Seven Links 9/21/19 Traci Kenworth

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Seven Links 9/21/19

Traci Kenworth

Writing:

1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/09/some-healthful-and-practical-writing-advice.html “We here at TKZ care about writers—how they write, of course, but also how they can stay healthy. Today I bring you some venerable wisdom on both counts.

First, on health:

Over at Project Gutenberg I happened upon the definitive treatment of the healthy side of coffee, published in London in 1721, with the snappy title of The Virtue and Use of Coffee With Regard to the Plague, And Other Infectious Distempers. We all know coffee gives you a lift in the morning, among other benefits. But until I read this little book, I had no idea of the number of infirmities a daily cup of joe can overcome. To wit:

[Coffee] cures Consumptions, Swooning Fits, and the Rickets; and it helps Digestion, rarefies the Blood, suppresses Vapours, gives Life and Gayety to the Spirits, prevents Sleepiness after eating, provokes Urine and the Catamena.

It contracts the Bowels, and confirms the Tone of the Parts, being drank after Victuals, provided it be fresh made; for if it stands but two or three Hours, it loseth much of its Virtue. … It is an effectual Remedy against Worms in Children; so that if the Mother drinks frequently of it when she is With Child, the Infant will not be troubled with Worms, during its first Years.My beverage of choice when I write is tea. I like frozen coffee and only usually pick it up when out and about.

2. https://megdowell.com/2019/09/14/12-signs-youre-working-on-a-story-thats-worth-finishing/

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Research & Fun Bits:

1. https://somethingferal.com/2019/09/14/half-seeing/ “The spiritual teacher and philosopher Krishnamurti once wrote:

‘Recognition dulls the mind’.

When I first read it, years ago, I disagreed with his proposition. Surely, I reasoned, the act of recognition is a result of intelligence? We learn to recognise something as an act of shortening the ‘path-length’ of the brain’s logic, as it wrestles to categorise the seen thing.

Take a lighted candle, for example. We might enter a darkened room and have our attention drawn by one. At that stage we might only perceive a diffuse and gentle light coming from a height which is not the floor – but we recognise that ‘container’ of something of interest, even if we don’t have a name for it…

If we have further interest in the object, we might stay with our container and notice that the source of the light is a tall, white stick. The…”

2. https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/09/14/elusive-realities-and-strange-encounters-sue-vincent/ “Today’s entertainment contains a huge amount of folklore, paranormal and supernatural experiences to titilate and intrigue us. Ghosts, out of body experiences and encounters with other realities have become the stock-in-trade of the fiction writer and sensationalism undeniably sells. But what of the sometimes small, but inexplicable events that change an individual’s perception of reality? The true stories that leave their mark on heart, mind and belief?

After posting a strange experience of my own, a number of people left comments detailing their own experiences, which I invited them to share. These are all true stories… genuine and moving moments for those who lived them, regardless of what others may choose to believe them to be.

No definitive explanations are given, because, with the current scope of our knowledge, none are possible, though each of us have our own beliefs.”

3. https://jenanita01.com/2019/09/14/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-saturday-september-14th-2019-john-w-howell-d-g-kaye-with-james-j-cudney-and-sharon-marchisello/ “The first blogger who has a wonderful archive of entertaining and interesting posts is author John W. Howell.. and this post is not as is usually the case about his own dogs.. but in response to a prompt by Keith Channing

The prompt photo is wonderful and here is part of John’s response and I hope you will head over to read the rest.”

4. https://twodropsofink.com/2019/09/02/making-the-day-count/ ““Open your eyes, breathe in the fresh dawn air and, with it, all the possibilities this new day may bring.”  Stewart Stafford

Insomnia affects an estimated sixty million people a year, although scientists can’t come to an agreement as to the why. I’ve had this problem in my early teens, early thirties and now again, at fifty-one.

My habit is to go to sleep for three hours some days, six hours on others. Yes, it is a problem that has plagued me for many years, but I’ve decided to find benefits for waking up earlier than most.” I’m guesting over at Two Drops of Ink!

5. https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-13-september-2019/

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Teaser Fiction & Poetry:

1. https://syl65.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/divine-haiku-31/

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Some Things More Serious:

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Book Reviews, Cover Reveals, & Author Interviews:

1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-river-south/ “Iset, nicknamed Shrug, is the daughter of Kieve Rider, the heroine of Marta Randall’s Mapping Winter. Please note that this review contains some spoilers for Mapping Winter.

The River South (2019), the second RIDERS GUILD book, picks up Iset’s story starting when she is thirteen. This isn’t a warm and fuzzy mother-daughter relationship. Kieve left Iset with the Guild as an infant, and now has been missing for many years. The novel opens with a kidnapping or assassination attempt on Iset as she’s holed up in one of her favorite hiding places.

This attack draws the attention of the Lord of Kyst and his lover, Daenet, who are strangers to Iset, but whom readers will know if they’ve read Mapping Winter. They believe the motive may lie in the identity of Iset’s father. To keep her safe, they bring her on board Kyst’s boat, intending to take her home with them. But after a series of things go wrong, Daenet and Iset are left to travel overland alone, and to try and find safety and a livelihood while dodging continued attacks from a shadowy foe. All told, roughly a year passes during the events of the novel. Meanwhile, Iset also learns more about Kieve through her long-ago letters.”

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