5 Interesting Links for 12-07-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Recordings (History) The Imperial War Museum brings the end of World War 1 to life through an eerie recording of the American front near the River Moselle right before and … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-30-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Technique (Writing) A look at what should be in the first five pages of a modern short story or even novel to catch an editor’s (or reader’s) attention. https://www.writersofthefuture.com/your-first-five-pages/ History … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-24-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Properties (Bacteria) I’m one of those people who attracts static electricity not because I shuffle but just because I am. This article makes me wonder if bacteria might be the … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-16-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Formatting (Publishing) A selection of free font-based symbols to use in decorating your books. (Via Jane Friedman’s Electric Speed) https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2018/10/110-type-ornaments-to-use-in-your-book-plus-a-free-download/ History (Language) For those wordsmiths or just the linguistically curious, … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-09-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Music (Environment) Listen to the mournful tone of the Antarctic ice shelf, a sound that can be used to characterize the changes in the ice itself. https://www.livescience.com/63872-singing-ice-in-antarctica.html Libraries (Reading) A … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-02-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Foreign Markets (Submissions) Many foreign language markets will accept stories for translation that have already sold in English. This is found money, but authors often don’t take advantage of the … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 10-26-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Income (Publishing) This article raises methods of getting your published works out there you might not have thought of. While not every one made sense to me, they gave me … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 10-19-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Sexism (Science Fiction) A personal narrative about the internalized images of successful women in tech and fiction and how one author overcame them in her own head. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/29/is-the-future-female-fixing-sci-fis-women-problem Security (Internet) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 10-12-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Life (Creativity) Exploring the cost of “going pro” with your creative outlet and evaluating what your goals are so creativity is not overwhelmed. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/protect-creativity/ Dialogue (Writing) 7 techniques for improving … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 10-05-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Anthologies (Publishing) If you ever had the urge to create an anthology, this is the first of a 10-part series looking at one editor’s approach to the process. https://jpskewedthrone.dreamwidth.org/490112.html Characters … Continue reading