What To Do During the Quarantine…and Still Keep Safe

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Phase 1, in most states, has already begun. People are rushing to beaches and stores. Some have already hurried to bars and restaurants, foregoing restrictions and protesting to challenge what some see is a premature lessening of social distancing. Many others, however, are content to keep within the confines of their homes and, where they [….]

Chuck Wendig Discusses Sexism & Misogyny In Writing & Publishing

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One of our favorite Pen Monkeys, Chuck Wendig, published an incredible post on his blog yesterday concerning sexism and misogyny in writing and publishing. This piece comes on the heels of the SFWA controversy we mentioned last week and the atmosphere of sexism that has dominated the news media as of late. Nope, it’s not [….]

“Death” and Flash Mob Staged in Support of Wendig’s Polish Release of ‘Blackbirds’

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Chuck Wendig’s Polish publishers went all out for their launch of Blackbirds. Check out the video below to see how the (oddly incredibly attractive-looking) crowd reacts to the Blackbirds flash mob. In case you missed it, check out our review of the novel here. Seriously, though. Is everyone in Poland good-looking?       Source [….]

Featured Author Review: ‘500 Ways To Tell a Better Story' by Chuck Wendig

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  He’s back! This time around, we’re giving you LitStackers an entire month of Chuck Wendig. Prepare thyself, much glee and foul mouthedness* is forthcoming. In case you are unaware, Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He’s the author of BLACKBIRDS, DOUBLE DEAD, DINOCALYPSE NOW, the forthcoming MOCKINGBIRD and is co-writer of the [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Subversive Fiction

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Great fiction is meant to inspire. That may not, perhaps, be the agenda of the novelist at the outset of writing, but when one is discussing topics that seem out of the social norm or that demonstrates the act of subverting common convention, then inspiration is inevitable. Subverting what is accepted, what is considered safe [….]