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Cataracta Rheni - A terrifying view

Already 400 years ago, it must have been a spectacular view: Sebastian Münster, the great German Cartographer and Scholar, described it as “a terrifying thing to look at: water turns to foam and white smoke (sic), and no boat, no fish is able to overcome this obstacle” (1). 616 more words

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How long should a novel be? (pt.1)

Whenever I meet other writers, one of the questions that often comes up is: “How long should my novel be?”  There are variations on the question, such as “How long is too long?” and “How short is too short?”  I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find some reliable answers to these questions myself, and decided to write up the results for the benefit of fellow authors. 1,049 more words

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James Fenimore Cooper

” It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

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I Write Like...

Have you ever wondered who you write like?

Critique Circle shares a bunch of writer tools on their Facebook page, and a few days ago they shared a a link to a fun text analyzer that they found. 211 more words

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The Games People Play

   It’s funny how little things influenced you throughout your formative years. Yes, the big, the traumatic, and the bad things did. But have you ever thought of how many times something insignificant took place in your life that effects you still today? 373 more words

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.

James Fenimore Cooper

On This Day

February 4, 1826 – “The Last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper is published.