No, the hard-wired smoke detectors still aren't working -- too long a story to blog about! Other than that annoyance, the summer is starting off well. My new book has passed the 40,000-word mark, which makes me believe it may really come to exist some day. We're in the middle of planning a November South Carolina trip, with thoughts of doing some book promotion on both "The Road to Frogmore" and "Damned Yankee" (if it's close to completion by then!)
In the meantime, here are some interesting tidbits I found on the internet and scooped to the pages I curate.
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 may be my favorite scoop of all time! Visit this page to read about the Desperate Housewives of the 13th Century -- a review of a new book that will give you a whole new perspective on why medievalists love their period of history.
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. One of the more difficult issues for writers has to do with point-of-view. Here's an article that offers some valuable advice.
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 found two articles that may be helpful to self-publishers who are struggling with marketing their work. One deals with book signings, and the other offers some Do's and Don't's for handling PR.
Find them at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher