Hopefully it will not be with a Bengal Tiger, which would make the ordeal even more difficult, but if you want to know how to survive in a life raft, just in case, here is the best way, taken from Worse Case Scenario Almanac: Great Outdoors.
[Ed. Note: To celebrate the five year anniversary of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, Quirk will be hosting a number of PPZ related articles, giveaways, and editorials. This first piece, from frequent contributor Thom Dunn, is the first in a three part essay on the creation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and Quirk's move to start publishing fiction. Enjoy! - Eric]
Writing poetry isn't really a talent of mine—unless you count humorous/sarcastic haikus and "Roses Are Red" variants—but I do randomly stack books to create sentences and mini-mini short stories. Then I discovered that this a Thing: spine poetry! Naturally, I got sucked into the Internet and bounced from Pinterest to Tumblr to blog posts filled with books stacked and photographed to create a poem.
So for no reason at all and with no prize promised, I challenged myself to see how many sentences I could create with the books in my office. My self-imposed rules were no title repetition and only using print books on my shelves. Here's what I came up with.
Deep in the shade of paradise, when you are engulfed in flames, this book will save your life.
It’s pretty common for today’s media to have suggested hashtags so we can join the community of fans talking about a (theoretically) shared experience. You see them in movie trailers. They pop-up on your screen multiple times during your favorite TV show. And even books will often include a suggested hashtag on the back cover.
Recently, I’ve seen a ton of posts that posit what it might look like if classic TV show XYZ had suggested hashtags. My favorite one is for Friends. So I started wondering what it would look like if our favorite classic works of literature had similarly suggested Twitter hashtags…
Here at Quirk, #we #love #Twitter. (Psst. Come follow us!) So we're incredibly excited to have three Quirk writers participating in the #TwitterFiction Festival 2014: Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's Star Wars), and Eric Smith (The Geek's Guide to Dating).
Read on to find out more and learn how you can write your own #TwitterFiction!