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The Golden Age of Piracy

How did pirates handle gender/racial equality and fair and legal justice in the Golden Age of Piracy? Could pirates read or write? Were they artists?

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What Did Pirates Eat?

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated on September 19th. People around the world will be celebrating with friends and family—dressing in a pirate costume, using pirate quotes and words, and making a pirate’s den out of their home. So, what do you serve to your friends who stop by for pirate food and a pint of grog?

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Meet the Winners – Vida Cruz – WotF 2nd Q 2017

When it comes to writing advice, many writers will tell you not to stop writing. I’m going to be contradictory for a bit and tell you that yes, you should stop—at the right time, for the right reasons.

Yesterday, You Might Have Been a Pirate

Yesterday, You Might Have Been a Pirate

In celebration of “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” we thought it would be appropriate to post this article written by L. Ron Hubbard which portrays pirates in a wholly different light than what is commonly held to be the case.

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The Code of a Pirate

Arr! Saturday, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day. In order to talk like a pirate it would be helpful to understand more about a pirate’s life. For example, how did one become a pirate?

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Yo-Ho-Ho-Ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Saturday, September 19th, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. The height of the pirate culture, often referred to as the Golden Age of Piracy, was from the 1650s to the 1730s. Probably one of the most famous pirates was …