5 Interesting Links for 09-21-2012

Music (Fun)

A Danish flash mob not of singers, but an orchestra, in a metro train (Video with sound but does not auto start):

Environment (Life)

An alternative to styrofoam…edible coffee cups. Grand idea, but as a friend asked: what are the ingredients and are they much better for you?

Fans (Reading)

Valerie Comer looks at ways readers react to their favorite authors, and how readers can support the authors they enjoy.

Anthropology (Science)

New dating techniques raise questions about the oldest cave paintings and possibly who made them.

Time Management (Writing)

Juliette Wade talks about the techniques, sometimes contradictory, that help her stay productive.

Curve of Her Claw

Fall into a world where beauty is a facade, and one elf is pushed beyond reason to rid herself of the smooth-skinned curse. ~ Now available as an eBook:
Curve of Her Claw

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2 Responses to 5 Interesting Links for 09-21-2012

  1. Erin says:

    The cups . . . sound delicious, but probably not for those who are cutting back on sugar or flour. Or those who don’t like sugar in their hot beverage of choice.

    I read Val’s blog when she posted it, and I never did post my thoughts there. Truth is, there are very few authors (maybe one?) that I’m anywhere near tribal about, and it’s not me. 😉 But a related point I saw made is “Readers don’t owe authors anything.” (http://www.robisonwells.com/2012/08/readers-dont-owe-authors-anything/)

    The handprints are interesting. I don’t know enough about the controversy or evidence regarding Neanderthals’ use of decorations to have an opinion on this, though. 🙂

    Sadly, I didn’t find anything new or revelatory in Juliette Wade’s post. But it’s always good to check.

    Thanks for the links!

    • Margaret McGaffey Fisk says:

      Glad they provoked thought :). And yes, I know a lot of readers who aren’t tribal, but for those who are, it’s a good reminder of the ways you can help. Honestly, that’s why I started posting book reviews. though. I was reading a lot of writers I actually knew (most from Forward Motion) and figured I could maybe help on the word of mouth aspect at least a bit. Of course then I discovered that, in writing the reviews, I learned things consciously that I might not have otherwise. And it gives me a good way of reminding myself why I liked a particular book, and whether I want to pick up the next one. Sorta a good deed that led to a selfish benefit :).

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