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Periodic Table of Storytelling. Periodic Table of Storytelling. How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps. 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding. 10 Can't Miss, Surefire Secrets Of Torturing Fictional People. Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society. The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks. Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia.

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks

Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life. Aerogramme Writers' StudioStephen King and the Art of the Short Story. Aerogramme Writers' StudioStephen King's Reading List for Writers. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.

Aerogramme Writers' StudioStephen King's Reading List for Writers

Simple as that.” ― Stephen King In the afterword to his acclaimed guide On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King shares the following reading list of 96 books, covering a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction titles. Aerogramme Writers' StudioStephen King's Reading List for Writers. MacGuffin. In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or maguffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation.

MacGuffin

The specific nature of a MacGuffin is typically unimportant to the overall plot. The most common type of MacGuffin is an object, place or person; other types include money, victory, glory, survival, power, love, or other things unexplained. History and use[edit] Alfred Hitchcock[edit] Interviewed in 1966 by François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock illustrated the term "MacGuffin" with this story:[6][7] 7 Utopias that Changed the Future. I don't believe I'm about to go on record saying this. . .

7 Utopias that Changed the Future

I'm still kind of baffled that I'm thinking it. . . but I begin to wonder if there's something fundamentally bad about all of the governance examples because they have what seem to be some common elements missing. Having been working on something that's designed to operate on a much, much smaller scale but has been accused of being 'Utopian' I ran into a couple of things right off and I'm pretty sure these problems scale up like gangbusters. The first is that people in generally have really different ideas of what 'awesome' is and what the default standards of civilization should be. Reflect: Convicts’ letters to their younger selves by Trent Bell (12 Pictures + Clip) > Film-/ Fotokunst, Netzkram, Streetstyle > convicts, inmates, letters, portraits, refelct, trent bell. Dieses Projekt hat mich gerade eine ziemlich lange Zeit beschäftigt und mehr oder wenigher aus Socken und Sessel gehauen und hier ist, warum: der amerikanische Fotograf Trent Bell (arbeitet u.a. für Conde Nast Traveler, Design New England und die New York Times) musste eines Tages miterleben, wie ein guter Freund (Familienvater, bestens ausgebildet) aufgrund einiger blöder Entscheidungen zu 36 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt wurde.

Reflect: Convicts’ letters to their younger selves by Trent Bell (12 Pictures + Clip) > Film-/ Fotokunst, Netzkram, Streetstyle > convicts, inmates, letters, portraits, refelct, trent bell

Brian Eno’s Reading List: 20 Essential Books for Sustaining Civilization. By Maria Popova Deconstructing a magnificent mind through his reading diet for intellectual survival.

Brian Eno’s Reading List: 20 Essential Books for Sustaining Civilization

UPDATE: The folks from the Long Now have kindly asked me to contribute to the Manual for Civilization library — here is my own reading list. There is something inescapably alluring about the reading lists of cultural icons, perhaps because in recognizing that creativity is combinatorial and fueled by networked knowledge, we intuitively long to emulate the greatness of an admired mind by replicating the bits and pieces, in this case the ideas found in beloved books, that went into constructing it. Raymond Chandler’s Ten Commandments for Writing a Detective Novel. Promo portrait photo of author Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler – along with his hardboiled brethren like Dashiell Hammett and James M.

Raymond Chandler’s Ten Commandments for Writing a Detective Novel

Cain – sandblasted the detective novel of its decorousness and instilled it with a sweaty vitality. Chandler, through the eyes of his most famous character Philip Marlowe, navigated a thinly veiled Los Angeles through the desperation of those on the low end of society’s totem pole and through the greed and venality of those at the top. Instead of creating self-contained locked room mysteries, Chandler created stories that looked outward, struggling to make sense of a morally ambiguous world. He dedicated his career to the genre, influencing generations of writers after him. So it isn’t terribly surprising that Chandler had some very strong opinions about crime fiction.

Periodic Table of Storytelling. Neil Gaiman/Connie Willis World Fantasy 2011. Stephen King. The Worst Blunders People Make in Inventing Fictional Alien Worlds. Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have. How Creativity Works: Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Comes From. How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction. Six Strategies That Have Quickly Improved My Writing. The Best "Entry Level" Science Fiction Books to Convert Your Friends.

From the article that you linked to: "Characters as young as 12 years old are married and engage in the act of "stork summoning," which is playfully omitted with an ellipsis.

The Best "Entry Level" Science Fiction Books to Convert Your Friends

5 Writing Tips: How to Organize your Research. These days, anyone can have a blog.

5 Writing Tips: How to Organize your Research

Therefore, we often suffer at the hands of authors without proper writing education. The internet is a self-published writer’s playground. I am a Mad Scientist: Using Real Science to Help Write Science Fiction. On the one hand, it's an incredibly elaborate and silly scheme [to grow replacement organs while avoiding zoonotic diseases] that ignores the very real and rapid development of in vitro organ building. io9 has good writeups on the same.

I am a Mad Scientist: Using Real Science to Help Write Science Fiction

But, even so: Very briefly, and giving Scott the sciencemagic "God Machine" that somehow synthesizes a complete, methylated and RNA-bootable [both sources of info highly plastic and unrecoverable] genome, and you certainly know how plausible that is: 1) Ancestral state reconstruction deals with probabilities. Even with perfect genome sequences of every extant mammal, you're still dealing with a surprising amount of uncertainty at *every single* base position, even apparently invariant sites, to say nothing of larger scale genomic features. Virtual books: images only - Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Introduction.

Audio This manuscript - one of the British Library's best - loved treasures - is the original version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, the pen-name of Charles Dodgson, an Oxford mathematician. Dodgson was fond of children and became friends with Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell, the young daughters of the Dean of his college, Christ Church. One summer's day in 1862 he entertained them on a boat trip with a story of Alice's adventures in a magical world entered through a rabbit-hole. The ten-year-old Alice was so entranced that she begged him to write it down for her. Read 12 Masterful Essays by Joan Didion for Free Online, Spanning Her Career From 1965 to 2013. In a classic essay of Joan Didion’s, “Goodbye to All That,” the novelist and writer breaks into her narrative—not for the first or last time—to prod her reader.

She rhetorically asks and answers: “…was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” The wry little moment is perfectly indicative of Didion’s unsparingly ironic critical voice. One Weird Old Trick to Undermine the Patriarchy. My five-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl. The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. Index Translationum - Bibliographie mondiale de la traduction.

La base de données contient une information bibliographique cumulative sur les livres traduits et publiés depuis 1979 dans une centaine d'États membres de l'UNESCO, soit plus de 2.000.000 notices dans toutes les disciplines : littérature, sciences sociales et humaines, sciences exactes et naturelles, art, histoire, etc. Une mise à jour est effectuée régulièrement.

Recherche dans la base de données Les notices antérieures à 1979 peuvent être consultées sur la version imprimée, disponible auprès des bibliothèques dépositaires et de la Bibliothèque de l' UNESCO à Paris. En publiant ce répertoire, l'UNESCO met à la disposition du public un outil de travail unique au monde, élaboré grâce à une coopération internationale continue. Science Fiction and Prophecy: Talking to Arthur C. Clarke. A Writing Revolution. Nearly everyone reads. Soon, nearly everyone will publish. Before 1455, books were handwritten, and it took a scribe a year to produce a Bible. Today, it takes only a minute to send a tweet or update a blog. The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk. The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk I’m a librarian by profession, and a scholar by inclination, so when I got involved with the amazing confluence of ideas that was steampunk in mid naughts I naturally wanted to know where this idea of steampunk came from.

Most steampunks know little about steampunk’s origins. We are part of a strange phenomenon in which loads of elaborately costumed people call themselves “fans” of books they can’t even name. This is not too surprising since steampunk didn’t become popular as a genre until after it inspired an art and lifestyle movement. The 10 Rules of Surveillance Dystopia Stories. The Charles Bukowski Tapes: 52 Short Interviews with the Underground Poet. Crowdfund original novels by fanfiction writers and a Frank Cho artbook.

If you see something you'd like featured, shoot me an email at lauren@io9.com! I read through all the emails people send me about crowdfunding projects. Create a Six-Word Sci-Fi/Fantasy Story! Neil Gaiman: Keynote Address 2012. How to Time Travel (Without Destroying the Universe) Part Two. How to Time Travel (Without Destroying the Universe) Part One. Comment sont financés les prix littéraires? Le 5 novembre, le jury du prix Décembre a remis un chèque de 30.000 euros à Maël Renouard pour La réforme de l'opéra de Pékin. La veille, c'est une dotation symbolique de 10 euros qu'a reçu Pierre Lemaitre, le gagnant du prix Goncourt, pour son ouvrage Au revoir là haut.

Les lauréats du Femina et de l’Interallié repartiront les poches vides. Catalog your books online. Like'a'Laugh - your better laugh. Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008. What should I read next. The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. Writing is a muscle. Poems index. Write & Get Paid. Get Paid $100. Notification : sécurité - risque lié aux programmes malveillants.

A Few Thoughts on Other Cultures and Diversity in SFF. A Few Thoughts on Other Cultures and Diversity in SFF. Isaac Asimov on Curiosity, Taking Risk, and the Value of Space Exploration in Muppet Magazine. Michel Foucault Beyond Good and Evil 1993) Why Study Philosophy? Proust derrière les barbelés. Le paradoxe de l’interviewer. Pourquoi écrire ? (Brancusi photographe) How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism. 6 Things I Learned from Charles Bukowski Altucher Confidential. How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism. How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism. J.M. Guillen's Blog - Revolution! A Manifesto for Authors - September 04, 2013 18:49. The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated.

The Storytelling Animal: The Science of How We Came to Live and Breathe Stories. An Introduction to World Literature by a Cast Of Literary & Academic Stars (Free Course) The Only Advice A Writer Needs. The Hum. Handy Linux Applications That Will Help You Write Your First Novel. Exegesis: How early adapters, innovative publishers, legacy media companies and more are pushing toward the annotated web.

NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books - How many have you read? These Pages Fall Like Ash. Digital doesn't mean losing the plot. Five Minutes With: Iain M Banks. 425 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook. 525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. The Library. GEORGE R.R. MARTIN. George R. R. Martin Watches "Red Wedding" Reaction Videos - CONAN on TBS. The Literary Snob (quotesfromfiction: buzzfeed: The books that...) Cloud Reader. Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature. Infographic: 19 Emotions For Which English Has No Words. The Stephen King Universe Flowchart Update (including the Dark Tower Series)

I Love Charts. The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk. Douglas Adams - An Artificial God? Hemingway, Fitzgerald: l'alcool a-t-il aidé ou freiné les grands écrivains? R. A. Salvatore. Douglas Adams. John Pier et Jean-Marie Schaeffer : La métalepse, aujourd’hui. Narrativité, narration, narratologie : du concept ricœurien d’identité narrative aux sciences sociales. 25 Things Writers Should Beware. Download 14 Great Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books and Free eBooks. Encore au Papier? Top 10 Novels of the 2000s.

HistSciFi-mid1smweb.jpg (JPEG Image, 1260x660 pixels) - Scaled (80%) Story Generator - TV Tropes. Extended interview with Sir Terry Pratchett. 623 of the Best Books Ever Written. La première bibliothèque sans livre.