Somehow purely accidentally, every article I decided to scoop today had the same general theme: the need for all of us to be more accepting of those who differ from ourselves. I'm hoping it's an idea that will catch on -- soon! Here are the articles that caught my eye this morning.
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's article deals with the life and character of Stonewall Jackson. How did a Southern general become a Northern hero?
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's an article that discusses the ways in which our choice of words influences our readers' reactions. Name those characters carefully, folks!
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. And finally, Guy Kawasaki explains the reasons behind his switch to self-publishing, and Jody Hedlund issues a plea for writers to support other writers, no matter which publishing route they choose. Good stuff!
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher