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?