We here at Beyond the Margins have finally persuaded Ryan Gosling to take time out of his busy schedule as an Internet meme to shine a little love our way. Give it up for a very special…Literary Ryan Gosling.
|July 29, 2014Smart eBooks: When the Text Is No Longer the Textby Chris Abouzeid If you’re using a Kindle to read ebooks, Amazon already knows a lot about you. They know you bought all the 50 Shades of Grey books. They know how quickly or slowly you read them. They know on which page you got bored and stopped reading, or ...|
|July 28, 2014Rockin’ Robin, Tweet, Tweet. . .um. . . No Tweet: Or How I Had To Join The Quitterverse In Order To Write My Book & Now Have Lost The Thread By Robin Black I loved the couple of years it took me to tweet approximately 8500 times. I loved the tweeting part, anyway. I discovered that, although yes, there are indeed creepy weirdos in the world, for the most part there are not. People are great. And people ...|
|July 25, 2014The Three-Dimensional Self: Uncovering Personal NarrativesBy Kim Triedman I turned 55 today. I’m not fishing for belated birthday wishes. Trust me — I’d rather let it slip by unnoticed. I only mention it because, for me, those birthdays divisible by 5 always force some manner of reckoning or re-appraisal. So start here: I am a ...|
|July 24, 2014Dress for Success, Write to Get Betterby Bethanne Patrick My eldest daughter recently graduated from college, and she has even more recently joined the workforce. I hope I may be forgiven, as her mother, for secretly thinking how adorable she looks each morning when she stumbles downstairs for coffee, clad in office-appropriate togs: cute flats, cardigans, ...|
|July 23, 2014On Writing and Moral SentimentBy Catherine Parnell Writers and students often ask how to marry the personal and the political in their work. While I have no good answer, I did have an aha moment a few days ago that struck as I lifted a striped watermelon at the local market: if it’s heavy ...|
|July 22, 2014Voices In My HeadBy Mari Passananti If you type “why are all writers” into the Google search box, the search engine auto-fills the suggestions “crazy,” “depressed,” and “alcoholics.” Most of us who write for a living frequently field the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” In most polite company, the “you crazy ...|