Category Archives: Writing (General)

Watt’s Good Enough For Atwood…

… is good enough for me. Wattpad — for those of you who haven’t heard of it — is a free app for smartphones and similar devices that allows writers and readers to share their work, comment on stories and … Continue reading

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Badass Doppelgänger to Burroughs, Ballard, and Dylan Dies, Leaves Big Hole in the World

His name was Carl Weissner.  How the hell did I never hear about this guy? I mean, it’s true that literary translators get far too little recognition outside their own circles for the work that they do, but still. Weissner’s … Continue reading

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Link: Geography and Science Fiction – the Creation of Realistic Alternative Worlds

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The Misanthrope and Winnie-the-Pooh

There’s a new toy on the internet for book lovers. It’s called the Literature Map, and it’s both awesome and awesomely confusing. Here’s the idea. You enter the name of a favourite author and hit “continue.” The next thing you … Continue reading

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Be Careful How Hard You Laugh At The Winner Of This Year’s Bad Sex Award

There are some situations in which it’s perfectly okay to laugh freely and without restraint at another person. Then there’s the Bad Sex Award, given out annually by the Literary Review for the worst literary portrayal of sex. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Lost James M. Cain Novel “The Cocktail Waitress” To Be Published

James Mallahan Cain (1892-1977) was a U.S.  journalist, screenwriter, and novelist whose work, when not written explicitly for the screen was often adapted for it, resulting in such classics as Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (twice, … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Metro Promotes New Authors

In Toronto where I spent most of my life, transit riders are treated to short poems by Canadian authors that are posted along with a brief bio of the author on streetcars, buses, and subway cars in a program called Poetry … Continue reading

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