The holiday weekend has been spent cleaning up the front porch (still working on the concrete!), trying to cheer on the floundering Grizzlies, implementing a new "To Do" app, shopping, and finally enjoying some meals on the grill.
Now we have tomatoes, banana peppers, basil, thyme, parsley, and some stray mums decorating the walkway. Yes, that's a cat in the doorway. Panda is 19 years old, but he doesn't miss a trick. Just don't ask him to come out in the yard. Behind him, if you blow up the picture, is the ghostly reflection of me taking the picture.
Maybe next week I'll get back to writing. In the meantime, here's what I found on the internet this weekend.
The Historian's Point of View: The Experiences of the Past, Seen through Current Events
On this site, I'll be gathering articles about the craft of history -- new discoveries, new methods, new controversies. Today I can't decide whether I'm a medieval historian or a Civil War novelist, so I've posted two articles -- one on medieval insults and one on making South Carolina's famous sweetgrass baskets.
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/the-historian-s-point-of-view
The Writing Game: A Collection of Advice and Clever Tips for Writers of all Genres
Every writer has a set of tricks to help navigate through thorny spots in the writing process. Maybe some of them will help you, too. Here are some legal issues that affect all writers, but particularly those who are going the self-publishing route. The bottom line is always: Watch what you write!
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/the-writing-game
Self-Publisher: How To Be Your Own Publisher without Going Bankrupt
Current views and helpful tips from authors who have switched to self-publishing. Today I have answers to eighteen questions about self-publishing. Do you think publishing is a route to getting rich quick? Better think again.
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher