Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies”

In the continuing saga of ‘I have awesomely talented friends,’ here’s Jeremy’s Great Bear Comics.  More great things to come from him soon, to be sure.

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“Matty Groves”

Oh, and did I mention I have a short short story up on Lightning Cake today?  Because I do, and LiAnn did the most marvelous illustration for it.

It’s called “Darling” and you should go read it right now.

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“Storm Song”

Have I mentioned lately how much I love LiAnn‘s flash fiction project Lightning Cake?  Because I do, a lot. ♥

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“The Wolf”

Today I read:

The expression of wonder stands for all that cannot be understood, that can scarcely be believed. It calls attention to the problem of credibility and at the same time insists upon the undeniability, the exigency of the experience.

— Stephen Greenblatt, Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

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“Hunting For Witches”

Today I read:

I try to stress how important it is, when you’re asking for the attention of a reader, that you’re doing the most intense, interesting, compelling, fascinating thing that you could possibly do.

— Ben Marcus, interviewed in BOMB

Also, oh man, this:

I was at the table with a bunch of old-timers and they had heard I was a writer. I had tried to keep that from them. They asked me the title of my book. At that point I had just published my first book and I said, “The Age of Wire and String.” And they said, “What? ‘The Face of Wire in the Wings’?” I said, “No, The Age of Wire and String.” They said, ”’Why the Caged Bird Sings’?”

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“Le Rouet d’Omphale”

Oh my goodness, it’s the first lines of Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies, AutoTuned.  Songified historical fiction, what.

There are more AutoTuned opening lines — including Slaughterhouse 5 and The Illustrated Man — over at the Waterstones Oxford Street tumblr.

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“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”

Susan and I went to see The Great Gatsby this evening, and I wish I could articulate why I didn’t like it, but I can’t seem to put it into words . . .

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