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Greetings!

Welcome to another Mind Sieve episode of DOOM! 😛

Fan Fun

A cool app brought up by Petapixel called Stuck On Earth. This could be a great boon to authors wanting to write about different locals as it will give you pictures of almost anywhere. And it’s Free! (Snapped it up myself! Bwahahaha)

Bullets from English Civil War Found in Newbury from the History Blog. 100 years before ours. 🙂

This one caught my eye from the title on the roster at the History Blog – A Map of a 19th Century Woman’s Heart. Not what you might think but somewhat fascinating! Sea of Wealth indeed! lol.

K B Owen Mystery Monday: The Butler Did it? What I find funny about the findings is that a few weeks ago I watched a comedy spoof called Murder by Death from 1976 that actually said all novels of the period were always dumped on the butler. lol.

Medieval Weapons in the American Civil War by Sean McLachlan. Stuff we just don’t think about for the Civil War.

And on the creepy side of discovery news – Depleted Texas Lakes Expose Ghost Town, Graves from msnbc.com.

A lovely Exclusive Amazon Interview with Terry Pratchett!

Exclusive Amazon Interview with Sir Terry Pratchett from Neal Thompson on Vimeo.

From Hijinks Ensue – Winter is Coming. Calvin and Hobbs meets George RR Martin. Hee!

People Food For Puppies by Amy Shojai. Just in time for the holidays! Do’s and Don’t’s!

Nathan Fillion Dishes on “Castle” : Wants to Avoid ‘Moonlightining Curse’ on Examiner.com.

Trailer to a movie called Gone. Could be interesting!

From New Scientist and One Percent – Electronic Contact Lens Displays Pixels on the Eyes. How cool is that!

From Kate Wood and her Tursan Tuesdays (Journeys through the Celtic World): A Story of Scathach (female warrior and teacher).

From the New York Times – Where No Museum Has Gone Before! They have an exhibit where you can even smell moon dust! I’m sold! There’s 11 picts with descriptions on the side. Looks fab!

This is totally adorable and great for sharing with the kids – Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get To Mars?

Saxon Graveyard Found Under Warwickshire Patio from the History Blog. Make sure to read the last sentence, cracked me up! Heh heh.

The Mayflower: A True Story and One You May Not Know by Jess Whitkins. Nice info and some pics!

Gene Lempp’s Designing From Bones series – Swamp Visions. Exploring the Great Dismal Swamp in Southwest Virginia to Northeast North Carolina.

A new Simon’s Cat video – Catnap.

Author Platform/Social Media

Lisa Gail Green gives a super quickie on Why Do You Need A Platform? (Worth it just to see the funky shoes! Heh heh.)

Life After the Contract guest post by Katie Ganshert. Some nice insights!

The Most Crucial Step To Effective Book Marketing by Tony Eldrige. Tell it brother!

Debbie Ohi shares her list of resources for Google + Guide for Newbies. Huge list!

Key To Digital Marketing Success? Be Less Digital by Mark W Schaefer. Interesting results and something I’ve tried to live by.

Writing Advice

From Becca Pugglisi Weather Thesaurus Entry: Summer – How to use weather in settings.

Structure Part 8 – Balancing The Scenes That Make Up Your Novel by Kristen Lamb.

Dear Dean Wesley Smith – I’m Keeping My Agent, Thanks by Jim C Hines. More common sense talk right here!

Do You Suffer From One of These Writing Maladies Part I and Part II by Nathan Bransford.

Okay dokey, I think that’s it for this week. Enjoy and see you next time!

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