The Daily Square – Written In Three Minutes Edition

April 26th, 2006 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Today’s links of interest:

  • Peeved Writer Targets J.Lo, UPN
    Let us, for a moment, set aside the reality of the situation which is that no Hollywood executive in his or her right mind will open a script sent directly to his or her office by an unknown writer. Doesn’t work that way (see: lawsuits galore). Let us ins
  • Zadie and Ali Smith do battle in Orange shortlist
    Is it us or didn’t we just finish the Orange Prize battles? Time really does fly, doesn’t it?
  • Philip Roth, Haunted by Illness, Feels Fine
    Why does Philip Roth want his picture taken? "The reason for Mr. Roth’s pre-emptive photographic strike is that ‘Everyman’ is a book about mortality. It begins in a graveyard and ends on the operating table. And Mr. Roth is hoping that the pictorial evid
  • Chick Lit Is Dead, Long Live Chick Lit
    Ron and Sarah of GalleyCat look at the death of chick lit and find it pretty much the same old story. Which saves us the effort of reading further (though, Ron, tsk, tsk, Variety prides itself on being a "trade" not a paper; you know those sensitive Holly
  • Plagiarized Author Rejects ‘Unconscious’ Excuse
    It’s a bit sad to watch this from the sidelines, but fascinating as well. We are, of course, currently purging our unconscious. It needed a good dusting anyway.
  • "Blooks" Are In Bloom
    Again, we cannot support the use of cutesy, fake words. On principle.
  • Students search for literary fame
    This just in (again): Writing programs are hot.
  • Ticknor: Generalizations Don’t Count
    Edward Champion offers his own observations on Ticknor; or, Ed plays devil’s advocate with his usual aplomb.
  • Dead and Loving It ? MaryJanice Davidson
    A nice, gentle review. We were in a good mood.
  • Do You Remember Constance Ravenlock?
    We look back at lost authors and lost work — and wonder if there’s a way to save more books before they’re gone forever.
  • MetaxuCafe
    The great MetaxuCafe kicks off the Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature. Pop in frequently to see what’s happening.
  • She may have, but she also had help
    GalleyCat ponders the effect of third parties, including 17th Street Productions, in the Kaavya Visnawathan issue.
  • Plagiarism: How to Avoid It
    Simplest: don’t copy other work verbatim. Harder: Do it, but don’t get caught. With that, we bring you useful advice.

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