Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Bookmarks 18 Oct. 2012

Oct 18, 2012

Gathered by Mandi Casolo

An exhausting, if not exhaustive, meta-list of writing rules from writers including Margaret Atwood’s “Do back exercises,” and “Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do.”

In the helpful spirit, Kurt Vonnegut gives eight tips in his own voice,¬†such as “Be a Sadist,” for how to write the ideal short story.

Jack Kerouac mailed a seriously pissed postcard to his editor, Malcolm Cowley, in 1956, threatening to pull the plug from On the Road. And C.S. Lewis would write a postcard in Anglo-Saxon.

Underground comix pioneer Robert Crumb illustrates¬†poet Charles Bukowski’s meditations on the human condition in his signature satirical style.

Hopefully, no one in these carvers’ neighborhoods smashed pumpkins, whose spooky literary depictions will put your jack-o-lantern to shame.

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