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26 Acclaimed Writers Who Also Wrote Children's Books

Literary genius for all ages.

Luke's Jedi Training Gets Cut Even Shorter

Excerpt: The Shakespearean Star Wars

<b>Cudst thou have imagined</b> a <i>Star Wars</i> published in Shakespearean language? Eh, probably not. But in Ian Doescher's <i>William Shakespeare's Star Wars</i>, published this month, we see the Bard come alive amid droids, intergalactic wars, and of course the lightsaber. What may seem like an absurd nerdy …

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

In a recent tweeting spree, the inimitable <b>Joyce Carol Oates</b> offered ten tips on writing — a fine addition to this master-list of famous authors’ wisdom on the craft.<p>Write your heart out.The first sentence can be written only after the last sentence has been written. FIRST DRAFTS ARE HELL. FINAL …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

Lea Salonga - On My Own (Les Misérables) [720p]

Kids Find New Studio Ghibli Anime “Boring”, But Adults Dig It

This summer, famed anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is releasing his latest film, <i>Kaze Tachinu</i>. According to reports, little kids are finding it "dull". …


Rest Easy, America. Your Twinkies Have Returned

As promised last month, the relaunched Hostess Brands has brought Twinkies, Cup Cakes and other magical snacks back to America's store shelves after …


Rugrats Characters Drawn as Grown Ups

Omaha, Nebraska-based artist Celeste Pille created <i>Rugrats Grown Up</i>, a fantastic series of drawings that reimagine characters from Nikelodeon’s …


Angry Birds Star Wars II

The <i>Angry Birds</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> universes will collide once again in <i>Angry Birds Star Wars II</i>, an adventurous video game sequel by Rovio Entertainment and …

Angry Birds

Anagramatron, A Bot That Finds and Retweets Twitter Anagrams

and the shower still going<p>— Noemi (@JFCNoemi) July 9, 2013<p>What! The golden girls is on?<p>— stoner queen (@stonerqueenn) July 15, 2013<p>Anagramatron is a …

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