Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Literary Lab Gets Revamped

I have some exciting news today. Michelle Davidson Argyle (also known as Lady Glamis) and Scott G. F. Bailey have joined The Literary Lab.

For most of you, these two writers don't need any introduction. They are both more familiar with Shakespeare than I am, and both of them tend to be far more thoughtful than I am before letting their fingers peck away at their keyboards. (Scott even uses a pen.)

We decided to work together because the three of us share a love for literary fiction, an art form that has sadly become associated with stuffy and inaccessible writing. Our hypothesis is that classical literary techniques will make any writing better, and the best popular fiction can also be the best literary fiction.

We're passionate about our art. Our mouths water at the thought of creating that perfect novel. And, we're amazed by how many enthusiastic and intelligent peers we've encountered here in the blogging community. We hope that by working together we can post quality material that's worth your time to read.

So, I hope you'll stick around and see how this lab develops. And remember that both Michelle and Scott will be keeping up their own individual blogs, which I'm sure you won't want to miss!

~D.M.

30 comments:

  1. Very cool! You guys run some of the most informative blogs around.

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  2. Davin, I'm certainly excited to be a part of this with you and Scott. Thank you!

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  3. Wow! What a cool endeavor...can't wait to see where y'all go!

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  4. Interesting concept! Can't wait to see how it develops.

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  5. This is going to be a formidable blog! Best of luck for the new format - I look forward to many an interesting read!!

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  6. I'm looking forward to reading your posts! :-)

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  7. This is exciting news! I look forward to all the posts!
    And I agree, literary fiction has been getting bad press lately, and I think it's sad.

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  8. I recognize those mugs. Go, you guys!

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  9. By the way, as much as I expect great things from this trio, I won't die if you fail to post every twenty seconds. So take care of your own babies (novels) before coming to feed the masses.

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  10. I'm very excited about this. I'm looking forward to seeing what the three of you do. It will be FUN! :)

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  11. Awesome, several good writers offering unique perspectives on the craft. I'm glad I found this blog...

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  12. Davin, nice to meetcha! What's a pen? :)

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  13. Sounds great! Can't wait to see what you have for us!

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  14. This is an exciting turn of events. I'll definitely still be tuning in. I love me some literary fiction. I don't write it, but I love reading it. Sometimes my penchant for poetry and all things literary peeks through in my writing, but I tend to keep it somewhat under control since I write for the YA market.

    You three are going to make a great team for upping the literary content of novels. Glam and I have talked quite a few times about the importance of writing from what is in you and for her to embrace her inner literary landscape. It's nice to see that she has that support with you and Scott.

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  15. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts!

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  16. Looking forward to reading. :D

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  17. Kewl. It's three times the awesomeness.

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  18. Hi everyone,
    Thank you so very much for all of your encouragement! We really do want to make this the best blog we can make it. I'm totally excited about this. I love working as a team and seeing how things develop.

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  19. BIG congratulation to all of you. You guys really enrich everyone's life beyond words. Wish your partnership a GREAT SUCCESS.

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  20. Hey, look: I haven't commented yet. A new record, I imagine.

    I am pleased and flattered that Davin and Michelle invited me to join this blog. Hopefully my contributions will be worthwhile. I have no doubt about my co-hosts; they're always thought-provoking and helpful.

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  21. I am so excited to see how this new adventure turns out. Best of luck!

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  22. I am thrilled. I will learn even more than what I already have.

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  23. This sounds like an intriguing concept. Can't wait to see what the three of you do here!

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  24. Lady G. will be a great addition : ) Her blog is fabulous, and she will be in great company on this blog as well.

    Good choice : )

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  25. Thank you for your kind thoughts and well wishes everybody! I hope you stop in often. :)

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