Interesting Links for 4-1-2011

Online Reads

Another fun story from Daily Science Fiction. L is for Luminous by Tim Pratt, Jenn Reese, Heather Shaw, and Greg van Eekhout is part of a series of alphabet stories. It’s short, funny, and poignant at the same time.
http://dailysciencefiction.com/story/tim-pratt-jenn-reese-heather-shaw-greg-van-eekhout/l-is-for-luminous

Publishing

A look at the current big events in the traditional vs. self-publishing debate that offers a decent analysis of the variety of things happening:
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2011/03/eisler-sanction.html

Research

The process of making and modernizing linen from planting through finding new uses and combinations to appeal to modern buyers (note: in French with subtitles):
http://vimeo.com/16474921

Science

It’s hard to know what you can’t do if you’ve never been able to, an aspect that made tying the ability to sense pain to the sense of smell a new discovery:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/71582/title/Who_felt_it_not,_smelt_it_not

A glimpse into the Solar System’s past through Vesta, a body that could have been a planet if it had just found a viable dance partner:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/29mar_vesta/

Writing

Solid advice on what show vs. tell really means and when to tell vs. show for the greatest affect:
http://cristinterrill.com/2011/02/28/tell-dont-show/

Some good revision tips to address a variety of issues:
http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/2011/03/03/6CommonPlotFixes.aspx

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