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Writer Wars Winner: "Rosie" by CrepuscularSnidget!

By reidfaylorJune 25, 2013
Her heartbreaking short story tied for the Sparklers' Choice Award last week, earning 14 votes and an amazing illustrated slideshow of her winning submission! Click through to read her entry (HAVE YOUR KLEENEX AT THE READY), and remember: next week, your story might take to More  →
Writer Wars Winner: "Rosie" by CrepuscularSnidget!

BURIED: The Most Intense Writer Wars Yet!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 25, 2013
I give you a prompt about a discovering a buried item and you go TOTALLY OFF THE GRID. I LOVE IT. Last week's story submissions were shocking in the best way; dark, tragic, and full of unexpected twists. Two tales tied for Sparklers' Choice with 14 votes each; you can check More  →
BURIED: The Most Intense Writer Wars Yet!

12 Fictional Characters You Should Definitely Invite to Your Birthday Party

By ElodieJune 21, 2013
We’ve already settled on who not to invite to your birthday party, because that’s a perfectly reasonable thing that normal people do. For instance, I already know who I don’t want at my wedding; so far the list includes Darren Criss, because if I'm... More  →
12 Fictional Characters You Should Definitely Invite to Your Birthday Party

Writer Wars: You're All Geniuses in My Book

By Chelsea DaggerJune 18, 2013
If you haven't yet basked in the glory of his masterpiece, which pays illustrated homage to the story that earned the most votes last week, then you'd best go check it out it right now. I'm not kidding. Get over there, fast. NOW IS NO TIME FOR LOLLYGAGGING, SPARKLERS! MA More  →
Writer Wars: You're All Geniuses in My Book

Writer Wars: Reid Faylor Illustrates the Winning Story!

By reidfaylorJune 18, 2013
Cartoonist extraordinaire Reid Faylor has created a custom slideshow for the story that won Sparklers' Choice last week! This unprecedented prize goes out to NinJas_are_Mi, whose clever, charming tale about a brainy loner earned 16 votes and accolades like "I'd read a w More  →
Writer Wars: Reid Faylor Illustrates the Winning Story!

Neil Gaiman's Most Chilling Characters

By Melissa AlbertJune 18, 2013
Neil Gaiman's newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, comes out today, and we're goosebumpy with anticipation...and fear. Gaiman is one of fiction's top exporters of creepy, crawly characters that get under your skin, forcing you to peek behind shower curtains and... More  →
Neil Gaiman's Most Chilling Characters

The Coolest Dads in Literature

By ElodieJune 14, 2013
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, we thought it'd be a perfect time to take a break from the frantic purchasing of mugs and Home Depot gift cards in order to honor some of the great literary dads of our time. Why? Well, they're... More  →
The Coolest Dads in Literature

Writer Wars: Charles Dickens Ain't Got NOTHIN' On You Guys

By Chelsea DaggerJune 11, 2013
Last week, I challenged you  to seamlessly incorporate a quote by either JK Rowling, John Green, Charles Dickens, or George Orwell into your short story—an intimidatingly tall order by any standards. But as ever, you did me proud, and created worlds and characters so uniq More  →
Writer Wars: Charles Dickens Ain't Got NOTHIN' On You Guys

Yearbook Superlatives for John Green Characters

By ElodieJune 10, 2013
Imagine attending a high school peopled with some of the most interesting, hilarious teens ever to matriculate. We're pretty sure that's how it would feel to rub shoulders with the likes of Augustus Waters, Margo Roth Spiegelman, and other characters from John Green's brilliant YA... More  →
Yearbook Superlatives for John Green Characters

Ryan Gosling Loves Writer Wars (He Told Me So Himself)

By Chelsea DaggerJune 4, 2013
The series returned with a VENGEANCE last week; you posted 92 comments and some of the best stories ever to appear on SparkLife! I AM REPLETE WITH PRIDE, BUTTS. I AM A SWEATY BUCKET OF PROUDNESS. But enough about my perspiration problems; let's move on to more important thin More  →
Ryan Gosling Loves Writer Wars (He Told Me So Himself)