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Month: January 2018

Poetry Classics: Ulysses, By Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Ulysses" is a poem in blank verse by the Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, written in 1833 and published in 1842 in his well-received second volume of poetry. An oft-quoted poem, it is popularly used to illustrate the dramatic monologue form.

5 Fiction Writing Mistakes You Must Avoid

As writers, we want to create original work that readers can't put down. Unfortunately, there are a lot of common mistakes a writer can make that'll sabotage their work. Lucky for you, we have some tips on how to avoid such a fate.

Short Story Classics: The Mustache, By Guy De Mauspassant

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it - many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s.

A Fishy Situation

Some guys just never catch a break in life. And when they do, it's not the sort of break they ever wanted.

Poetry Classics: “The Soldier” By Rupert Brooke

This poem was written at the beginning of the First World War in 1914, as part of a series of sonnets written by Rupert Brooke. Brooke himself, predominantly a prewar poet, died the year after “The Soldier” was published. “The Soldier”, being the conclusion and the finale to Brooke’s ‘1914’ war sonnet series, deals with the death and accomplishments of a soldier.

The Lazy Man

You ever encounter someone who has the absolute worst work ethic? It can be the most infuriating thing.