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Friday Link Pack 10/02/2015

Friday Link Pack 10/02/15

Friday is here! That means it’s time for the Friday Link Pack. Some of these links I’ve mentioned on Twitter this week, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Do you have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Click here to email me and let me know! (Include a website so I can link to you as well.) Let’s get to it…

RED LITTEN WORLD:

We’re in the final days before the arrival of Red Litten World. (Less than five days now.) Remember the book arrives everywhere next Tuesday in eBook and as a trade paperback! Pre-order the eBook today →

Less Than A Day Left In The Red Litten World Giveaway
We’re in the final stretches. Winners will be picked tonight. Books go out next week. Enter today for your chance to win one of five signed copies!

Red Litten Tracks
With each book release, I like to share a playlist of the songs that inspired me through the writing. Red Litten World is no different, and the collect of songs that inspired it is as eclectic as Lovat.

The Red Litten World Swag Packs Are Now Available
Over the weekend I posted a detailed look at the swag that comes with each signed copy of Red Litten World purchased through my store. (You can also get it for free or pick it up at conventions—details in the post.) New bookmarks, new stickers, and a new button, I think this the best collection yet.

WRITING:

10 Things I’ve Learned As A Debut Novelist
Author Victoria Namkung gets transparent and shares the ten lessons she took away after the launch of her first book, The Things We Tell Ourselves.

Wordcount For Lovecraft’s Favorite Words
From elder gods and old ones like Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu, to locations like Arkham and Innsmouth, to adjectives like amorphous and daemoniac, the Cthulhu Chick breaks it down for us.

Finally! An Easy Way To Know When (And How) To Use A Semicolon!
Ah, the semicolon, the creative writer’s eternal bane. Thankfully, the good people at the Writer’s Circle have put together a handy guide. [Big thanks to Will for sharing this.]

The 50 Best First Sentences In Fiction
In fiction, there’s a lot of pressure on that first sentence. (It’s all a bit ridiculous if you ask me, but that’s an opinion for a separate lengthy post.) However, to continue to raise that banner high, Gawker Review of Books as assembled what they believe is the 50 best openers of all time. I mean, we all know The Gunslinger won… oh, it didn’t? Wait… it wasn’t even mentioned!? This list is garbage.

Game Novels
YouTube gaming channel, Super Bunnyhop, takes a break from discussing games and game design to explore the idea of the game novel. As a former gamer, a writer of speculative fiction, a wannabe game designer, and a guy who has sat down with a game novelization in the past, I thought this was an interesting crossover video.

RANDOM:

Hilarious Hero Defends Edward Scissorhands During Snowden Segment
Jon Hendren is a national hero and should be the President of the United States. Don’t believe me? Check out his site devopsleague.com and follow him on Twitter and find out how very wrong you are.

Chicago’s First 100 Years In 10 Maps
This amazing collection of vintage maps documents the rise of the capitol of the midwest, from a tiny lakeside town into the enormous sprawling metropolis it is today.

Tom Waits On Everything And Nothing
Blank on Blank is a production via PBS Digital Studio (a fine example of why you need to be supporting PBS and your local PBS station) takes old interviews and animates them. So far the series has been incredible, but as a fan of Tom Waits, this has become an instant favorite.

What Happens If All The World’s Ice Melts?
The ice is melting. But, there’s are great misconceptions about an iceless Earth, some of these propagated by bad science and terrible (good) movies. Discovery Channel’s DNews has put together a great video explaining exactly what would happen when all the ice melts (spoiler: a 7.3-61 meter rise—if the latter happens… goodbye Florida.) [!] Bonus Fact: In the world of The Bell Forging Cycle, everything has melted so sea levels have risen a good 200 feet. (Basically the worst case scenario in this report.) This is why Lovat now sits on an archipelago and the lowest level of the city, the Sunk, is beneath the waves.

WEIRD WIKIPEDIA:

Profanity In Science Fiction
Profanity in science fiction shares all of the issues of profanity in fiction in general, but has several unique aspects of its own, including the use of alien profanities (such as the alien expletive “shazbot!” from Mork & Mindy, a word that briefly enjoyed popular usage outside of that television show).

H.P. LOVECRAFT STORY OF THE WEEK:

The Battle That Ended The Century (MS. Found In A Time Machine)
Um, the weirdest boxing match ever. Also, a very odd vision of the future (the story takes place in 2001). The whole thing is weird. Short, but weird. H.P. Lovecraft, you and R.H. Barlow are weirdos.

GIF OF THE WEEK:
ghost ridin' the whip

Red Litten World Prelaunch Giveaway

Two Days Left In The Red Litten World Giveaway

There are now less than two days left in the Red Litten World Giveaway. (As I am writing this, there is currently, one day, thirteen hours, one minute, and seven seconds.) That means there is still time for you to enter for a chance to win one of five signed copies of my newest novel, Red Litten World. (And some fun swag.) All you need to enter is an address and a Goodreads account. Just hit the link below, log in to your account, and click the Enter to Win button at the top of the page!

Enter The Red Litten World Giveaway →

Winners are selected at 11:59 pm on Friday, October 2nd. I’ll post the winners here the following morning. Good luck entrants!

Remember, you can still preorder Red Litten World on eBook for Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Kobo devices. Pre-order copies will arrive on your reader on launch day. Also, I’m doing a Red Litten World countdown over on Instagram, every few days I’ve been releasing another piece of RLW themed art, follow me there and join the countdown.

Less than six days until Lovat.

Red Litten World Prelaunch Giveaway

A Little Giveaway Reminder

Just wanted to remind folks that there is still time to enter the Red Litten World Giveaway. There are about five days left, and only 225 people have entered so far, that’s pretty good odds for you. Just click the link below, sign into your Goodreads account, and click the enter to win button! It’s that easy.

Enter The Red Litten World Giveaway →

Winners will be announced and notified on Friday, October 2nd, right before the Red Litten World launch the following week! Each winner will receive a signed advanced review copy of Red Litten World, a Red Litten World themed swag pack, and a Bell Caravans patch.

If you want to skip the whole giveaway thing, you can still preorder Red Litten World on eBook for Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Kobo devices. Pre-order copies will arrive on your reader on launch day.

Good luck entrants, thanks to those who have helped spread the word. [Steve, Gus, Dan, Bianca, AJ, Loli, Matt, William, Christine, Michael, and everyone who’s name I somehow missed. Y’all are great.] Help me spread the word, make sure you tell your friends today!

Red Litten World Prelaunch Giveaway

The Red Litten World ARC Giveaway

Do you live in the United States, Canada, Australia or the UK? Want to win a signed copy of Red Litten World before its arrival on October 6th? Well, you can! To celebrate the arrival of the next book in The Bell Forging Cycle, we’re doing a Red Litten World Giveaway! To enter all you need to do is click the link below, sign into your Goodreads account, and click the big “Enter to Win” button at the top of the page.

Enter The Red Litten World Giveaway →

Winners will be announced and notified on October 2nd, right before the Red Litten World launch the following week! Each winner will receive a signed advanced review copy of Red Litten World, a Red Litten World themed swag pack, a new “I got fed at Ced’s” button, and a Bell Caravans patch.

If you want to skip the whole giveaway thing, you can still preorder Red Litten World on eBook for Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Kobo devices. Pre-order copies will arrive on your reader on launch day.

Good luck entrants, and tell your friends!

Red Litten World Cover Reveal Giveaway!

Congratulations To Sharon E.

Congratulations to Sharon E. the winner of my Red Litten World Cover Reveal Giveaway! Sharon was one of over two-thousand entries and she will receive signed copies of both The Stars Were Right and Old Broken Road, a Bell Caravans patch, a bunch of assorted swag, and a $50 Amazon gift card. Not bad, eh?

Thanks to everyone for participating and tweeting and posting comments and spreading the word. It was nice to see so much excitement surrounding the reveal. I’m really glad everyone liked the cover so much. Jon and I both worked hard on it, and it’s always a pleasure to get such a warm reception.

If you’re interesting in picking up copies of the other books in The Bell Forging Cycle just hit any of the links below. Ebook copies of The Stars Were Right are usually selling for below $2.99 these days and I’ve seen copies of Old Broken Road as low as $4.75.


The Stars Were Right

Paperbacks:
AmazonBarnes & NobleMy Store
Ebooks:
KindleKoboiBooksNook • GooglePlayMy Store


Old Broken Road

Paperbacks:
• Amazon • Barnes & Noble • My Store •
Ebooks:
• Kindle • Kobo • iBooks • Nook • GooglePlay • My Store •

Friday Link Pack 06/12/2015

Friday Link Pack 06/12/2015

It’s Friday, and it’s my Dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad!), and it’s my parents wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!) Also, it’s time for the Friday Link Pack! The post where I share a few links I’ve found over the last few days. 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? Click here to email me and let me know! (Include a website so I can link to you as well.) Let’s get to it…

WRITING:

25 Reasons Why You Don’t Make Any Money At Comic Cons
Absolutely fantastic post. So often I see professionals, very talented artists, and writers, doing the exactly what is being listed here. It’s all good advice. Take it. [Thanks to Lola for sharing this.]

Dear Authors: Don’t Respond To Goodreads Reviews
Frankly, you shouldn’t respond to any reviews. Ever. At all. If you need to respond to anything, respond to your email. That’s important.

Top 5 Literary Languages
In this old post, The Stage discusses their favorite made-up languages. Which is your favorite? Anything you think this list is missing?

Cthulhu The Wimp
This week I wrote a guest post for Michael G. Munz’s blog. In it, I pick on everyone’s favorite old one. What do you think? Am I right, or am I way off base? Check it out and let me know.

Red Litten World Cover Reveal Giveaway
The giveaway ends in just a few days! Enter for your chance to win signed copies of The Stars Were Right and Old Broken Road, as well as a Bell Caravans patch, swag, and a $50 Amazon gift card. Entering is easy and there are a lot of ways to increase your chances to win. Do it today!

ART:

20 Contemporary (Women) Artists You Oughta Know
From sculptures to painters to photographers. A handy guide of some of the best women artists working today.

The Photography Of Gautier Pellegrin
I’m in love with these photographs. The more and more I look at photography, the more I am attracted to photos that really drive home emotion. For me, Pellegrin’s work does exactly that.

Pejac In Hong Kong
Absolutely love some of these pieces from the street artist Pejac. The window work stood out in particular.

RANDOM:

51 TV Writers Reveal Their Favorite Thing They’ve Ever Written
This is a fun list. There are a few shows on here I loved (Parks and Recreation, Veronica Mars, The X-Files, Portlandia, Scrubs) and it’s always neat to see which parts the writers were most proud of. [Thanks to Mike for sharing this.]

The Future According To Anime
Hopes & Fears compiles a list of their favorite predictions from anime, from World War 3 to space travel. Only time will tell if anime got it right.

How To Cook Turmeric Chicken, Rice, And Peas. In Space
Admit it. You always wanted to know.

WEIRD WIKIPEDIA:

Aachenosaurus
“Aachenosaurus is a dubious genus of prehistoric plant. It was named based solely on fossilized fragments of material that were originally thought to be jaw fragments from a duck-billed dinosaur (a hadrosaur). However, the fossils turned out to be petrified wood, to the great embarrassment of the discoverer.”

LOVECRAFT STORY OF THE WEEK:

In the Walls of Eryx
Here’s something you don’t usually see from the grandfather of horror. A near future science fiction tale on the planet of Venus!

GIF OF THE WEEK:

Haters need hugs