Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday's Interesting Links (on Saturday)

What? You mean it isn't Friday? Maybe I need to rename this :D.

Puzzling

Picked up this tip from http://www.puzzlewrightpress.com/. A series of web tools for helping with things, including providing a list of words that fit with your partial on a crossword puzzle:
http://www58.wolframalpha.com/

Writing

A breakdown of the advance/royalties/foreign rights earnings that will make it all too clear why most writers cannot support themselves:
http://editorialass.blogspot.com/2009/05/and-you-thought-royalty-involved-crown.html

I may not agree with every one of these steps, but here are some solid suggestions for making progress even on non-deadlined projects:
http://procrastinatingwritersblog.com/2009/05/08/staying-on-track-for-non-deadlined-projects/

I just started reading Jim Baen's Universe and clicked on the below Mike Resnick editorial. He says so eloquently (and with examples) what I believe to be absolute truth about the submission process: never give up.
http://baens-universe.com/articles/Last_Impressions

For those of us looking to Twitter to see the human faces of agents, Agent Query has provided an exhaustive list. I only follow a portion because too many and I'd be unable to keep up.
http://agentquery.leveragesoftware.com/group_discussion.aspx?DiscussionID=d696c822a8e24febb2b621e8974219df

Reading

Angela James, who is an avid e-book reader as well as the Executive Editor for Samhain Publishing, discusses her recent experience with buying a group of e-books. It's an interesting look into what's important in the production and sale of e-books.
http://nicemommy-evileditor.com/blog/?p=2415

Science

I showed this article to my older son, and his comment was that designer babies are just around the corner. Me, I just thought it was cool.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/glowing-monkeys-make-more-glowing-monkeys-the-old-fashioned-way/

Ida made such a big splash that some scientists are questioning not only her connection to human evolution, but the media circus which hailed her announcement:
http://www.livescience.com/animals/090520-fossil-reactions.html

Marketing

I'm in the process of redoing my bipolar (literally) website into a more traditional writing one with the programming side of Left Brain/Right Brain just linked. Therefore, I've been reading website building tips and this one makes a lot of sense.
http://writetodone.com/2009/05/18/five-tips-and-a-bonus-on-how-to-write-a-fantastic-about-page/

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Sean on the cloned monkey thing. Heinlin's _Friday_ is just around the corner.

Dona

Margaret said...

Yeah, well, I can't say he's wrong. Just that it wasn't my first thought. We certainly live in interesting times.