Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jay-Z Memoir 'Decoded' Due In November!




















Decoded, a book published by Spiegel & Grau that mixes first-person memoir with detailed discussions of his most famous and provocative lyrics, will hit bookstores on November 16th, 2010. Jay-Z collaborated with former The Source editor Dream Hampton on the book, which includes interviews with Jay-Z's family and friends as well as the rapper, himself. Over its 336 pages, Decoded will trace Jay-Z's life from his childhood in Brooklyn's Marcy Projects to his years as a teen drug dealer to becoming a hip-hop superstar. The hardcover, illustrated book will also explore Jay-Z's creative process.

Featuring an image of Andy Warhol's "Rorschach" on the cover, the fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from Jay-Z's extensive catalog, offering an intimate, first-hand account of the rapper's most famous raps.




















In addition to the hardcover release, Random House will publish "Decoded" as an eBook, as well as an interactive iPhone/iPad application that will include exclusive video and customizable content.

Here's an excerpt from "Decoded:"
"When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics-not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC-are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to."


GET YOUR THINKING ON TODAY WITH SOME THOUGHT PROVOKING LIT!

Thought provoking- a stimulating interest or thought or rousing or quickening activity or the senses.













When it comes to thought provoking literature; it's literature that truly gets your brain juices mixing and flowing!  It challenges us to think outside of the story/poem to form our own stimulating discussion.  As we read more and engage in more literature we have to begin to challenge ourselves on a higher level.  Today, look to challenge yourself on a greater level than ever before with some thought provoking lit.













By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Georgia Douglas Johnson-was an American poet and an important member of the Harlem Renaissance. In September 2009, it was announced that Johnson would be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Some of her best known works of literature are: The Heart of a Woman (1918), Bronze (1922), An Autumn Love Cycle (1928), Share My World (1962), and A Sunday Morning in the South (1925). 




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Friday, October 29, 2010

Diva's House of BTR: "Six Word Story" Weekly Challenge Winners! 10/29/10

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Hes Wrong-Shes Wrong-Who Cares (Gillian D; UK)

Kids Laughing-Kids Picking-Kids Bullying (Amanda W; RI)

No Friends-No Friends-Why Me (Charlie R; New Jersey)

*Change Can-Happen Daily-Vote Please (Literary Diva BTR)*

For more info on our "six word story" weekly challenge or to submit, contact: literarydiva29@yahoo.com

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Vellum-is mammal skin prepared for writing or printing on, to produce single pages, scrolls, codices, or books. It is generally smooth and durable, although there are great variations depending on preparation, the quality of the skin and the type of animal used.
Modern "paper vellum" (vegetable vellum) is used for a variety of purposes, especially for plans, technical drawings, and blueprints.





By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

“HELLO; ARE YOU STILL THERE…?”

Thought Provoking Lit!

Thoughts and thoughts run through my mind as I try to find you.
Thoughts and thoughts run through my mind as I try to find you.

Hello. Are you there?
Hello. Are you still there?

There you are. “Where have you been? I’ve been looking all over for you, because I have some grand news to tell you.”
“I know this is sudden but something great has happened and I want to share it with you; my boo!”
“Well the thing of it is, I am so excited about what is waiting for us and I hope you are too.”

“The news is…”

Hello. Are you there?
Hello. Are you still there?

Thoughts and thoughts run through my mind as I try to find you.
Thoughts and thoughts run through my mind as I try to find you.

Hello. Are you there?
Hello. Are you still there?

“I’m here but where are you? Am I missing something? I’m here but where are you?”
“I’m screaming, screaming and screaming as I am plagued with an instantaneous desire to…”

Hello. Are you there?
Hello. Are you still there?

Thoughts and thoughts run through my mind as I try to find you.
Thoughts and thoughts run through my mind as I try to find you.

Hello. Are you there?
Hello. Are you still there?



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio and "The Lit Factory
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Literary language-is a register of a language that is used in literary writing. The difference between literary and non-literary (venacular) forms is more marked in some languages than in others. Where there is a strong divergence, the language is said to exhibit diglossia.



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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Eric D. Walrond-was an African-American Harlem Renaissance writer, who made a lasting contribution to literature; his work still being in print today as a classic of its era. Eric's most famous book was "Tropic Death", published in NYC in 1926 when he was 28, in which he brought together ten stories, at least one of which had been previously published in small magazines.



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

J. G. Ballard-was an English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction. His best-known books are Crash (1973), and the semi-autobiographical Empire of The Sun (1984).  In 2008, The Times included Ballard on its list of "The 50 greatest British Writers since 1945".



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Literary Diva Presents: Diva's House of BTR Literary Trend Report!















Join us as we talk new and innovative literary trends in the world of literature. As you may know trends are the talk of any season/year no matter what field your in. Trends in literature are steadily growing. There are many new and interesting things coming out to make it easier for writers and readers to complete their task of getting their read on and their write on. Everything from technology, new ways to publish, writing groups/book clubs, innovative ways to make your storytelling stand out, literary get-aways, book trailers to promote your book and new and funky accessories to keep by your side as you write are all trending in the world of lit. All of this as well as the classics are coming to you compliments of Diva's House Literary Trend Report. Tune in for the latest and greatest in literature. Stay tuned and keep it locked.



Tune in live Wed Nov 3 at 12pm est at www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29
For more information about this particular show contact: literarydiva29@yahoo.com

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

May Miller-was an African American poet, playwright and educator. She became known as the most widely published female playwright of the Halarm Renaissance, with seven published volumes of poetry during her career as a writer.




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Sunday, October 24, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Alain LeRoy Locke-was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. He is best known for his writings on and about the Harlem Renaissance. He is regarded as the "Father of the Harlem Renaissance".  His philosophy served as a strong motivating force in keeping the energy and passion of the Movement at the forefront.

The New Negro: An Interpretation- is an anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays on African and African American art and literature edited by Alain Locke, who lived in Washington DC and taught at Howard University during the Harlem Renaissance. As a central example of the creative efforts coming out of the burgeoning New Negro Movement or Harlem Renaissance, the book is considered by literary scholars and critics to be the definitive text of the movement.




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Saturday, October 23, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Angelina Weld Grimk√©-was an African-American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance and was one of the first African-American women to have a play performed. 

Some of her more famous poems include, "The Eyes of My Regret", "At April", and "Trees."




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Friday, October 22, 2010

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 10/22/10

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

No Parents-No Control-Rogue Teens (Lindsey W, IN)

Home Issues-No Discipline-Troubled Kids (Macy L, MD)

Black Parents-White Parents-Big Difference (Wanda D, CT)

*Lazy Parenting-Lazy Kids-Classic America (Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio)*


For more info on the "six word story" weekly challenge or to send yours contact: literarydiva29@yahoo.com

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

The Blacker the Berry-a 1929 novel by Harlem Renaissance author Wallace Thurman. The novel tells the story of Emma Lou Morgan, a dark-skinned African-American woman, beginning in Boise, Idaho and ending in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance. Throughout the novel, Emma Lou encounters discrimination by lighter-skinned African-Americans and she must come to terms with her skin color if she is ever to be satisfied with her life.





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Thursday, October 21, 2010

SNOBBY MOMMY WRITER'S CONTEST WINNER BEING ANNOUNCED!

For a time we have been running our "snobby mommy writer's contest." Many people entered with great enthusiam! Now we will be announcing the winners on Diva's House by Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio on Saturday Oct 30 2010@ 7am during "The Literary Wrap Up!" So join us as we announce who won our fabulous "snobby mommy writer's contest."


For more info on Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio and the business of Diva's House contact: literarydiva29@yahoo.com today!

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Jessie Redmon Fauset-was an American editor, poet, essayist and novelist. One of her best known literary works is titled: "There Is Confusion"; about an upper middle class African American family in Pennsylvania, later New York City, and its circle of friends, one of whom passes for white until radicalized by an experience in Arkansas which is described in retrospect.




By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Wallace Thurman-an American Novelist during the Harlem Renaissance. Thurman is best known for his novel "The Blacker The Berry: A Novel of Negro Life", which explores discrimination among black people based on skin color.




By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Zora Neale Hurston-was an American folklorist, and anthropologist,and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Hurston is best known for her 1937 novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God."



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Monday, October 18, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Arna Bontemps-An aftrican american poet and noted member of the harlem renaissance. Through his librarianship and bibliographic work, Bontemps has become a leading figure in establishing African-American literature as a legitimate object of study and preservation.



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Literary Diva Presents! A Fun Lit Chat! Author Katrina Gurl!


Join us for a fun and exciting literary chat with author Katrina Gurl. She will be hanging out with us to discuss her new and spicy book titled "The Balcony View." She's a woman on the move who holds many titles; author, mom, boss lady etc... As we dive into her spicy and interesting read we will get to know her and find out what's next for her in the world of literature. Stay tuned and keep it locked.
 
Join us today@ 12pm est at: www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29
For more information on Katrina Gurl and her book/products visit: http://www.thebalconyviewonline.com/ and http://www.steamytrails.com/ today!

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Critical literacy-is an instructional approach that advocates the adoption of critical perspectives toward text. Critical literacy encourages readers to actively analyze texts and it offers strategies for uncovering underlying messages. There are several different theoretical perspectives on critical literacy that have produced different pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning. All of these approaches share the basic premise that literacy requires the literate consumers of text to adopt a critical and questioning approach.

The important thing is being able to have a discussion with others about the different meanings a text might have and teaching the potentially critically-literate learner how to think flexibly about it.




By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Anna Sewell-was an English novelist, best known as the author of the classic novel "Black Beauty."

Black Beauty (novel)-1877 novel written by Anna Sewell. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. While teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy and respect.
 
*Black Beauty was banned in South Aftrica from 1948 to 1994 during the years of aparthied. Due to the title it was mistakenly thought to be about a black woman.*
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Literary Diva Presents! An Inspiratonal Literary Chat! Author Jacqueline Jenkins!

Join us for a inspirational literary chat with author Jacqueline Jenkins. She will be joining us to discuss her book "From Church To Church." We will also chat with her about her other literary works and her life in the ministry. So tune in as we welcome author Jacqueline Jenkins. Stay tuned and keep it locked.


Jacqueline joined us on Wed Oct 13@ 5pm est for a wonderful literary chat! Go back and listen and get inspired today!

For more infomation about Jacqueline and all of her literary works visit: http://www.jacquelinejenkins.com/

*This book is truly inspiring! The story of Mayah and her quest to seek God is a story that many will be able to resonate with in totality. It truly grabs a-hold of you in a way that makes you think about your own journey with God in more ways than ever before. Put "From Church To Church" on your holiday list this season and step into the journey of Mayah. Again, fantastic and inspirational!


By: Literary Diva of BTR
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Literary Diva Presents: A Fun Bestie Chat! Author Elenor "Cookie" Burke!


Join us for a fun bestie chat with author Eleanor "Cookie" Burke. She will be joining us to discuss her new book "Reflections66." As we dive into her book we will also, get to know her and what truly inspired her to write and publish "Reflections66." Tune in as we welcome new author Eleanor "Cookie" Burke. Stay tuned and keep it locked.

Tune in live Saturday October 16@ 12pm est at www.blogtalkradio.com/diva29

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Lithography-a method for printing using a stone or a metal plate with a completely smooth surface. Invented in 1796 by Bavarian author Alois Senefelder as a low-cost method of publishing theatrical works. Lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or another suitable material.




By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS! 10/15/10

CONGRATS TO THIS WEEK'S DIVA'S HOUSE "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Americas Recession-Very Dirty-We survived (Lynn T, NV)

America Plays-Teaparty Games-I'm Disgusted (Thomas J, PA)

American Politicians- Tuned Out-Totally Uninspired (Rose M, TN0

*Christine O'Donnell-Sarah Palin-Political Schizophrenics (Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio)*


For more info on our "six word story" weekly challenge or to submit contact: literarydiva29@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Movie interest in debut novel thanks to iTunes!

Mr Loaded's author, Kiaron Finnegan, didn't follow the traditional route of looking for an agent once his manuscript was finished. Instead he found a developer and eBook publisher (Andrews UK) who published it as an eBook across multiple formats and an App in return for a share of the profits. It was available on a range of platforms within three weeks including Apple's iBookstore and as a 'book App' in its own right.

Finnegan thinks that new breed of developers and publishers gives hope to new authors who might not otherwise have any."No matter how good your work may be, finding an agent or publisher willing to take you on is as rare as hen's teeth. Because of the latest mobile platforms and the wide range of e-book retailers out there, publishers have less cost exposure meaning they can be braver than traditional print publishers."

Now a movie production company have expressed an interest in purchasing the film rights of the book. The producer had seen the App on the iTunes store, but Finnegan's not going to hand the rights over straight away. "Of course I'd love to see the story on screen but I don't want to release the rights just for the film to sit in development for three years. That would be a bit hard to take after all the work I've put in."

The experience has left Finnegan in no doubt of his next move. "Although I still don't  have a publisher for the physical book nor even an agent, I will definitely look to do the same again for my second novel."


For more info visit: http://www.kiaron.com/ and http://www.andrewsuk.com/

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Burlesque-A literary or dramatic work that ridicules a subject either by presenting a solemn subject in an undignified style or an inconsequential subject in a dignified style.



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Electronic Publishing-includes the digital publication of e-books, electronic articles and the development of digital libraries and catalogues.
 
 
 

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Success Secrets of a Super Blogger!

Becoming a supper blogger is tough work, you need to understand some of the secrets they use to get where they are. The toughest part about being a blogger is just knowing that you are in control of your own income and without you working day in and day out you won’t bring in much money. If you are ready to become a super blogger then you need to follow these success secrets.

Build backlinks – Like with anything online you need backlinks in order to move up the search engine rankings and without backlinks it will be hard to do that. One of the most common ways for super bloggers to get backlinks are just by writing great content and posting it on their blog. For instance a small 250 word article about something that everyone already knows won’t get many backlinks, but a 1,000 word article about a new technique could wind up getting a blogger hundreds if not thousands of backlinks of time.

Outsourcing – Everyone knows what outsourcing can do for your blog or business and in order to be more efficient bloggers tend to outsource the long and tedious tasks that don’t require much skill such as; forum posting, blog commenting, article submissions, directory submissions, and other basic implementing tasks. Outsourcing is a great way to get more out of your time and this is one of the biggest reasons bloggers are so ahead of everything.

Committed – When you think of people working online you probably think of them spending a lot of time looking around on Ebay, and Amazon and other places just for fun, right? Well these people aren’t the super bloggers because bloggers are very committed to getting their site a lot of recognition and having thousands of visitors there each day. For me bloggers are the most committed people in the world when it comes to working and the reason is because there are so many distractions and things that they could be looking at while online, but they don’t they stay focused and stick to their daily schedule.

Socialize – There are many different ways to interpret this but socializing for a blogger usually means they are chatting with other bloggers or sending emails back and forth. The reason this is so important to do is because once you get in good with many other bloggers they will tend to write stuff about you and your site and if you get one link on a big bloggers site that could bring you thousands of visitors instantly. Super bloggers know where the traffic is and that is why getting to know other super bloggers is the key to getting lots of traffic very quickly.

If you follow these 4 success secrets they you will be on your way to making a lot of money very quickly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Henrik Ibsen- Norwegian dramatist wrote the contemporary drama A Doll's House (1879). characters. Some say second only to Shakespeare, Isben remains among the most popular studied and produced playwrights ever.With his characters; especially in "A Dolls' House"; societal breakdown, stereotypes, class struggle and issues of morality often dominate. His later works of deep psychological questioning include The Wild Duck (1884); Rosmersholm (1886); The Lady from the Sea (1888); The Master Builder (1892); Little Eyolf (1894); John Gabriel Borkman (1896) and When We Dead Awaken (1899).
 
 
 
 
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Monday, October 11, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Vladimir Mayakovsky-a Russian and Soviet poet and playwright among the foremost representatives of early-20th century, Russian futurism.
 
A Cloud in Trousers (1915)-was Mayakovsky's first major poem of appreciable length and it depicted the heated subjects of love, revolution, religion and art, written from the vantage point of a spurned lover.
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Isidore Isou-a Romanian born french poet, film critic and visual artist, who was the "lettrism.
 
Lettrism-an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrelism. It's characterized by strange or meaningless arrangements of letters.
 
 
 
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

DIVA'S HOUSE OF BTR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS! 10/8

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS!

No Job-No Money-Feeling Muddy (Raymond , Chicago IL)

Slowly Fading-Drifting Away-Lost Soul (Allison, Akron OH)

Shake It- Drop It-Rewind It (Tony, Birmingham, AL)

*Think Now-Lock In-Voting Rocks (Literary Diva BTR)*


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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY
 
Redshirt (character)- is a slang term for a minor stock character of an adventure drama who dies violently soon after being introduced in order to dramatize the dangerous situation experienced by the main characters.
 
Also can be defined as: a type of stock character in film or television that is a non-featured character, whose purpose to the plot, usually, is to be killed. The term does not refer to the actors, only to the characters. The actors that play "redshirt" characters are usually credited with the status of "guest actor".
 
 
 

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Trope-the usage of figurative language in literature, or a figure of speech in which words are used in a sense different from their literal meaning.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Paulo Freire-was a Brazilian educator and influential theorist of critical pedagogy. In 1964 he was arrested and exiled for teaching the Brazilian peasants to read. His best known literary works is "Pedagogy of the Oppressed", which it proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society.
 
Pedagogy-is the study of being a teacher or the process of teaching. The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction.
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Stylistics- is a branch of linguistics, which deals with the study of varieties of language, its properties, principles behind choice, dialogue, accent, length, and register.  In addition, stylistics is a distinctive term that may be used to determine the connections between the form and effects within a particular variety of language. Therefore, stylistics looks at what is ‘going on’ within the language; what the linguistic associations are that the style of language reveals.
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Reader-response criticism-a general term for those kinds of modern criticism and literary theory that focus on the responses of readers to literary works, rather than on the works themselves considered as self‐contained entities.
 
Reader-response theory recognizes the reader as an active agent who imparts "real existence" to the work and completes its meaning through interpretation. Reader-response criticism argues that literature should be viewed as a performing art in which each reader creates his or her own, possibly unique, text-related performance.
 
Formalism-a school of literary criticism and literary theory having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular text.  In literary theory formalism refers to critical approaches that analyze, interpret, or evaluate the inherent features of a text.
 
 
 

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Monday, October 4, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Johann Jakob Griesbach-was a German biblical textual critic. Griesbach's fame rests upon his work in new testament criticism, in which he inaugurated a new epoch.
 
In 1776 Griesbach published his Greek Gospel synopsis of Matthew, Mark and Luke as a volume separate from his critical edition of the New Testament (cf. above), of which it had previously been a part, and thereby established the tool of a synopsis as an essential research aid in New Testament studies.
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Cognitive Philology-is the science that studies written and oral texts as the product of human mental processes. Studies in cognitive philology compare documentary evidence emerging from textual investigations with results of experimental research, especially in the fields of cognitive and ecological psychology, neurosciences and artificial intelligence.
 
Conceptual blending-Developed by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner. Which according to this theory, elements and vital relations from diverse scenarios are "blended" in a subconscious process known as Conceptual Blending, which is assumed to be ubiquitous to everyday thought and language. Insights obtained from these blends constitute the products of creative thinking, though conceptual blending theory is not itself a theory of creativity, inasmuch as it does not illuminate the issue of where the inputs to a blend actually come from. Blending theory does provide a rich terminology for describing the creative products of others, but has little to say on the inspiration that serves as the starting point for each blend.
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Lucy Morrison Explores 'Frankenstein' Author's Legacy!

Mary Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, but Salisbury University professor Lucy Morrison believes the British writer's legacy is broader.

In the 2010 collection of essays Mary Shelley: Her Circle and Her Contemporaries, Morrison rejects the characterization of Shelley as a "one-book author" and instead illustrates the full influence of the many works by the famed Romantic. In addition to being a novelist, Shelley was short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer and travel writer.

"This collection joins a conversation other scholars began in the 20th century--and leaves it with more remaining to be said in the decades to come," Morrison writes in the introduction.

The essays explore Shelley's place within the Romantic period. They illustrate her literary partnership with her husband, poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. They consider the influence that her well-known parents, political philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, had on her career. They also examine her texts alongside those of contemporaries, including Thomas Moore and John Polidori.

Co-authored and edited with Dr. L. Adam Mekler of Morgan State University, the book was printed by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the United Kingdom. Previously, Morrison has co-authored A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia and has published articles on women writers of the Romantic period in the Keats-Shelley Journal, Philological Quarterly, Persuasions Online and Romanticism on the Net.

Morrison is an associate professor in SU's English Department and specializes in British Romantic literature. She also is associate director of SU's Bellavance Honors program.

Survey: Children like e-books, parents not so much!

Children are ready to try e-books, with some thinking that a bigger selection of electronic texts would make reading for fun even more fun, according to a new study. But a solid majority of parents aren't planning to join the digital revolution.

The 2010 Kids and Family Reading Report, released Wednesday and commissioned by Scholastic Inc., offers a mixed portrait of e-books and families. Around six out of 10 of those between ages 9 and 17 say they're interested in reading on an electronic device such as the Kindle or the iPad. Around one out of three from the same age group say they'd read more "for fun" if more books were available on a digital reader.

Among the books that can't be downloaded: the "Harry Potter" series, published in the U.S. by Scholastic. J.K. Rowling has said she prefers her work to be read on paper.

The e-market has grown rapidly since 2007 and the launch of Amazon.com's Kindle device, from less than 1 percent of overall sales to between 5 to 10 percent, publishers say. But the new report is also the latest to show substantial resistance. Just 6 percent of parents surveyed have an electronic reading device, while 76 percent say they have no plans to buy one. Sixteen percent plan to have one within the following year.

In a recent Harris Poll of adults, 80 percent said they were not likely to get an e-reader.
"I'm not surprised to know that. I think we're still at the beginning of e-books," said Scholastic Book Club president Judy Newman, adding that the expense of digital devices was a likely problem for potential e-book fans.

The 2010 report shows, as other studies have, a decline in reading for fun as children grow older. More than half read for fun between ages 6 and 8, but the percentage drops to around 25 percent by ages 15 through 17 and just 20 percent for boys in that age group. Newman sees technology as both a problem and possible solution.

"We know that around age 8 they (children) start to lose interest in reading," Newman says. "Obviously, digital media is competing for kids' attention. It's very important that we as publishers make sure we're engaging kids in reading for fun. There's an opportunity to use technology to engage kids. ... We can have great content presented in a digital way."

The Kids and Family report was compiled by the Harrison Group, a marketing and research consulting firm. The survey was conducted in the spring of 2010, with 1,045 children and 1,045 parents interviewed. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.



(AP-Associated Press)

Nobel Literature winner to be announced Oct 7!

This year's Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on October 7, the Swedish Academy which hands out the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.49 million) award said on Friday.

Swedish poet and writer Tomas Transtromer is the bookmakers' favorite to win the prize, ahead of three other poets: Poland's Adam Zagajewski, South Korea's Ko Un and Syria's Adonis.

The winner of the award, which can thrust relatively obscure authors into the international limelight, is notoriously difficult to guess, with a series of surprises in recent years.



(Reuters)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Belletrist-A person who writes or is concerned with belles lettres.
 
Enheduana-was an Akkadian princess as well as high priestess of the Moon god Nanna (Sin) in Ur. She was the first known holder of the title, 'En Priestess', a role of great political importance which often was held by royal daughters.  She is regarded by literary and historical scholars as the earliest known poet in history.  Her untitled, collective religious written works, usually referred to as the Hymns to Inanna, En-hedu-ana's Hymns to Inanna, or simply En-hedu-ana's Hymns are some of the oldest examples of literature in recorded history. 
 
 
 

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Friday, October 1, 2010

SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS!

See Me-Here Me-Notice Me (Pam G, MA)

Dumb Bitches-ATL Housewives-Boycott Please (Mirranda J, GA)

Tragic Story-Tyler Clementi-Cut Short (John H, NJ)

*Wack Politics-Steadily Growing-American Tragedy (Literary Diva of BTR)*


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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Elizabeth Bishop-an American poet who was the Poet Laureate of the US from 1949 to 1950, a Pulitzer Prize Winner in 1956 and a National Book Award Winner for Poetry in 1970. She is considered one of the most important and distinguished American poets of the 20th century.


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