Friday Link Pack 01/10/14

from the "Stainless Series" by Adam Magyar

It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming year? Let me know!

Writing:

Building A Better Cover
I want to draw attention to this article I posted yesterday where I share some advice on what you can do as an indie writer to create a stunning cover for your book.

20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World
Flavorwire assembles a neat little list of some truly beautiful book stores. I want to go to all of them.

Novelist Error Messages
Cute little error messages that might pop up if writers were an operating system as opposed to a novelist. (Thanks to Josh Montreuil for the tip.)

Art:

Einstein’s Camera
Adam Magyar takes stunning motion photos using custom built cameras. The results are shockingly beautiful. If there’s one link you click today, make it this one. (Thanks to Erik Hedberg for the tip.)

Illusion Painting by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu
One tree and a carefully placed wrapping makes for an awesome optical illusion that is just too cool.

Photos of Families Posing With Everything They Own
As you’ll see the actual title ends with: “Will Make You Appreciate What You Have.” For some folks that might be the case, but for me this photo series made me realize many of us have too much.

Random:

The Top 20 TV Songs You Tracked Down This Year
Shazam is an app that helps you discover a song you’re listening too, it’s pretty handy. Here’s the list of the top 20 songs their users discovered last year. Clearly The Walking Dead is doing something right.

Neverending Story Characters Reimagined
Nicolas Francoeur reimagines the classic characters from the 1984 cult classic The Neverending Story if the movie were made today.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

At the Mountains of Madness
One of Lovecraft’s most loved stories is a good read for the new year. It’s longer than most of his stuff, so if you don’t want to read it online you can get audio editions all over the place.

Farewell Gif of the Week:

Tally-ho!
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