Eagle Eyes

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
“And class don’t forget, tomorrow we scratch!” Miss Martin struggled to be heard over the deafening combination of dismissal bell and scuffling feet. Earlier that week, each of us in my seventh-grade art class had prepared scratchboards by brushing layers of India ink onto 8.5 x 11 inch sections of art…

Abridged Classics: Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read (But Probably Didn’t)

Originally posted on Discover:
Want to read more than 100 famous works of literature in no time? John Atkinson, the cartoonist at Wrong Hands, has the perfect book for you. In Abridged Classics, just published by HarperCollins, he compiles super-succinct summaries of literary classics in the light-hearted, humorous style that his blog readers have grown to…

New Project …

Originally posted on Deidra Alexander's Blog:
Everyone seems to be teaching some kind of class or writing some kind of how to book. Someone suggested I take an inventory of my skills and then create an empire around my greatest ability. I thought jeez I want an empire, surely I learned a thing or two…

In One Sentence

Originally posted on Writers Envy:
The thought occurred to me a few minutes ago that I wouldn’t know how to respond if I were asked to describe myself in one sentence. Oprah: “Welcome Will, and congratulations on the publication of your Great American Novel, A Wished-For Love, debuting at number one on the NYT, LAT, ChiTrib,…

What’s In A Name?

Originally posted on Mr Wayne:
You want to know a secret? Too bad. ?I’m telling you anyways. I hated my name growing up. ?I mean I really, really hated my name. ?Who names their kid, “Mr”, anyways? ?Well, by now you must know my first name is not really, “Mr.”, “dear sir” or any other…