Monday, January 17, 2011

Mind Sieve 1/17/11

More fun stuff I've run across to share with you this week. Enjoy!

Book Releases

From @ChuckWendig - Where he celebrates the Release of IRREGULAR CREATURES - giving info, a sales pitch and GUILT! Bwahahahaha! (Potentially not safe for work!)

From @rclementmoore - Paperback Release of Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore.



Contests/Giveaways

Shared by @rclementmoore - A ton of free books up for grabs at YA Outside the Lines

Shared by @inkyelbows - Literary Manuscript Agent Contest!

From @NovelNovice - Big CONTEST! EPIC Prizes but you'll have to work for them. :P

From @Suzanne_McLeod - Book Giveaways starting with The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

From @ElanaJ - Celebrating the launch of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE



Conventions

Shared by @AKon_Convention - AA has discounts for peeps buying airline tickets to come to A-kon! How cool is that?!


Fan Fun

Shared by @torbooks - Han Solo in carbonite in Firefly episodes! Yes, see if you too can spot the elusive Han Solo! (A lot like Pineapples in Psych! Heh)


Games

Shared by @ChuckWendig - MINECRAFT an addictive little game! (Family has been playing it for several weeks. Fun time sink!)


Manga/Anime/Cartoons

From @examinercom - Young Justice - new superhero fodder on Cartoon Network (Saw the premier in late 2010 and this was fun!)


Personal Help

From Kathy Sullivan - Loners and lonely - what's the difference? And what does it mean to you?


Science

Shared by @ChuckWendig - Bees are dying - And we may know exactly why. (Mind boggling that they can get away with this stuff...)

Shared by @mdbenoit2 - Sonic Black Hole ho! Interesting article on how they hope to study Hawkins particles



Weird & Creepy

From @examinercom - Dead birds in the thousands fall from the sky in Italy (I believe since then there's been even more flocks of birds dying all over the place. Eek)



Writing Advice

From @KristenLambTX - Writing Productivity - how to get it!

Shared by @ixtumea - Negativity can keep you from success. And not necessarily from where or what you'd normally expect.

Shared by @ChuckWendig - JM Tohline presents a list and explanations for the biggest mistakes writers make when querying literary agents (these come straight from agents too!)

Shared by @sfwa - Practical bits of useful info for young and old writers.

From @ChuckWendig - Major Reality Check!Why you might not get published (NSFW)

Shared by @KristenLambTX - (NSFW) Editing the Chore, the Challenge, the Misconceptions!

Shared by @KristenLambTX - Discussion on whether or not Cold Queries work

Shared by @inkyelbows - Giving Characters Character! Make them Pop off the page



That's it for this week. If you found some way cool stuff you'd like to share, tack it on in the comments!
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