an established author is giving away his latest novel "The Tie and The Crest", for free on the internet, here
he explains why. It's all very noble and I applaud it.
While we are on the subject, has anyone mentioned the Big Read
posted by Fat Buddha
on Apr 13, 2003 -
Nufonia Must Fall
is a possibly unique silent film, shot in paperback with a soundtrack for piano and turntable instruments. For any web-enabled numerologists reading, it also has an interesting URL. Check out the flash intro
posted by walrus
on Apr 4, 2003 -
Monday is the last day to declare your intention to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month
(Nov. 1-30). "Dubious fiction writers from all nations are invited to participate," says organizer Chris Baty. So far, around 3,000 writers have pledged to bring 150 million new words into the world.
posted by rcade
on Oct 28, 2001 -
Buckley (Heart) Elvis?
No, it's not a liberal v. conservative thing. Writing an Elvis
book just does not fit the William F. Buckley image. Ontime spy novelist. Erudite PBS show host. Shows up in places like House Beautiful, waxing witty about homes and home decor, with references to the Metropolitan Opera and such. I too love the Big E, but this
is baffling and hilarious. He apparently discusses his E fixation in the upcoming (and usually outstanding) Southern Music Issue of the Oxford American
. Thoughts? Is the new American literary dream to retire and write an Elvis book, as opposed to the Great American Novel?
posted by raysmj
on Jul 16, 2001 -
is writing an open source novel
that readers are encouraged to leave footnotes on. These footnotes can contain comments, suggestions or discussion about other footnotes. Is this the future of publishing or a cheap gimmick?
posted by mathowie
on Jul 9, 2001 -
Nick Hornby on Hollywood.
The author of High Fidelity
talks about its movie adaptation: "It is not possible to extract from the novel its central high-concept idea and chuck the rest away, simply because there is no central high-concept idea. Anyone attempting to do so would find that they had spent a reasonable amount of money on a story about a guy who works in a record store and splits up with his girlfriend."
posted by lbergstr
on Nov 21, 2000 -