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An idiot’s manifesto | Idiot Joy Showland
This is one of the worst pieces f prose I have ever read.
samkriss  no  ha  writing  failure 
september 2018 by ignatz
Brothel – BLARB
As a child, “brothel” was one of the words that fascinated me. I found it in the books my mother stuffed under her bed, the ones I was not supposed to read but did anyway when she was at work.
friends  writing  lisaalvarez  brothel 
june 2018 by ignatz
My Summer on the Content Farm – The Awl
"I was to be an intermediary between the web at large and the raw, reliably weird substance that results from the unlikely union of algorithmically created topic assignments and writers of, shall we say, widely variable competence. "
content-farm  demand  writing  doom  via:jomc 
july 2017 by ignatz
Ernest Hardy
Ernest Hardy is a Sundance Fellow whose music and film criticism have appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, Vibe, Rolling Stone, LA Times, and LA Weekly. His collection of criticism, Blood Beats Vol. 1: Demos, Remixes and Extended Versions (2006) was a recipient of the 2007 PEN / Beyond Margins Award.
friends  writing  music  lgbt 
january 2017 by ignatz
neural network generates a new episode of Full House daily
fullhouse  neuralnetworks  television  writing 
april 2016 by ignatz
In Search of the Novel’s First Sentence: A Secret History | Electric Literature
A great first sentence is very important. In a novel, it’s a “promise,” a “handshake,” an “embrace,” a “key.” Great first sentences are celebrated everywhere
january 2016 by ignatz
Letter from the Grave : The New Yorker
Dead journalist's "print this if they shoot me" letter is a classic j'accuse
jaccuse  politics  srilanka  journalism  history  villainy  murder  writing 
february 2013 by ignatz
Cantillation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cantillation marks are used in the Hebrew Bible to give musical and textual context
music  judaism  religion  language  writing 
june 2012 by ignatz
Margellos World Republic of Letters
In spite of the undeniable significance of this art, the number of books translated into English is disproportionally scarce. The central goal of the Margellos World Republic of Letters series is to help close this gap.
literature  writing  translation 
april 2012 by ignatz
Dictation one day cash
The Miss Lonelyhearts hell of freelance editorial work
writing  failure  usa  jobs  craigslist  psychiatry 
april 2012 by ignatz
Mark Reads Twilight
hapless community manager at pop culture social network is forced to read Twilight and drags us along for the ride. this should be in the Norton Critical Edition
literature  writing  twilight  ha  buzznet  panasonicyouth  criticism  review 
september 2009 by ignatz
Orwell: Politics and the English Language
Read this at least quarterly to remind yourself of what you're exposed to every day.
politics  culture  writing  orwell  language  english 
january 2009 by ignatz
Anonymous | Futility Closet
"B. Traven," the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, is an anonymous mystery.
politics  history  writing  writers  b.traven 
december 2008 by ignatz | Main /
writer and BBC documentarian who seeks out and finds the weird
journalism  tv  documentaries  documentary  writing  writers 
december 2008 by ignatz
He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work) - New York Times
there is no need to write crappy introductory books now; it's been automated. hurray?
writing  publishing  books  no  via:joshua 
october 2008 by ignatz
found_objects: literally the greatest book i have ever read
PROM NIGHT: a book by a kid, found at a thrift store. Instant classic!
books  kids  found  LJ  writing  art  outsider  yes 
september 2008 by ignatz
signs that fail at the languaging, mostly
writing  signs  mistakes  failure  nerd  orthography 
september 2008 by ignatz
Post-mortem of writing an O'Reilly book
Mr. Earbrass Writes a MySQL Book, or the perils of tech writing work.
via:jm  ora  writing  techwriting  mysql  oreilly 
june 2008 by ignatz
Lexus Magazine: Lifestyle: In the Belly of the Beast: The Art of Collaboration
Lifestyle marketing hell as well-known writers shill for Lexus. Et tu, Jane Smiley?
literature  advertising  failure  lexus  sellout  writing  no  gaaaah 
april 2008 by ignatz
Helium’s Online Marketplace for Writers
This is perhaps the worst way to be a freelance writer: complete works each time on spec with no guarantee of pay.
helium  writing  commerce  ha  scams  media  economics 
march 2008 by ignatz
Steven G. Kellman's Articles - The Texas Observer
Steve Kellman's stuff at the Observer. Excellent critic and essayist.
writing  friends  magazines  stevekellman  texasobserver  criticism  reviews 
january 2008 by ignatz
WriteRoom - Distraction free writing.
Full screen word processor with typewriter-like simplicity, reminiscent of WordPerfect 5.1
apple  software  osx  mac  writing  wordprocessing  wp  freeware  editor 
september 2006 by ignatz
Calvino Prize
annual prize for fiction similar to that of Calvino
calvino  prizes  literature  writing 
august 2006 by ignatz
Wilkins Micawber: The Story Within
Dickens' famously debt-ridden optimist from "David Copperfield", all of it
dickens  characters  literature  writing  davidcopperfield  micawber 
may 2006 by ignatz
CREEM ONLINE: Creem Archive December 1987
the issue of Creem in which I had an article, interview with X
selfpromotion  writing  magazines  creem  rockcrit  80s 
april 2006 by ignatz
Michael O'Donoghue
collection of writing by extremely bitter dead humorist
comedy  humor  writing  doom  antihumor  metahumor  deadguys 
march 2006 by ignatz
Chicago Manual of Style
Searchable online version of the 15th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style
english  language  style  tools  reference  writing  books  guides  styleguides 
september 2005 by ignatz
Medieval Writing
Medieval scripts with paleography exercises and tutorial.
history  language  literature  writing  translation 
september 2005 by ignatz
Language Is A Virus
Text generators, cut up machines etc
language  text  web  writing  burroughs  generators  reading 
july 2005 by ignatz

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