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Posts Tagged ‘H.P. Lovecraft’

Writer Rumble Video Game Lets You Fight as a Famous Author

The 99-cent Writer Rumble video game for iOS devices lets you play a famous writer and battle with word games. Characters include H. P. LovecraftEdgar Allan Poe and Jane Austen.

We’ve embedded the Joystiq video about the game above–what do you think? The game includes options to challenge your friends to a game or play with other players online, use split screen on the iPad and share your scores on Facebook and Game Center. Check it out:

Words will never hurt you – until now! With Writer Rumble, you can take on your friends in a game of speed spelling madness or battle against enemies in single player mode. Use your board to find the most damaging words and watch as your enemies take a beating. Unleash special powers to increase damage, get new letters, or save yourself from dying. (link via Eric Smith)

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Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

“The Shunned House” Is Free eBook Of The Day

Today’s free eBook of the Day is The Shunned House by H. P. Lovecraft.

This month, we are featuring horror titles in honor of Halloween and this short story is about a haunted house.

Here is an excerpt: “What I heard in my youth about the shunned house was merely that people died there in alarmingly great numbers. That, I was told, was why the original owners had moved out some twenty years after building the place. It was plainly unhealthy, perhaps because of the dampness and fungous growths in the cellar, the general sickish smell, the drafts of the hallways, or the quality of the well and pump water.”

Project Gutenberg has the free download.

For more free eBooks, check out our Free eBook of the Day archive.