NaNo update: My NaNo is now up to 17,294 and going well. I like my characters and their situations. I can’t wait for the two stories to meet. On the other hand, I already know the timing is off and that Nat needs to be introduced much earlier so that there isn’t a huge chunk of his story breaking up hers. On the other hand, with Scrivener, that’s an easy action, especially since this book seems to be, so far at least, keeping to one chapter per story line and also POV. I suspect once the story lines blend, and Samantha and Nat are in the same place, the POVs will shift within chapter as well.
Evidence suggests Yoda’s speech is probably closer to original human language:
Rachelle Gardner takes on the concept of branding for novelists:
If you’re setting something in Ancient Rome that involves travel, this ancient version of Google Maps might prove useful in determining how your characters would have gotten from point A to point B:
Human impact on other species can take odd but deadly paths:
A look at superstitions with an eye to making your characters more well-rounded: