1000 novels everyone must read | Books | guardian.co.uk
Walden, and 99 other Free Online Books Every Student of Humanity Should Read | Online Education at UniversitiesAndColleges.org
Senghor on the Rocks - Coupe Du Monde
Interaktiver Google Mahshup RomanGrowing Sentences with David Foster Wallace
how to write a book
0. Begin with an idea, a string of ideas, 1. Use them in a compound sentence, 2. Add rhythm with a dependent clause....
Now I know how @vaguery gets his posts to scroll! ;-)Life and Letters: The Unfinished: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
glass palisades at desperate speeds, soaring north, sounding a bell-clear and nearly maternal al
Amazing bio piece on David Foster Wallace; actually chokes me up while reading; totally essential - must blog about this
David Foster WallaceE-Books Directory - Categorized Books, Short Reviews, Free Downloads
E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit and promote your own ebooks, add comments on already posted books or just browse through the directory and download anything you need.Life and Letters: The Unfinished: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
David Foster Wallace’s struggle to surpass “Infinite Jest.”
Article on the writer David Foster Wallace who committed suicide on Sep 12th 2008. He battled with depression.
What goes on inside is just too fast and huge and all interconnected for words to do more than barely sketch the outlines of at most one tiny little part of it at any given instant
"Fiction's about what it is to be a fucking human being"-dfw, dfw's writing after infinite jest, struggle with depression, portrait of older dfw, some biographyWriting for a living: a joy or a chore?: nine authors give their views | Books | The Guardian
Writing is good for you!What Watchmen Did Next: 9 Comics To Follow Watchmen
"Never read a bad book again"Hark, a vagrant: 164
Mary SeacoleGet (Almost) Any Book For Free: 100+ (Kosher) Sites Offering Great Literature for Download - Learn-gasm
ingilizce romanlar açısından çok zengin bir kaynak. hem de ücretsiz...
e-book listRevolutionary Espresso Book Machine launches in London | Books | guardian.co.uk
What would you have printed?
The Espresso Book Machine can print any of 500,000 titles while you wait in 5 minutes
It's not elegant and it's not sexy – it looks like a large photocopier – but the Espresso Book Machine is being billed as the biggest change for the literary world since Gutenberg invented the printing press more than 500 years ago and made the mass production of books possible. Launching today at Blackwell's Charing Cross Road branch in London, the machine prints and binds books on demand in five minutes, while customers wait. Signalling the end, says Blackwell, to the frustration of being told by a bookseller that a title is out of print, or not in stock, the Espresso offers access to almost half a million books, from a facsimile of Lewis Carroll's original manuscript for Alice in Wonderland to Mrs Beeton's Book of Needlework. Blackwell hopes to increase this to over a million titles by the end of the summer – the equivalent of 23.6 miles of shelf space, or over 50 bookshops rolled into one.Dickensurl.com
URL-Wandlung in kurze URL-Adressen
this service has been created to convert long URLs into wonderful works by Charles Dickens. The fear of cryptic URLs, long or short, is now no longer a problem. Enter an ugly URL above and hit convert button. Soon you will be faced with beautiful words of Charles Dickens. Forget tinyurl.com, now you have dickensurl.com!
Inspired by a comment from reddit, this service has been created to convert long URLs into wonderful works by Charles Dickens. The fear of cryptic URLs, long or short, is now no longer a problem. Enter an ugly URL above and hit convert button. Soon you will be faced with beautiful words of Charles Dickens. Forget tinyurl.com, now you have dickensurl.com!interactions magazine
I’m a science fiction writer, and as I became more familiar with design, it struck me that the futuristic objects and services within science fiction are quite badly designed.
Many science fiction writers, believe it or not, were capable of understanding Wittgenstein. User experience design, however, was far beyond them. It was also beyond Wittgenstein, because there are things we might imagine and speak about that we do pass over in silence because we are writing in books.Stephen Fry's letter to his 16-year-old self | Media | The Guardian
Stephen Fry's letter to himself: Dearest absurd childJust who was the young, arrogant and confused man to whom Stephen Fry recently felt compelled to write a long and heartfelt letter? Himself, 35 years ago
You went on to affirm that if ever you dared in later life to repudiate, deny or mock your 16-year-old self it would be a lie, a traducing, treasonable lie, a crime against adolescence. "This is who I am," you wrote. "Each day that passes I grow away from my true self. Every inch I take towards adulthood is a betrayal."
i am so charmed by old men writing wise letters to young men- rilke's, 'open letter to a young man', hofstadter writing to his young self, and now this one too
Stephen Fry: You wrote in 1973 a letter to your future self and it is high time your future self had the decency to write back
oh Stephen!Literary Tweets: 100+ of the Best Authors on Twitter
There are Twitter users covering virtually every niche out there. Authors are no exception. Here are over 100 writers who are active on the service.tweetbook.in
Para publicar todos tus tweets
save your tweets into a pdf book
Gerador de PDF e XML com o Twitter.
hacer un PDF de todos los TWITTS1984: The masterpiece that killed George Orwell | Books | The Observer
Orwell had worked for David Astor's Observer since 1942, first as a book reviewer and later as a correspondent. The editor professed great admiration for Orwell's "absolute straightforwardness, his honesty and his decency", and would be his patron throughout the 1940s. The closeness of their friendship is crucial to the story of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
ith, an everyman for his times, continues to resonate for readers whose fears for the future are very different from those of an English writer in the mid-1940s.50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read | Online College Degree
good oneInfinite Summer
summer reading challenge--Infinite jestThe Substance of Style, Pt 1 by Matt Zoller Seitz - Moving Image Source
I haven't read this yet
Wes Anderson, Salinger, The Royal Tenenbaums - the inpirations.
This is the first in a five-part series of video essays analyzing the key influences on Wes Anderson’s style. Part 2 covers Martin Scorsese, Richard Lester, and Mike Nichols. Part 3 covers Hal Ashby. Part 4 covers J.D. Salinger. Part 5 is an annotated version of the prologue to The Royal Tenenbaums.Eighteen Challenges in Contemporary Literature | Beyond The Beyond
well, this got me worked up, didn't it now?
1. Literature is language-based and national; contemporary society is globalizing and polyglot.
Thoughtful listing of key issues affecting the production and consumption of 'literature'
terrifying and exciting and wowThe Book Seer
Type in the name of the book and the author you have just read and book seer will give you ideas for other books to read
What should I read next?
Put in the name of a book you've read and get suggestions for other books you might like.
internet recommends bookszehnseiten.de
Autoren lesen 10 Seiten aus ihrem Werk
Auszüge aus interessanten Büchern vorgelesen;Literary Lesson: Authors, Poets Write the News – Forward.com
"Among those articles were gems like the stock market summary, by author Avri Herling. It went like this: 'Everything’s okay. Everything’s like usual. Yesterday trading ended. Everything’s okay. The economists went to their homes, the laundry is drying on the lines, dinners are waiting in place… Dow Jones traded steadily and closed with 8,761 points, Nasdaq added 0.9% to a level of 1,860 points…. The guy from the shakshuka [an Israeli egg-and-tomato dish] shop raised his prices again….' "
It was on an average Wednesday that a very serious Israeli newspaper conducted a very wild experiment. For one day, Haaretz editor-in-chief Dov Alfon sent most of his staff reporters home and sent 31 of Israel’s finest authors and poets to cover the day’s news. - The idea behind the paper’s June 10 special edition was to honor Israel’s annual Hebrew Book Week, which opened the same day, by inviting Israeli authors to get away from their forthcoming novels and letting them bear witness to the events of the day.Pandora's Skull: All the Twittered Shakespeare Synopses
Twitter version of synopses of all Shakespeare plays. Genius!
Alle Shakespeare-Dramen in 140 Zeichen
Synopses of Shakespeare's plays in 140 characters or less
RT @ShakespeareGeek @Pogue: All the Shakespeare plays' plots, in 140 char or less: http://xrl.in/235e [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1604620746]
All of Will's work - twittled downFifty Books for Our Times | Newsweek Books | Newsweek.com
Before Wall-E, there was this penetrating parable of the grim future of technology and life on an Earth without animals (and the basis for Blade Runner).
We know it's insane. We know people will ask why on earth we think that an 1875 British satirical novel is the book you need to read right now—or, for that matter, why it even made the cut. The fact is, no one needs another best-of list telling you how great The Great Gatsby is. What we do need, in a world with precious little time to read (and think), is to know which books—new or old, fiction or nonfiction—open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways. Which is why we'd like you to sit down with Anthony Trollope, and these 49 other remarkably trenchant voices.What to Read Now. And Why
What to Read Now. And Why.Fifty Books for Our Times | Newsweek Books | Newsweek.com
We know it's insane. We know people will ask why on earth we think that an 1875 British satirical novel is the book you need to read right now—or, for that matter, why it even made the cut. The fact is, no one needs another best-of list telling you how great The Great Gatsby is. What we do need, in a world with precious little time to read (and think), is to know which books—new or old, fiction or nonfiction—open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways. Which is why we'd like you to sit down with Anthony Trollope, and these 49 other remarkably trenchant voices.200905amusingourselvest.png (PNG Image, 950x7583 pixels)
Huxley vs Orwell61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times
David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" -- "The Mezzanine" by Nicholson BakerThe Bookworm's Guide to the Lifehacker Galaxy - Book - Lifehacker
view on the future
from Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death--in cartoon form
"Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism."eLit - e:lit– home page
PETA website; great teaching tips
PETA ; english resource
English resourceSummer Teacher Institute Lesson Plans
Lesson plans using the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and music.Where I Write - Main Page
http://www.whereiwrite.org/ write 2 writing 6 whereiwrite.org
Have you ever wondered where writers actually get to do their writing? Where I Write gives a fascinating glimpse into the creative spaces of professional writers with photos of their work areas.
Where Scifi authors write
Fantatsy and Science Fiction authors - creative spaces and photos of thier work areas
Where I Write: Fantasy & Science Fiction Authors In their creatvie spaces
An interesting project where they document where authors do their writing.The Second Pass
Books in the canon that this guy reckons, shouldn't be...
A humorous take on books to skipiWise
Wisdom on demand for any topicAudience Picks: 100 Best Beach Books Ever : NPR
Some of these are surprising! Anna Karenina is a beach read?
Almost 16,000 of you voted in our Best Beach Books poll. Whether such a vote can determine literary quality, who can say? But if there's one thing a multitude of book-loving NPR types can definitely do, it's pick books that appeal ... to book-loving NPR types.
90. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read - Learn-gasm
25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read August 6th, 2009 By Donna Scott College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.
College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.The Longest Poem in the World
"The Longest Poem in the World" is composed by aggregating real-time public twitter updates and selecting those that rhyme.
I love simple creativity. This has it in spades.
legjobb, legjobbGood Novels Don’t Have to Be Hard Work - WSJ.com
If there's a key to what the 21st-century novel is going to look like, says novelist Lev Grossman, this is it: the ongoing exoneration and rehabilitation of plot.
Good Novels Don’t Have to Be Hard Work - WSJ.com http://bit.ly/X9oM4 [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/3680002494]Shelfari: Neil Gaiman's Bookshelves
oh jebus.4 Websites With LOTS Of Completely Free Ebooks That Don’t Suck
If you're a fervent reader and nerd like I am, you've probably encountered quite a lot of writing online. However, most of them are either absolute garbage or
ebookJohns Hopkins Magazine – The Autodidact Course Catalog
A great, lengthy piece on cool things to read online to learn more about the world
One would be hard-pressed to disapprove of autodidacticism. Consider a list of notable alumni from the academy of the self-taught: René Descartes, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, William Blake.The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection
Edgar Allan Poe digital collection with annotated manuscripts, letters, books belonging to Poe.The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown's 20 worst sentences - Telegraph
The Lost Symbol, the latest novel by The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, has gone on sale. We pick 20 of the clumsiest phrases from it and from his earlier works. - The critics are certainly harsh. Edinburgh professor of linguistics Geoffrey Pullum says “Brown's writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.” He picks out some excerpts for special criticism. The female lead in Angels and Demons learns of the death of her scientist father: “Genius, she thought. My father . . . Dad. Dead.” A member of the Vatican Guard in the same book becomes annoyed by something, and we learn that "his eyes went white, like a shark about to attack."
Dan Brown's 20 worst sentences
Famously, comedian Stewart Lee mocked him for using the sentence “The famous man looked at the red cup” in his bestselling The Da Vinci Code.Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’ - Times Online
Gore attacks edmund again
A conversation with Gore Vidal unfolds at his pace.
to re-readThe 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time
crazy books to read or notWondermark » Archive » #554; The Fiction Generator.
The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator 2000
Genre-Fiction GeneratorDresden Codak » Archive » 42 Essential 3rd Act Twists
"Everything you need from a SparkNote - in just 10 pages" #delicious
study notes for books like Animal Farm, Jane Eyre, The Giver, etc.
LitCharts Study Guides The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes100 Essential Reads for the Lifelong Learner | Online School
"Whether you are just starting out in college or are a more experience learner with years under your belt, there is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered. One great way to do that is to read."
100 livros que precisam ser lidos antes de morrer
There is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered.Fifty-Two Stories » with Cal Morgan
short story website
storiesIf Homer's Odyssey Was Written On Twitter | www.holytaco.com
If Homer's Odyssey Was Written On Twitter
Some profanitySPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
""in cultural history, the list has prevailed over and over again. It is by no means merely an expression of primitive cultures. A very clear image of the universe existed in the Middle Ages, and there were lists. A new worldview based on astronomy predominated in the Renaissance and the Baroque era. And there were lists. And the list is certainly prevalent in the postmodern age. It has an irresistible magic. … We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That's why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It's a way of escaping thoughts about death. We like lists because we don't want to die. … we believe that we are able to see more in them. A person contemplating a painting feels a need to open the frame and see what things look like to the left and to the right of the painting. This sort of painting is truly like a list, a cutout of infinity.""
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"The Vertigo of Lists"
Italian polymath Umberto Eco: "I like lists for the same reason other people like football or pedophilia."
"...how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists, through catalogs, through collections in museums and through encyclopedias and dictionaries."The 100 Best Books of the Decade - Times Online
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz is in "The 100 Best Books of the Decade - @TheTimes http://j.mp/3ZYLo9
100 The Position by Meg Wolitzer (2005) An hilarious, serious novel about sex and love and family.100 Free Audio Books You Should Have Read By Now – Online Degree Programs.org: Top Online Degrees
Books you want to read
downloads de audio bookBBC - Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Homepage
NOTE: The page is no longer updated but is still useful. Create your own interpretation of Shakespeare in one minute - make a film or audio, take a scene or whole play - keep it classic or make it modern, it's up to you. It also has links to other resources on Shakespeare, including newspaper articles telling shakespeare's stories...
Creating your own interpretation of Shakespeare in one minute - make a film or audio, take a scene or whole play, keep it classic or make it modern, it's up to you.
BBC Drama 60 Second Shakespeare - take on the challenge of producing a 60 second audio or film based on Shakespeare's workThe Uncollected Stories of JD Salinger
Aside from his Nine Stories, JD Salinger published twenty-two stories in various magazines which remain uncollected. Several attempts have been made to compile these stories together but have met stiff resistance by the author. Spanning his literary career between the years 1940-1965, these stories display changes in both the author's style and message. While some are plainly of commercial quality, most are serious works containing an expansive gift of enlightenment and self-examination: that very-satisfying "Salinger moment".
JD Salinger Uncollected Stories100 Notable Books of 2009 - The New York Times
the official site for towel day
Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.
Ok, I saw this mentioned and I knew it had something to do with Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but couldn't figure out exactly what.Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school? - Yahoo! Answers
Let me explain. I go to a private school that …
I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we're not allowed to read. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, was on the list, so I decided to bring it to school to see if I would really get in trouble. Well... I did but not too much. Then (surprise!) a boy in my English class asked if he could borrow the book, because he heard it was very good AND it was banned! This happened a lot and my locker got to overflowing with the banned books, so I decided to put the unoccupied locker next to me to a good use. I now have 62 books in that locker, about half of what was on the list. I took care only to bring the books with literary quality.
Anyway, I now operate a little mini-library that no one has access to but myself. Practically a real library, because I keep an inventory log and give people due dates and everything. I would be in so much trouble if I got caught, but I think it's the right thing to do because before I started, almost no kid at school but myself took an active interest in reading! Now not only are all the kids reading the banned books, but go out of their way to read anything they can get their hands on. So I'm doing a good thing, right? ... I think that people should have open minds. Most of the books were banned because they contained information that opposed Catholisism.
Dievča, ktoré sa nezmierilo so zoznamom zakázanej literatúry na súkromnej škole a v skrinke na oblečenie spravila ilegálnu knižnicu. Spolužiaci sa na to tak namotali, že čítajú jak draci. Rešpekt najväčší.
was all over the lib blogs a few months ago20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade - Books - io9
최근 10년간 SF소설 시장에서 눈부신 활약을 보였던 20권의 책 선정(해리포터 시리즈, 시간여행자의 아내 등등). 2009년 12월 11일자 <자료제공:io9>The Believer - Donald Barthelme’s Syllabus
"A NON-READER PURSUES A LITERARY EDUCATION ARMED WITH NOTHING BUT THE DON’S TOP EIGHTY-ONE."
There was a time when I fought against an impatience with reading, concealing, with partisanship, the fissures in my education. I confused difficulty with duplicity, and that which didn’t come easily, I often scorned. Then, in my last year of college in Gainesville, Florida, I was given secondhand a list of eighty-one books, the recommendations of Donald Barthelme to his students. Barthelme’s only guidance, passed on by Padgett Powell, one of Barthelme’s former students at the University of Houston and my teacher at the time, was to attack the books “in no particular order, just read them,” which is exactly what I, in my confident illiteracy, resolved to do.
81 new reading ideas.Readers by Author « Lauren Leto
“Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Author.” Might not have linked to this, except she has me pegged. (I’m a boy and I don’t read.)
"Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Author."
Stereotyping People by Their Favorite AuthorLost in the Meritocracy - The Atlantic (January/February 2005)
This was the system's great flaw, and it enraged us. A pure meritocracy, we'd discovered, can only promote; it can't legitimize. It can confer success but can't grant knighthood. For that it needs a class beyond itself: the high-born genealogical peerage that aptitude testing was created to supplant with a cast of brainy up-and-comers. But we still needed to impress them: the wasp New Englanders with weekend coke habits, well-worn deck shoes, and vaguely leftish politics devised in reaction to their parents' conservatism, to which they'd slowly return as they aged. They didn't have our test scores, but they had style, a charismatic aura of entitlement, and V and I were desperate for a piece of it.
A pure meritocracy, we'd discovered, can only promote; it can't legitimize. It can confer success but can't grant knighthood. For that it needs a class beyond itself: the high-born genealogical peerage that aptitude testing was created to supplant with a cast of brainy up-and-comers. But we still needed to impress them: the wasp New Englanders with weekend coke habits, well-worn deck shoes, and vaguely leftish politics devised in reaction to their parents' conservatism, to which they'd slowly return as they aged. They didn't have our test scores, but they had style, a charismatic aura of entitlement, and V and I were desperate for a piece of it.
Percentile is destiny in America. That's why we're here: we all showed aptitude. Aptitude for showing aptitude, mainly. That's what they wanted, so that's what we delivered. A talent for nothing, but a knack for everything. Nobody told us it wouldn't be enough. I'd never bothered to contemplate the moment when the quest for trophies would end and the game of trading on them would begin. Once, I'd had nowhere to go but up. Now, it seemed, I had nowhere to go at all.Kurt Vonnegut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story..."
Kurt Vonnegut's eight rules for writing short stories.
Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks
Weird Book Room
i own one of these!Letters of Note: Slaughterhouse Five
vonnegut on slaughterhouse five : "On about February 14th the Americans came over, followed by the R.A.F. their combined labors killed 250,000 people in twenty-four hours and destroyed all of Dresden -- possibly the world's most beautiful city. But not me. "
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s letter home describe the real-life Slaughterhouse Five scenario of his POW internment during WWII.brain harvest
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ebook, short story, fictionGeorge Orwell: free web books, online
Obras do George Orwelll grátis pra download.In Which We Count Down The 100 Greatest Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels of All Time - Home - This Recording
Film, Television, Books, Music, Art, Poetry, Celebrity, Sex, Science, FashionPostscript: J. D. Salinger: Back Issues : The New Yorker
Short stories by J. D. Salinger published in The New Yorker
Salinger in the New Yorker.
links to all Salinger stories published in The New YorkerThe 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time
After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top Ten Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy!The 8 Best Book Review Sites
ケータイ小説「あたし彼女」の状態遷移図。もはや数理芸術。美しい。Ten rules for writing fiction | Books | guardian.co.uk
Established authors provide writing tips. Elmore Leonard: 'Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said".' Margaret Atwood: "Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do." Roddy Doyle: "Do not place a photograph of your favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide." There are many more serious tips, too.Ten rules for writing fiction(part two) | Books | guardian.co.uk
Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, our survey of established authors' tips for successful authorship continues.
10 Rules for Writing Fiction - Part 2Shakespeare in XML
Shakespeare plays in XML formatFree Audio Books - Download an audio book in mp3 or iPod format today!
A Clockwork Orangefound_objects: The Recently Deflowered Girl
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Wonderfully distressing.Virtual books: images only - Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Introduction
the original manuscript of Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland The original book (w/ writing and drawings) online.
The original manuscript scanned
Photos of every single page of the original manuscript for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Includes hand-drawn illustrations!死滅病棟: ネットカフェ難民にもなれなかった男の末路
あとでよむxkcd - A Webcomic - Fiction Rule of Thumb
Fiction Rule of Thumb
The probability that a book is good decreases as the number of words made up by the author increases.ProTeacher! Poetry lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-6 including point of view, imagery activities, programs and thematic units, metaphor and simile skills curriculum, classroom and teaching ideas resources.
This site provides a lot of neat ways to teach poetry to younger children and activities for them to do.
Great for poetry, thematic units, metaphor, simile.
Although this website is intended for a younger age group than I intend to teach, it is always good to look at another perspective and use other ideas to help with your own classroom development. Plus, sometimes the older students like to do fun activities that are recommended for a younger age group.Festival Litcologne
Lesen! Das Buch der Woche
Sendung online anschauenPhilip Pullman on the pointless menace of censorship | Books | guardian.co.uk
When I heard that my novel The Golden Compass (the name in the USA of Northern Lights) appeared in the top five of the American Library Association's list of 2007's most challenged books, my immediate and ignoble response was glee.
Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip Pullman.
In fact, when it comes to banning books, religion is the worst reason of the lot. Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed. The rank stench of oppression wafts from every authoritarian church, chapel, temple, mosque, or synagogue – from every place of worship where the priests have the power to meddle in the social and intellectual lives of their flocks, from every presidential palace or prime ministerial office where civil leaders have to pander to religious ones. My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.
Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip Pullman
Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed. The rank stench of oppression wafts from every authoritarian church, chapel, temple, mosque, or synagogue – from every place of worship where the priests have the power to meddle in the social and intellectual lives of their flocks, from every presidential palace or prime ministerial office where civil leaders have to pander to religious ones. My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.
"My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good."
Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip PullmanThe words David Foster Wallace circled in his dictionary. - - Slate Magazine
David Foster Wallace
A complete list of words that David Foster Wallace circled in his American Heritage Dictionary.Out of Print Clothing
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Your favorite Facebook meme is older than anyone guessed! Here it is, something I just dug up at the library: the First Folio edition of... Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me
Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt MeRemembering David Foster Wallace
via kottke.com, dozens of links about the late writer, david foster wallace
A collection of links to resources related to, anecdotes about, and eulogies of the deceased author. NB: he loved The Wire!
Jason Kottke assembled a set of links commemorating DFW.
kottke's list of remembrances, because I, too, need to close some of these tabs
Kottke rounds up quite a few links about David Foster Wallace, the acclaimed writer that died recently. I've never read anything by Wallace, but all the outpouring of sorrow makes me wonder if I should have been.20 Places Where Bookworms Go to Read and Socialize Online -- Education-Portal.com
"The Orphan is a non-profit, biannual, web-only entity devoted to demolishing literary preconceptions."
literary/ arts webzine
The Orphan is incomplete, unpublishable, moloch-less, disrespected, bizarre and roundly rejected.After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain will finally reveal all - News, Books - The Independent
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meh, two more blog posts analyzed by http://iwl.me results in Jonathan Swift & Stephen King. Methinks results a bit random. #unimpressed
"Check what famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them to those of the famous writers."
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I Write Like http://iwl.me/ your writing style is like... (via @catone)Janet Fitch's 10 rules for writers | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times
10 writing tips everyone can benefit from: http://bit.ly/bSS1zX (h/t @kottke)
ooo! gonna come back to this: 10 rules for writers http://bit.ly/9ytXAU (via @jkottke) #bookmark
1. Write the sentence, not just the story. 2. Pick a better verb. 3. Kill the cliché. 4. Variety is the key. 5. Explore sentences using dependent clauses. 6. Use the landscape. 7. Smarten up your protagonist. 9. Write in scenes. 10. Torture your protagonist.Janet Fitch's 10 rules for writers | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times
Some of the best creative writing advice I have seen
1. Write the sentence, not just the story 2. Pick a better verb 3. Kill the cliché. 4. Variety is the key. 5. Explore sentences using dependent clauses. 6. Use the landscape. 7. Smarten up your protagonist. 8. Learn to write dialogue. 9. Write in scenes. 10. Torture your protagonist.
Good rules for any writer.
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