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Chuck Palahniuk Announces A Graphic Novel Sequel To FIGHT CLUB

Chuck Palahniuk Announces A Graphic Novel Sequel To FIGHT CLUB

Huge news out of Comic-Con this past week.  And I mean huge. First, a recap: if you didn't already know, Chuck made an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con this past Thursday and Friday. He signed advanced reader's copies of his upcoming novel Doomed, met with fans, and also spoke on a panel called 'Ode To Nerds,' with fellow writers D.C. Pierson, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Austin Grossman and Robyn Schneider.

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Chuck Palahniuk's Schedule at the San Diego Comic Con

Chuck Palahniuk's Schedule at the San Diego Comic Con

Today I spoke with Chuck's publicist and got the full details for Chuck's appearance at Comic Con next week in San Diego.  According to this, he will be there Thurs, July 18th and Friday, July 19th. He'll be signing books, speaking at a panel, and meeting fans. To see him, you'll obviously need a badge for the floor.  

Here are the details:

Thursday, July 18 – San Diego

11:00 am to 12:00 Noon - Comic-Con Autograph Area Signing – DOOMED
San Diego Convention Center
2nd floor, Sails Pavilion Autograph Area 04

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Chuck Palahniuk Book Expo of America Events

For all of you in and around the New York area, you'll have a chance to see Chuck at this year's Book Expo of America.  

Here are the details:

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Pre-Order 'DOOMED' Today! Cover Revealed!

 'Doomed' by Chuck Palahniuk

You can now pre-order Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming novel Doomed!  The novel will be released October 8th, 2013.  

Doomed is a sequel to Damned.  Here is the official description:

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BEDTIME STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS FEATURING CHUCK PALAHNIUK, CHELSEA CAIN AND MONICA DRAKE AT THE WILD BUFFALO--TICKETED EVENT!

Update: Tickets for this event are now on sale!  Get them here!

Chuck Palahniuk and Chelsea Cain, along with Village Books and The Wild Buffalo are hosting another one of their awesome 'Bedtime Stories' readings on April 24th in Bellingham, WA, in support of friend fellow author, Monica Drake's upcoming novel The Stud Book.  Here's a quick blurb from the Village Books site:

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The Cult Anthology 'Burnt Tongues' Has A Publisher!

It's been a long time coming but, as of late last month, we have found a home for our anthology, Burnt Tongues.   This project began life on our writers workshop back in 2004.  It started as an idea between Chuck and I but soon grew into something more when Chuck announced he wanted to get personally involved in reading and critiquing the best stories from our workshop each month.

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Watch The Short Film Adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Romance' Right Now

Today is an exciting day for fans of Chuck Palahniuk films-- Yes, I said films.  Up until now, Fight Club and Choke were the only two adaptations you could find of any of Chuck's work.  But writer/director Andy Mingo went and changed all that with his short film adaptation of 'Romance.'  

If you've never heard Chuck read 'Romance,' you missed a treat. Read on last year's tour, this is easily one of Chuck's strongest and funniest short stories.  It's both heartbreaking and hysterical at the same time.  

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Chuck Answers Fan Questions For His Third 'Phoenix' Essay

'Phoenix' by Chuck PalahniukOn February 12th, Chuck Palahniuk released a new short story exclusively through Amazon's Kindle Single program called 'Phoenix.' At the time of my writing this, 'Phoenix' is #1 across the board on Amazon's Kindle Single rank. The story is burning it up!  (pun intended) 

So earlier month, Chuck decided to start a series of essays explaining the construction and backstory of this short story.  (You can read Essay 1 hereEssay 2 here and Essay 3 here.)  And he decided to let a small number of fans submit questions to him.  So without further ado, here is the second batch of Questions & Answers. And it goes without saying, but if you haven't yet read 'Phoenix,' there are spoilers below.

(Chuck's answers are italicizied within)

From Brian McHale:

Regarding the anecdotes, how do you remember them?

Do you use index cards like you mention in *Stranger Than Fiction*?

Is this room akin to the one used in the creation of the first Oxford

English Dictionary?

Chuck's Response:

Brian, you send the strangest food pictures.  The pineapple (?) still has me scratching my head.  In regard to your question, here’s a great writing exercise.  It’s something Tom Spanbauer used to assign his students on their first class session:  Write the story of something you only half remember.  Or barely remember.  Start by recording the few details you can recall.  Don’t focus on your feelings, just write down every physical aspect of the setting and what occurred.  Doing this, Tom’s students are always amazed.  Each might start with a couple sentences, but the longer they reflect the more those scant details evoke additional ones.  This isn’t about inventing memories, the process actually demonstrates how memories cue deeper memories.  It’s similar to song lyrics:  If you can retrieve one line or phrase from your memory you can eventually recall most of the song. 

With anecdotes, once I decide to quilt them into a story I’ll sit with scratch paper and do Tom’s exercise.  The anecdote foremost in my mind will cue others, and I’ll make a list of them and decide which will work best as plot points. 

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