Back to searching the web today for news that doesn't make the news. After being away for a couple of days, I found some really interesting articles to pass along.
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 a lengthy one, discussing an archaeological find that pushes back our understanding of the Vikings to a much earlier century.
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. Ever write something and feel that it's utter gibberish ( a polite way of saying it's crap!)? Here's a discussion of how other writers handle the process of revision.
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 we have a slide show from a talk by Mark Coker. Don't recognize the name? He's the clever fellow who not only complained about traditional publishers back in 2008 but actually did something about it. He founded Smashwords. Thanks to Mark, thousands of us have been able to self-publish our books and have them distributed all across the country.
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher