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What a lame post title, right? The true title eludes me, but I promise I will do better next time. 😉 In a nutshell, I wanted to use this post to share a little of everything. A new book I might have come across, a link or two, etc. It might not be something I post every week even, but it should have a name. Any ideas?

The Great Collapse by Jeff W. Horton

First up is a book I stumbled across on the Goodreads Giveaway page. I’ve not come across a lot of hype about this book; which I find intriguing. Here’s a description via Goodreads:

While scientists prepare for a massive solar flare heading towards the earth, a hostile foreign government steals a top-secret, experimental weapon. When they use the EMP weapon to attack America however, the result is the immediate and catastrophic loss of modern technology all over the planet. The president calls upon Dr. James White to lead a group of scientists and theologians in an effort to develop a plan that will offer humanity a second chance at civilization. When societies begin to unravel, refugees flee the anarchy in the cities as people learn how to survive in a world without technology, a world for which they are not prepared. Will humanity survive this catastrophic event? Join author Jeff Horton for a journey into the chaotic and perilous new world of The Great Collapse.

I’ve entered the giveaway for a copy. Fingers crossed!

Now a few link goodies to share:

How to Fight Online Copyright Infringement – I found this article from Empty Easel just days after one of my paintings turned up in a Youtube Video. It was a minor violation in my case.  I would have appreciated if the individual involved had asked my permission beforehand. As it turns out, one of the other paintings he used (from another artist) was direct copyright violation.

Reasons not to be afraid of reading while you write – I shared this great post from Writer Unboxed on Twitter last week, and decided to share it here too. The heart of this post discusses the fear of losing one’s own writing voice, of possibly even plagiarizing another author, if you read while you write. While this isn’t something I worry or stress over, it has crossed my mind in the past.

Stealing From the Ancients: Weaving Mythology into Your Fiction – The number one reason I joined the Read a Myth Challenge this year was to further my education in Mythology (both nonfiction and fiction). This is a great article! Even artists could learn from this post. If I’m not mistaken, EBSQ is having a Myth themed online exhibition this year. 😉

 

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