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Posts Tagged: Electic Literature

Literature’s Smiles

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For Electric Literature, noting that character shrugs and smiles are usually crutches in fiction, Matt Bell analyzes Cormac McCarthy’s use of smiles in Outer Dark, providing “a good reminder that very few rules hold up everywhere, and that great writers are constantly breaking or disregarding the guidelines that get parroted so often in our writing […]

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Muppet Lessons

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Breaking down the resolutions of three specific conflicts over the course of the “Classic Muppet years,” this article reveals examples for anyone attempting to preserve their art while also making money. “…The lesson to take away from Henson’s management style is to freely and honestly give no for an answer, to listen well and then […]

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NaNoWriMo Mix

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Working on your novel for National Novel Writing Month? Here’s a mixtape “to drive you on, to inspire you, to sustain you, to help you break through writer’s block, and to simply keep you clattering away at the keys.”

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