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.
July 13, 2015 • On Writing
Summer’s heating up, but so are the awesome literary events in New York City. This week offers the opportunity to celebrate a ton of debut novelists, with events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as get tips on how to cope with the business side of a literary life. As always, we’ve gathered up places to eat and things to do nearby so that you can have the best bookish week in NYC. Make sure to tweet at us to tell us where you went!