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'FIST CLUB' Video: Cinemashup For 'FIGHT CLUB' & Florence + The Machine

Hot damn, is this well done.  Check out a great mash-up of Fight Club as cut to Florence + The Machine's song "Kiss with a Fist.'  It was edited by Jeff Yorkes and is titled 'Fist Club.'

Watch the video on Vimeo here.

And be sure to check out all of Jeff's CINEMASHUP's at his Vimeo page.  I've basically become addicted to them since yesterday.

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Chuck's Feedback on the December Workshop Anthology Finalists!

Chuck's Feedback on the December Workshop Anthology Finalists!

We're so close to the big wrap-up on on Chuck's reviews of our top workshop stories! I've got his incisive and helpful December feedback for you below, and only one more month to go before we shift gears completely to the next phase and put this anthology into print. Congratulations to all the finalists. For the protection of their work, these stories are made available to Workshop Members only. If you're a member, you may click inside and read these at your leisure. You'll find loads of great lessons on the writer's craft within. So read on.

The finalists include:

Love in Standard Definition - Fred Venturini

Overboard - Peter Bentzen

Tatterdemalion Peregrination - Adam Daniel Joseph

Chasing Ghosts (revision) - Richard Thomas

All In - Kasey Carpenter

Things Falling Apart - Blake Gentry

If you'd like to participate in our ground-breaking workshop, read exclusive How-To craft essays from Chuck and just network and meet other writers,

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Posted by Dennis

Model Our 'RANT' Tshirts For Us!

Model Our 'RANT' Tshirts For Us!

For the past few Tshirts we've offered on this site (Fight Club and Invisible Monsters) you might have noticed we've featured images of people modeling them.  Usually this was close friends of mine (see above).  None of them were professional models but they all had a blast being photographed.  It helped that they were big fans; I let them keep the shirts; and then bought them all lunch after.

We also worked with Masuimi Max, a professional model who normally specializes in fetish pictorials.  I think this sort of photoshoot was a first for her, but being that she too, is a huge Chuck Palahniuk fan, she jumped at the opportunity.

For our Rant shirts, we want to try something different.  We want to photograph YOU!

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The Orange Eats Creeps

"The Orange Eats Creeps" by Grace Krilanovich
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Slutty Teenage Hobo Vampire Junkies run amok in the Pacific Northwest of the mind.

The Orange Eats Creeps isn't exactly a book that inspires blanket recommendation. That's not a backhanded way of saying it's a bad book, it's just best suited to a certain type of reader. I could throw down the gauntlet of difficult fiction, much like Steve Erickson does in his introduction, but that would be disingenuous. Not that Erickson isn't being sincere when he brands the book as dangerous; I just find that type of build-up inevitably leads to backlash.

Posted by Dennis

UPDATED! 'Snuff' Casting: Thora Birch and Daryl Hannah Not Attached

'Snuff' Casting News Update: Thora Birch and Daryl Hannah Not Attached

UPDATE: Earlier this week I posted a News update about Fabien Martorell, the man who currently has the film option to adapt Snuff.  He informed me that Daryl Hannah, Thora Birch and Tom Sizemore were on board.

The next day, SlashFilm, a respected and very popular movie site that I frequent, posted this story: 

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Donald Farber on the Legacy of Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt belonged to the world
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Warren Zevon probably didn't have Kurt Vonnegut in mind when he coined the phrase, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." Because even though he's no longer with us, the influential writer continues to work as hard as any living author. At least that's the way it seems.

Posted by Dennis

Chuck Palahniuk's 1 Hour Speech at the Grub Street Writer's Conference

Somehow, this video got past us.  It's a one hour speech Chuck gave at Grub Street's writer's conference last May of 2010. This was a non-public event that actually kicked off Chuck's Tell-All tour that year.

Props to our own Mark Vanderpool for finding this one on Vimeo.