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Piquant - Discreet reads for Discerning readers

There is an enormous amount of free erotic writing on the internet, so signing up for a newsletter might seem a bit redundant. However, I thought there would be some advantages to a text only newsletter, so I developed one. (Note: some of the images on the website may be NSFW where you are). [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jan 16, 2013 - 0 comments

A book a day for a month.

Instead of trying and failing to write a novel in November I tried and failed to write the script for a children's book every day for the month. Please note: I cannot draw. [more inside]
posted by dng on Dec 1, 2012 - 3 comments

Sharing 35 Poems (and One Essay)

In the process of redesigning my website, I decided to take the plunge and formatted 35 of my poems - making them available in a variety of formats: PDF, HTML, TXT and DOC. There's even a ZIP file that contains every format. All of the poems are released under a CC BY-NC license. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Nov 29, 2012 - 3 comments

100 Ways To Write Badly Well

Three years ago, I started a blog (as announced previously on Projects). Now that blog is a book, in both paperback and ebook form. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of MeFi. Thanks everyone!
posted by him on Nov 7, 2012 - 0 comments

Trabant #5, a zine about attending professional circus school

I just finished producing an 88-page zine about my experiences attending a nine-month professional circus training program last year. I've been performing circus since 2007 but recently went back to school for it. The zine describes my experiences training handstands, trapeze, etc. some 30 hours a week. Elation, discouragement, health challenges, self-care, the creation process. Things you may know nothing about (circus!) and everything about (feeling passionate about something). The zine also includes 20 handstand self-portraits. It's $3. [more inside]
posted by nevers on Oct 24, 2012 - 0 comments

Stoplight Stories

26 tales, each starting with a letter of the alphabet, each written in one sitting. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 comments

BrainTripping: Markov-chain your own path through the words of famous people.

Step inside the "brain" of Jesus, the Pope, Kurt Cobain, or Tupac to come up with your own sentences and stories. Words are suggested based on the language patterns of the brain (and you are limited to their vocabulary). There's a learning curve, but once you get past it, hilarious times can be had. Read my introduction post or check out the tutorial to get started. [more inside]
posted by mhuebert on Jun 9, 2012 - 1 comment

The Bedouin and the Camel - A Variety Adventure Serial

A blog that attempts to mix original animation, writing, illustration and comics. We're a two person team and recently finished a setup stage that will hopefully allow us to post some varied and interesting content.
posted by tbatc on Jun 4, 2012 - 0 comments

Tulpendiebe

Tulpendiebe is the companion tumblr for my novel Kino, dedicated to Weimar Republic art, people, music, and events -- especially German silent film, along with anything related to the world of the book (which I mentioned here before.) And because copyright, piracy, and remixing are among the themes of Kino, I am inviting anyone to participate and send their own artwork, music, photos, and writing inspired by the tumblr. You can see submissions so far here.
posted by muckster on Jun 3, 2012 - 0 comments

wanderlove!

My second young adult novel, Wanderlove, is available from Random House/Delacorte Press today. [more inside]
posted by changeling on Mar 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Fifty-two songs, Fifty-two stories

Every week in 2012 I'm going to pick a song, at random or by request, post the video for that song, and write a short story inspired by it. [more inside]
posted by reynir on Feb 5, 2012 - 4 comments

TIME 2 TRAVEL: An Untourists guide to time

Time 2 Travel is a group blog for the fashionably broke time traveler. Get advice from people who've been then - Learn about Safe houses! The best cults on Delos! and maybe contribute some advice or reviews of your own. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 5, 2011 - 20 comments

RPGWrite - an inspirational writing tool

RPG Write is a tool to help you beat writer's block, by giving you RPG-style incentives when you write. We've all been there, stuck playing an RPG for a few more minutes, "just until I level." Many of us have been grinding that last bit of XP when we should have been writing! Rather than fight it, we've decided to cave to the compelling nature of RPGs!
posted by trunk muffins on Oct 28, 2011 - 8 comments

It's Not A Sprint, It's A Marathon.

Everyone knows that the key to becoming a better writer is consistently writing every day, but that's often easier said than done. A kind of Couch-To-5K for writers, It's Not A Sprint, It's A Marathon is a one-page site that details a simple method for creating a daily writing habit. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Oct 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Choose Your Own Adventure By Committee

I'm writing a story with help from friends and strangers on the internet. Every weekday, I'm posting 100-600 words and soliciting votes for what the main character should do next. [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 13, 2011 - 3 comments

WRITE CLUB

Begun in Chicago, booted up in Atlanta (Previously), and coming soon to San Francisco, this reading series gives new meaning to the term "fightin' words." [more inside]
posted by Maaik on Aug 29, 2011 - 0 comments

Singular Source Short Story Contest

“Singular Source” is a hard science fiction short story contest. We are looking for stories on the theme of future computer programming and technology, with particular attention to programmers working with vast archives of source code. The deadline is November 30, 2011. Visit our web site for more details. You can support the contest by donating money for prizes and honorariums for judges. [more inside]
posted by mausburger on Aug 21, 2011 - 0 comments

The Island Of The Nightmare Maggots

I've started work on my first Interactive Fiction. It is called: Island Of The Nightmare Maggots! [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Jul 30, 2011 - 17 comments

WRITE CLUB Atlanta

"Debate Club for sailors... No-Holds-Barred Brain Wrestling... the Tenderest Bloodsport." WRITE CLUB isn't your father's philanthropic competitive literary event. [more inside]
posted by Maaik on Jun 29, 2011 - 0 comments

DelilahDirk.com - a graphic novel, serialized online

if you like your adventure stories light-hearted, your action historical, and your comics colourfully-illustrated, you may very well enjoy Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Updated on Saturday mornings with four to six new pages. [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Jun 18, 2011 - 7 comments

The 24 Hour Novel Project

Dream of writing a novel but can’t find time to write? How about setting aside just 1 day? I gathered a team of authors to compose a novel collaboratively in a day (May 28th) and you can watch via the web as every word is composed in real-time. The cover art will be created that day too, which you can observe via live video stream. The collaboration culminates in a free Creative Commons licensed e-book available for download the following day. Wish us luck. We'll need it.
posted by john.c.herman on May 20, 2011 - 1 comment

Common Copy, a crib sheet for web developers

A quick and dirty page for any web developer who wants to crib all of that text you need for a properly functioning web site; account creation, forgotten passwords, login errors, etc. Free to use, just cut and paste it into your site.
posted by Ookseer on Apr 25, 2011 - 7 comments

The Highlights

The Highlights is an online arts journal from Brooklyn, NY. Beginning as a response to the journalistic bent in art reviews, the publication was created to give artists an outlet to engage in unconventional criticism. Since that time, we have enlarged the format to include experimental text and digital media projects. These works are an extension of the artists’ own practice and consist of image-based essays, original videos, interviews, as well as fictional, virtual, biographic, and diaristic writing. All completed projects are stored permanently in the online archive where they are available for browsing. [more inside]
posted by interrupt on Mar 11, 2011 - 5 comments

Like Mandarin

My debut young adult novel, Like Mandarin, will be released by Random House Tuesday! [more inside]
posted by changeling on Mar 5, 2011 - 0 comments

How Are You Not Dead?

The Grim Reaper his own bad self apparently keeps looking me right in the eye, but keeps saying, “Not now, dude.” A budding collection of unusual essays.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 28, 2011 - 2 comments

Life (and love)

As a result of life getting in the way, I've really let my writing lapse in the past few years. I'm finally working on a bigger project now, and I wanted a separate venue to write short, unrelated vignettes as a way of flexing my writing muscles and getting back in the habit of putting something down on paper every day. This Tumblr is that venue.
posted by Phire on Jan 26, 2011 - 1 comment

The Free Zone Reader Network

A multi-threaded writing project and collaborative world-building exercise. Stories on main site, world-building and interactive collaborative write-and-share on associated message board. Set in one of those terribly derivative futuristic *punk dystopias. Punkpunk, in this case. Just launched so at the moment the only contributors are myself (I've done all the posts on the blog so far) and a couple of friends (on the forum), but it's open to anyone whose imagination is sparked by it.
posted by titus n. owl on Jan 21, 2011 - 0 comments

The Daily Ping -- 11 years of toilet talk

Fellow mefi'er hijinx and I just relaunched The Daily Ping in time for our 11th birthday, starting our 12th year of writing every day (on alternating days). Topics are usually light and often center around Oreos, toilets, and TV shows from the 1980s with occasional forays into technology and other pop culture stuff. [more inside]
posted by laze on Jan 6, 2011 - 1 comment

Ama Qhella

This site serves as a repository of all my recent creations, including murals, drawings, music, writings and movies. An online portfolio, if you will. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Sep 27, 2010 - 4 comments

Next Wave 2010 - Text Camp Reader

I was part of a creative writing mentorship as part of Melbourne's Next Wave Festival 2010, which presented multi-form experiential art. Our task was to respond to how well we thought the pieces reflected the year's theme No Risk Too Great. My piece, No Risk Too Great: Comfort Zones, discusses the absurdity of doing things outside your "comfort zone" while still being protected in the confines of a hipster-peer-filled arts festival. (Some images NSFW.)
posted by divabat on Aug 18, 2010 - 0 comments

My mother's novel

In the late 1960's, my mom, young and naive, was arrested entering the US with a little bit of pot. She was thrown into a Texas jail, and threatened with years behind bars. This experience ended up being the basis of an experimental / poetic novel she wrote during the '70s, which was meant to be published in the '80s, but things fell apart and it never actually made it to press. Shortly after that, my parents divorced, and then a few years later, my mother was diagnosed with MS. The novel has been sitting on the back burner for a long time, but is finally available. (It's like time travel.) [more inside]
posted by mdn on Jul 30, 2010 - 1 comment

Dead Advice: A Guide to Living (From the Dead)

The premise of this site is that you have recently died, and now you're penning a letter to the rest of the world. The subject matter is open, and can be whatever you'd like: a list of things you found important, a series of regrets, or an open letter to the young. There is only one requirement. Every letter submitted to the site must begin with the same first sentence: "Now that I'm dead, I want to tell you a few things." [more inside]
posted by avoision on Jul 18, 2010 - 3 comments

Spillway: Card-Carrying Neophilia

Spillway, my blog, is now one year old. It's a portal to my writing and journalism. May contain traces of serial killers' back gardens, George Orwell, short stories, gangland civic pride, security infrastructure and zones, love for an underpass, London retro-futurism, Swiss minaret alternatives, how childhood movies shape the world of tomorrow, Koolhaas and Tatlin, Poundbury and insane asylums. (Why Spillway? Why "card-carrying neophilia"?)
posted by WPW on Jun 9, 2010 - 1 comment

A special place in hell for bike thieves

Who knew Dante had originally written about a special circle of hell for bike thieves in The Inferno?
posted by nicomachus on May 14, 2010 - 0 comments

Circle Into Square Online Magazine

I've been undertaking a series of interviews at Circle Into Square called 'Everybody Knows You're Not from Here' for about the last year. Subjects interviewed live in the Portland, OR, area and include Ian from the music blog Musicophilia and mastermind of the 1981 box set, the married duo of writer and comic artist Sara Ryan and Steve Lieber, rockers Wow & Flutter, and a dude we all know who really likes donuts. I've just started another series called 'Not Quite 20 Questions' with the inaugural interview being Kliph Scurlock, drummer for The Flaming Lips. [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete on Jan 16, 2010 - 5 comments

Chit-Chat of Humor, Wit, and Anecdote

"A mixture of fact, fun, fancy, philosophy, and freaks of adventure." Blogging a humor book from 1857 (hot on the heels of this other Victorian joke blog). Updated daily.
posted by imposster on May 13, 2009 - 1 comment

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