Interactive Fiction

'Wayout', the New Puzzler from Dropout Games, Launching January 25th

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Author denies plagiarism in story modelled on Mavis Gallant tale

Sadia Shepard has been accused of making excessive use of the late author’s work in Foreign-Returned, but insists her reworking honours Gallant’s legacy<p>The author Sadia Shepard has defended herself in against a claim from author and professor Francine Prose that her short story Foreign-Returned …

Canadian Literature

In remembrance of Sue Grafton, who created memorable detective Kinsey Millhone, and left a remarkable literary legacy

"My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the state of California. I'm thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The …

Entertainment

The free-wheeling life and wild, weird fiction of the cult 1960s author Ann Quin

In her writing, as in her life, Quin was drawn to experiences of difference, extremity and disorientation.<p>Ann Quin was of a rare breed in British …

Books

Redux: Henry Miller, Ottessa Moshfegh, Denise Levertov

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Redux newsletter.<p>This week, we bring you Henry …

Popular Fiction

Writing Teacher

I hear from my former students occasionally. A few have gone on to accomplish remarkable work. Hear equally from the ordinary and, remarkable. Requests for recommendations, announcements of new jobs, marriages, children, a photo, copy of a book or film script, story in a magazine or anthology, …

Books

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Keep Out

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (<i>no sexual, political, or religious</i> stories, …

Writing

Plots, Personal Inspiration, & Popular Fiction Writing Part III

Part III – Making Popular Fiction<p>Book: “Writing Popular Fiction” by Dean Koontz (no digital version, hardback out of print)<p>Koontz starts out by …

Psychology

How Indie Genre Fiction Ebooks Are Thriving Online

In the indie ebook world, the genre is king.<p>According to a 2017 Author Earnings report, over 70% of all genre fiction consumer purchases — the “overwhelming majority” — are now in ebook format. Of these ebooks, most independently published ones have a larger market share than traditionally …

Publishing

'Kraino'

Author Jared Nelson<p>Posted On2018-01-12 20:30:56<p>Watch App<p>The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the …

Mega Man

'Continental Op': Entertaining intro to Dashiell Hammett's beginnings - and the origins of hard-boiled crime fiction

<b>The Big Book of the Continental Op</b><br>By Dashiell Hammett<br>Edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett<br>Vintage. 752 pp. $25<p>Reviewed by John Timpane<p>If you …

Literature

Denis Johnson Left Us With One Final — and Terrific — Book

How many readers of Denis Johnson’s <i>Jesus’ Son</i> have wondered what happens to Fuckhead when he grows up? Johnson’s 1991 masterpiece — a lean and …

Entertainment

Adult Coloring Books, the Future of Fun and More: Experiential Storytelling Track Sessions at SXSW 2018

Discover how new technology has impacted the world of storytelling and immersive entertainment in the <b>Experiential Storytelling Track</b> at SXSW 2018. …

SXSW

Repositories of Memory: On the Country House Novel

Writers Tessa Hadley and Lucy Hughes-Hallett have known each other for years, but agree that this is the longest and most enjoyable conversation …

George Eliot

Lumen – Mixed reality storytelling device

Created at CIID by Arvind Sanjeev, <i>Lumen</i> is a mixed reality storytelling device that lets users explore AR/VR content without being confined to …

Augmented Reality

How to get a book publishing deal

The most common question I get asked is how to sign a book publishing deal with a publisher. I’m talking about a good publisher, too, not one of …

Publishing

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2018

<i>For years, the #longreads hashtag on Twitter has been filled with great story recommendations from people around the world. Pravesh Bhardwaj is a</i> …

Long-form Journalism

Letter to the Golden State Killer

<i>This piece is excerpted from “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer,” which will be published on February 27th by HarperCollins. The Golden State Killer is the name McNamara gave to an unidentified man who raped more than fifty women and likely killed</i> …

Culture

New data shows power of videos, text and storytelling - but the advertising model is still broken

As a hater of fake news and junk web sites, an email titled “<b>Fake News to Run Out of Steam in 2018</b>” grabbed my attention. It was a missive from …

Storytelling

“Art” Flash Fiction Contest

Brilliant Flash Fiction is now accepting entries to its quarterly contest. No poetry, essays, non-fiction or memoir, please. Stories unrelated to the …

Flash Fiction

The Acceptance of Certain Mysteries: Peter Taylor’s “Complete Stories”

PETER TAYLOR’S SHORT FICTION radiates confidentiality. In the work assembled in Library of America’s two-volume <i>Complete Stories</i> (<i>1938–1959</i> and</i> …

Books

The Fact, Fiction And Finesse Of Morgan Ashcom

Conversations with Morgan Ashcom flit thoughtfully from the writing of William Faulkner to 3D printing, concepts of time and the VHS skate recordings …

Popular Fiction

David Gates on Unsympathetic Characters

<i>Garver, the protagonist of your new story, “Texas,” is an artist whose wife has left him, who is estranged from two of his three children (and not especially close to the third), who drinks too much, and is cynical at every turn. Do you think of him as a sympathetic character?</i><p>Well, he’s no one …

Culture

Video Game Deep Cuts: A Warframe In The Arizona Sunshine

This week's longform article/video highlights include why Warframe is a (somewhat more) ethical approach to free-to-play, bringing Arizona Sunshine …

Game Design

Once Again, With Closure: Andre Norton’s Forerunner: The Second Venture

In this last of the Forerunner books, published in 1985, Norton rounds off the series with another plucky-loner adventure. Forerunner …

Fantasy Fiction

Being a Fiction Writing Coach: 5 Valuable Lessons Learned

Being a fiction writing coach gives daily insights into the common and different struggles aspiring authors face. It also helps us find solutions we …

Writing

Mutiny!! Uncensored 18+ Patch Available For Download

(Last Updated On: January 5, 2018)<p>If you already purchased <i>Mutiny!!</i>, the sexy 18+ visual novel featuring squid girls, fish girls, centaur girls, and …

Enjoy

Haunted by the Ghosts of Henry James and Jean Rhys

I’m sometimes wary of the part of myself that is defiantly antifactual, jonesing for the next hit of mystery, willing to do anything to get it. This …

Books

'Cinco Paus'

Author Jared Nelson<p>Posted On2017-12-29 18:30:35<p>Watch App<p>The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the …

April Fools' Day

Mourning Sue Grafton

Legendary author Sue Grafton died Thursday night, at age 77. An announcement was made Friday by her daughter, Jamie Clark, via the writer’s Facebook …

Books