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Nathaniel Hawthorne & the Slavery Issue


Nathaniel Hawthorne is well-known for his Puritan novels (such as The Scarlet Letter) and short stories.

However, the slavery debate was alive and well in his lifetime too.

He took issue with both sides of the debate in his short story The Maypole of Merry Mount.

Read more of my analysis here.


A Writer’s Fear of Writing..


Fear of Writing..

Bold writers run the risk not only that readers in general will see right through them but that readers they care about will see them for who they are and walk away. Authors always feel in danger of being abandoned by loved ones. This is a potent fear. ~ Ralph Keyes

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A Writer’s Fear of Writing...