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Books we love

Graphic Novels

The art of comics isn't just kid's stuff. Graphic novels bring together storytelling and visual artistry in exciting new ways.

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative

Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know

Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

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Anyone who has had the temerity to write about Jane Austen is aware of facts: first, that of all great writers she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness.
—Virginia Woolf

We are avid novel-readers in the Lounge and usually have a stack awaiting our attention, but occasionally we enjoy the luxury of browsing the library shelves with the question "What next?" in mind. In such cases we usually make a beeline for the 19th century, and once a year or so we find ourselves picking up one of the novels of Jane Austen.  Continue reading...
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One day while reading the newspaper I happened across a small, four-inch item about a woman who infiltrated a drug ring and helped bring down a major distributor in a small town in Michigan. She was a single mother with several children, had no background in law enforcement, and had just lost her oldest son in a car accident. The news story did not give many details about the woman or how she managed to get on the drug task force. It only said that she did so at great personal risk.  Continue reading...
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Books we love

Very Short Stories

Long before Twitter, writers have been trying to write fiction as tersely as possible.

The World's Shortest Stories

Micro Fiction

Flash Fiction

Sudden Fiction

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Blog Du Jour

Brontë Blogs

Move over, Jane Austen. The Brontë sisters have a strong following in the blogosphere.

BrontëBlog

Brontë Parsonage Blog

Brontëana

Brussels Brontë Blog

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Blog Excerpts

Worst Opening Lines

"Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber..." So begins the winner of the 2008 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, in which competitors write incredibly bad opening sentences to incredibly bad novels. Read the full results here.
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