Roald Dahl (1916-1990) "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
The Noble Conrad - For the great novelist, art, entertainment, & moral purpose were one. In his books, Conrad says that sailors (at least of his era) were great readers, & he took Shakespeare & Dickens with him on his long journeys to the Far East.
Micro Fiction, Creative Writing Fun for Teens, Narrative Writing, Sub Plan, CCSS
Micro Fiction – Flash Fiction – Two-Sentence Stories – Sudden Fiction – Twitter Tales Whatever you want to call them, super-short stories are a super-fun way to spend a single class period, as you introduce your secondary English classes to the idea that an entire story can exist within just two sentences.
David Mitchell offers clues to new novel The Bone Clocks – interactive
The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell. With the sweeping global vision and ability to sum up whole eras of time that he's become known for, along with a fascinating dose of fantasy, The Bone Clocks is David Mitchell's most enthralling and illuminating novel yet. Gorgeously written, bracingly intelligent, poignant, and occasionally very funny...
7 Famous Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
7 Famous Writers Who Reinvented American Literature - American writers tried to capture what made the country distinctive, by looking to its landscape, its language, its everyday life for inspiration. America had no national heritage of its own--no "ruined castles," no "primordial stones".