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How To Pronounce Authors' Names

How To Pronounce Authors’ Names Correctly

You probably mispronounce your favourite author's name. This handy chart includes the mispronunciation and gives you the correction. We found other common mistakes (not included in the chart) in a Reader's Digest article. We have shared them below: Roald Dahl Don’t say: Rolled Dahl, or Role Dahl…

Literary Biscuits

Hunger Games Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 3 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 large egg Instructions Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add vanilla extract and egg and mix…
15 Famous Authors On Why They Write

15 Famous Authors On Why They Write

15 Famous Authors On Why They Write Don DeLillo White Noise novelist Don DeLillo wrote a letter that appeared in the April 1996 issue of Harper’s, featured in Jonathan Franzen’s article, “Perchance to Dream.” The essay explored the roles of authors, readers, and written works…

Writers In Wartime

Writers in Wartime Ernest Hemingway, Ambulance Driver - WW1 Kurt Vonnegut, Infantryman/Scout - WW2 Tim O’Brien, Infantryman - Vietnam Evelyn Waugh, Royal Marines/Special Operations Executive - WW2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Signals Officer Infantry - WW1 Roald Dahl, Fighter Pilot - WW2 (Source: myimaginarybrooklyn)

The Top 10 Fictional Geeky Fathers

10. Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Marital Status: Widower Geek Type: Gear Head Kids: Luke and Leia 9. The Doctor, Doctor Who Marital Status: It’s complicated Geek Type: It’s complicated (Varies depending on regeneration) Kid(s): It’s complicated 8. Arthur Dent, Mostly Harmless Marital Status: Single Geek Type: Hitchhiker…

23 Band Names Inspired By Literature

1. Titus Andronicus Source: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare 2. The Doors Source: The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley 3. The Velvet Underground Source: The Velvet Underground by Michael Leigh 4. Modest Mouse Source: “The Mark on the Wall” by Virginia Wool f5. Steely Dan Source: Naked Lunch by…

24 Authors Whose Names Sound Like Their Subjects

Jane Arbor wrote The Cypress Garden Claude Balls wrote Shy Men, Sex, and Castrating Women William Battie wrote A Treatise on Madness Cyril Berry wrote Winemaking with Canned and Dried Fruit Clara Louise Burnham wrote The Inner Flame: A Novel Geoff Carless wrote Motorcycling for…

10 Reasons Why Cormac McCarthy Is A Badass

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written many novels, including The Road, No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, and Blood Meridian. McCarthy isn’t afraid of delving into the dark side of America. McCarthy makes violence a thing of beauty. McCarthy hates talking about…
George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

The acclaimed English writer George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novella Animal Farm. Together, these books have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing Six Questions "A…
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