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Author Spotlight: Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in England in 1889. Hopkins’ family was large and fervently religious. During his time studying at Balliol College, Oxford, Hopkins converted to Roman Catholicism via [...]

Author Spotlight: Gerard Manley Hopkins 2018-05-08T19:04:48+00:00

Autobiographies and Memoirs—What’s the Difference?

Firsthand accounts of true stories have always been popular, but are currently on the rise. The recent increase in popularity is affecting both memoirs and autobiographies. These two subgenres of [...]

Autobiographies and Memoirs—What’s the Difference? 2018-05-08T19:04:48+00:00

Semicolons and How to Use Them

Semicolons are the horn-rimmed glasses of grammar: they’re just obscure enough to seem elite, but popular enough that they’re often misused. And, as with horn-rimmed glasses, the correct or incorrect [...]

Semicolons and How to Use Them 2018-05-08T19:04:48+00:00

Ten Famous Books Rejected By Publishers

Getting a book published isn’t easy. Even many famous and bestselling novels have faced rejection—some over and over—before finally getting the recognition that, with hindsight, we can say they deserved. [...]

Ten Famous Books Rejected By Publishers 2018-05-08T19:04:49+00:00