50 Nerds of Grey has been one of our favorite parody accounts for years. The clever, tongue-in-cheek mockery of 50 Shades of Grey will appeal to nearly everyone - geek tendencies or not.
Thank you, Literary Twitter for starting our new favorite hashtag challenge. The fun stems from the #OwnVoices hashtag, which addresses the voices of marginalized communities. The hashtag naturally had its critcs; among them was a male author that insisted he was living proof that men are capable of penning realistic female characters. After Gwen C. Katz shared some super-cringey passages of his proof, the challenge was born.
Women on Twitter quickly began parodying the passages, describing their most coveted features in hilarious and painfully flowery fashion. Many of these tweets show greater writing chops than we've seen in some books. While the fetishization of female characters is certainly getting old, we could read these farcical tweets all day.
SNL writer Josh Patten is trolling the President hard. The writer and comedian announced his new project "Responding To Trump Tweets Like They Were Texts" on July 16th, and we can't get enough of it. Patten's "text" responses are brief and colloquial, providing contrast that helps highlight just how over the top and exclamatory the President's tweets can be. Patten has declined to comment on the project, but we're definitely hoping to see more of these "text exchanges" in the future.
J.K. Rowling, in her never ending quest to become everyones "cool aunt" on Twitter, has offered up some inspiration in the form of rejection letters.
The pictured letters are both tiny and a little blurry but if you put on your reading glasses you might see that one is a polite and short dismissal and the other is apologetic and offers some helpful tips after saying "No, thank you."
This was part of a discussion where Rowling also answered questions and, as usual, offered a response to a fan that was both supportive and wise.
See, just like everyone else, J.K. Rowling got rejected a few times before becoming an international sensation. Take away her fame and she still gets rejected every now and then.
Working on the next great American novel, or trying to cash on the lucrative One Direction fan fiction market, but distracted by all those crazy Internets?
Well worry no more, because now you can focus with the Hemingwrite.
This simple device is dubbed "the Kindle of writing composition." It consists of a mechanical keyboard and E Ink screen that lets you type distraction-free and backup your work to the cloud, syncing with apps like Evernote and Google Docs.
All you need now is a nice mojito and a bull fight.