Awesome Things Volume Four.

I haven’t gotten around to amassing another Awesome Things post in a while, so a few of the links are a little old, found a while ago, and some of them are newer. All five of them, though, are awesome. Have a look and share your thoughts!

From Knite Writes: I found Therin Knite’s 80 (Short) Facts about Being an Indie Author strangely cathartic and reassuring. When you follow a lot of blogs of people who have been doing this for a while, it’s easy to start feeling that you suck and you’ll never get it right, but these 80 facts settle me down and remind me that, no, I am doing things right, and the key to this whole thing is patience. Stay the course. You’ll get there.

From Brevity: I can’t decide if these signature necklaces are the coolest thing ever or a step way high up on the ladder of egotism, but it doesn’t matter. I totally want one some day.

From The Verge: Rumors fly around about a female Ghostbusters team for the third movie. I can’t even get over how cool that could be. Who’s with me? I immediately thought of how awesome Kristen Wiig would be, but that might have been because they were talking about the director of Bridesmaids. Who else could you imagine being part of the team? And what other movies with a traditionally male cast would you love to see redone with women instead?

From Freelance Writing Gigs: Novels by the Numbers. This is a really cool and very visually appealing breakdown of the word-counts of various popular novels and books, which definitely cements in my head that, as far as fantasy works go, my word-counts tend to put me in much, much lighter reading…

From Public Domain Review: The London Guide and Stranger’s Safeguard Against the Cheats, Swindlers, and Pickpockets, published in 1819 is a fascinating read and a good example of why I love anything 19th century so damn much. Public Domain Review is such a great treasure trove of this sort of thing, too. I could spend hours navigating from one fascinating thing to the next on this site.


  1. I just want to say one thing about the word count thing. Victor Hugo could have told his story in Les Miserables in about a third (or less) of the words. I have never read a book with so much rambling in my life! But I slogged through it because the story was good…when he stuck to it.

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