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Generation Text

We asked David Crystal, author of Txtng: The Gr8 Db8, to suggest a reading list about new forms of electronic communication and how they're shaping our language. Here are his recommendations.  Continue reading...

The Best of D.F.W.

The late David Foster Wallace will be remembered as a master of many literary forms: novel, short story, essay. Here's some of his best work.

Infinite Jest

Girl With Curious Hair

Consider the Lobster

Publishing Poetry

Want to get your poetry published, but you don't know where to start? Take some advice from these books.

Ordering the Storm

How to Publish Your Poetry

Poet Power

2009 Poet's Market

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

Spin Control

While the presidential nominating conventions are in full swing, here are some readings on the fine art of political spin and doubletalk.


Weasel Words

Talking Right

What Orwell Didn't Know

So Bad It's Good

It's Bulwer-Lytton Contest time! Catch up on "the funniest opening sentences from the worst novels never written."

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Son of It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Bride of Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy Rides Again

Speaking of Chinese...

Continuing the cross-cultural Olympic spirit, here are a few books about Chinese language and writing that help separate myth from reality.

Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy

Speaking of Chinese


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