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My Brain Hurts

The cover of the new Tin House Magazine (#63,Vol. 16, No. 3) is spot on to illustrate the volume’s theme: Rejection. The editors at Tin House describe it this way: 457 more words


This Week i am Reading:

Gay L.A. By Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons

I was desperate to get my hands on this amazing non fiction book, it took a bit of work as well. 230 more words


More from Open Culture: Humor and Writing Advice From Kurt Vonegut

Here’s a brief video with Kurt Vonnegut giving a fun presentation on the shape of a story:  http://www.openculture.com/2011/04/the_shape_of_a_story_writing_tips_from_kurt_vonnegut.html    Be sure to read the short article below the video.  13 more words


Authors Answer 18 - Rewriting a Famous Ending

We’ve all read a book that we looked forward to, but were ultimately disappointed with.  But what if we were to rewrite the ending?  What would we do?  1,387 more words


First Chapters - Lucky Chance by Linell Jeppsen

Today’s First Chapter is from a great story called Lucky Chance, which is the next in the Dead Man’s series by my friend Linell Jeppsen… 1,540 more words


Writing as Art: Mad Days of Me: Eluding Reality

Writing as Art digs deeply into the literary, structural, and poetic devices that make writing an art form. The excerpts and short fiction presented are chosen from a list of submissions sent by authors around the world. 1,645 more words

Welcome to King Country

Long story short, I was on a mission a while back for some reason or another to find a Stephen King-verse map of Maine. Most of his stories take place there in fictional towns and cities. 335 more words