November 10, 2015 • Quote Books, On Writing, Notebooks, Fiction, Interactive Mystery
(Photo credit from @neilhimself)
Neil Gaiman has always given the world much to think about: Do dogs understand when we’re trying to write and decide to impede us anyway? Is it all right to go next door for a pad of paper and a writing utensil upon being locked out? Armageddon…or tea? These are the important questions.
Though he’s surely the next Nostradamus, Gaiman is probably better known as a writer than as a Doomsday-Darjeeling soothsayer. To celebrate this sir on his birthday, and in light of NaNoWriMo, we scoured Gaiman’s tweet backlog for ages (and by ages we mean hours looking through Twitter’s advanced search function) finding the best tidbits on writing that this jovial tea-sipping nerd king has to offer.
November 9, 2015 • On Writing, Choose Your Own Adventure
(Image Credit: what.you.don’t.see.photography)
For those who don’t get enough from the daily grind of actual life there’s a board game: The Game of Life. You probably think we’re going to tell you we turned it into a bookish edition but this time around, in honor of NaNoWriMo, we turned it into a writer’s edition. So grab your little car, get ready to pick up some peg people in the form of literary agents and publishers (if you’re going the traditional route) and spin that dial…
August 27, 2015 • Classics, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Handbooks: Literary Figures, On Writing
This Sunday, August 30, is Frankenstein Day...and the birthday of the beloved monster's creator, Mary Shelley. What better way to celebrate than to create your own monster? Here's how Shelley did it...good luck!
Infographic created for Quirk Books by Michael Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.
July 20, 2015 • On Writing
It’s another amazing week for bookish events in New York City, and as always, we paired them with places to eat and drink. This week offers the opportunity to hear from Jami Attenberg, Kate Bolick, Lidia Yuknavitch, and a ton of other incredible writers, all while stuffing your face with pizza, ice cream, and grilled cheese. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went!
July 15, 2015 • On Writing
CAMP PLOT-A-WANNA is a weekly 8-part series where Quirk Books staffers reimagine famous authors as pre-teens, stuck together at summer camp. Check out the rest of the posts here. It is also an entirely fictional place. Please don't have your parents drop you off at our offices with sleeping bags.