Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Outreach/Newsletter tip line

Welcome to The Novels WikiProject Newsletter's Tip Line. You are welcome to leave any tips/news below.

Naturally it isn't guaranteed that every tip will make it into the Novels Newsletter.

Shantaram to marry PrincessEdit

Gregory David Roberts, author of Shantaram, a reformed Australian convicted armed robber has just announced his engagement to Princess Francoise Sturdza of Switzerland, who he plans to marry soon. His life has changed dramatically for the best after the release of his first novel four years ago, which depicted his life in India after escaping from prison. A movie based on his novel is planned for production later this year, starring Johnny Depp in the lead role. [1] - Boylo (talk) 01:28, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Shannara series purchased by Warner BrosEdit

The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks have been picked up by Warner Bros. They plan to first develop The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book in the series as the opening movie and writers are now being sought for the adaptation. The first book The Sword of Shannara, was published in 1977 and was the first fantasy book to reach, and then top, the New York Times Best Seller list. [2] - Boylo (talk) 01:28, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

The Novel - Author Notes by kind permission of Gregory David RobertsEdit

What is a novel? What are the elements that must be found in any piece of writing for it to be considered a novel? I think it fair to say that traditional definitions of the word “novel” work along these lines: A novel is a fictitious prose story of book length. In my view, a novel has six basic elements: 1) It must have a society of characters; 2) They must be undergoing transformations; 3) And those must be in the course of a sustained prose narrative; 4) The sustained prose narrative must be impelled by a plot; 5) And it must be unified by clearly discernible central themes; 6) And to the extent possible, it must be universalised by a complex architecture of allegorical and symbolical sub-strata. If I write those six basic elements into a single definition, I come up with this: A novel is a society of characters, undergoing transformations, in the course of a sustained prose narrative, which is impelled by a plot, unified by clearly discernible central themes, and universalised by a complex architecture of allegorical and symbolical sub-strata. Boylo 12:46, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

For April 2008 newsletterEdit

I boldly made two inactive projects into task forces.

While individual editors were working on their own articles, the project pages had no activity. Without regular contributions to the talk pages, and the regular housekeeping of project maintenance, the two projects were not contributing at all to fostering a community. Within a larger group of like-minded editor, a community will form around a centralized talk page. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 20:00, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

For May 2008 NewsletterEdit

For June 2008 NewsletterEdit

  • May 1, 2008, Danton Burroughs, who marketed and protected the work of his grandfather, Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, died of a heart attack after been devastated by the loss of family memorabilia related to his father, John Coleman Burroughs and grandfather, due to a fire which destroyed a room in his family home in Tarzana, the day before.

Boylo (talk) 05:21, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

  • The Book Show is the world's only daily radio program devoted to books, writing and publishing. It features interviews with authors such as Salmon Rushdie and Ursula Le Guin and has a host of experts from various literary fields. Can be listened to live or via podcast, and has text interview transcript archives available for viewing.

Boylo (talk) 03:56, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

For July 2008 NewsletterEdit

For October 2008 NewsletterEdit

Did you know facts? Would novel articles that made it to the DYK section of the main page be something to put in the newsletter? I always try and come up with a DYK fact for any new articles that I write. I had three novel article DYK's in August and if its something that would be useful for the newsletter I will remember to put them on the newsletter tip line if I create any in the future. --Captain-tucker (talk) 15:25, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes post the articles that make it to main page and i will add a few to each newsletter, as it encourages others to submit DYK facts for articles.Boylo (talk) 03:45, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

A Did you know fact from the new article The Masks of Time by Robert Silverberg appeared on the main page on 19 September, 2008. --Captain-tucker (talk) 09:16, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

For November 2008 NewsletterEdit

Thought that this might be interesting...twist it so it sounds better though. :) —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 15:38, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

I went through the DYK archives and found this:

--Captain-tucker (talk) 11:03, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Good job, Captain! Wow...
Anyway, quick thoughts after peeking at your sandbox :) :

  • Voting has begun for coordinator
  • Pyfan removed his name from all positions at the Job Centre
  • "Indian writer Aravind Adiga won the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, The White Tiger."
  • Peer Reviews are open for three articles still
  • add something about the collaboration of the month maybe?

Cheers! —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 15:19, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Another DYK

--Captain-tucker (talk) 00:31, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

For July 2009 NewsletterEdit

Add anything that you think should be in the newsletter here. Alan16 (talk) 19:01, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

You should add a note to the effect that the old style delivery inclusions and exclusions is back and should be updated by interested parties! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 12:34, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

For Feb 2010Edit

GA at The Last Theorem. Sadads (talk) 12:45, 11 February 2010 (UTC)