Link of the Week – Similes & Metaphors

August 21, 2018

Here is a quick, easy blog from Grammarly on the difference between a simile and a metaphor. There is even a quiz to help test you on your knowledge.

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-a-simile-and-a-metaphor/

 


Link of the Week – Numbers to Words

August 14, 2018

I accidentally stumbled over this while looking up a particular rule on writing numbers. It’s a number-to-word calculator. If you aren’t entirely sure how to write a number out, this tool might come in handy.

http://www.a-calculator.com/words/


Link of the Week – Publishing Words & Terms

August 7, 2018

Today’s site is all about job opportunities in the world of publishing.

Bookjobs.com serves

to provide a centralized place for job seekers to research available positions throughout the publishing industry, and to provide basic information about the book publishing industry as a wholecommonly used words and terms in the industry, department descriptions, companies, events, and other information.

But the page I’m linking to is a handy-dandy cheat sheet to terminology used in publishing. From editorial to production to sales and more, you’ll find it here.

http://www.bookjobs.com/commonly-used-terms


Link of the Week – Riptides

July 24, 2018

Every summer, we hear of drownings off our coasts due to rip currents. Here’s some useful information presented by The Art of Manliness on what to do if you get caught up in the strong waters.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/08/19/how-to-escape-a-riptide/

 

My happy place.

 


Link of the Week – Weather Proverbs

June 26, 2018

Ever heard the saying “Red skies at night, sailors’ delight; red skies at morn, sailors be warned”? How about “Rain before seven, clear by eleven”? Turns out these adages have some truth behind them.

The Art of Manliness offers up 22 of these weather proverbs and what they mean. These are so cool. Some I was familiar with and knew the science behind them. But most I had not. Fun stuff here.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/22-old-weather-proverbs-that-are-actually-true/

Pic I took of a lightning storm at the beach a few weeks ago.

 


Link of the Week – Dear Jeff

June 19, 2018

I’m loving this!

USA Today Best-selling author Suzan Tisdale writes an open letter to founder and chief executive officer of Amazon about the cheating, thievery, and other big problems with Kindle Direct Publishing and the Kindle Unlimted program. A must read!

An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos


Link of the Week – Navigational Tools

June 12, 2018

 

Once a month, I write a blog post for History Undressed about pirates or something related to sailing. Today my post is on the instruments used to navigate during the age of sail. Check it out.

http://www.historyundressed.com/2018/06/navigation-during-age-of-sail