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Scary stories. Shakespeare. Short stories. Anarchistcookbook2000.pdf. Vintage Vinyl:Steal This Book. Library of Congress number 72-157115 (stolen from Library of Congress) copyright ©1971 PIRATE EDITIONS Restaurants Food Programs.

Vintage Vinyl:Steal This Book

5 Authors More Badass Than The Badass Character They Created. When you read a story of a manly hero slaying a dragon and then bedding the princess, it's easy to imagine there's a 300-pound author sitting behind the typewriter in a tiny apartment full of cats.

5 Authors More Badass Than The Badass Character They Created

After all, fiction is all about escaping our real life, right? Not always. In fact, if you look at the authors behind some of the most iconic heroes of all time, you find a writer who's every bit as badass. Not only did these guys insert elements from their actual lives into the stories, they actually toned them down a bit. 6 Writers Who Accidentally Crapped Out Masterpieces.

How to Become an Author, in 5 Incredibly Difficult Steps. Editing and Editing and Editing ...

How to Become an Author, in 5 Incredibly Difficult Steps

I actually lied up there again (I have trust issues. There was a whole thing with a cowboy and a public pool bathroom as a child -- we shouldn't get into it): I said I was writing the book right now. But that's not true. I already finished it. Months ago. What I'm doing now is editing, and that process is a dozen times longer than the actual writing. For those of you who can just bang out a draft in one go, clap your hands, whirl on your heel and exit the room, burning it behind you so that others might not defile it with their lesser genius -- most of us writers also have to double as self-editors. Editing is just like writing, except hateful, and in reverse.

5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism. What'd He Do?

5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism

He was the man who invented dinosaurs. Or, at least, the word dinosaur. Owen was one of the first paleontologists in history, as well as a renowned anatomatician and biologist. 7 Lost Bodies of Work (That Would Have Changed Everything) The Rest of the Canterbury Tales Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is one of--if not the--seminal work of English literature, written by an author second only to William Shakespeare in influence on the English language (particularly when it came to fart jokes).

7 Lost Bodies of Work (That Would Have Changed Everything)

Just about everything written by the man changed the English-speaking world forever. He basically raised the English language from its reputation as the barbarian dialect of mud-shoveling peasants to the lofty level of Latin or Italian in literature, poetry, witticism, satire and all manner of subjects concerning asses and the gasses that come from asses.

7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World. The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost.

7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World

The world's geniuses either kept their revelations to themselves and then died, or else they put it down on paper which has long since rotted or burned or been used to line some parakeet's cage. Obviously we'll never know what great books have been lost to time, but we have clues on some of them, and what those clues tell us is mind-boggling, and a little bit depressing. 6 Classics Despised by the People Who Created Them. British author and playwright A.

6 Classics Despised by the People Who Created Them

A. Milne wrote the two original Winnie the Pooh books in the 1920s for his young son, basing the stories on the boy's stuffed animals. By the 1930s, Pooh was a multi-million dollar business, and after Milne's death the rights were sold by his widow to Disney. Approximately eighty thousand movies later, Pooh now earns Disney over one billion dollars a year. Does The Wild Truth Tell the True Story of Chris McCandless? Chris and Carine McCandless in the mid-1970s, dressed for Easter at the family’s home in Annandale, Virginia.

Does The Wild Truth Tell the True Story of Chris McCandless?

Photo: Courtesy of Carine McCandless The Wild Truth, the new memoir by Carine McCandless, is rough going at times. The book covers many years and a lot of ground, and much of it is emotionally powerful in a positive way, including new details that Carine offers about what the late Christopher McCandless was like as a brother. (Short answer: loving and protective.) What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire. The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog includes a book-reader coinage that got us thinking about our own reading styles.

What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire

There, Mark O'Connell confesses his dirty little reading secret: He doesn't finish books; he's a "promiscuous reader," a book abandoner. He writes, "I’ll start a book, get about halfway through it, and then, even if I’m enjoying it, put it down in favor of something else. " But it's not the books, it's him. "I like reading too much. I can’t say no," he writes. We understand. The Hate Reader. The Chronological Reader. SCWW Contests. Note the change in submission time for the Scott Lax Scholarship.Contest opens March 1, 2014 and closes midnight March 22, 2014.

SCWW Contests

Scott Lax Scholarship to Wildacres Writers Workshop July 5, 2014 – July 12, 2014 2014 Scott Lax Scholarship Winner The recipient of this year’s Scott Lax Scholarship to Wildacres’ Writers Workshopfor her first chapter titled The Abandoned is Kim Allman. Allman, adopted South Carolinian and part-time bookkeeper for a local non-profit, is beginning her second career in writing after thirty years of wife- and motherhood, proving it’s never too late to follow a dream, especially once the kids have flown the nest. She has been CFO of a software consulting firm and is a self-taught artist. Bite into the challenge and win a week at Wildacres Writers Workshop (a $740.00 value) located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Wildacres offers residential workshops where your manuscript is critiqued and given the attention it deserves. Must be 50 years or older.