Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to P&P Ceramic Tiles

Writing and the Writing Life:

Romance Writers:


Browncoats:

  • Who will you vote for?

Ada Lovelace:

  • Okay, this isn’t about her directly, but a relation. It’s just so uncanny I had to post. This is the future Lord Byron who swam the Hellespont like his ancestor Lord Byron. Look at the resemblance!

Jane Austen:

In Geekdom:

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Mr. Darcy lollipop

Writing and the Writing Life:

Romance Writers:

Browncoats:

  • Check out this craft Browncoat who made a gingerbread house in the shape of our favorite ship.
  • Oh, love it! A new meme, this time for Browncoats. It’s Jubal Early logic. There’s not that many yet, and some of them aren’t that funny, but it just started a couple of days ago, so Browncoats, get busy ;)

Ada Lovelace:

Jane Austen:

In Geekdom:

  • For those geeky about books like me, you might enjoy following this tumblr account: bookshelfporn
  • And I’ll leave you with this:

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Geek V-Day cards

Writing and the Writing Life:

Romance Writers:

Browncoats:

Ada Lovelace:

Jane Austen:

In Geekdom:

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to an online Regency Hero dressup doll!

Writing and the Writing Life:

Browncoats:

  • There’s a petition formed on Facebook to try and convince Netflix to bring back Firefly

Jane Austen:

In Geekdom:

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Jane Austen to Klingon Monopoly

Writing:

Authors sharing some personal adventures:

Romancelandia:

  • An awesome video about why the Romance genre is scorned. Is it a revolutionary act?

Ada Lovelace:

Browncoats:

Jane Austen:

In Geekdom:

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Steampunk Mister Potato Head

Writing:

Books:

Browncoats:

In Geekdom:

Weekend Grab Bag – Writing Tips, Firefly Soap and General Geekiness

This week’s round-up, featuring writing tips, Austen stuff, making Browncoats clean and other geekiness.

On Writing:

Romance:

Austenites:

For Fellow Browncoats:

  • Alliance Soap Bar - pretty shiny of these folks. They’ve taken the design of the Alliance foodstuff bars and made it into soap. Here’s their blurb: Genuine A-grade soapstuffs. Protein, vitamins, certified pure essential oils. One of these’ll wash a family for a month. Longer, if they don’t like their kids too well…
  • I don’t know what’s up with the Firefly soaps lately, but here’s another, in a different style altogether. Are they trying to tell us something? Honest, we’re not the ones that smell at Cons!

General Geek-Outness

  • Sarah & Candy at SBTB served up this awesome video yesterday, a repurposing of old floppy disc drives playing the Imperial March! Truly, I think this could go in the dictionary next to the word Geek.
  • Leave you with this I found floating around on Facebook: Why Men Shouldn’t Own Action Figures

Weekend Grab Bag – Books, Writing, Austen, Firefly and True Love

A grab bag of cool things I came across this week that I thought you might like. There’s a little bit here on books, romance writers, Firefly, Jane Austen, Ada Lovelace, writing tips and general geekiness.

Book Lovers

  • An artist created a small-scale house made entirely of books (before you get incensed, the books were scheduled to be pulped). Pretty cool!
  • Awesome use of a small space, an architect built this beautiful set of stair bookcases for a London couple.
  • For those on Tumblr, follow book-aesthete. They post beautiful and rare photos of books.

Romance Writers

  • I thought this was a good article for trying to capture the elusive quality of love for our characters. In this article Is It True Love?, Dr. Dennis Neder talks about the three stages of love. Do your characters go through them? Has some other interesting nuggets to help with character development, including Nine Ways to Tell if Your Love Is Real. Article is not geared to writers of Romance, but I thought it had some great food for thought. I’m definitely going to go through my WIP with this article in mind and see if there’s any extra nuance I can give my h/h
  • Did You Know? There is a pillow that connects distant lovers through heart beats. I don’t know how one can use it in writing, but I thought it interesting to bring it up. Maybe some sci-fi-romance writers might be able to use it as an idea sparker?

On Writing

Austenites

In Ada Lovelace Land

For My Browncoat Comrades

General Geeky Stuff