Today we're doing a different type of interview, and it should be enlightening to both writers and readers following the blog.
My guest today is Melissa Chan. Hello! Welcome to Writing in the Modern Age! It’s such a pleasure to have you here.
Hi, Marie and fellow readers and writers! Thank you for letting me visit.
Literary Book Gifts brings novels into the real world by putting high quality prints of book cover and book related artwork onto shirts and bags. Discussion and sharing ideas is more important than ever. Writing in the Modern Age readers can benefit from using the artwork as a platform for constructive thought and discussion about the ideas presented in the novels. Whether or not they wear a shirt, or simply view the artwork from the website, the ideas can be transmitted and shared.
Unfortunately no, I’m not a writer, but maybe one day I will sit down to write that big novel that many of us writers or non-writers feel like we have within us. Perhaps I will try some poetry first. But in the meantime, I am a reader and hopefully one day all my reading will help me to write a great story.
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Literary Book Gifts launched based on the concept that great novels are meant to be discussed and shared. Expressing oneself is a basic and essential part of the human experience, and these designs are aimed to spur interest in the minds of readers, young, old, and from various genres. All in the effort to promote the interest and desire to read.
People come in all shapes, sizes, and with different preferences. Beyond the design itself, these shirts come in sizes ranging from women’s XS-3XL, and men’s S-5XL and in a wide range of colors to choose from. This sets Literary Book Gifts apart from other similar companies who do not support the same diversity of sizing and colors.
I love being able to connect with other like-minded individuals who value literature, ideas, and art. When someone tells me how much they love a certain design it really hits home and I appreciate every comment, question, and compliment.
Unfortunately no, but I do hope to someday. Contemporary authors and books tend to be tied up with rights. But perhaps one day I will be able to!
I’d love to see the designs on duvet covers and pillow cases; I think they would make excellent statement pieces in the bedroom!
Yes! I love J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. It is just such a powerful novel with such strong emotive value. I love reading it over and over again.
Right now I am reading Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. I have never found a writer who writes as richly as she does.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Art History Textbook (must include Impressionism!)
Laptop with internet…is this allowed?
Smartphone with thousands of audiobooks downloaded onto it
A survival book
Keep reading, and keep writing. Keep the spirit of literature alive in any way you can!
The best advice I can give you is keep reading any and every book that appeals to you. Much of what I learned I did so through strong narratives.
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The promo code WRITINGINTHEMODERNAGE20 is good for 20% off anything in the store, no minimum, and can be used unlimited times. :)
So, go for it!
Melissa Chan is the founder of Literary Book Gifts. She combined her love of reading with a background in art to create all the items you see in the store.
Literary Book Gifts brings books off the page and onto apparel! With titles from The Picture of Dorian Gray to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, there is truly something for everyone in the collection.
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