Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Historical Hoaxes

Mark Twain wrote in his novel Pudd’nhead Wilson, “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” April Fools’ Day has been popular since the 1800s, but … Continue reading

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Writers’ Best Friends

On April 5, 1905, the Kansas City Star ran the following post about a lost cat: “Large and intensely black; thick, velvety fur; has a faint fringe of white hair across his chest; not easy to find in ordinary light.” … Continue reading

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What Inspires a Writer?

One of the most interesting concepts in literature is the writer’s inspiration.  Whenever I read, I constantly wonder where authors get their ideas for stories and what motivates them to write.  Usually I write because I am facing an encroaching … Continue reading

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April Fools

In light of yesterday, I thought a post honoring some of my favorite tricksters in literature couldn’t be more appropriate. At an early age, my parents would rock me to sleep with tales of Brer Rabbit and Puss and Boots. … Continue reading

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@Shenandoah #AuthorsandSocialMedia

Lately in our Shenandoah Internship meetings we have been discussing the shift from print to an online medium.  We live in a world where practically everything and everyone seems to on the web, logged on, and high speed.  In this fast paced and instant gratification society one has to wonder … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on being somewhat educated

As the semester, and the Shenandoah Internship, concluded this week, I prepared to return home to Southside Virginia, where I will spend some of the break working at the local library.  Yesterday was my first day back at the library, … Continue reading

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