Even Ian McEwan is daunted by the prospect of starting a novel.
Thank you, Paula Budnitz, for sending me this article.
Science and Religion Clash in Ian McEwan's New Novel
In "The Children Act," parents must confront a life-and-death decision about their son.
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Hats off to The High Line, the best of the Big Green Apple.
The @[153817204635459:274:Empire State Building] glows green in celebration of the opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards! To all of the people who made the High Line vision a reality—thank you. These lights glow for you too.
Photo by Timothy Schenck
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Interesting, using Mark Twain's tips on writing as I write a book about him.
12 Timeless Writing Tips from Mark Twain – OnlineUniversities.com
Who better to guide you through your growing pains when it comes to learning how to write than one of the literary greats, Mark Twain?
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You know you're old if:
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Poe will finally make his mark on his revered Boston thanks to Bryan Moore and the Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project.
Group Shows Off Edgar Allan Poe Bust Prior to October Unveiling
Organizers of the Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project showed off an image of the nearly-finished project that's going up at the Boston Public Library.
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Thanks, Phyl Jennings, for sending this article by Helene Wecker about NYC in 1899. How the place had changed in the 50 years since Poe's time!
New York in 1899 – Helene Wecker
It’s 1899, the cusp of the 20th century, and New York City has never been more fascinating. Queens and Staten Island formally become part of New York City, bringing the city’s population to nearly 3,500,000. The majestic Brooklyn Bridge still holds its title as the longest suspension bridge in the w…
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Today's research: A trolley ride through New York City circa 1900.
From trolley, down Broadway and Union Square. Street scenes, stores, crowds, carriages.
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11 Things You Now Know Since You've Read MRS. POE
11 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe
On October 7, lovers of the mysterious and the melancholy mourn the death of Edgar Allan Poe. As is appropriate for the man who invented the detective story, he died 164 years ago under baffling circumstances….
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