Website Wonders

29 May

Hi, everyone! For once, I’m not announcing anyone. I am back, and I am blogging! ::does a little dance even though you’re watching::

I am really happy to be back (obviously) and I am even happier that you all enjoyed the guest bloggers of May. Today is reserved for Website Wonders – all of the websites that I have obsessed over this month, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. The articles are organized into these topics: In the News, Writing Tips, For Readers, The Poets, Inspire, and For Fun and Laughter. All links will send you to the article.

Enjoy!

In the News:

As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish:  This article is first for many reasons. I’m really passionate about the publishing industry, and I want to see it succeed for everyone. I know. I know. Many have been taking Amazon’s side because everyone “hates” the big 5 – but shifting the power from 5 to 1 is not a good idea. Plus, preventing David Sedaris’ novels is never going to fly. Either is preventing Robert Galbraith. (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling) But I’ll stop ranting here.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Book 4 Coming?: E.L. James is heating up the publishing world (and Kindles) again! Kind of. Photo included. Kind of.

Tim Burton to direct ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ slated for July 2015: Muh-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. ::cue the creepy and delightful laughter:: I am a huge Tim Burton fan.

Writing Tips:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language:  This was really popular on my Facebook page. It’s an amazingly thorough list of different ways to describe body language based on emotions.

This Sentence Has Five Words: I can’t explain this because it would spoil the piece, but I definitely recommend it.

5 Editor’s Secrets to Help You Write Like a Pro

My friend sent me this

My friend sent me this

13 Wonderful Old English Words We Should Still Be Using Today

For Readers:

7 Historical Parallels to ‘Game of Thrones’: If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you will absolutely love this.

32 People Reveal The One Book That Blew Their Minds: My favorite novel is on here! Is yours?

For Lexophiles (lover of words): Read these sentences twice. You will love them.

From Random House

From Random House

33 More Things We’d Do if We Were Locked in a Bookstore Overnight: What would you do in Barnes & Noble?

Q&A with Cassandra Clare: I just finished City of Heavenly Fire last night :]

The Poets:

Words and Pictures by Grant Snider: This comic is hilarious and true!

He’s Counting Down from 21, and By the Time He Reaches 15, My Stomach was in Knots: These sort of poems live in the depths of your soul forever.

Inspire:

Top Ten Mythical Places

No Photoshop. These Are Real Animals! These models and their animals are fantastical.

12 Photos of the Strangest Weather Phenomena Ever Witnessed

These 22 Far Away Perspectives of Famous Places Will Change the Way You See Them Forever: Who doesn’t like a change in perspective?

Artist Turns Dead Old Watches into Creepy Mechanical Crawlies 

30 Awesome Photos from Iceland

From David Olenick

From David Olenick

For Fun and Laughter:

Which Magical Creature Are You? I am a Sphinx

20 Funny Cat Photos That Are Sure to Make You Smile

~SAT

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10 Responses to “Website Wonders”

  1. Mariam Tsaturyan May 29, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    Welcome back! So many great articles to choose from!

  2. Harliqueen May 29, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    Some great links, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Susannah Ailene Martin May 29, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Absolutely LOVE the body language post! Seriously, this has been one of my biggest struggles as a writer. I know I’m supposed to show and not tell, but it’s hard when I can’t think of how to put it.

    • Shannon A Thompson May 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

      I thought the list was great, too, especially for just reminding someone what a person might look like during a certain emotion.
      ~ SAT

  4. estyree May 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Looks great and I will come back to the list at some point, but I have to admit that I stopped paying attention after Tim Burton to direct… I, too, am a huge fan

    • Shannon A Thompson May 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

      No worries! I do Websites Wonders once a month just to share fun and informative articles for readers and writers. I find myself returning to them all the time.
      ~SAT

  5. kenthinksaloud June 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Wow…how do you find the time to read all this stuff, blog about it AND get on with writing the books?! I envy you. I get one out of three done and that’s all. I have to cycle round them all – hence why I’m now catching up with your blog posts!

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