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ladysisyphus: So You Want To Read The Bible
ladysisyphus on Bible translations, and why you probably shouldn't just try to read it cover to cover.
bible  religion  literature  history 
july 2015 by pw201
The Millions : Read Me! Please!: Book Titles Rewritten to Get More Clicks
Classic literature titles re-written as those click-bait headlines you see spreading around Facebook: "They Told Him White Whales Were Impossible to Hunt. That’s When He Went Literally Crazy." Via marn.
creative  funny  literature  parody 
january 2014 by pw201
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton contest results are out! Read the worst first line of a story that people have been able to come up with this year.
writing  literature  funny  language  humour  fiction  bulwer-lytton 
july 2010 by pw201
Strange Horizons Fiction Department: Stories We've Seen Too Often
Strange Horizons lists SF plots they don't want to see because they see them so often.
writing  scifi  sci-fi  sf  science-fiction  plots  funny  literature  books 
january 2010 by pw201
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, 2009 winners
"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the "Ellie May," a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."
writing  funny  fiction  parody  books  humour  literature  contest  bulwer-lytton 
august 2009 by pw201

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