As I post this, I am MELTING. Today it was 36 degrees Celsius (with humidex, it was over 40). For my American friends, that’s about 100 Fahrenheit. We have no air conditioning. This is not a complaint, just a statement of fact. We haven’t had weather like this in the Sudz for a number of years.
Now the sun has set, we have all the windows open and all the fans on.
And now, back to your regular programming.
This is just . . . read it and beware of strangers bearing option deals! Tess Gerritsen explains why she dropped her Gravity lawsuit and now advocates for authors in Hollywood. The Mary Sue.
Who should you be writing for, your readers, or yourself? Helping writers become authors. K.M. Weiland.
Katie shares the key to writing good action scenes in her Wednesday vlog.
Writer Unboxed begins a new series on diverse voices in writing and publishing. Their first guest was Grace Wynters: Why diversity in publishing matters.
Steven Pressfield makes the distinction between the craft of writing, and your craft of writing.
How to write with confidence. MythicScribes.
The anatomy of a page turner with Barbara Kyle.
This is incredible fun: Atlas Obscura presents their obsessively detailed map of American literature’s most epic road trips.
Here’s a lovely Tumblr: Where do you write, my lovely? They just featured my friend Kim Fahner and her wonderful writing space 🙂
Buzzfeed offers their list of 51 books for animal lovers.
Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land is one of my favourite classic SF novels. So, of course I was attracted to this post on MentalFloss on 15 things you might not know about the Heinlein classic.
Buzzfeed shares 29 pictures that only booklovers will relate to. Regarding #20: I can do this just fine, thankyouverymuch.
If you’re of the techie persuasion, Bustle presents seven gadgets for booklovers.
Isaac Asimov predicted social media and knowledge bases. Fusion.
Here’s a fun interview with Sam Heughan: My acting teacher once told me I couldn’t act. My Fox LA.
TV After Dark shares their chat with the Outlander cast and crew about season two from San Diego Comic Con.
Just for fun, here’s Kirby Krackle’s “Villain Song.”
See you Thursday!