Many media outlets have style guides, which governs all matters related to writing style. We got a copy of Vice’s style guide. Here it is.Read more…
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This is a list of plagiarists from worst to best, based on a complex formula weighing the magnitude of their crimes against their observed contributions to human culture. Pastiche does not count unless it’s significant and enduring. These rankings are entirely objective and indisputably true.Read more…
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You might think you’re above a ‘Bazinga!’ joke. Or that Sheldon is too silly. Or that the writing isn’t smart enough for you. But it’s time to admit it: This show is really good.
Continue reading It’s OK to Like ‘The Big Bang Theory’
It took him 30 years of writing to make it big. Maybe his drinking slowed him up. Or publishers didn’t know how to sell him. But no one ever said Leonard didn’t know how to write.
Continue reading Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame
After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day. Is this the weirdest side effect ever?
Continue reading Seizure Med Turns You Into E.E. Cummings
Film writers Fariha Roísín and Sara Black McCulloch are covering the Toronto International Film Festival this year as a series of conversations about the festival and its programming. The first dispatch includes Clouds of Sils Maria, Welcome to Me, Infinitely Polar Bear, and Frailer. Read more…
Continue reading Kristen Wiig’s Difficult Welcome to Me and More: TIFF Dispatch One
When TV producer George Lerner turned his hand to novel writing, he needed a totally new skill set—and learned a lot along the way about the many ways stories are told.
Continue reading We Interrupt This Broadcast—for a Novel
Good acting—and in the case of ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ great lighting, gorgeous sets, and an impeccably researched, eclectic sound track—can’t always get you through misguided writing.
Continue reading ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Has Lost Its Way
Sean Wilsey recommends travel writing that at first glance might not be classified as travel writing and by such surprising writers as Casanova and Tom Wolfe.
Continue reading Beguiling if Unlikely Travel Books