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.
|October 15, 2014How Writing Screenplays Helps You Write Better DialogueBy Dell Smith So, you’re a pretty good writer. You’ve got swell feedback from your writing instructors and your peer critique group. Your plots are airtight, the structures of your stories are built with the care and precision of a civil engineer, your themes carry built-in platforms that agents and ...|
|October 13, 2014Freeing the Rabbit: On Reading and EmpathyBy Nichole Bernier The other day my six-year-old ran in the house screaming: “A RABBIT IS STUCK IN THE SOCCER NET!” When I went outside the poor thing was writhing frantic, the webbing wrapped double around its neck. The line was so tight it seemed impossible for it to be ...|
|October 10, 2014Friday Faves: Goodwilly Hunting, Rambo Ruth & the Pinkbits of DoomBy Chris Abouzeid In a week full of Ebola, ISIS, and yet more videos of police officers demonstrating their right to beat, kick, taser and shoot anyone they don’t like, it’s hard to imagine there could be anything else to talk about. And yet the Internet—buoyed by its time-honored creed ...|
|October 8, 2014What My Mother Gave Me: The Importance of PlaceBy Kim Triedman My mother gave me a wedge of her own childhood, perfect as pie. It was not something she could hold out in her hand for me to receive. It was not even one thing, although if I were to somehow distill it down to its essence it ...|