (the old-fashioned way)
  • title page must have word count, your name, address, phone number and email address (this information should be on the first page of the manuscript)
  • DO NOT STAPLE YOUR PAGES!

Goodluck my lovelies!

- Mina 

source: gotham writer’s workshop

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The Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced this week with Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch taking the Fiction Prize.

The other finalists in the category are The Son by Philipp Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis (who just happens to be the uncle of one of my best childhood friends:)

Other winners include “The Flick” by Annie Baker for Drama, and in Poetry, 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri.

(See the full list)

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