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Gandalf The Great Reads The Hobbit At Eastbourne Central Library

Gandalf The Great Reads The Hobbit At Eastbourne Central Library

Gandalf the Wizard leaves Middle Earth on Friday 9 April and comes to Eastbourne Central Library at 2pm where he will be reading extracts of the JRR Tolkein fantasy book The Hobbit. The visit comes ah......[Read More]
What Was the Great Sphinx of Giza Used For?

What Was the Great Sphinx of Giza Used For?

The Great Sphinx is one of the most mystifying statues in the world. No one knows for sure the purpose for which the sphinx was built, and speculation as to its function. Most interpretations indicate a purpose other than practical.......[Read More]
Instructions for a Blank Verse Poem

Instructions for a Blank Verse Poem

Blank verse, one of the most frequently used and famous forms in English poetry, consists of unrhymed iambic pentameter lines. Iambic pentameter refers to meter that varies between unstressed (unemphasized) and stressed (emphasized) syllables. Pentameter refers to five sets of iambs (pent meaning fi......[Read More]
How to Write a Diary Account From a Short Story

How to Write a Diary Account From a Short Story

Turning a short story into a diary account often requires a writer to do a large amount of story restructuring and even adding or removing parts to make the diary account accurate. There are different reasons for creating a diary account from a fictional story. Some writers do it to become more invo......[Read More]
What Is a Caduceus Symbol?

What Is a Caduceus Symbol?

The caduceus is an ancient Greek symbol of a staff around which two snakes are entwined, forming a double-helix. At the top of the staff are two outstretched wings. The caduceus is also referred to as the Wand of Hermes.......[Read More]
Difference between literary and stylistic study in literature

Difference between literary and stylistic study in literature

A literary work is built up on verbal structures and even a critic much interested in social background and history of literature can scarcely proceed in his study without paying attention to the way ......[Read More]
College students are more into romantic suspense fiction

College students are more into romantic suspense fiction

Romantic suspense is all time favorite read. Romantic suspense basically focuses on relationship between two people and suspense which revolves around them.......[Read More]
How to Create Tension in a Fictional Scene

How to Create Tension in a Fictional Scene

Nothing can be duller than a scene that's supposed to be tense but isn't. Creating tension in scenes requires understanding what your protagonist wants, how he attempts to achieve it, then putting him in a confrontation with something or someone who will keep him from getting it. Here are some steps......[Read More]
How to Use Characters Created by Another in Your Fiction Book

How to Use Characters Created by Another in Your Fiction Book

Writing a work of fiction is a challenging task made more difficult when the characters used in the story are not your own. The characters may have been in a previous work that you are now writing into a sequel. They may be real people who you are now fictionalizing. You may have been hired as a gho......[Read More]
How to Write a Good Story for Preteens and Teens

How to Write a Good Story for Preteens and Teens

Many children love to read. The Harry Potter phenomenon illustrated this particularly well. While many adults bemoaned the fact that children had lost both the interest and concentration needed for reading, children were actually reading books that were several hundreds of pages long. Many other chi......[Read More]
Knitting Magazine Subscriptions

Knitting Magazine Subscriptions

Knitting is such a popular activity to many people. Some take it a hobby, a way to while time, while some have it to earn a living. Whatever is one's purpose on doing it, it is important to k......[Read More]
Definition of Literary Criticism

Definition of Literary Criticism

Literary criticism is simply the attempt to explain a literary work. A literary critic is one who explains or interprets a literary work--its meaning, production, aestheticism, and historical value.......[Read More]
How to Create Your Own Supernatural Character

How to Create Your Own Supernatural Character

Characters with supernatural abilities have fascinated people for many hundreds of years, in written literature, oral tradition and film. From Dracula, to the Weird Sisters in Macbeth, to Sam Wheat from the film "Ghost," supernatural characters have shown their power to shock, terrify and emotionall......[Read More]
How to Submit a Fictional Writing Manuscript

How to Submit a Fictional Writing Manuscript

Although every publishing house provides their own exact guidelines for submitting a manuscript, a few generalities exist to make sure your submitted work receives due consideration. Even though this is the electronic age, a surprising number of major publishers still prefer a printed manuscript sen......[Read More]
Well-Known Graphic Design Magazines

Well-Known Graphic Design Magazines

The graphic design industry produces a lot of great magazines and publications that are worth reading and following in order to keep you up-to-date with current trends and styles in graphic design wor......[Read More]
On Vampire Romance Books

On Vampire Romance Books

Vampire romance books are a significant trend in today's romance fiction books market. Vampire books like Twilight are all the rage. This article discusses why vampire romance books are so po......[Read More]
Pirate Skit Ideas

Pirate Skit Ideas

If you're a teacher or parent tasked with coming up with a skit for the school play, or if you're an adult looking to liven up a company picnic, you can find inspiration and campy fun in the pages of pirate lore. Whether your hero will be the intrepid Jim Hawkins of "Treasure Island," or a generic c......[Read More]
Examples of Personification in "The Grapes of Wrath"

Examples of Personification in "The Grapes of Wrath"

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" is a classic work of American literature that portrays the lives of American farmers during the Great Depression. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel focuses on the Joad family, who is forced to move from their home due to the Dust Bowl. Steinbeck's use.........[Read More]
Differences Between Macross & Robotech

Differences Between Macross & Robotech

"Robotech" was an animated TV show, released in the United States in 1985, that comprises three separate mecha anime series, which were edited and revised into a single storyline. The 85-episode show contained footage from "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross," "Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cro......[Read More]
Great Classic Books Are For Everybody

Great Classic Books Are For Everybody

The great classic books used to be a part of every person's education, from kindergarten through the college years. Unfortunately, they have lost their place in schools and in society. Nevert......[Read More]