10 Literary Icons Worthy of Halloween Costume Replication

Need a last minute Halloween costume? Check out Hothouse’s literary suggestions! 1. Hunter S. Thompson If you’re looking for a literary style icon to imitate this Halloween whose fashion is undeniably American and revels in giving two middle fingers up to the powers that be, look no further than Hunter S. Thompson. Seen to the…

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Five Essential Editorial Skills You Learn in College

So you think you might want to work as an editor in publishing? Hothouse is a great first step towards building up your resume and gaining some pretty awesome experience. But did you know that some of the basic skills you learn in your other classes at UT can be just as valuable to the…

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Hothouse’s Mix for Summoning the Muse

Many of us lead hectic lives—and inevitably must brave the ups and downs of our professional and/or personal lives while toiling away on a short story, book or chapbook, et cetera. For the most part, I’m incapable of weaving beautiful words the moment I plop down on my hard desk-chair. First and foremost I need to…

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A Weekend at the Texas Teen Book Festival

On Friday, I got the opportunity to volunteer for the Texas Teen Book Festival at St. Edward’s University. My friend and fellow “book person” Madison and I helped BookPeople unload boxes of Young Adult novels, set up the store and panels, and organize the novels by author. On Saturday, we attended a panel with authors…

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