Hey I’ve been saving these up for way too long meaning to get around to doing a blog entry. Clearly putting out a series is eating my brain and that hasn’t happened on a regular basis, so this is going to be an exceptionally long Too Many Links.
Writing Begins With Forgiveness – Perhaps some of you need to read this essay now during NaNoWriMo. I totally don’t write every day. I try to average 500 words per day over a month, but that does not happen every day.
http://www.kameronhurley.com/the-cold-publishing-equations-books-sold-marketability-love/The Cold Publishing Equations: Books Sold + Marketability + Love – Kameron Hurley talks about book numbers
Ann Leckie’s “The 10 Best Science Fiction Books”
Cat Vincent muses on the city itself becoming a character in Urban Fantasy
24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing
Kameron Hurley: Absolute Zero — The Temperature At Which Writers Give Up
Alan Moore interview about Electricomics
Beginner’s Guide to Researching Your Diverse* Fantasy or Science Fiction Novel
Extremely detailed musing about the business of books
Squirrel’s nest leads to ancient giant virus
NASA’s plan for getting to Mars
Man fails paternity test due to vanished twin – human chimeras exist
Bees today – I have bees on the brain of late. Hopefully I find the time to write my martian bee saints story.
1813 Alaska shipwreck: How they survived – In 1813 shipwrecked sailors survived for nearly a month during an Alaska winter with nearly no supplies. Now archaeologists say they know how they did it.
Lovely article on the Fox Sisters – The sisters who spoke to spirits: How two mischievous girls gave birth to a religion (or why learning to crack your toes can help you gain fame and fortune)
Teaching History with Cookbooks
photo gallery of 1976-81 magazine ads aimed at cocaine users
John Dee’s books to go on display in 2016 (Cool pictures of his margin drawings)
Parachuting beavers – VIDEO
Writer reconnects with the people who robbed and kidnapped him in 2006
Medieval Skeleton Found Dangling From the Roots of a Fallen Tree
The People Who Drink Human Blood
Files for lawsuit against CIA stolen during break-in at UW
Woman donates skeleton from closet
What’s in a boarding pass barcode – a good reminder to keep and properly dispose of any identifying paperwork
How to train your Rageasaurus – Good primer in how to live with the rage you feel without letting it take over your life (and good general techniques for setting up conversation boundaries)
Masculinity Is an Anxiety Disorder: Breaking Down the Nerd Box
“Every president has been manipulated by national security officials”: David Talbot exposes America’s “deep state”
Cool Things To Buy:
The Smog Society by Chen Qiufan
Eros, Philia, Agape by Rachel Swirsky