LitReactor: the supplemental material
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50 of the Greatest Debut Novels Since 1950
But despite the exchanging of blurbs or seeing a big name author printed across the back of the book jacket, do blurbs actually do anything for readers? Do they really help in selling a book?

Before, I probably would have said no. That was until I read a blurb that tipped me over the edge of whether or not I was going to pay for a hardcover new release.
from Blurbs: (Huh) What Are They Good For by Amanda Diehl (via bookriot)

Le Bal des Ardents by Shawn Koppenhoefer

Personal experience is the grit from which horror’s most resonant pearls are grown. Get to the root of what scares you and produce a submission-ready story in this three-week workshop.

Personal experience is the grit from which horror’s most resonant pearls are grown. Get to the root of what scares you and produce a submission-ready story in this three-week workshop.


A ten-day crash course in the basics of grammar and style (i.e. all that stuff you’ve forgotten from school), so you can build the foundation for solid, professional writing.

A ten-day crash course in the basics of grammar and style (i.e. all that stuff you’ve forgotten from school), so you can build the foundation for solid, professional writing.

vintageanchorbooks:

Yoga Poses for Writers
Catch-22

Supplies: baseball mitt, paper, scissors

Directions: Cut out two numeral 2’s from the paper. Fasten to the inside of the baseball mitt.
from Literal Literary Halloween Costumes by Jessica Woodbury (via bookriot)
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This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

Guys. Science has developed a talking ring that allows the blind to read books.
This is not only amazing, it is the stuff of fairy tales.

beingruth paperclippe katiedoyle bookoisseur
LOOOOOOK.

This is so amazing. I am so happy.

paperclippe:

carnivaloftherandom:

gehayi:

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

Guys. Science has developed a talking ring that allows the blind to read books.

This is not only amazing, it is the stuff of fairy tales.

beingruth paperclippe katiedoyle bookoisseur
LOOOOOOK.

This is so amazing. I am so happy.


What do we know as truth and how can we reach beyond it to grab at the infinite? Poetry is primal. Dig deep into your creative process in this two-week bootcamp.

What do we know as truth and how can we reach beyond it to grab at the infinite? Poetry is primal. Dig deep into your creative process in this two-week bootcamp.


Fiction magazine editors aren’t normal readers—so what are they looking for? Tobias Caroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, is here to tell you in this two-week course.

Fiction magazine editors aren’t normal readers—so what are they looking for? Tobias Caroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, is here to tell you in this two-week course.