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The Dark Side of Peter Pan

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"All children except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up …this is the beginning of the end." The first paragraph of James Barrie's classic story, Peter Pan, introduced its central theme. It sounds innocent, but a look into James Barrie's life gives it a more sinister twist.

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James Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, ended up famous and rich, but a sad and lonely man. He was described as looking prematurely old and withered. Just before he died in 1937, he willed all proceeds from the copyright of Peter Pan to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. Millions of dollars were realized from the bequest. Under British law, copyrights may extend no longer than 50 years before becoming public property. In this special case, Parliament made an exception and allowed the hospital to continue offering the world's best pediatric care because of the boy who never grew up.

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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Authors are like teachers...their words enlighten, enrich and empower! And like teachers, there are never enough resources!

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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:28 AM

Useful Writing Tools and Resources

tom jackson's curator insight, July 6, 2013 7:48 AM

need assistance with writing prompts and critique?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 6:59 AM

Really good tools for writters

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Chicken Soup by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog

Chicken Soup by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

“What a pain in the ass.” Trudy put her iPhone back into her pocketbook.

 

It wasn’t much of an expletive or very loud, but coming from the lips of my wife it was enough to make me look up from my snack, a piece of Trudy’s latest chocolate-pecan pie, and ask, “What is, Dear?”

 

What happens next you can only read at The Write Room Blog!

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Whoever thought trying to share how to make chicken soup could be so comical! Hilariously funny!

 

Kenneth Weene is a great writer with just the right twist to keep his readers reading with anticipation for an often unpredictable ending! Ken sees life as very much a laughing matter. You can find more of his writing at http://www.kennethweene.com

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