BookIsh Plaza February Issue 2014

1 02 2014

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The BookIsh Plaza eZine February issue is out! Check out the interview with the young poet Jermin Bell, And much more literary news from the Caribbean front.

Read the BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.26 FEBRUARY 2014





Creating Fictional Worlds

1 02 2014

“How can human-made squiggles on a page reflect lights into our eyes that sends signals to our brains that we logically and emotionally decode as complex narratives?”

The animated video embedded above features a five-minute TED-Ed lesson with tips on how to build fictional worlds in stories. Kate Messner, a children’s books author and a speaker at the TED 2012 conference, served as the educator who crafted this lecture.

Throughout the lesson, Messner makes references to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and other beloved stories. Over at the TED Ed website, writers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources. What are your tips for world building?

Source: GalleyCat





Wearable Book in Touch with Characters Feelings

1 02 2014

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If you think eBooks are the latest technology in publishing, think again. Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab have invented a new kind of technologically-enhanced book that readers can wear in order to physically experience the sensations that the characters are feeling.

The experiment has been named Sensory Fiction. Essentially, the book is outfitted with sensors. Readers can strap it on through a vest and as they read, the emotions of the characters are expressed not only on the page, but through the sensors.

The book has LED lights, air pressure bags, vibration patterns, and a heating device to help influence the experience of the reader. Check out a video demo after the jump.

Source: Galley Cat





What makes a book successful?

1 02 2014

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