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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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JSTOR A Library of 1,500+ Academic Journals, Books, and Primary Sources

JSTOR A Library of 1,500+ Academic Journals, Books, and Primary Sources | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

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Truly incredible resource.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:29 PM

looks like a great site..will have to explore further

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Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies at University of California Riverside - Wired

Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies at University of California Riverside - Wired | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies at University of California Riverside Wired It is a logical extension of humanities research at UCR, given the presence of the renowned Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the largest publicly...
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This wistful astronaut story will seriously mess you up

This wistful astronaut story will seriously mess you up | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Now that the Hugo Awards have recognized the greatness of Clarkesworld Magazine, it's time to celebrate — with a fantastic story by James Patrick Kelly.
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Why Slow is Good - Writing for Kindle

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Penelope's curator insight, August 28, 2013 4:48 PM

 

This article made me smile, and I believe it is something that newly minted self-published authors need to hear. The Hugh Howey and Amanda Hocking stories are few are far between. Quick riches is not the status quo on Amazon. Slow and steady wins the race.

 

August Wainwright sheds some sensible light on sustainable growth. It is possible to make a decent living from your books, but it most likely won't happen overnight. He puts himself up for display as an example of an author who has had book sales, but would be considered a failure by the world's standards. However, his books are selling--and the numbers continue to rise. This is success.

 

He makes mention of Malcolm Gladwell's book, "Outliers." A common theme that appears throughout Outliers is the "10,000-Hour Rule." Gladwell claims that greatness requires enormous time, using the source of The Beatles' musical talents and Gates' computer savvy as examples.

 

Remember, your books remain on the Amazon shelves and through time and additional books published, promoted, new fans made; sales can pick up speed. Most series don’t find success until at least the third book. Most authors don’t find success for the first few years, maybe even the first decade. Keep writing and keep publishing.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

 Link to the full article:

http://www.norulesjustwrite.com/why-slow-is-good/

 

Jacques Goyette's comment, August 29, 2013 2:22 PM
Most series don't find success until at least the 3rd book ! Good to know if you're heading that way.
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Iggesund: Forest Fires Nature Conservation - Packaging Europe

Packaging Europe
Iggesund: Forest Fires Nature Conservation
Packaging Europe
By burning standing timber in controlled circumstances, Holmen is implementing an important nature conservation measure which benefits a number of rare species.
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Let's hope that warming climate has not made this activity destructive instead of constructive.

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Fantasy authors Erin M. Evans and Troy Denning talk The Sundering

Fantasy authors Erin M. Evans and Troy Denning talk The Sundering | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Epic fantasy novel series The Sundering features six authors, the return of numerous beloved characters, wars, gods, and cataclysmic events that will reshape the Forgotten Realms.
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Twitter / nomstyles: WHEN YOU'RE WRITING A TWEET ...

RT @nomstyles: WHEN YOU'RE WRITING A TWEET AND YOUR FAMILY ARE NEAR YOU http://t.co/Heci39c5eP
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The Yosemite Inferno in the Context of Forest Policy, Ecology and Climate Change - New York Times (blog)

The Yosemite Inferno in the Context of Forest Policy, Ecology and Climate Change - New York Times (blog) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) The Yosemite Inferno in the Context of Forest Policy, Ecology and Climate Change New York Times (blog) For western [wild]fire (it's hard to see how the wild part of that word applies any more, given how many human factors are...
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Will fires in our warming climate permanently eliminate some forests?

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A new director attempts to climb J.G. Ballard's High-Rise

A new director attempts to climb J.G. Ballard's High-Rise | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A new director is trying to take on the forever-in-development adaptation of J.G. Ballard's superbuilding novel High-Rise. We guess this means Splice's Vincent Natali is off the project.
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New Books Party: books received this week - The Guardian

New Books Party: books received this week - The Guardian | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
New Books Party: books received this week
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When I get new books, I like to share them with people.
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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @scottishbooks

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @scottishbooks | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
RT this picture to get your name in the hat to win a set of Horace the Haggis books http://t.co/ASSNNARWGg http://t.co/jMiUtsD2Cj #giveaway
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Saga of the Sea Turtle, Part I: From Beach to Open Ocean

Saga of the Sea Turtle, Part I: From Beach to Open Ocean | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Loggerhead sea turtles use multiple navigational tools on their fantastic voyage
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Audio Books - 3 Reasons Your Book MUST Be an Audio Book » Voicework on Demand, Inc.

Audio Books - 3 Reasons Your Book MUST Be an Audio Book » Voicework on Demand, Inc. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
If you offer your wisdom, intellectual capital or storytelling ability in book form you need to consider audio book form, too. Why? Read on!
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211 Reasons To Read SciFi - SF Signal

211 Reasons To Read SciFi - SF Signal | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
211 Reasons To Read Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in September 2013 (Our MASSIVE Monthly SF/F/F Cover Gallery). By John DeNardo | Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 12:25 am. Here's your one-stop, monthly ...
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And no.212, Corr Syl the Warrior, of course.

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Science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dies at 93 - Chicago Tribune

Science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dies at 93 - Chicago Tribune | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dies at 93 Chicago Tribune LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frederik Pohl, a prolific American science fiction author who published scores of stories including the acclaimed 1977 novel "Gateway" and collaborated with...
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Back from the Dead - Earth Island Journal

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Earth Island Journal
Back from the Dead
Earth Island Journal
Some eminent conservation biologists say the whole thing is a waste of time.
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Monumental waste of time and resources.  Protect the survivors first!

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Salinger Treasure Trove of Five Books Promised in New Bio - Bloomberg

Salinger Treasure Trove of Five Books Promised in New Bio - Bloomberg | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Metro.us Salinger Treasure Trove of Five Books Promised in New Bio Bloomberg So says “Salinger” by David Shields and Shane Salerno, a new biography whose cover touts it as “the official book of the acclaimed documentary film” -- though how a...
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We now have brain-to-brain interfaces that work between two humans

We now have brain-to-brain interfaces that work between two humans | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
You may never become Xavier from the X-Men, able to read and control people's minds. But one day, using a computer interface, you could control somebody else's behavior and possibly even communicate using thought.
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Only isolated movements are possible now.  It will be interesting to see how quickly this expands.

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Comment on Butterflies and Moths of Arizona Conservation Status by ブランド 財布

Comment on Butterflies and Moths of Arizona Conservation Status by ブランド 財布 | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Dancing Out of Tune: Writing Scenes Out of Sequence to Enliven—and Maybe Even Finish—Your Novel

Dancing Out of Tune: Writing Scenes Out of Sequence to Enliven—and Maybe Even Finish—Your Novel | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

“I could never write the way you do.” I hear this. And— “How do you ever make sense of your story?” I used to feel ashamed when asked that. As a scene writer I’ve never taken a linear approach to my projects. I am middle, forward, back, and between when it comes to writing and I’ve learned to be unapologetic—because in analyzing this method I’ve come to understand why it works for me—and why it might work for you too.


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Perhaps creativity is exhausted by a scene and is renewed by a switch.

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Penelope's comment, August 29, 2013 8:45 PM
I might need to try this one! :)
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Ecology apps let kids save the planet - Houma Courier

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Ecology apps let kids save the planet
Houma Courier
This marvelous ecology app puts children in charge of designing and maintaining their own island.
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Asimov's 2014 Predictions Were Shockingly Conservative For 1964

Asimov's 2014 Predictions Were Shockingly Conservative For 1964 | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
In 1964, sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov penned a piece for the New York Times with his predictions for the world of 2014. Looking at the World's Fair of 50 years hence, Asimov imagined 3D TV, underground cities, and colonies on the moon.
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Readers put their books online via 'bookshelfies' - Christian Science Monitor

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Christian Science Monitor
Readers put their books online via 'bookshelfies'
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Readers put their books online via 'bookshelfies'.
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Twitter / meme_ange: Finally a bookshop with English ...

Twitter / meme_ange: Finally a bookshop with English ... | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Finally a bookshop with English books! Aah I could spend all day here just wandering around �� #sohappy http://t.co/ZdOcyDNfqM
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Plagiarism in Writing

Plagiarism in Writing | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
It was recently brought to my attention that one of the authors I interviewed used someone else’s work and published it under their own name. Apparently they changed the names of the characters but...
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