10 Secrets to Creating Unforgettable Supporting Characters

Creating one interesting character is hard enough — but when it comes to writing a whole novel or series of books, you have to create dozens of them. How can you keep your supporting cast from seeming like cookie-cutter people? There's no easy answer, but a few tricks might help you create minor characters who don't… » 3/27/12 10:00am 3/27/12 10:00am

Star Trek/Dickens Mashup And Clockwork Zombie: Now That's What We Call…

BoingBoing is giving a free HP Envy laptop to the writer of the best literary mashup, and the 100+ entries so far include a mash-up of Star Trek and Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Plus A Clockwork Orange with zombies. And Edgar Allan Poe's Hamlet. The best, though, might well be Thoreau's Walden as reinterpreted by H.P.… » 12/15/09 9:30am 12/15/09 9:30am