What we’re reading online

A rolling feed of our favourite literary resources.

Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2019-09-18
Amos Barshad on the history of the tracksuit, which was originally made for athletes but migrated to the worlds of rap culture, street culture, and high fashion.
 
Source: Writer’s ReliefPublished on 2019-09-18
Autumn is publishing’s busiest season! But after a summer of lazy days and beach chairs, you may need some inspiration to fall back into the writing groove. To help you get started, Writer’s Relief has found these autumn-themed visual writing prompts to inspire crisp new writing ideas!

Caveat: Writer’s Relief would love to read what you write in the comments section!...
 
Source: Writer’s ReliefPublished on 2019-09-18
Autumn is publishing’s busiest season! But after a summer of lazy days and beach chairs, you may need some inspiration to fall back into the writing groove. To help you get started, Writer’s Relief has found these autumn-themed visual writing prompts to inspire crisp new writing ideas!

Caveat: Writer’s Relief would love to read what you write in the comments section!...
 
Source: Fiction UniversityPublished on 2019-09-18
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

A flat character can kill an otherwise good story.

I was chatting with an editor of a publishing house recently, who mentioned a problem he sees in a lot of the submissions that cross his desk.

Poor characterization.

Cardboard characters. No sense of depth. Names, but not people. Without that characterization, it's impossible to connect ...
 
Source: Go Into The StoryPublished on 2019-09-18
One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity.

www.kylecease.comZero Draft Thirty: Day 18.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — FADE IN. FADE OUT. Or any sort of creative goal you have in front of you.

Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generat...
 
Source: Go Into The StoryPublished on 2019-09-18
A 4-minute video excerpt featuring… me.

Leading a workshop session at the 2019 Black List Feature Writers LabIt’s funny how social media works. Fellow screenwriter and colleague Brad Riddell, an associate professor at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts, lobbed a tweet at Karen Worden and David Branin, the proprietors of the video writing resource Film ...
 
Source: LA Review of BooksPublished on 2019-09-18
THE MOST TERRIFYING WORK of fiction you may read in 2019 — Elizabeth Engstrom’s When Darkness Loves Us — first crawled to life as a cheapo paperback in the mid-1980s. Now back in print as part of Valancourt’s Paperbacks from Hell series of ’70s and ’80s horror rediscoveries, Engstrom’s genre masterwork, comprising two harrowing novellas, exemplifies the ra...
 
Source: Go Into The StoryPublished on 2019-09-18
“Initiation, no matter how big or small, is a powerful experience. It lies at the heart of a Protagonist’s metamorphosis.”

Continue reading on Go Into The Story »

 
Source: Publishers WeeklyPublished on 2019-09-18
Visiting an author’s book launch at a colleague’s bookstore is a delightful adventure.

 
Source: Go Into The StoryPublished on 2019-09-18
6 writers. 7 mentors. 6 days. 1 incredible experience.

From August 4–10, 2019, six screenwriters gathered in Los Angeles for the 6th Annual Black List Feature Writers Lab. The writers — Claire Ayoub, Dominique Genest, John Hoffler, Jimmy Keyrouz, Tony Martin, and Dustin Sohn — had been selected on the basis of scripts they had uploaded to the Bl...
 
Source: Go Into The StoryPublished on 2019-09-18
Daily Dialogue — September 18, 2019“Such a shit day.”

— Tran to Busan (2016), screenplay by Joo-Suk Park, Sang-ho Yeon

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Zombies. Today’s suggestion by @JeremyKriss.

Trivia: First ever South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film. Filmmaker Edgar Wright, who directe...
 
Source: Guardian BooksPublished on 2019-09-18
From looming political crisis to a leaky flat – a troubled year in the life of a great American punk poetAt the start of 2016, Patti Smith’s friend the producer, manager and rock critic Sandy Pearlman was hospitalised after suffering a brain haemorrhage. She first met him in 1971 when he attended one of her performances during which she read poetry against a backdrop of feedback, court...
 
Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-09-18
Amanda Leigh Moore was 6 years old when she told her family that she was going to be a singer, and the dream came true faster than even the most encouraging parents could have hoped. A talent scout discovered her at age 13, and she landed a hit single, “Candy,” in 1999, when she was 15. Under the name Mandy Moore, over the course of a decade, she released six albums. As she simultaneou...
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2019-09-18
Farah Brook writes a humorous article detailing the travel adventures taken via other people’s Instagram stories.
 
Source: Guardian BooksPublished on 2019-09-18
From Black Lives Matter to the south London modelling circuit, the tangled mess of real life provides plenty of raw material for YA fiction

Newspapers and novels – fact and fiction – are often seen as polar opposites. But as a writer of both, I have come to find that fiction and non-fiction are simply two sides of the same coin.

My YA Nordic thriller, The Sharp Ed...
 
1 2 3 4 5 104

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *