“I did some checking and found that for the last 30 years most of the Newbery winners went for books that undermine decent values.”
How Writers Write Fiction is a free online writing course open to anybody who wants to learn the techniques of effective fiction writing.
The six-week course, sponsored by the University of Iowa’s “Open Courses” initiative at WritingUniversity.org, will be taught and led by both Christopher Merrill, WP Director and University of Iowa Professor of English, and R. Clifton Spargo, author of Beautiful Fools and Professor of Creative Writing at Wittenberg University.
The professors, along with other successful authors, will deliver
Holland Roden does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (x)
In 1961, New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons contacted John F. Kennedy after seeing Presidential autographs for sale in a store and informed him of the prices. At the time, George Washington’s was priced at $175, Ulysses S. Grant’s at $55, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s at $75, Teddy Roosevelt’s at $67.50, and JFK’s at $75. Below is the response mailed to Lyons.
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Here’s your first look at Paul Rudd in Ant-Man (and he looks like he just got his ass kicked).
Jared Padalecki ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (x)
Jensen was clearly enjoying this too much.