A Round of Links 2/13/15

I attended the webinar How to Blog Meaningfully and Grow Your Audience by Jane Friedman and Writer’s Digest University. She said a list of links can drive more traffic to your blog. I’ve seen other sites do this. I visit SF Signal everyday for their SF/F/H Link Post. My resource pages have the most pageviews.

I enjoy researching and sharing resources. I have a ton of Google Alerts. The amount of content in my Feedly is bananas. Every Friday, I’ll post links to interesting/useful posts. If a trailer or fun video comes out, I’ll share that too. Enjoy.


SF Signal: [GUEST POST] Jeff Somers on Magic and Morals

“…treating magic as a force that has no moral quality enriches your characters, because it means that every time they use magic in your story, you learn something about them.”

1428 Elm: Ten Must-See Haunted House Movies
Hell Horror: Dave Bautista Cast in Highlander Remake!?
Breathe Cast:  ‘Poltergeist’ Release Date, News: Full Length Trailer Launched for New Movie Reboot [VIDEO]
Bustle:10 Fantasy And Science Fiction Books With Protagonists Of Color

“When the possibilities are actually endless, why do most fantasy and novels revolve around white characters while excluding people of color?

Suvudu: Werewolves, and How You’ll Kill Every Single One of Them

Suvudu: Want to Snuggle With George R.R. Martin? 

A Dribble of Ink: A Tribute to South African Science Fiction and Fantasy

A Fantasy Reader: Grimdark Conversations

“The name given to novels where life is represented in a grittier and more ‘realistic’ fashion? Is it really important?”

Writing and Publishing 

Digital Book World: Scribd Adds 10,000 Digital Comics as Subscription Catalog Hits 1 Million

“With the addition of 10,000 digital comics to its subscription-based content catalog today, Scribd now offers more than 1 million titles across a range of media.”

The Book Designer: Turn Yourself Into an Authorpreneur

“If you want to make a living as an author, you need to think beyond writing and books.”

The Book Designer: Fiction Writers: How to Find Your Ideal Reader
Social Media Examiner: 6 Ways to Use Short Video for Social Marketing

“From the moment the first movie trailer was released on Instagram, it was only a matter of time until marketers and businesses began to embrace the power of short video—and the ease of sharing it in places other than YouTube.”

The Passive Voice: Amazon Giveaway – The First Self-Service Giveaway Tool

University Observer: Literary vs. Genre Fiction: A Class-Based Read?
Techradar.pro: The future of media, and monetising digital publishing
Liv Rancourt: What Makes A Good Romance?


io9: Spider-Man Still Doesn’t Need To Be Another White Guy
i09: Watch The Midseason Trailer For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
 Nerd Reactor: Samuel L. Jackson’s contract is almost up for Marvel
Anime News Network: Which Anime Character Would You Want to Give Chocolates to For Valentine’s Day?
Anime News Network: Attack on Titan Gets Arcade Game by Capcom
Nerdist: 6 Movies For People Who Hate Valentine’s Day
Geeks are Sexy Too: 50 Shades of Grey: The Über Geek Edition
The Mary Sue: 10 Kick-Ass Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies on Netflix to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With
CNET: Mattel’s View-Master gets a Google VR makeover

“The Internet search giant and the toymaker plan to use Google’s Cardboard virtual-reality platform to offer virtual reality, augmented reality and “photospheric” images, using a smartphone as the display inside a plastic View-Master casing.”