4 Best Facts About Bram Stoker

4 Best Facts About Bram Stoker

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In honor of Bram Stoker’s  birthday here are the four most interesting facts about him.   Image via Encyclopedia Britannica    4. Romance Extrodinaire Stoker is an horror icon but for those read his other works wouldn’t know that he was a major romantic. His romance novel’s include, The Shoulder Shasta, The Watter’s Mou and Miss Betty.   3. Index Card King He’s most recent book, well  by today’s standards was completely written on index cards. The book Seven Golden Buttons was published in 2015.       2. Bram Stoker v. Oscar Wilde These two juggernauts knew each other and …

These 7 Writers Started With Very Different Careers

These 7 Writers Started With Very Different Careers

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Some of the greatest books ever written were written by accountants. Or lawyers, or construction works. The decisions you make as a little tyke don’t necessarily have to dictate who you’ll always be. Here are some of our favorite writers who did not always think they’d end up as writers, including debut novelists Isabelle Ronin and Leah Weiss!    1. Kurt Vonnegut owned a car dealership   Image Via Digital Dealer   Before his groundbreaking novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut had a tough time supporting his family. He worked as a journalist for Sports Illustrated, and a PR exec for General Electric. Probably most …

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Halloween is a time for spooky monsters like the well-known Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman. It’s also a time for scary books. After all, every monster we just mentioned shares one thing in common: a literary heritage. Books are full of creepy ghouls, ghosts, and monsters, so it’s no surprise that a lot of our Halloween horror inspiration comes from the scary stories on our bookshelves. But how well do you know the scariest monsters in all of literature? Get into the spirit of Halloween with this awesome infographic from the folks at the UK’s Morph Costumes. All of the classic creeps are …

The 8 Coolest Castles in Fiction

The 8 Coolest Castles in Fiction

Nothing jazzes up an epic story like an awesome castle! Literature is full of fantastic fortresses, but we think that these eight are the best. Share your own favorites in the comments!   Camelot from Arthurian legend King Arthur is the original fantasy hero, and Camelot remains the most iconic castle ever conceived. Some scholars think that there was once a real Camelot somewhere in Great Britain, but most agree that it’s a strictly fictional location. Too bad, because it looks very cool.   Castle Caladan from the Dune series by Frank Herbert How about a sci-fi castle? Castle Caladan is from Frank …