Tessa Wegert

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30 year of Neuromancer. The Guardian explores William Gibson’s predictive vision of the Internet and technology.   

30 year of Neuromancer. The Guardian explores William Gibson’s predictive vision of the Internet and technology.   

11 Extremely Rare Books You'll Wish You Could Afford

"These are the books bibliophiles dream of."

Bill Gates: Six ‘Really Fantastic Books’ to Read This Summer. Yes to ”The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Terrific mix of science and storytelling.

Bill Gates: Six ‘Really Fantastic Books’ to Read This Summer. Yes to ”The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Terrific mix of science and storytelling.

Dungeons and Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers - NYTimes.com

"For certain writers, especially those raised in the 1970s and ’80s, all that time spent in basements has paid off."

Jul 7

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In admonishing against their usage, Kurt Vonnegut famously called semicolons “transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing," adding that "all they do is show you’ve been to college"; now, The Oatmeal is choosing to ignore Vonnegut’s advice in an illustrated guide to using semicolons.

Jul 2
What’s the best book set in your state? 

What’s the best book set in your state

Storytelling Is A Magical, Ruthless Discipline

Zadie Smith on stories and her writing career, from her 2014 Moth Award acceptance.

The art of library cards.

Fiction & film, meet interlocking plastic bricks.

LEGO Stories: http://lego-stories.tumblr.com

bookriot:

thisisasentence:

the literary elements

From the department of awesome book displays.

bookriot:

thisisasentence:

the literary elements

From the department of awesome book displays.

  1. It must be credibly motivated, both as to the original situation and the dénouement.
  2. It must be technically sound as to the methods of murder and detection.
  3. It must be realistic in character, setting and atmosphere. It must be about real people in a real world.
  4. It must have a sound story value apart from the mystery element: i.e., the investigation itself must be an adventure worth reading.
  5. It must have enough essential simplicity to be explained easily when the time comes.
  6. It must baffle a reasonably intelligent reader.
  7. The solution must seem inevitable once revealed.
  8. It must not try to do everything at once. If it is a puzzle story operating in a rather cool, reasonable atmosphere, it cannot also be a violent adventure or a passionate romance.
  9. It must punish the criminal in one way or another, not necessarily by operation of the law…. If the detective fails to resolve the consequences of the crime, the story is an unresolved chord and leaves irritation behind it.
  10. It must be honest with the reader.

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Open Culture unearths Raymond Chandler’s 10 rules for detective stories, many of which apply just as perfectly to storytelling in general.

Pair with Chandler’s advice on writing and the only surviving recording of his voice, then revisit other notable writerly rule-lists from Elmore Leonard, Kurt VonnegutHenry Miller, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Neil Gaiman, and Jack Kerouac.

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Jun 5

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Storytelling matters now. Emotion matters. Our imagination has become an ecological force.

Jon Mooallem's fantastic TED talk about the strange story of the teddy bear and what it reveals about our relationship to animals, based on his even more fantastic book Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America. Illustrations by the one and only Wendy MacNaughton

Wow, great talk.