Posts Tagged ‘books’

  • Individuality

    August 13th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Thinking and acting are for humans indivisible and inseparable. They can for the purpose of study be broken down into component parts, but in actuality — i.e. in how they function — thinking and acting are entirely unified and symbiotic: two inextricable pieces of an elegantly integrated whole. Thinking and acting are another way of […]

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  • A Fruit Cool and Sweet Yet Forbidden

    March 4th, 2020 | Books | journalpulp | No Comments

    She drove the southwest alone. With the help of her father and his translations — translations of Silverthorne’s Greek and Latin into English — Justine searched for days that turned into weeks. The western sunlight glanced heliotropically off her car, helmut-headed insects splattering against the windshield-glass like paintballs. Over and across the ghost-towns and all the […]

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  • 7 Stupendously Simple Ways to Make Yourself Into a Better Writer

    November 30th, 2016 | Writing | journalpulp | No Comments

    Suppose someone were to tell you that you could become a better writer in a single week — would you believe it? Me neither. And yet that’s precisely what I’m about to do. And more: I’m about to make a believer out of you. I tried this on a bet — and lost. Here is how you […]

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  • Creating Suspense: Getting Readers To Eat Out The Palm Of Your Hand

    Creating Suspense: Getting Readers To Eat Out The Palm Of Your Hand

    July 18th, 2011 | Plot, Storytelling, Suspense | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    If you want to rivet readers, you must give readers something to worry about. Make the reader nervous. Make her feel intrigued. Make her curious. This issue, which is very closely associated with plot, is called suspense. Suspense is when your eyes are nailed to the screen. It’s when you’re coming out of your seat. […]

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