I’m moving the round-up to Friday this month as I’m trying out a new posting schedule. Let me know if you prefer Thursday or Friday. I work on the round-ups all week long, so it doesn’t much matter to me what day they go up on.
There’s a Delta Heavy rocket launch scheduled for next Wednesday from SLC-6 (pronounced Slick-6 by those of us in the industry) at Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. SLC-6 is interesting because it was intended for West Coast space shuttle launches but was never used for such, though the link above has pictures of the only time a shuttle ever stood on the pad. (Interesting to note is that the shuttle is the Enterprise, which was purely a mock-up and was never intended for actual spaceflight.)
I am a space neeeerd.
Most Literate US Cities
Lyrical Press is looking for editors (I thought about it, but I don’t have the time)
Suturing Readers into your Characters
5 Situations Where it’s Better to Tell Than Show
Are you using “there” as a crutch?
Query Letters – Hooks
Steampunk Writing Contest – Fairy Tales