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Sticking a Shiv in Mark Twain –> @Ditchwalk

Excellent piece by Mark Barrett (Sticking a Shiv in Mark Twain) about the upcoming release of an expurgated version of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, in which Twain’s use of the N-word is erased from the text. Says Barrett: Anyone over the age of twenty knows...

@ditchwalk On Best Buy, Borders and Buying Books

Great piece by Mark Barrett on a recent visit he made to a Best Buy where, to his great surprise, he found books. Real live books for sale. But that’s not really what the article is about. It’s about the hard sell at the point of sale, a trip he made to...

The Dysfunctional Writing Workshop

The Dysfunctional Workshop | via Ditchwalk Great bit by Mark Barrett on writing workshops and how to figure out whether or not the one you’re in is going to kill your soul. If you’re a writer (or not) and aren’t following Mark on Twitter you should...