Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 - May 21, 1920) was an American novelist.She was born as Eleanor Emily Hodgman in Littleton, New Hampshire, on December 19, 1868, as the daughter of Llewella French (nee Woolson) and Francis Fletcher Hodgman. She was trained as a singer, attending the New England Conservatory for several years. In 1892 she married John Lyman Porter and relocated to Massachusetts, after which she began writing and publishing her short stories and, later, novels. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1920, and was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Tips for Beginning Novelists is a short guide filled with practical, useful information that only a writer with years of experience can provide. In these pages you'll find tips on how to get started, how to keep going when the going gets tough, and how the writing process actually works. You'll also find useful information on how to take advantage of the new world of self-publishing, including key resources to make the writing and publishing process easier. Some of the topics include: turning an idea into a novel, bringing fiction to life, the importance of rewriting, dealing with criticism, keeping track of characters, and how to self publish. This guide is filled with everything the author wishes he had known when he was beginning to write his first novel.Mark A. Roeder is a full-time author who has published thirty novels, two non-fiction volumes, and scores of columns and articles.
Robert Barr (16 September 1849 - 21 October 1912) was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. Early Years in Canada--Barr emigrated with his parents to Upper Canada at age four and was educated in Toronto at Toronto Normal School. Barr became a teacher and eventual headmaster of the Central School of Windsor, Ontario. While he had that job he began to contribute short stories-often based on personal experiences-to the Detroit Free Press. In 1876 Barr quit his teaching position to become a staff member of that publication, in which his contributions were published with the pseudonym "Luke Sharp." This nom de plume was derived from the time he attended school in Toronto. At that time he would pass on his daily commute a shop sign marked, "Luke Sharpe, Undertaker," a combination of words Barr considered amusing in their incongruity. Barr was promoted by the Detroit Free Press, eventually becoming its news editor.
From the coronation of Charlemagne in 800 to the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007, an accessible history of the people, ideas, institutions, and events that have shaped Europe during the last 1,200 years This fascinating history for beginners provides a coherent map of the jumbled history of Europe and the European idea that has led up to this point. A continent of countless disparate peoples, races, and nations, governed by different ideas, philosophies, religions, and attitudes, Europe nonetheless has a common thread of history running through it, stitching the lands and peoples of its past and present into one fabric and held together by the continent’s great institutions: the Church of Rome, the Holy Roman Empire, the European Union, individual monarchies, trade organizations, and social movements. However, people have always harbored aspirations to make this vast territory one. The Romans came close and a few centuries later, the foundations for a great European state were laid with the creation of the Holy Roman Empire. Napoleon overreached himself in attempting to create a European-wide Empireas did Adolf Hitler. Now, Europe is as close as it ever has been to being one entity, yet Europeans still cling to national independence.
There is the American Dream, and there are Americans Dreaming. Each generation of them does it differently. And Individuals must come to terms with whomever they are and where they want to go with themselves, and with others. Growing up is hard for most people, especially if you have dreams that go beyond a comfortable, conformist life. "American Dreaming" is the story of how a boy became a man, and how his limited horizons gradually broaden through toil and trouble. The change is dramatic from hotrodding and menial jobs to the life of the mind and revolution. Spanning three continents, his spiritual travels bring him to self-knowledge-and to the meaning of love.
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