A Round of Links 2/20/15
Mythic Scribes: Writing Warfare in Fantasy: A Guide to the Battle Scene
BookRiot: Defining The End of the World As We Know It: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic
Marty Young: The Wonderfully Horrific World of Female Horror Writers
SF Signal: MIND MELD: Our Favorite Horror Novels by Women
Stashed Neill Blomkamp Confirms New “Alien” Sequel; Sigourney Weaver to Return?
Writing and Publishing
Social Media Examiner: Book Marketing: Wisdom From Seth Godin
Self-Publishing Review: How to Choose Kindle Keywords
Kristen Lamb’s Blog: Three NEVERS of Social Media for Writers
Jane Friedman: Start Here: How to Self-Publish Your Book
I Make Up Words: Writing Is Never A Waste of Time
“First of all, if writing gives you pleasure it is NEVER wasted time. NEVER.
I can pretty much recite the utilitarian argument because we see it so much: if you don’t get paid for it, if no one else thinks it is worth money, if you don’t sell X amount or receive Y number of positive reviews, then “you” don’t count.”
Minorities in Publishing: Interview with Monica Odom
Publisher’s Weekly: CCBC Stats Show Children’s Books Shifting Toward Diversity
Terribleminds: How “Strong female characters” still end up weak and powerless (or, “Do they pass the action figure test?”)
The Book Designer: How to Keep Your Fiction Marketing Lean and Focused
When it comes to a fiction readership, blogging is actually much better for keeping attention rather than getting it.
Topless Robot: First Official Image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman!
Nerd Bastards: Kentucky Town Issues Arrest Warrant for ‘Frozen’s Elsa for Record Cold Temps
The wildly popular, Sword Art Online will be showing its second season on Toonami next month, starting on March 28th.
“scientists have proposed a “cortical modem” that plugs into your DNA and your visual cortex to cure sight loss and show a heads-up display in front of your very eyes”