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Robert A. Heinlein

Always Listen To Experts

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.

Robert Heinlein

Friday Link Pack 03/14/14

Lovecraft sketch shows the author's vision for Mountains of Madness

It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Let me know!


What Is Your Definition Of Success? How Do You Measure It?
Good article about recognizing our achievements and enjoying our successes in writing while exploring common measurements writers set for themselves.

Self Publishing Is Going to Just Get Bigger, Embrace It
This has been making the rounds but should be posted here as well. Martyn Daniels’ article examines the direction of the self publishing industry. (Spoiler: It’s only getting bigger.)

Need A Writing Coach?
My friend Lauren Sapala is accepting new clients. Lauren is amazing, encouraging, and gives honest feedback. If you have been spinning your wheels for a while or are starting fresh I’d encouraging you to reach out to her.


Lovecraft sketch shows the author’s vision for Mountains of Madness
A fascinating sketch that shows Lovecraft’s own vision of his monstrosities. I rarely wish I lived on the East Coast, but this is one of those things I’d be ALL about if I was nearby.

The Terrifying Paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński
Kari-Lise sent me this a while ago, but the site went down and it’s only recently showed back up. The surrealist paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński can be seen as strange and terrifying but there is also something engaging in them as well. Can’t look away.

Time in Motion
Beautiful animated gifs that show a single landscape with a constant shimmer of time. Just go watch them.


Top 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries in History
I am like old man internet. So it’s rare I see lists like this and come away surprised, but suffice to say there’s a lot of fascinating and inspiring stuff I wasn’t aware existed! Very cool.

Submarine Cable Map
The true map of the internet.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
A very effective site showing the scale of our solar system. It’s amazing how quickly the first four planets zoom past, and then…

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

Cool Air
If the cold bothers you then this is the Lovecraft story for you.

Farewell Gif of the Week:

"So this happened..."