A biography is a detailed account or description of someone’s life. It is more than a list of impersonal facts; it portrays the subject’s experience of those events and presents the subject’s story as well as emphasizes several aspects of life.

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Who is DW Harding I know he's an author i just need some background info on his life?

As you probably know, Regulated Hatred and Other Essays on Jane Austen is a collection of 10 pieces on Jane Austen written by the late D. W. Harding over 50 years, published in 1998. Harding died in 1993.

According to a JASA book reviewer Jon Spence, "Harding was not a literary critic; he was an academic psychologist who held the Chair of Psychology at Bedford College, University of London, and it is very much as a psychologist that he wrote about Jane Austen. "

However, Frank Leavis, in a review titled 'Scrutiny: a Retrospective' states that Professor Harding, then an editorial board member of the journal 'Scrutiny' while holding the Chair of Social Psychology in London, had originally read English before going over to Psychology.

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What makes a good memoir?

There are countless memoirs available, and from any desired period in history. Every human being has a 'memoir' hidden inside; a few dare to put them on paper. You might have the writing skills of a deity. But if your memoir is like the countless memoirs that have come before, no publisher will touch it.

Your memoir should have a serious twist or hook that will appeal to readers. I know you are sure that yours does. But if you research titles, you will surely find thousands that have the same 'unique' twist that you thought was original. Search, search and search some more. Find out what kind of 'twist' accompanies the successful memoires, and which ones turn out to be duds.

Find out what publishers are handling the kind of material you wish to write. Make this part of the title search--

Write some material-- the whole book if you have it in you. And then throw it away. Literally. Re-write it, and possibly re-write another time or two. Re-work, re-organize, re-think.

Go to your publisher's list and send a proposal in outline form of the book as you envision it, and make sure your 'hook' is sparkling and appealing. Send it to as many publishers as you can afford postage for. Don't be surprised or dejected if you get hundreds of rejections. And suck it up when the publisher that accepts the proposal asks you to re-write all the sections that you consider to be inspired by God himself. They weren't.

William Shakespeare

When did Shakespeare parents get married?

John Shakespeare (William's Father) married Mary Arden (William's Mother) sometime between 1556 and 1558.

William Shakespeare

Did Shakespeare write to please the British Monarchy?

Not really. He could not offend the monarch of course, and the king or queen might command a performance of a play. However, Shakespeare's bread and butter was the public who bought tickets to go to the theatre. Those were the people he wrote to please.

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Why does the past matter?

I think it matters well without knowing about the past you wouldn't understand anything now like gravity and electricity.


How did Gary Miller convert to Islam?

Gary Miller is a Christian missionary who converted to Islam. He was a very active missionary and was very knowledgeable about the Bible. He likes mathematics so much, that's why he likes logic. One day, he decided to read the Qur'an to try to find any mistakes that he might take advantage of while inviting Muslims to convert to Christianity. He expected the Qur'an to be an old book written 14 centuries ago, a book that talks about the desert (since Islam started in a desert area) and so on.

However, he was amazed from what he found. He discovered that this Book (the Quran) had what no other book in the world has. He expected to find some stories about the hard time that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had, like the death of his wife Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her) or the death of his sons and daughters. However, he did not find anything like that. And what made him even more confused is that he found a full "Sura" (chapter) in the Qur'an named "Mary" that contains a lot of respect to Mary (peace be upon her) which is not the case even in the books written by Christians nor in their Bibles. Mary was honored in Quran as the lady of all ladies of all worlds. She is the only woman mentioned by name in Quran. He did not find a Sura named after "Fatimah"(the prophet's daughter) nor "Aishah" (the Prophet's wife), may Allah (God) be pleased with both of them. He also found that the name of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was mentioned in the Qur'an 25 times while the name of "Muhammad" (Peace Be Upon Him) was mentioned only 4 times, so he became more confused.

He started reading the Qur'an more thoroughly hoping to find a mistake but he was shocked when he read a great verse [verse 82, chapter 4, Surat Al-Nisa'a (Women] that says:

{Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy}.

Dr Miller says about this verse: "One of the well known scientific principles is the principle of finding mistakes or looking for mistakes in a theory until it's proved to be right (Falsification Test). What's amazing is that the Holy Qur'an asks Muslims and non-muslims to try to find mistakes in this book and it tells them that they will never find any". He also says about this verse: "No writer in the world has the courage to write a book and say that it's empty of mistakes, but the Qur'an, on the contrary, tells you that it has no mistakes and asks you to try to find one and you won't find any."

Another Quran verse that drew the attention of Dr Miller [Verse 30, Surat "Al-Anbiya", the Prophets]:

{Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?}

Dr. Muller says: "This verse is exactly the subject of the scientific research that won the Noble Prize in 1973 and was about the theory of the "Great Explosion". According to this theory, the universe was the result of a great explosion that lead to the formation of the universe with its skies and planets.

Dr Miller says: "Now we come to what's amazing about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and what's pretended about the devils helping him, God says:

{No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation), it would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it). Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.} [Qur'an, Chapter 26, Verses 210-212] and says:

"When thou does read the Qur'an, seek Allah's protection from Satan the Rejected One" [Qur'an, Chapter 16, Verse 98].

You see? Can this be the devil's way to write a book? how can he write a book then tells you to ask God for protection from this devil before reading that book? Those are miraculous verses in this miraculous book! and has a logical answer to those who pretend that it's from the devil".

Among the stories that amazed Dr Miller is the story of the Prophet(PBUH) with Abu-Lahab. Dr Miller says: "This man (Abu Lahab) used to hate Islam so much that he would go after the Prophet wherever he goes to humiliate him. If he saw the prophet talking to strangers, he used to wait till he finishes and then ask them: What did Muhammad tell you? If he said it's white then it's in reality black and if he said it's night then it's day. He meant to falsify all what the prophet says and to make people suspicious about it. And 10 years before the death of Abu Lahab, a Sura was inspired to the prophet, named "Al-Masad". This sura tells that Abu Lahab will go to hell, in other words, it says that Abu Lahab will not convert to Islam. During 10 years, Abu Lahab could have said: "Muhammad is saying that I will not become a Muslim and that I will go to the hell fire, but I'm telling you now that I want to convert to Islam and become a Muslim. What do you think about Muhammad now? Is he saying the truth or no? Does his inspiration come from God?". (It is known that who enters Islam is forgiven from all sins done before entering into Islam and becomes as a new born). However, Abu Lahab did not do that at all although he was disobeying the prophet in all matters, but not in this one. In other words, it was as if the prophet(PBUH) was giving Abu Lahab a chance to prove him wrong! But he did not do that during 10 whole years! he did not convert to Islam and did not even pretend to be a Muslim!! Throughout 10 years, he had the chance to destroy Islam in one minute! But this did not happen because those are not the words of Muhammad (PBUH) but the words of God Who knows what's hidden and knows that Abu Lahab will not become a Muslim.

How can the prophet (PBUH) know that Abu Lahab will prove what is said in that Sura if this was not inspiration from Allah? How can he be sure throughout 10 whole years that what he has (the Qur'an) is true if he did not know that it's inspiration from Allah?? For a person to take such a risky challenge, this has only one meaning: that this is inspiration from God.

{Perish the hands of the Father of Flame (Abu Lahab)! perish he! No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains! Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of blazing Flame! His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood; As fuel! A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!} [The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 111]

Dr Miller says about a verse that amazed him: One of the miracles in the Qur'an is challenging the future with things that humans cannot predict and to which the "Falsification Test" applies, this test consists of looking for mistakes until the thing that is being tested is proved to be right. For example, let's see what the Qur'an says about the relation between Muslims and Jews. Qur'an says that Jews are the major enemies for Muslims and this is true until now as the main enemy for Muslims are the Jews.

Dr Miller continues: This is considered a great challenge since the Jews have the chance to ruin Islam simply by treating Muslims in a friendly way for few years and then say: here we are treating you as friends and the Qur'an says that we are your enemies, the Qur'an must be wrong then! But this did not happen during 1400 years!! and it will never happen because those are the words of The One who knows the unseen (God) and not the words of humans.

Dr Miller continues: Can you see how the verse that talks about the enmity between Muslims and Jews constitutes a challenge to the human mind?

{Strongest among men in enmity to the Believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! We believe; write us down among the witnesses} [Qur'an, Chapter 5, Verses 82-84].

This verse applies to Dr Miller as he was a Christian but when he knew the truth, he believed and converted to Islam and became a herald. May Allah support him.

Dr Miller says about the unique style of the Qur'an that he finds wonderful: No doubt there is something unique and amazing in Qur'an that is not present anywhere else, as the Qur'an gives you a specific information and tells you that you did not know this before. For example:

{This is part of the tidings of the things unseen, which We reveal unto thee (O Prophet!) by inspiration: thou was not with them when they cast lots with arrows, as to which of them should be charged with the care of Maryam: nor was thou with them when they disputed (the point)} [Qur'an, Chapter 3, Verse 44]


{Such are some of the stories of the Unseen, which We have revealed unto thee: before this, neither thou nor thy People knew them. So persevere patiently: for the End is for those who are righteous} [Qur'an, Chapter 11, Verse 49]


{Such is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We reveal by inspiration unto thee: nor was thou (present) with them when they concerted their plans together in the process of weaving their plots} [Qur'an, Chapter 12, Verse 102]

Dr Miller continues: "No other holy book uses this style, all the other books consist of information that tells you where this information came from. For example, when the Holy Bible talks about the stories of the ancient nations, it tells you that a this King lived in a this place and a that leader fought in that battle, and that a certain person had a number of kids and their names are. But this book (Bible) always tells you that if you want to know more, you can read a certain book since that information came from that book".

Dr Garry Miller continues: "This is in contrary to the Qur'an which gives you the information and tells you that it's new!! And what's amazing is that the people of Mecca at that time (time of inspiration of those verses) used to hear those verses and the challenge that the information in those verses was new and was not known by Muhammad (PBUH) nor by his people at that time, and despite that, they never said: We know this and it is not new, and they did not say: We know where Muhammad came from with those verses. This never happened, but what happened is that nobody dared to say that he was lying to them because those was really new information, not coming from the human mind but from Allah who knows the unseen in the past, the present and the future".

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What is a biographical sketch?

Biographical Sketch (Biosketch) Defined

A biosketch is a brief summary of you or someone else's professional /educational accomplishments, publications, and affiliations--an abbreviated curriculum vitae--meant to highlight important aspects of your training, experience, and areas of interest.

In plain's a "light sketch" of a persons life.

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I was taught that a biography is about someone else while an autobiography is about one's self. So an autobiographical sketch would be a biosketch of your own life while a biographical sketch is a biosketch of anybody else's life.

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Who was Andy Goldsworthy married to?

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Who is D Paolo Dizon?

D. Paulo Dizon is a Filipino short story writer and poet. Some of his acclaimed stories include 'Twilight of a Poet' and 'The Beautiful Horse'. Considered one of the important influences in Philippine literature, D. Paulo Dizon wrote in English. His stories have been included in a number of anthologies of the best of Philippine literature.

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What are L Frank Baum's accomplishments?

Writer, stage director and film producer are the accomplishments of Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919).

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How do you write your biography on Movie Star Planet?

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Give character analysis for characters in the Boy Who Dared?

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Summary of the poem the sea by James Reeves?

In this poem , James Reeves describes the sea in 3 different parts of the year.

In the 1st stanza the sea is compared by a metaphor ta a hungry dog. This shows that in the cold winter days the sea is very rough. By the repetition of ' bones ,bones , bones , bones ' the poet shows us that he is hungry. In the 2nd stanza the poet now describes the sea to a playful dog . Here the dog is very energetic. While in the third stanza the poet describes the sea as a calm dog. This happens mostly during summer. It lets people enjoy and have fun. The rhythm is not regular such as the mood of the sea.


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Where in the book of Sarah Bishop can you find a quotation by Sarah or about her by someone else that describes her and her outlook on life?

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