Posts Tagged ‘writer’s guidelines’

second-hand 7 sawing angels

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

3. Helen DeWitt on Sam Lipsyte. Great links within (including: I read Sam Lipsyte’s Home Land during one long, heroic bowel movement.)

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I am often told by people who meet me after reading my books that they are afraid of me.

7. riverbabble wants your work.

2. Have your character do anything but cry. Thanks.

Literature Rules

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Literature does rule, but I was talking about the rules. Here are some nice websites with implicit publishing parameters, along with examples of my own.

55 words

[Example]: The autistic free-style rapper kept on saying ‘word’, like this: Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word. Word.

72 words

[Example]: The autistic goth kept on saying ‘the world is a vampire,’ like: the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire, the world is a vampire.

6 sentences

[Example]: John wrote a sentence. This was the sentence. Then, he google imaged ‘ass’ and encountered two types of photos. The first was people’s buttocks. The second was donkeys. There was no third.

1 Story

[Example]: Once upon a time, John Cage wrote a story.

12 Stories

[Examples]: extremely abridged versions

Story 1: Gatsby loved, the world hated.

Story 2: Leopold Bloom had a nice day (not exactly).

Story 3: Mrs. Dalloway and menopause.

Story 4: Portnoy complained.

Story 5: Lolita gave good head.

Story 6: Kurtz, he dead.

Story 7: Anna Karenina, she dead.

Story 8: Gay boys on the beach, blowing.

Story 9: RSVP, Godot. Not.

Story 10: Two cities, fucked.

Story 11: K., fucked.

Story 12: Arab on the beach, fucked.