Month: February 2018

Writing Links 2/26/18

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…2/26/18

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2018/02/so-your-character-is-from-new-england.html “Anna Haber is a homeschool graduate and University of New Hampshire genetics major/plant nerd. She is the kind of person who tries to do everything at once. In her small amounts of spare time, she enjoys devouring books, writing speculative fiction, researching rice biochemistry, doing stained glass, and people-watching. Her two goals in life are to have a PhD and a published novel.”
  2. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/commander-command-thyself-part-2/ “And six weeks later? No actual work on that novel at all. I’ve worked on other stuff—poetry, short stories, etc., but six weeks after this full-throated declaration, no work on the “work in progress.” It’s not you, it’s the book, he says. I agree. If you don’t feel the least inspired, let go, and move on to another story.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2018/02/20/writers-helping-writers-setting-map/ “Today I’m over at Writers Helping Writers to share a recent writing-related experiment: I created a map for…

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Blogging about Movies

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I enjoy movies and television shows. I like to write about my obsession. Here is a recap with links to blogs I have made that reference movies.

A Movie list with a forlorn hope 2018/02/17

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Books into Movies – 2017/06/05

Bad Movies with Value – 2017/04/29

The Crone in Hollywood 2017/07/15

Before Wonder Woman 2017/06/20

Mind Control isn’t Easy 2017/02/05

Mind Control in The Host  2017/03/29

 

7 Ways To Use Infographics To Promote your Book

Nicholas C. Rossis

Amber Wilson | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksThis is a guest post by Amber Wilson, an experienced ghostwriter currently employed as a content strategist at ThesisHelpers. She is fond of science fiction and poetry. Amber believes that technology and progress will change the world and dreams of becoming a best-selling author one day. Feel free to contact her at G+.

Infographics As A Powerful Book Promotion Tool

Spaceship comparison Infographic | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Part of a popular Infographic comparing various spaceships popularized by TV series and movies. Visit pics-about-space.com for more!

Placing links on various social media platforms create awareness for your book. But, as many authors are discovering, it can be hard to build your author brand on that alone. Have you ever considered using Infographics to promote your book?

Infographics can be a powerful book promotion tool, offering far better returns than photos and book covers. That is because your targeted audience will find it easier to understand and retain…

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Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab

Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab

Diane Morrison

By Matt Williams

On July 2nd, 1967, the U.S. Vela 3 and 4 satellites noticed something rather perplexing. Originally designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests in space by looking for gamma radiation, these satellites picked up a series of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) coming from deep space. And while decades have passed since the “Vela Incident“, astronomers are still not 100% certain what causes them.

One of the problems has been that until now, scientists have been unable to study gamma ray bursts in any real capacity. But thanks to a new study by an international team of researchers, GRBs have been recreated in a laboratory for the first time. Because of this, scientists will have new opportunities to investigate GRBs and learn more about their properties, which should go a long away towards determining what causes them.

Read the full article at Universe Today.

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Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About WordPress

Nicholas C. Rossis

Seeing how popular my Everything You Need To Know About Blogging post was, I was excited when WebsiteBuilder allowed me to share their recent Infographic, 51 Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know About WordPress.

WordPress has become my trusted friend in website building, as its friendly interface allows clients to maintain their sites themselves, without needing any special skills. It is flexible, easy to use, and has many powerful features. Many leading companies, including Forbes, eBay, and The New York Times, have chosen WordPress to power their websites, making it the most used CMS worldwide. But did you know that 28% of all websites are now powered by WordPress, that it’s actually older than Twitter and Facebook, or that WordPress was the most requested job skill worldwide in 2014?

For that and more amazing facts, read on!

WordPress Infographic | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

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Infographic: Amazon’s Extraordinary History

Nicholas C. Rossis

Amazon Bezos 1999 | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksIn my latest post about CreateSpace discontinuing its paid author services, I was writing about Amazon’s apparent intention to eventually roll CreateSpace into the Amazon fold. This would tie in with the company’s overall expansion: in just 23 years, Amazon has gone from a relatively obscure book business to a dominant online retailer, cloud service provider, and much, much more. On the right is a meme circulating on the Internet, with a 1999 Bezos in his office. A long way from his current status of being the wealthiest man on the planet with a fortune surpassing 100 billion dollars.

As I’ve often said in the past (“Writers: Stop Romanticizing Rejection. Or, Why I Love Amazon” and “Why Publishers Should Love Amazon’s Indie Revolution,” I love Amazon for opening the gates for us mere mortals to join the hallowed ranks of published authors. It has given…

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