Interesting Links for 5-7-2010

Sorry for the late post. This week has scrambled out from under me as I enjoy the rush of Forward Motion’s annual Story A Day challenge. I have 5 stories completed so far, and I’m quite happy with the lot of them.

What I’m Reading

This week I read Changeless by Gail Carriger. It lives up to the pure fun of Soulless while offering a tour of the British Isles (not really but some) and adding a number of new complications.


Okay, this might be a little much, and I don’t usually post things like this, but my life has been a bit of a struggle and many of my friends have been going through very rough times. Nick Vujicic’s attitude just struck a nerve, a reminder of what’s important. Enjoy:


And you thought mice had no redeeming value… Mice detectives for exploring the animal scent kingdom:

Even space fantasy can influence the science of today. Oddly, I read an article in Issue 16 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine (Karl Johanson’s A Walk Through the Periodic Chart is titled Curium and Paper Starships) that posits something very similar.

Transylvania brought us more than just Dracula it seems. Dwarf sauropods (titanosaurs) also found a home there, back when Transylvania was a free standing island:

A follow up on the quantum physics book…quantum behavior going macro:


A collection of all that is wonderful, curious, and esoteric. Looks like a data mine for writers to me:


Tips on what to include in your series bible to make sure you don’t have to reread everything when a character or something that has faded into the background returns to the fore:

A good breakdown of the reasons to write under multiple names and some cautions:


A look at what an “author brand” means in these days of social media:

Tips on things to avoid with your blog:

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