As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. S fridge 3.0. Play with my magnetic words. - StumbleUpon.
The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine - StumbleUpon. The 100 Best Books of All Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon. The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.
This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have unknown authors. Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books. The books selected by this process and listed here are not ranked or categorized in any way; the organizers have stated that "they are all on an equal footing," with the exception of Don Quixote which was given the distinction "best literary work ever written. " HyperEpos. Responding to the lack of genre-based sites on the web, I've gathered here an array of sites focused on epic poetry, aiming for the occasionally quirky as well as the canonical vision of the genre.
In addition to the links to individual poems and poets, I've tried to incorporate a few key sites for chronological study. Thus, links to sites like Perseus, The Labyrinth or Romantic Circles, with all their wealth of connections, are included at the bottom of the appropriate page. Your comments and suggestions for inclusion or updating are appreciated. Bookshelf Porn - StumbleUpon. 20 Cool Home Library Design Ideas. 20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves: Pics, Videos, Links, News. Quiet at the Library. Quiet at the Library Posted by Editor on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 · 298 Comments To everyone who complained about book abuse in the 478 comments in the Don’t Like Reading, Read On post, here is a little ray of sunshine for you.
As both books and classic red phone booths are becoming a thing of the past, a village in Somerset, England has merged the two rare commodities. The bright red old phone booth was purchased for just 1 pound and remodeled as the smallest library in the world. Residents line up to swap their already read books for new ones left by other patrons. - StumbleUpon. The Monica Bird, Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her... - StumbleUpon. T S Eliot. Fairy Tales Collection.com. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides - StumbleUpon.
FullBooks.com - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Book recommendations from readers like you - StumbleUpon. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia - StumbleUpon. 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned - io9 - StumbleUpon. @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake.
@djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. But I'm also the child of a public school teacher and am familiar with my mother's and many of her peers' views on children's reading materials. Despite the generally conservative views in my community, my elementary school encouraged me to read A Wrinkle in Time and The Giver and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret. I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - StumbleUpon. Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories.
The most beautiful death. Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, at which point his health slowly began to deteriorate.
On his deathbed in November of 1963, just as he was passing away, Aldous — a man who for many years had been fascinated with the effects of psychedelic drugs since being introduced to mescaline in 1953 — asked his wife Laura to administer him with LSD. She agreed. The following letter — an incredibly moving, detailed account of Aldous's last days — was written by Laura just days after her husband's death and sent to his older brother Julian. Transcript follows. 6233 Mulholland Highway Los Angeles 28, California December 8, 1963Dearest Julian and Juliette:There is so much I want to tell you about the last week of Aldous' life and particularly the last day.