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

5 Interesting Links for 09-28-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Philosophy (Writing) A fiction writer explores the philosophies she picked up while working with engineers on technical writing that help her fiction. https://www.sffworld.com/2017/10/five-surprising-things-i-learned-about-writing-from-engineers-by-dorothy-a-winsor/ Innovation (Short Stories) This article highlights six … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-21-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Steampunk (Costuming) Step-by-step instructions for making cool steampunk goggles on the cheap. http://susandennard.com/2011/02/how-to-make-steampunk-goggles/ Techniques (Editing) 9 steps to revising your novel, many of which I do and some that would … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-14-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Techniques (Writing) Some techniques for deciding which scenes need to be in your novel and how to gloss over those that don’t. https://kidlit.com/2017/09/11/scenes-to-include-in-novel/ Trucking (Automation) Exploring the status and social … Continue reading