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 scatological one, having to do with discoveries in ancient toilets. Medievalists have been arguing about this for days!
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. This author says there are predictable stages in writing a novel.
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. One of our hardest jobs is learning how to be a successful marketer. Here are some good suggestions about using press releases.
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher
The Civil War in South Carolina
As I once again plunge into the history of the Civil War in South Carolina, I notice more and more internet articles that touch on my research. Some of them inform my next book, "Damed Yankee" while others remind me of incidents in "Beyond All Price," "Left by the Side of the Road," and "The Road to Frogmore." I'm collecting them here for my own information and to fill my readers in on stories about Civil War history they may not have heard in school. Descendants of South Carolina slaves still think of themselves as the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Here are two articles from their recent newsletter, one on Gullah music and another view of Harriet Tubman.