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

This entry was posted in Interesting Links, Publishing, Research, Science, Writing Process. Bookmark the permalink.

Share Your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.