My favourite comment from that last link: “Twilight is why I’m glad my...– Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From Twilight | Underwire | Wired.com
Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From... →
The Five Most Common Facebook Fails - Urlesque →
Makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Oh the humanity!
Elmo schools Ricky Gervais (SMH)
For a writer, fluency is “the ultimate good omen”: if the words are...– From the Guardian review of Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith which sounds quite excellent.
Fun Theory on Vimeo (H/T Georgina)
Love in the Time of Cholera:WHY IT’S A BAD TITLE I admit that “Love...– Writing is Easy, by Steve Martin. Read for some great advice about writer’s block.
There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.– Fyodor Dostoevsky
FD officially loves Dr Spaceman.
Dinosaur Comics - November 6th, 2009 →
Along the same lines, Dinosaur Comics has a reader-submitted roundup of out-of-genre cover songs. Or, as he puts it, ‘hooray for music that sounds like other music’.
All Folked Up: The Punk Rock Collection, Vol. 1... →
on the hunting down of ideas - WWdN: In Exile →
‘Press X or C to start your daring escape.’
The American writer Maurice Sendak, already one of my heroes, has climbed even...– If children’s stories aren’t scary, they’re failing their audience | Sam Leith | Books | The Guardian
How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal →
re: Write Fight
Well, how I get things done anyway.
The Art of Prose Fiction
I think I need to read and reread this series from On Fiction (I, II, III) on the mechanics of style, and how to annotate the interior life of a character, then talk about it with someone. Bits like how Flaubert aspired to a ‘style that would enter your mind like a rapier thrust, and on which finally your thoughts would slide as if over a smooth surface …’, and to seek the...
On Footnotes in Fiction →
I unbiasedly love footnotes: I think they further capture a something of the exploratory inquisitiveness that fiction is all about anyway.