The Week in Links 4/3/15

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi Horror
i09: 10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin
Magical Words: The Why and How of Magic
Fantasy Cafe: Woman in SF&F Month: Renay From Lady Business
Fantasy Author’s Handbook: How Long Should Your Fantasy Novel Be? 
SF Signal: [GUEST POST] Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Chrysoula Tzavelas on Neurodiversity in Fiction

Writing and Publishing
Ashley Carlson: So You Got A Bad Book Review … Now What?
Beyond Paper Editing: Self Pub and Trad Pubs: Couldn’t You at Least Talk to Each Other? 
Venture Galleries: Do you make mistakes writing fight scenes?
Whimsy Dark: 8 Reasons Why Authors Are Assholes
Fantasy Faction: Reading Life A Writer: Why to do it, How to do it and Why I Often Fail at it
Book View Cafe: Covers: Trends in Cover Design
Writer Unboxed: The Evolution of an Author Website


Club Jade: Convention tips: How to photograph fans in costume
Nerd Reactor: X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Rogue Cut to add 17 minutes

Social Media
Can across this site this week. It’s a database of GIFs you can share across social media: Gify
A fun bookish hashtag was trending. Killed a lot a hours reading and tweeting #VeryRealisticYA
Digital Pubbing: Guest Post: Get More Blog Traffic with These Free Keyword Research Tools
The National Law Review: When to Post on Social Media for Best Results [INFOGRAPHIC]
Mobile Commerce News: Social media marketing research shows age and networks used are linked
Social Media Examiner: How to Start a Pinterest Board That Succeeds