Writing Trivia

16 Words That May Not Mean What You Think They Mean

1. Comprise To comprise is to enclose or include. Comprise is used in the active voice; therefore, “comprised of” is not correct. For example, The university comprises six colleges and nine divisions. Comprise is often confused with compose, which means to make up or be a constituent of. Compose can be used in the passive…

Bad to the Bone

The 25 Worst Children in Literature  Veda from Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain  Frank from The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks  The Baby in Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin  Rosalind from In The Woods by Tana French  Vernon Little from Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre  Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty  Rhoda from The Bad Seed by William March  Pinkie Brown from Brighton…

I’ll Do Everything For You

 In 1930, after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, author Sinclair Lewis began to receive a steady stream of fan mail, from all corners. One woman in particular wrote and offered to become his secretary, adding, “I’ll do everything for you—and when I say everything I mean everything.”…

9 Cats Who Live In Libraries

1. The library in Pine River, Minnesota, welcomed Browser in 2002. Browser has his own blog and Facebook page. 2. Piper, a kitten rescued from a drainpipe in 2000, moved into the library at The Arkansas School for the Blind. He was soon joined by Big Footsie in 2001. Current cats at…

Emily Dickinson’s Coconut Cake Recipe

  A Coconut Cake Recipe From Emily Dickinson: Reclusive Poet, Passionate Baker Retouched for the 21st Century (This recipe was adapted and modified from the original — Letter #665 in The Letters of Emily Dickinson.) 2 cups Coconut Secret® coconut sap sugar 1 cup Earth Balance®…

Harry Potter under the stairs

An entire chapter of Harry Potter written under the stairs. Source: Amanda Patterson Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. To find out about Writers Write - How to write a book, or The Plain Language Programme - Writing courses for business, email news@writerswrite.co.za Join us on Facebook and Twitter…

The Most Famous Estates in British Period Drama History

Castle Howard from Brideshead Revisted Highclere Castle from Downton Abbey  Blenheim Palace has been used for Hamlet, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, The Young Victoria, and The Avengers.   Lyme Park as Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice Stokesay Court from Atonement Source: Flavorwire ~~~ Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate.
Rudyard Kipling’s 7 Rules For Life In London

Rudyard Kipling’s 7 Rules For Life In London

Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is famous for his tales of India, and his stories for children. He was born in Bombay, and is best known for writing The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Kim. Kipling was one of the most popular…

The Poorest Fictional Characters

Oliver Twist Aladdin The Tramp Katniss Everdeen and family Bubbles and Johnny Charlie Bucket Eliza Doolittle The Joad Family The Weasleys Oscar the Grouch Source: amandaonwriting Posted: 1 May 2012 ~~~ Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate.
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