Better than a book trailer? UK publisher Walker Books has introduced a new type of book cover for the forthcoming YA novel Daylight Savings, which interacts with you when you mouse over it. Try it:
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on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - View Comments
First things first: happy Bloomsday!
The rejection letter of the future? Silence, according to literary agent Nathan Bransford.
Vampires are out. Minotaurs are in. (heh heh)
Aaaand introducing the perpetual storytelling apparatus: Read more »
on Monday, January 18, 2010 - Comments Off
Ed. Note: We got tired of all the ‘best-of’ lists of the past decade. So we had writer-filmmaker D.W. Lichtenberg write a best-of list of the next decade. Enjoy.
Recently, I invented a time machine. I traveled into the future for the sole purpose of seeing every movie that will be released in the coming decade. That way, I could be the first person to write a “best of the decade” movie list. And don’t worry, I didn’t cheat by traveling further into the future and copying everyone else’s top ten. But I do believe that this list will alter the future, and it’s because of this list that some of these movies will soon exist. Read more »
on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - Comments Off
Books are America’s fourth form of entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Even better news: there were more than four items on that list.
Why the novel will never die.
on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - View Comments
Is this the beginning of a 3-D revolution? Time has an article online discussing the upcoming wave of 3-D films fueled by such notables as Stephen Spielberg and James Cameron. The technology takes more time—and let’s not forget cold hard cash—to author, but many in the industry are betting it’s worth it. And some, like head of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg, are even going so far as saying that it will be the third wave of change to affect movies, after sound and color. Read more »
Look around your writing space. Focus on an object. Use that object as a motif in a short story.