Tumblr Tuesday: National Novel Writing Month
The official blog of writing an entire novel in November, NBD.
NaNoWriMo All Year
The unofficial fan-run Tumblr that brings you inspiration 24/7/365.
Fuck Your Writing Habits
Writing advice made with much tougher love.
Go Book Yourself
Flawless recommendations for those of us just looking for something to read.
The National Book Foundation
The literary org that gives out the National Book Awards this month.
Hey Tumblr writers HAAYYYYYYY!
MONSTERS OF MODERN LITERATURE trading cards: Collect all of these ghoulish scribblers and eldritch editors, from Bone Didion and Tao Fin, to Roboto Bolaño and Haruki Murderkami. Illustrated by writer and artist Lincoln Michel, and produced in a limited edition set by Wolf and Cloud productions.
Greatest $5 gift of all time.
You heard the lady! Authorephemera.tumblr.com is free! Who’s got this?
Yesterday, Amy Tan posted this playful picture of her forthcoming book, The Valley of Amazement. The result? A Sleeveface-like meme, as people lucky enough to have galleys of the book, which comes out in November, sent the beloved author their own half-face shots. See all of the contributions … so far.
Amy Freakin’ Tan, Corpus Libris-ing like a pro! So cool!
Sometimes Jami just tosses off a random blog paragraph that is better than 90% of the books ever written.
Please join us in congratulating our 5 UNDER 35 Honorees for 2013!
Personally selected by a previous National Book Award Winner or Finalists, these five authors are among the best of a new generation of writers.
Thrilled about honoring this slate of young writers. Can’t wait to hear them all read!
PEN World Voices to Be Broadcast from PENLive! on Tumblr
Next week, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be broadcast from PEN’s dedicated Tumblr account, PENlive!. Our crack team of festival correspondents hail from France, Ireland, Brazil, and the People’s Republic of Brooklyn and will be posting videos, photos, and longform pieces from our events.
According to PEN Website Editor Antonio Aiello:
We chose Tumblr again for our blogging platform for PEN World Voices because it allows our festival correspondents to easily broadcast live, in real time, from more than 40 events with 100 authors from 25 countries. And Tumblr loves writers. Can’t argue with that.
The festival runs from April 29-May 5 and offers events ranging from translation to poetry to endangered languages and human rights.
photo of Adeeba Talukdar © PEN American Center / Susan Horgan
Thing 1) This is really cool and exciting and an amazing resource for people who can’t make it to the festival in person!
Thing 2) BRB, getting “Tumblr loves writers. Can’t argue with that.” tattooed on my face.
It’s here! The trailer for White Lines was debuted on In Bed With Books yesterday, and I’m so, so pleased with how it turned out. Bonus points for readers who can guess which photos are of Club Kids who inspired characters in the book. Think of it as a game of Where’s Waldo, but with more eyeliner.
I’m gonna file a YA novel about 80s clubbing under Things I Never Knew I Needed but OBVIOUSLY I Do.