10 Graphic Novels for the Literary Minded
For fans of detective fiction: ’Stumptown’ by Greg Rucka (writer), Matthew Southworth (artist), Lee Loughridge and Rico Renzi (colors). Oni Press, 2011. A tightly plotted detective story that follows P.I. Dex Parios as she investigates the disappearance of a casino owner’s granddaughter. During her investigation Dex encounters two different sets of thugs, the 7th richest man...
Top 10 Words That Need To Die, Immediately
10. Bromance Origin: A portmanteau of the words brother and romance, created in the 1990s by Dave Carnie (editor of the skateboard magazine Big Brother) to describe the relationships that develop between male skaters. Why it sucks: The word bromance exists so two guys can be friends without being accused of wanting to touch each other’s junk. It’s not homophobia, but it’s...
There is no such thing as a generalist when it comes to memoirs. We all lead...– Ed Sikov, discussing his online writing class, Charming with the Truth. Starts Monday; seats still available but filling up fast. Don’t miss out.
Up until my stroke, I used a typewriter. An IBM Selectric. Never a computer. A...– Ray Bradbury in his delightfully curmudgeonly interview with The Paris Review from 2010 (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
What do authors like Chuck Klosterman, Dan Savage, and Malcolm Gladwell have in...– Latest online class @ LitReactor: Charming the Truth with Ed Sikov. Don’t miss it.
I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.– David Foster Wallace (via 4mbivalent)
The internet is an amazing resource for information. You can find just about...– Rob W. Hart @ LitReactor: Get Off The Dang Computer: The Benefits Of Hands-On Research
What are your fears (spiders, needles, failure, dependency) and how can you...– Richard Thomas @ LitReactor: Storyville: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
The dubious blessing of being accepted as a writer by others is that you can get...– Phil Jourdan @ LitReactor: A Real Monster: Writing About People You Know
The Power of BOOKS!
iheartclassics: I bet the guy in the middle of the top row is reading an HP Lovecraft story.
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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone...
Since and Because “Since” refers to time. e.g., Since I quit drinking I’ve married and had two children. “Because” refers to causation. e.g., Because I quit drinking I no longer wake up in my own vomit. (Click here to see the other 19)
The first thing I try to do is listen to my characters. They’re the ones...– Damascus author Joshua Mohr, who we’ve drafted to teach an online class about plotlines at LitReactor. Sign up here. (Do it by Feb. 13, get $25 off with coupon code EARLYBIRD).
Quote We Pretend We Understand of the Day
The novel is not “a crazy quilt of bits”; it is a logical sequence of psychological events: the movements of stars may seem crazy to the simpleton, but wise men know the comets come back. - Vladimir Nabokov
iambattleborn asked: Do you guys have a book club? If not, I think you should start one.
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