How do people explain “Time Traveling”.
How do people explain how time traveling works?
what does mark twain write about and how does he write about it.
Mark Twain ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_TwainWriting:OverviewTwain began his career writing light, humorous verse but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language. Many of Twain’s works have been suppressed at times for various reasons. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been repeatedly restricted in American high schools, not least for its frequent use of the word “******”, which was a common term when the book was written.Unfortunately, a complete bibliography of his works is nearly impossible to compile because of the vast number of pieces written by Twain (often in obscure newspapers) and his use of several different pen names. Additionally, many believe that a large portion of his speeches and lectures have been lost or simply were not written down; thus, the collection of Twain’s works is an ongoing process. Researchers have rediscovered published material by Twain as recently as 1995.Many paragraphs of useful information are found under these headingsEarly journalism and traveloguesTom Sawyer and Huckleberry FinnLater writingfor example:Pen namesTwain used different pen names before deciding on Mark Twain. He signed humorous and imaginative sketches Josh until 1863. Additionally, he used the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass for a series of humorous letters.He maintained that his primary pen name came from his years working on Mississippi riverboats, where two fathoms, a depth indicating safe water for passage of boat, was measured on the sounding line. A fathom is a maritime unit of depth, equivalent to two yards (1.8 m); twain is an archaic term for “two”. The riverboatman’s cry was mark twain or, more fully, by the mark twain, meaning “according to the mark [on the line], [the depth is] two [fathoms]”, that is, “there are 12 feet (3.7 m) of water under the boat and it is safe to pass”.Twain claimed that his famous pen name was not entirely his invention. In Life on the Mississippi, he wrote:Captain Isaiah Sellers was not of literary turn or capacity, but he used to jot down brief paragraphs of plain practical information about the river, and sign them “MARK TWAIN”, and give them to the New Orleans Picayune. They related to the stage and condition of the river, and were accurate and valuable; … At the time that the telegraph brought the news of his death, I was on the Pacific coast. I was a fresh new journalist, and needed a nom de guerre; so I confiscated the ancient mariner’s discarded one, and have done my best to make it remain what it was in his hands—a sign and symbol and warrant that whatever is found in its company may be gambled on as being the petrified truth; how I have succeeded, it would not be modest in me to say.Twain’s version of the story regarding his nom de plume has been questioned by biographer George Williams III, the Territorial Enterprise newspaper, and Purdue University’s Paul Fatout. which claim that mark twain refers to a running bar tab that Twain would regularly incur while drinking at John Piper’s saloon in Virginia City, Nevada.ME!.
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How accurate is Mark Twain’s description of the Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon was published in 1830. In the 1860s Mark Twain visited Salt Lake City, where he acquired a copy of the Book of Mormon. Here is his review. Thoughts?”All men have heard of the Mormon Bible, but few except the ‘elect’ have seen it, or, at least, taken the trouble to read it. I…
He’s allowed to have his own opinion on it.However as for him reading of the Book or Mormon if you start in Ether (85% of the way through it) you’re not likely to understand much of it.He spent about as much time reading the book as he did writing his scathing review of it, starting right before the end doesn’t give you much of a chance to really evaluate it.Of course Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was indeed a great writer if you base that on number of copies sold, the adventures of Huck Finn have sold over 20,000,000 copies since it came out and 200,000 sold each year, which is impressive. But less impressive when you consider that the book he dismissed as being horribly written have sold 150,000,000 to his 20M and is in 82 languages and included in the top 10 books that changed America.Time has been the judge on Clemens ability to speak for the value of a religious novel, you can’t diss something as worthless that outsells your own book overall by a ratio of 7.5:1 and recently by a ratio of about 20:1 and growing. his comments look pretty stupid in hindsight, perhaps if he had the vision of what the Mormon church would be he would have at least read the entire book before critiquing it.But he is a good author of American fiction!EDIT:Here is what Clemens wrote about Christianity – by the way, he claimed to be a Christian:There is one notable thing about our Christianity: bad, bloody, merciless, money-grabbing, and predatory as it is—in our country particularly and in all other Christian countries in a somewhat modified degree—it is still a hundred times better than the Christianity of the Bible, with its prodigious crime—the invention of Hell. Measured by our Christianity of to-day, bad as it is, hypocritical as it is, empty and hollow as it is, neither the Deity nor his Son is a Christian, nor qualified for that moderately high place. Ours is a terrible religion. The fleets of the world could swim in spacious comfort in the innocent blood it has spilled.EDIT – true, most copies of the Book of Mormon are given away for free. Got me there, and it would toy with the official totals since many of them are received rather than purchased and it’s not your common economic exchange.Huck Finn on the other hand sells virtually all of it’s copies as “required reading” in schools. Also not a true market exchange since when I purchased a copy it was due to my teacher requiring it.Let’s call that one even!
how did the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer sell when it was first released.
When it first came out in 1876, it was a failure. The American Publishing Co. sold less than 24,000 copies in the book’s first year (that’s not many for a book). But by the time Mark Twain died, it had become an American classic, and it remains perhaps the best-loved of all his books among general readers.
how can i get a book published free or low cost.
i am in the process of writing my first book. I dont have a lot of money, but i think this book would be a good seller. anyone have any ideas on how to get started?
There are several options for getting a book published. One is to find a publisher, and another is to self publish. You can self-publish at no cost, or for a fee.There are no guarantees that an editor will pick any body’s book to be published but a good source of editors can be found in the classified section of Poets and Writers magazine at www.pw.org. The magazine can be read for free at the website, its an excellent source of information for new and established writers, and there are always editors looking for new voices.Another source of editors is www.ralan.com. The site maintains an active list of what editors are looking for, and they have an “a through z” listing of book publishers.There are companies that will publish your book for a fee. These are called vanity presses by many people, but they do provide some degree of advertising and publicity. Mark Twain also self-published his work, and many other notable writers started getting their work out this way too.Another option would be to self-publish through a print on demand site like www.cafepress.com. I don’t know about the other companies but a cafepress they give you a “store” where you can upload artwork, including books and if a copy of your book sells they print it, mail it, bill it and send you a check. If you upload one item, such as one book, the site is free. If you upload a lot of items, such as books, posters, t-shirt, designs, etc., it’s about $5 a month. The main drawback is that publicity is solely up to you, but even with regular publishers a lot of publicity comes down to the author actively bringing attention to their work.
Does anyone know anything new on Mark Twain.
Ernest Hemingway once said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” This novel is often chosen by English professors to be the best novel ever written by an American author.Although he died a century ago, as the other answerer noted, many new things are still being published about Twain. Here are some of the recent books that have been published about Samuel Langhorne Clemens:The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Library of America, 492 pp., $35). Old and new essays from a wide range of admirers, including Toni Morrison, Jorge Luis Borges and Erica Jong.Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Became Mark Twain by Roy Morris Jr. (Simon and Schuster, 304 pp., $26). How Clemens went west in 1861 searching for silver and found a new calling as a writer.Mark Twain: Man in White by Michael Shelden (Random House, 484 pp., $30). A retelling of Twain’s final years, filled with sorrow (the deaths of his wife and a daughter), adulation and fame.Mark Twain’s Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years by Laura Trombley (Knopf, 332 pp., $28.95). The story of Isabel Van Kleek Lyon, Twain’s confidante and personal assistant in the last years of his life.The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic, 48 pp., $17.99, for ages 7-11). The story, with excerpts, behind the biography of her father written by Susy Clemens when she was 13.Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens by Jerome Loving (University of California Press, 491 pp., $34.95). A re-examination, using previously unpublished or little-known archival material, of how a “literary democrat produced a world literature distinctly homegrown.”Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens by Andrew Beahrs (Penguin, 296 pp., $25.95, out June 28). A food writer’s search for forgotten regional specialties, including Philadelphia terrapin, on a menu Twain imagined on his 1879 tour of Europe.The more research authors do on any subject — including long-dead authors — the more new things they discover.
I wanna be an author… how do i publish a book.
I am in high school. I am currently writing a fiction book, (like 1/2 way through) and I want to publish it when I have finsihed…1. How do u get a book published2. what happens after a companey e.g. puffins says ‘oh, yea o.k., we’ll publish this book.’3. What percent of money out of every book…
Mark Twain submitted Hucklberry Fin 60 times to publishers before it was ever published. In other words he received many rejections and rewrites before he had success. You need to get to know the publishing companies and what they want. Some have basically formulas for writing certain types of books. They may only write books that follow a certain line of thinking that agrees with their philosophy; such as, religious. There is a book you can get at the library or can buy it for about $40 at Hastings that lists all publishing companies as well as magazine publishing companies. If you can get published in some magazines, your name will become known and it will be easier to sell your book. Would you ever buy a book buy James Snider? Probably not unless you had heard about him from someone. Agents can give coverage in this area. But they don’t have anything to do with inexperienced writers usually. On the net there are places where writing is discussed in all aspects. They have places that will allow creativity or editing, etc. These areas and the book will tell you of contests, etc., again that will help you become known and experienced. When you send a letter to a perspective publishing company, you will need to mention your experience. This letter usually is a request for publishing a book. The book (from Hastings) will tell you which companies want you to include a small synopsis, some a first chapter of your story and some which don’t. Don’t send a draft of your manuscript unless the company asks for it. All your work will go in the trash can guaranteed. Alot of publication has to do with luck unfortunately. If they have time on the schedule, another author backs out of a contract, or they need a new writer to publish. Whatever you do make sure all work submitted is professional looking. No errors! The author loses credibily with the publisher when there are errors in his work. If you are lucky enough to get a publisher to read your letter, you sure don’t want to lose them due to a tense error or misspelled word.
How many poems to publish a book.
I have poems I want to publish (under a different name, kind of like mark twain), and I was wondering how many I should have before I decide to publish them in a collection book thing.Thanks. 🙂
How about try to publish your book online. You don’t need to pay any fee to get your book published! The world can read your book online to decide if they want to have a print copy. People only need to pay to get the book printed on demand.I believe that every person has his/her own story to tell and has the motion to publish a book, but in reality, the traditional publishers are very critical and only want to publish books they think can earn money for them.So it always difficult for young or non-experienced authors to get their books published,Fortunately, we live now in the age of Internet, bookemon.com is a website which uses the edge technology and allows you to upload/edit/publish your book online without downloading any additional software and all controlled by your self.If you are ambitious, you can purchase an ISBN number and barcode for your book for 50$ only. With that you can market and sell your books to the world through major booksellers like, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and Borders.You can allow your friends read your book online. And when the others buy a copy of your book, you can earn a piece of royalty.Overall, it’s all by yourself and you don’t need see any one else’s eyes to allow you do so.There are many poetry books published on bookemon, come and make your own one, start from here:http://www.bookemon.com/bookemon-poetry
How I Publish My Book.
I have book half written, and when its done I would like to get it published. Where do I go?
First you need an agent. Choose a reputable agency and find out what their submission requirements are. The large publishing houses will not accept manuscripts directly from authors. Never, ever pay money to an agent or a publisher. Legitimate agents never ask for money.Publishing your own work is not something I would ever reccomend. Editing, proof reading, graphic design, printing, promotion etc are jobs best left to the professionals. The costs are huge, and unless you can pull some strings somewhere the media are not going to be interested. There are many companies who offer this service, but it is a rare day when a self published book makes it to the best sellers list. Self publishing companies are there to make money. They will tell you that Mark Twain was self published… but he wrote at a time when the publishing world was very different to what it is now.It is a highly competitive field, so your work need to be original, preferably ground breaking. But if it is good enough your work will generate its own market. Self publishing is known as ‘vanity’ publishing for good reasons. Anyone with the cash can publish their own book. As a published author I could do the same with books I have had turned down, but I would never do it.Good luck, I hope you have a best seller there!