Friday Link Pack 05/09/2014

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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 link pack? Let me know!

Writing:

25 Book Covers by Janusz Stanny
Here’s a collection of beautifully designed vintage covers from Polish designer Janusz Stanny. There’s some really unique approaches with his style, would be interesting to see some of it used today.

Get the Scoop on Fair Image Usage
A good post from Writers Helping Writers covering the ins and outs of using images you find on the web. This is a good one for the self-publishing/indie crowd.

The Number One Reason Writers Give Up
My friend Lauren Sapala explores the real reason why many writers abandon their work and give up. Lauren is also a writing coach, and editor, and an excellent beta reader (she read Old Broken Road). If you’re looking for help I’d highly recommend her.

Art:

New York City photographed with the Game Boy Camera in 2000
My friend Peter shared this with me. A fantastic collection of photographs of New York taken with an old Game Boy Camera.

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“She had a good good heart. She was beautiful.” A haunting little video from Gemma Green-Hope for her grandmother.

Random:

Stanford study finds walking improves creativity
Hit a snag in your own creative endeavors? Go take a walk.

In Deep: The dark and dangerous world of extreme cavers.
Fascinating piece in The New Yorker following a group of people who spend much of their time in some of the deepest caves in the world.

Embarrassing dad at electronic music festival
This guy is just the best. Seriously.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

The Dreams in the Witch House
A creepy old croan and an even creepier Brown Jenkins.

Farewell Gif of the Week:

And it goes on and on and on...

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