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’Tis a strange serpent – Drinking in Literature

From Viking magical mead poetry to Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, here’s how writers have encapsulated an eternal boozy truth

Source: ’Tis a strange serpent – 10 of the most entertaining drinking bouts in literature | Books | The GuardianRead on.

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Ink-Stained Wretch from Stigmata

Creative types have an interesting relationship to notions of ownership – from the copyright that protects their work to the semi-sacred spaces in which they create it. Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own was the early 20th century prototype … Read on.

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Rags to Romance: A chat with hybrid author Bella Andre

Sonoma writer’s seven-figure print deal

Like all media-based industries, publishing has seen its share of digital disruption. Unlike the music and film biz, however, the seismic shifts caused by Kindles, iPads and their lot have had direct benefit for the … Read on.

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How to Waste a Notebook: The Waste Books of Lichtenberg

I’ve been keeping notebooks since I was 14 years-old. These aren’t diaries or journals, just the workaday jottings of stray thoughts and “brilliant” notions, occasional phone numbers and grocery lists of the past 26 years.
Here are some of them:… Read on.

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Lost & Found Pages

When I lived in Los Angeles, I would frequently discover stray screenplay pages littering the streets. I saved them all and with my ArtsID co-host Gretchen Giles, am pleased to present a staged reading of these pages, complete with cast … Read on.