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Quentin Blake Sketches Famous Authors

To mark Stylist's 200th issue, Roald Dahl illustrator, Quentin Blake sketched some of his favourite authors, including Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Jane Austen,James Joyce, and Albert Camus.

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Metallic Sculptures of Famous Authors

H.P. Lovecraft, William S. Burroughs, Edgar Allen Poe

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— 1 year ago with 27 notes
#art  #authors  #sculptures  #h.p. lovecraft  #Edgar Allan Poe  #william s. burroughs 
Light Bulb Jokes for Writers
Q: How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: I can’t tell whether you mean ‘change a light bulb’ or ‘have sex in a light bulb.’ Can we reword it to remove the ambiguity?
Q: How many editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Only one. But first they have to rewire the entire building.
Q: How many managing editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: You were supposed to have changed that light bulb last week!
Q: How many art directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Does it HAVE to be a light bulb?
Q: How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: The last time this question was asked, it involved art directors. Is the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed? It seems inconsistent.
Q: How many marketing directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: It isn’t too late to make this neon instead, is it?
Q: How many proofreaders does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Proofreaders aren’t supposed to change light bulbs. They should just query them.
Q: How many writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: But why do we have to CHANGE it?
Q: How many publishers does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Three. One to screw it in, and two to hold down the author.
Q: How many booksellers does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Only one, and they’ll be glad to do it too, except no one shipped them any.
Q: How many editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: You’ve already screwed in too many light bulbs. Repetition!
Q: How many writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: One, and they like to give it a good twist at the end.
Q: How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?A: Just one, but the light bulb has to endure a series of conflicts and challenges before it finally changes.
Q: How many reviewers does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: None. They just stand back and critique while you do it.
Q: How many netgilantes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?A: Did he use an English word? Must be a writer! Let’s lynch him!!!!
Q: How many reviewers does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Only one, but first they have to tell you why they didn’t like how you did it.
Q: How many Kindleboards authors does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: One, followed by a 12-page, passionately-argued thread about how much the light bulb should cost.
Q: How many forum users does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: One, but in the following ten-page discussion, someone will invoke a comparison to Nazis.
Q: How many authors does it take to change a light bulb?A: Only one but you also need an editor, proof reader, cover artist, and an agent to be there at the same time.
Originally reblogged from Tyson Adams
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Light Bulb Jokes for Writers

Q: How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: I can’t tell whether you mean ‘change a light bulb’ or ‘have sex in a light bulb.’ Can we reword it to remove the ambiguity?

Q: How many editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Only one. But first they have to rewire the entire building.

Q: How many managing editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: You were supposed to have changed that light bulb last week!

Q: How many art directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Does it HAVE to be a light bulb?

Q: How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: The last time this question was asked, it involved art directors. Is the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed? It seems inconsistent.

Q: How many marketing directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: It isn’t too late to make this neon instead, is it?

Q: How many proofreaders does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Proofreaders aren’t supposed to change light bulbs. They should just query them.

Q: How many writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: But why do we have to CHANGE it?

Q: How many publishers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Three. One to screw it in, and two to hold down the author.

Q: How many booksellers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Only one, and they’ll be glad to do it too, except no one shipped them any.

Q: How many editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: You’ve already screwed in too many light bulbs. Repetition!

Q: How many writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, and they like to give it a good twist at the end.

Q: How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Just one, but the light bulb has to endure a series of conflicts and challenges before it finally changes.

Q: How many reviewers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. They just stand back and critique while you do it.

Q: How many netgilantes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Did he use an English word? Must be a writer! Let’s lynch him!!!!

Q: How many reviewers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Only one, but first they have to tell you why they didn’t like how you did it.

Q: How many Kindleboards authors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, followed by a 12-page, passionately-argued thread about how much the light bulb should cost.

Q: How many forum users does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but in the following ten-page discussion, someone will invoke a comparison to Nazis.

Q: How many authors does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one but you also need an editor, proof reader, cover artist, and an agent to be there at the same time.

Originally reblogged from Tyson Adams

Source for Image

Posted on Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 107 notes
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The 10 Best-Selling Authors Of 2012
E.L James
Suzanne Collins
Jeff Kinney
George R.R. Martin
David Williams
Sylvia Day
Jamie Oliver
Stieg Larsson
James Patterson
Dave Meyers
EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy sold 10,509,988 copies in the year to December 2012, above the 2,113,017 for another trilogy, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.
Find out which books made the top 100 bestsellers’ list in 2012 by visiting the Top 100 bestselling books of 2012
From Writers Write

The 10 Best-Selling Authors Of 2012

  1. E.L James
  2. Suzanne Collins
  3. Jeff Kinney
  4. George R.R. Martin
  5. David Williams
  6. Sylvia Day
  7. Jamie Oliver
  8. Stieg Larsson
  9. James Patterson
  10. Dave Meyers

EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy sold 10,509,988 copies in the year to December 2012, above the 2,113,017 for another trilogy, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.

Find out which books made the top 100 bestsellers’ list in 2012 by visiting the Top 100 bestselling books of 2012

From Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 29 notes
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Literary Birthday - 2 October
Happy Birthday, Graham Greene, born 2 October 1904, died 3 April 1991
Graham Greene: 14 Quotes On Life, Love & Writing
It’s a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love.
My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation
A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
Pain is easy to write. In pain we’re all happily individual. But what can one write about happiness?
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
One can’t love humanity. One can only love people.
I have never understood why people who can swallow the enormous improbability of a personal God boggle at a personal Devil.
A man kept his character even when he was insane.
One has no talent. I have no talent. It’s just a question of working, of being willing to put in the time.
The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn’t thought about. At that moment he’s alive and you leave it to him.
Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast. 
All good novelists have bad memories.
Graham Greene was an English author, playwright and literary critic. Greene suffered from bipolar disorder. After several suicide attempts as a schoolboy, he was sent to analyst, Kenneth Richmond, who encouraged him to write and introduced him to his circle of literary friends. Greene was one of the few authors who managed to combine serious literary acclaim with widespread popularity. His financial success enabled him to live comfortably and he associated with many famous figures including T.S. Eliot, Herbert Read, Evelyn Waugh, Alexander Korda, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward.His novels include: The Power and the Glory, The End of the Affair, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana.William Golding described Greene as “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety.”
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 2 October

Happy Birthday, Graham Greene, born 2 October 1904, died 3 April 1991

Graham Greene: 14 Quotes On Life, Love & Writing

  1. It’s a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love.
  2. My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.
  3. Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation
  4. A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
  5. The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
  6. Pain is easy to write. In pain we’re all happily individual. But what can one write about happiness?
  7. There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
  8. One can’t love humanity. One can only love people.
  9. I have never understood why people who can swallow the enormous improbability of a personal God boggle at a personal Devil.
  10. A man kept his character even when he was insane.
  11. One has no talent. I have no talent. It’s just a question of working, of being willing to put in the time.
  12. The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn’t thought about. At that moment he’s alive and you leave it to him.
  13. Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast. 
  14. All good novelists have bad memories.

Graham Greene was an English author, playwright and literary critic. Greene suffered from bipolar disorder. After several suicide attempts as a schoolboy, he was sent to analyst, Kenneth Richmond, who encouraged him to write and introduced him to his circle of literary friends. 
Greene was one of the few authors who managed to combine serious literary acclaim with widespread popularity. His financial success enabled him to live comfortably and he associated with many famous figures including T.S. Eliot, Herbert Read, Evelyn Waugh, Alexander Korda, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward.
His novels include: The Power and the Glory, The End of the Affair, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana.
William Golding described Greene as “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety.”

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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Photos of Famous Authors and Their Bicycles

Henry Miller
Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife
H.G. Wells and his wife 
Leo Tolstoy
Ray Bradbury
Sylvia Plath

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Lois Lowry, age five, and her elder sister, on the first day of kindergarten and second grade, respectively, 1942.

Lois Lowry, age five, and her elder sister, on the first day of kindergarten and second grade, respectively, 1942.

— 1 year ago with 12 notes
#Lois Lowry  #Vintage  #Authors  #Lit