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Posts Tagged ‘Sean Ferrell’

Google Project Glass Video Features Strand Bookstore

Google unveiled Project Glass yesterday, an experimental project building a pair of glasses that work like a computer screen.

The video embedded above illustrates the science fiction premise behind the glasses–as a young man navigates New York City, he uses a pair of futuristic computer glasses to send emails, check Google Maps and navigate the Strand Bookstore in New York City.

What do you think? This GalleyCat editor spends way, way too much time in front of a computer screen, so the idea of wearing a computer all day sounds awful. Author Sean Ferrell was blunt in a funny essay: “I hate Project Glass.” Poet Craig Teicher wrote a poem about these strange Google glasses.

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Women's Fiction Writing and Publishing

Women's Fiction Writing and PublishingIf you want to write a book with a female protagonist on a journey towards personal growth and love, this course is for you! Starting September 15, Kelly Harms, a published women's fiction writer, will help you revise, cut, and tighten your manuscript. You'll learn how to write great dialogue, determine how to publish, and get your book out of your head and onto the page. Register now! 

Lit Resolutions from Peter Brown, Naseem Rakha, Dan Parent & Sean Ferrell



Yesterday, the GalleyCat crew revealed their literary New Year’s resolutions. Today a few authors revealed their goals for next year. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter.

Children Make Terrible Pets kidlit illustrator/writer Peter Brown: “My literary new year’s resolution is: To finally write the first draft of that children’s novel I’ve been knocking around for the last few years.”

The Crying Tree novelist Naseem Rakha: “Number 1, get my second novel to my publisher. Number 2, begin to teach writing classes to a group of ‘lifers’ at both the men’s and women’s prison in Oregon. Number 3, help my son begin his own book review web site for kids.”

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Nickname Dan Brown’s Release Date

the_lost_symbol-1.jpgThe release date for bestselling author Dan Brown‘s new book is somewhat like a baby born with a whopping trust fund and daunting expectations–it deserves a media nickname. Brown’s last book sold about 81 million copies worldwide, the September 15th release of “The Lost Symbol” promises to be one of the most over-hyped and over-scrutinized release dates of 2009.

In other words, the media needs a slogan, catchphrase, or some other kind of cultural shorthand to describe this event. Sara Nelson suggested “DB-Day” in a Daily Beast article. On Twitter, GalleyCat readers weighed in: Sarah Wendell suggested these: “The This-Ain’t-Fixing-Publishing Code” and “Accounts Payable and Demons.” Sean Ferrell added this suggestion: “Releasavalations Day.” Unmoved by the hype, Ryan Chapman proposed calling it “Marco Polo’s birthday.”

What do you think? Add your catchy slogan in the comments section. The winner will see their name and catchphrase floating around this site as GalleyCat reports on this As-Yet-Unnamed-Dan-Brown-Publishing-Event.