My thoughts are with the folks in Oklahoma and St. Louis as the line of storms that hit them last night moves in our direction. It's weaker now, but I still don't like the looks of an all-red radar. Just in case, I'm trying to get all my computer-related chores out of the way early. I've found that if you are prepared for the worst, the worst doesn't happen. So lunch and dinner are ready, too, in the event that we end up eating by candlelight. 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 is an extensive discussion of the Mary Rose -- one of Henry VIII's ships that has been rescued from its underwater grave and is now providing tons of new details for historians to analyze. Be prepared to spend some time with the links that come with the article. The interactive features are amazing.
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 pinpoints nine mistakes that even experienced authors can make.
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 a convincing article about the need for self-publishers to find a free-lance editor and how to choose the one who's right for you.
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher