Tag Archives: social media

You Could Prove Nothing

“Sometimes indeed, you could put your finger on a definite lie. It was not true, for example, as was claimed in the Party history books, that the Party had invented aeroplanes. He remembered aeroplanes since his earliest childhood. But you could prove nothing.”

1984, George Orwell

I’m finishing up my year of reading classics and George Orwell’s 1984 has been striking close to home. Especially regarding our recent election here in the United States, the fluid nature of truth as it pertains to facts, and the interplay of old and new media. It’s still a poignant read.

Friday Link Pack 4/18/2014

Cover Reveal Coming Soon

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!


The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette for Writers
Really appreciated seeing this article on from Anne R. Allen. I want to shout this link from the rooftops. I see so many writers on Twitter, Facebook, okay basically everywhere that break these rules and they end up looking well…less than professional. All 10 are very good. Learn ’em and live ’em.

Old Broken Road Cover Reveal Coming April 29th
Get excited! Only 10 days until the cover for Old Broken Road is revealed. Remember those who subscribe to my newsletter will see it before anyone else, as we all know that ups their radness by a factor of 10.

Lessons Learned From A Game Changing London Book Fair 2014
I try to not post back-to-back links from the same blog every week, but Joanna Penn‘s thoughts around this years London Book Fair were really good. Highly recommended.

10 Bits of Career Advice for a High School Artist
I debated putting this here or under the art section. I chose here. I think this is good advice for ANYONE working in a creative field.

The Stars Were (STILL) $2.99
I’m (still) having a sale! For a limited time ebook editions of The Stars Were Right can be purchased for only $2.99! Grab a copy today.


Pointer Pointer
It points. (Just try it. You’ll see.)

13 Places on Earth People Believed Were Entrances to Hell
io9 breaks down 13 places people once thought were entrances to the underworld. (Some of those entrances are oddly beautiful. Looking at you Fengdu.)

Tricorder Project
Follow a team working towards building a functioning tricorder. Yes, a real tricorder. Like from Star Trek.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Turn of the century mental hospitals can be frightening places.

Farewell Gif of the Week:

It doesn't get much better than this.


The Stars Were Right Print Proof

Roaders, miscreants, friends, and readers! First, thanks for taking the time to read The Stars Were Right, thanks for the emails, the posts, and the kind words about the book, and for spreading the word. Ya’ll are awesome.

I have one quick request: If you’re posting about the book on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) please hashtag it with #TheStarsWereRight. Not only is it a great way to keep building this little community of ours. It also makes it super easy to organize, explore, and share thoughts/opinions/ideas/art with one another, and allows interested readers to see what other folks have thought of the book.

Oh! One last thing. You’ll notice there is a new menu item as well. I figured it was time to launch a teaser site for Old Broken Road. It’s simple and straightforward but I think it’ll help set the mood and excite folks for what is coming. Enjoy!