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Tom Franklin
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Book Review: This is What a Librarian Looks Like
This is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy Kyle Cassidy's This is What Librarians Look Like began as an article on Slate.com where he featured male and female librarians of a variety of ethnic backgrounds, along with quotes from each that gave thei...

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"We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"
Your Doctor Who Quote of the Day Author Maggie Stiefvater  is not only a great person but she's also an amazing speaker. Today she posted a rough transcript of the talk she gave to the National Council of Teachers of English earlier this year.  It's about w...

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"We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"
Your Doctor Who Quote of the Day Author Maggie Stiefvater  is not only a great person but she's also an amazing speaker. Today she posted a rough transcript of the talk she gave to the National Council of Teachers of English earlier this year.  It's about w...

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Brickifying Book Covers
Lego Brickify'ed Book Cover from Travis Jonker's Blog ( Answer Here ) Today, over at his great Children's Book Blog 100ScopeNotes , writer and children's librarian Travis Jonker posted seven children's book covers that had been run through Brickify , a conv...

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Friend Zoned
Pteranodon ©2016 Adam Koford The term Friend Zone refers to a situation where one person feels more strongly about another person than the other person feels about him/her.  Typically (according The Wikipedia) it's a guy who feels more strongly about a girl...

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Kurt Vonnegut on The Shapes of Stories
A brilliant, albeit short, lecture on The Shapes of Stories by the incomparable Kurt Vonnegut.

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The Onion Presents: How to Be a Writer
©2016 Matt Inman (The Oatmeal) Don't try this at home, kids. -- Tom

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THIS
Cartoon by Debbie Ohi Original posting here . So much THIS. -- Tom

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Felicia Day and How Writing Journey is Worth It
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)"by Felicia Day I'm currently reading Felicia Day 's memoir, " You're Never Weird on the Internet ."  Despite being a generation or two older than Day, I greatly appreciate how her unique and quirky upbringing led...

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Susan Jane Gilman: There Is No Lightning Bolt
I've been a fan of Susan Jane Gilman 's writing since I read her memoirs Hypocrite In a Pouffy White Dress and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven -- books I read based on a single quote from her former high school writing teacher Frank McCourt who said, “Th...
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