Via the On The Media Blog

Comic artist Tyler Crook (you can find him on his website and on facebook) has obviously spent a considerable amount of time thinking about Bob’s weekly pregnant pause and has drawn a cartoon imagining what happens in the studio during recording. It’s pretty great.

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The War of the Worlds
Herbert George Wells. London: William Heinemann, 1898.

Original gray cloth stamped in black. Faint toning, hinges partially cracked, cloth somewhat rubbed at joints and extremities, a few stray marks, spine slightly darkened. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with 16-page Autumn 1897 publisher’s catalogue inserted at rear. Currey pp 526-7.

B-A Note: Trivia: As many of you know, Orson Welles directed a radio drama in 1938 based on this book. It had a news-bulletin format and aired without commercials, leading many to believe it was a real news alert. Per wiki: “In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program’s news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. The episode secured Welles’s fame.”
“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.

- Opening Paragraph, The War of the Worlds




I repeated All Day Permanent Red in my head

walking across a parking lot I believed

if I repeated the title of the book I could erase the book

and use it for myself sometime

When Rae Armantrout references Fallout 3 I like it

it validates my horrible choices and when I show my…

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A great video about making your homepage SEO friendly.



“You changed all of this,” a blackout by Melanie

A great creative writing idea.

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  • Writer: How do I edit my work?
  • Editor: You sit on a chair and look over your work a billion times, almost.
  • Writer: Really? That's it?
  • Editor: That's about it... expect for having other people look over your work.
  • Writer: Like who?
  • Editor: People who you trust - and by trust, I mean that you can trust that they can be honest.
  • Writer: I see (runs to favorite cafe and stays there for three months straight).

The Tangential: END BAD DESIGN: Jane Gardner


Jane Gardner, student

Tell us a bit about who you are and the work you do:

I am a nineteen-year old student pursuing studies at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Most of my work is graphic design based, although I greatly enjoy fine art and photography, both of which I try…

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Brilliant instruction. Just click on the link, writers. Be prepared for goodness.


Advice for freelance writers


1. It’s true, the media industry is about who you know - or more accurately, who knows you - but you don’t have to know people to get started. Getting to know people who will publish you and getting known is process that happens over time, and in my experience, it’s been more about…

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A writer needs to be an editor; an editor needs to be a writer. 



Name The Office of Letters and Light
First Post August 2010
Location Berkeley

The Office of Letters and Light organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. One such event, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), takes place all November—which means it starts today! NaNoWriMo challenges you to write a 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in the month of November. Participants exchange advice and writing tips on the web and through group write-ins held in coffeeshops, living rooms, and libraries all around the world. Last year, 200,500 people took part!

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A weblog about simple, useful software.

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"Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer."

- Thomas Perry

The simple truth about editing and publishing.