Here are some of my favourite things on the tubes.
- Duotrope is a fantastic resource for finding markets. They mail me a weekly digest that has really got the ball rolling as far as writing to specific topics/deadlines.
- Absolute Write’s Water Cooler is message board gold- so much help here.
- Predators and Editors is good for putting the mind at ease.
- On Reddit, you can find r/books and r/writing.
- Ralan, another great writing markets site.
People interested in Wild Gears, the updated, laser-cut, amazing spirograph for the 21 century, can check out these links:
- The Kickstarter campaign (funded!) with lots of information
- The web store
- An artist using Wild Gears in their work has this page to show off.
- More art, from the creator himself.
- Email Aaron Bleackley, the creator of Wild Gears
- Hyperbole and a Half (Come back to us Allie!)
- Penny Arcade
- Oglaf (NSFW, but so, so funny)
- Extra Ordinary
Other miscellaneous sites:
- imgur is my favourite image host.
- Grooveshark is great for music.
- TED has fantastic talks on every subject- I’ve learned so much from watching these.
- The SCP Foundation: Secure, Contain, Protect- great stories here.
- The Age of Persuasion, a CBC podcast all about advertising.
- White Coat, Black Art, a CBC podcast all about medicine.
- And, if you’re in Vancouver, come see what’s new at Science World!