Interesting Links for 4-8-2011

Publishing

A tongue in cheek but completely accurate flowchart for getting published with a work of fiction:
http://www.katehart.net/2011/03/how-to-get-published-flowchart.html

Research

Juliette Wade pointed me to a YouTube channel of snippets of vanishing languages, something sure to offer those building a society around language some good ideas:
http://www.youtube.com/enduringvoices

And another resource, this time for historical conflicts. Select the year, select the region, and click on a red dot. You’ll get the name and timeline, then if you click the “i,” you’ll get a short summary of the conflict:
http://www.conflicthistory.com/

Science

This article about a preserved brain is fascinating on its own, but one line stands out, a note that the archaeologists are having difficulty managing human remains that are more than skeletal. The psychology is very different:
http://www.livescience.com/13410-prehistoric-brain-skull-preservation-decapitated-iron-age.html

Chocolate is so much more than an essential tool for keeping modern life moving forward ;), it’s also a window into the ancient past as archeologist determine the extent of trade between the southwestern Native Americans and those in Central and South America:
http://www.livescience.com/13533-prehistoric-chocolate-trade-cacao-chaco-canyon-puebloans.html

Writing

What to avoid on the first page of your novel if you want agents and editors to get to the second:
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2010/03/garlic-breath-or-what-not-to-do-on-your.html

Lazette Gifford on what rushing means and why it’s a bad thing for writing, and has little to do with speed:
http://zette.blogspot.com/2011/03/dont-rush.html

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