At the Irish Times, Derek Flynn considers genre fiction, particularly crime fiction, and working class experience. “And when I say that the voices of the working class can be heard in genre fiction, I’m not just talking about crime or thriller novels. Take, for example, the much-maligned genre […]
Use the giallo title generator as a way to pass the time or a writing prompt. It’s certainly not a supernatural vision sent to you by an ancient coven of witches or a fashion-obsessed murderer who works in a mannequin warehouse… It probably isn’t. Certainly the police scoff […]
Sina Grace on his experience writing Iceman for Marvel Comics. “To date, I’ve always been honest about the joy of writing Iceman’s journey as an out gay superhero, but I’ve skirted around the challenges that came along with it. This is partially because I prefer to give off […]
Lit Hub has a transcript of Kelly Link’s speech at the 2019 One Story Literary Debutante Ball. “When I realized I would have to say something here other than, “Yes, I’d love another drink, thank you!” I tried to figure out what I could say that would be […]
By the great god Nabu, learn to write cuneiform the Dr. Finkel way! “Even if you have no plans to rustle up a popsicle stick and some Play-Doh, it’s worth sticking with the video to the end to hear Dr. Finkel tell how a chance encounter with some […]
Joe Haldeman, author of The Forever War series and Vietnam War vet, is interviewed on the What A Horrible Way To Die podcast. “This week, Francis did some damn journalism. He interviewed Joe Haldeman, author of the 1974 sci-fi masterpiece The Forever War, about his Army service and […]
Behold all these manicules, i.e. little hands pointing to important elements in a text! Some of them are from illuminated manuscripts.