Classic Literature Network - Online literature, book reviews, poetry, forums, biographies and quotations. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep - StumbleUpon. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides. Www.oscarwildecollection.com - StumbleUpon. MPT: Knowing Poe: Home. Letters of Note: The most beautiful death. Intuitionistic Theism: Religion without Faith. What Youll Wish Youd Known - StumbleUpon. January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school.
I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. What will you say to high school students? So I asked them, what do you wish someone had told you in high school? I'll start by telling you something you don't have to know in high school: what you want to do with your life. If I were back in high school and someone asked about my plans, I'd say that my first priority was to learn what the options were.
It might seem that nothing would be easier than deciding what you like, but it turns out to be hard, partly because it's hard to get an accurate picture of most jobs. But there are other jobs you can't learn about, because no one is doing them yet. And yet every May, speakers all over the country fire up the Standard Graduation Speech, the theme of which is: don't give up on your dreams. Which is an uncomfortable thought. Upwind Now. A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years - StumbleUpon. In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.
Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices. We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
The 10 Types of Writers Block (and How to Overcome Them) - StumbleUpon. #4 was a really common event in my undergrad screenwriting classes (where it was commonly called the Page 70 Problem or the Act 2 Dead Zone or some other ridiculous name).
It is really where outlining-as-you-go can prevent problems. For instance, I might have a ten point outline for the whole story and as I catch up to various points I may go back over the outline and flesh out points with another outline. If a scene is really tricky, my outline might be as specific as three points for five pages. But something that is really simple may never get more than a "this happens". The most important writing tips I've ever gotten: Write when you're good (I'm best first thing in the morning).
Also, keep a bunch of "quick fixes" in mind if you're having trouble. The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine - StumbleUpon. Books that will induce a mindfuck - StumbleUpon. Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author.
Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction.