terribleminds

chuck wendig. penmonkey
www.terribleminds.com

libbilibbs:

Do what you live and love what you do. Never give up on your craft, no matter what it may be. It can be done.

libbilibbs:

Do what you live and love what you do. Never give up on your craft, no matter what it may be. It can be done.

“Robin Williams just showed up at the [UCB] theater one night. I think he had heard that we do comedy, and he stopped by and asked if he could sit in, and of course, we were like, “Yes.” He’s an improviser, and he didn’t know the “ASSSSCAT” rules, but it didn’t matter.
I remember afterwards, saying, “That’s a lesson in fear: He literally didn’t know the format, and he’s used to doing it all by himself.” I feel a lot of times I judge stuff before it even comes out of my mouth, and he has no filter.
But I also remember calling my mom and saying, “You’ll never believe this, but Robin Williams gave me a lap dance tonight.” He was playing a stripper, and I was playing a dude who came with my friends to a strip club, and he came and he rubbed his belly on my face and straddled me. It was amazing.”

—   Lennon Parham (via thank-you-mrs-loopner)

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thepixelproject:

AUGUST 11th, 2014 (WORLDWIDE):The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the first “Read For Pixels” 2014 Google Hangout Sessions featuring live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net), which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org). Participating authors include Joe Hill, Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Sarah J. Maas and G. Willow Wilson.
The “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout September. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.
Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive “goodies” to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of participating author books, brand-new Drabbles (100-word stories), a handwritten short story or poem on a postcard, and more. Additional goodies are donated by Bloomsbury Books and Romance author Lori Foster. Donations begin at as little as US$10 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place throughout September.
“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “It is our hope that their support of the cause to end violence against women will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”
More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels2014.
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For media and other inquiries, contact The Pixel Project team at info@thepixelproject.net or pixelprojectteam@gmail.com 
About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)
The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

thepixelproject:

AUGUST 11th, 2014 (WORLDWIDE):The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the first “Read For Pixels” 2014 Google Hangout Sessions featuring live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net), which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org). Participating authors include Joe Hill, Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Sarah J. Maas and G. Willow Wilson.

The “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout September. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.

Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive “goodies” to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of participating author books, brand-new Drabbles (100-word stories), a handwritten short story or poem on a postcard, and more. Additional goodies are donated by Bloomsbury Books and Romance author Lori Foster. Donations begin at as little as US$10 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place throughout September.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “It is our hope that their support of the cause to end violence against women will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels2014.

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For media and other inquiries, contact The Pixel Project team at info@thepixelproject.net or pixelprojectteam@gmail.com 

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

jrblackwell:

Carrie Marshall, Heartland Woman

I’m going to go out and photograph something in a cornfield tomorrow, but in case that doesn’t work out, I’ve edited a few photos today from a shoot I did at dawn in front of a condemned building.

Blue generally says “future” but “red/yellow” seems to say “country”.

People who are  in the middle of that Venn diagram of both readers of Under the Empyrean Sky and my friends will know that Carrie Marshall and I share a truth,  which is why if I named this series for her.

www.jrblackwell.com

hannahkollef said: Hi Mr. Gaiman (Mr. Neil Gaiman? Mr. Neil? There needs to be an etiquette book for addressing your favorite author online). I'm a self-published author on Amazon, and I got an email from them regarding the conflict with Hachette this morning, trying to persuade us to write in support of Amazon. Thought it might interest you to see what the enemy is saying. I put it on my tumblr if you'd like to take a look--its the most recent post. Hope it helps! -HK

neil-gaiman:

I don’t see an enemy. I see two huge multinational corporations having a fight over contracts and terms, and authors staring up at them from ground level. It’s like Godzilla battling Gamera, and we’re looking up from the sidewalks of New York rather worried that a skyscraper might topple on us. I liked Chuck Wendig’s summary and commentary at http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/08/09/in-which-amazon-calls-you-to-defend-the-realm/.

I’m a Hachette Author in the UK. My wife’s a Hachette Author now, and she has a big book coming out in November, which you cannot pre-order through Amazon. Which sucks. I don’t regard Amazon as the enemy, any more than I regarded Barnes and Noble as the enemy when they had a dispute with DC Comics and stopped selling the hundred top DC Comics Graphic Novels in their stores (which included 17 books by me, including all Sandman).

But this seems like a good time to remind people about other places to buy books. Like you could preorder THE ART OF ASKING from Powells at http://www.powells.com/biblio/18-9781455581085-42.

Or you could use http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062255662 to find the Indie Bookshop nearest you to get your copy of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, if you haven’t yet read it.

!!!

whoa-dang.

Thanks, Neil!

christophersebela:

chrisvisions:

You can now name your own price and download the entire first arc of DEAD LETTERS for a great cause!!
http://bit.ly/HumbleBOOMBundle
For two weeks, Boom! Studios has teamed up with Humble Bundle to help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!! Visit the site, pay what you want, and download many of Boom’s top titles!!
#HumbleBoomBundle #deadletters #deadletterscomic

If you’ve been curious, you can now read DEAD LETTERS for obscenely cheap if you so desire.

christophersebela:

chrisvisions:

You can now name your own price and download the entire first arc of DEAD LETTERS for a great cause!!

http://bit.ly/HumbleBOOMBundle

For two weeks, Boom! Studios has teamed up with Humble Bundle to help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!! Visit the site, pay what you want, and download many of Boom’s top titles!!

#HumbleBoomBundle #deadletters #deadletterscomic

If you’ve been curious, you can now read DEAD LETTERS for obscenely cheap if you so desire.

(Source: kiekstn, via wolfboy-74)

socialpsychopathblr:

By Nikolay Tikhomirov

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Blightborn, by Chuck Wendig

fandrogyne:

Under the Empyrean Sky was a good book. Blightborn kicked it up a notch and turned a good story into a great one. With this trend, I’m expecting the third book to blow me away, to be as impressive as I’ve come to expect from Wendig’s writing. If you start this series, it’s one that you’re not going to leave behind and forget about. From the very real and increasingly diverse cast of characters to the twisted setting and its social commentary to the exciting plot about bringing down a corrupt and abusive system, it’s the kind of series that those hungry for action and adventure will simply devour!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go eat some corn.

asylum-art:

Fragment of the Face of a Queen, made in Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten, c.1353-1336

asylum-art:

Fragment of the Face of a Queen, made in Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten, c.1353-1336

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