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Streamers of Gravel near Orion Nebula? Posted From Centauri Dreams

      Posted: 02 Sep 2014 06:43 AM PDT I have a soft spot in my heart for the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. It’s not just that Frank Drake started Project Ozma on the site in 1960, or that Benjamin Zuckerman and Patrick Palmer ran an Ozma follow-up there in the mid-1970s. […]

Photos of world-class sand sculptors at work!

Originally posted on Cool San Diego Sights!:
Ten world-class master sand sculptors compete by creating amazing masterpieces! This morning I headed over to the 2014 US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition right as it opened, hoping to avoid the worst of the Labor Day weekend crowds. My timing was perfect, as the world-class…

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #47

J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Essay Mama is an unusual site, providing students with essays. Even more unusual is the fact that they produced a lovely infographic on Tolkien, with some tips they gleamed from his correspondence. Enjoy! Infographic by essaymama.com

’Txtr Launches Ebook Stores In Latin America. Wears Its Smashwords Badge With Pride. Indies, It’s Time To Return The Favour!

Originally posted on Mark Williams – The International Indie Author:
Berlin-based ebook retailer ‘txtr (for those unfamiliar, there’s no capital, no vowels and the apostrophe is in the right place!) is about to take another big leap forward with the imminent launch of six new ebook stores. Five in South America – Argentina, Chile, Colombia,…

On genre and gender

Originally posted on Welcome to infinitefreetime dot com:
Had an interesting conversation on Twitter (shut up, that’s a real thing) the other day with another writer that started off with him asking this: Quick sure type question: readers of SF/F/Horror/Spec Fic on my TL, how many books in those genres on your bookshelves are written by women?…

Submitting Short Stories to Magazines

Originally posted on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors:
Have you ever written a short story and tried to get it published in a magazine? Chances are you have. Many authors, both traditional and indie, write short stories and try to get them published in print magazines, on e-mags, or in anthologies. I’ve been published in…

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