Monday, October 03, 2011

Mind Sieve 10/3/11

The sieve is on!

Lynn Kelly asks "How Perceptive Are You?" Check out this pic then go to her blog post to see what this is about.

EruditeOgre shared a link to a 1906 book at called Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. The whole thing is there for your legend seeking pleasure.

FansOfMovies shared the 2nd preview for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I wasn't sure before, but I definitely want to see it now! shows us the first major look at the cast for the remake of Dark Shadows!

From BuddyTV - 'LOST' and 'Supernatural' Creators Team Up for a Revolution on NBC.  This could be fun!

From PetaPixel - Time-Lapse of the Auroras From Above. This is way way cool!

Weird Al's Polka Face video. Too darn funny! Heh heh. (Not Youtube so can't share directly.) The Womanizer section blew me away! lol. Too cute and insane.

Kate Wood talks about Warrior Goddesses - The Morrigan, Sekhmet, and Athena. Some nice info.

Worldly Wednesday - Bring Out Ya Dead by Ellie Ann where she shares info on several different ways other cultures deal with death.

Weird preview of a movie called Norman.

KimberlyRPauley passed on a link where you can play a Javascript of Wolfenstein 3D! Talk about a flash from the past! Won't work on IE.

Dr. Twuth - Facebook Launches Twit + by Kristen Lamb.Looking at some of the new features of Facebook, like the subscription feature.

Also from Kristen Lamb - WANA Wednesday - Meet the Maven - We're Here Whether You Want Us or Not.They help get the word out and flood you with info! Yay!

The Gremln Guide to Facebook's New Timeline by Clayton Smith - more changes are a coming! Oi!

From Penny at AME - The 10 Deadly Sins of Website Design: A Checklist to Help You Avoid Them! Some definite things to think about in here. 

Roni Loren gives us 5 Ways to Guard Your Brand. Definite food for thought here!

Guest blog over at The Writer's Forensic Blog by Jodie Renner where she gives us 18 steps for Revising and Polishing Your Novel. While I super duper agree with step 1, I totally disagree with step 2. I don't think you should be sending the novel to beta readers until you've at least gone through it one more time. Why torture the beta readers with something that RAW? I would wait till step 8. (If I was one of your beta buddies and you sent it to me that RAW, I would go insane. I'd be doing red and notes everywhere. Noway you need to send it that soon.) Just my opinion, of course.

From Kristen Lamb - The Doctor Is In The House - Novel Diagnostics. Your first 5 to 20 pages through the eyes of an Editor. Great Eye Opening Post!

Researching the Historical Novel part 2 by WritersInTheStorm.  Oooo! Very nice! Great tips and sources!!!! (Thank you Gene Lempp for mentioning it!)

From Rachel Caine - Dealing With...Bad Reviews (And How to Learn from them!)

25 Things Writers Should Know About Theme from Chuck (NSFW) Wendig.

Why You Should Only Querry 6-8 Agents at a Time by Chuck Sambuchino. Makes some very valid points, ya'll! 

Writers Must Kill Self-Doubt Before Self-Doubt Kills Them by Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. Halleluyah! You tell 'em, brother!

Okay, that's it for this week. The eyes are screaming. Happy reading!


  1. Thanks for the link to the Weird Al video! It made, well, it made my hour, at least....

  2. Lol. Yay! I'll take what I can get. lol


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