…to all! The sun has come out at last here, on the west side of the world, and I am grateful.
I’ve had a bit of reconnecting with family time this month, but work heats back up for August. Lots going on with a conference trip to Los Angeles, a Summer Dream keynote, a super-hero jaunt to Korea and a Montreal meet-up all lined up and ready to go. Also have a few website upgrades planned, so stay tuned for those as well.
In the meantime, I’ll share a bit of link love, in order to close some of the myriad tabs on my browser. Perfect for idly perusing on a sunny day!
So, to begin, a couple of writing-related links.
First, for the students in my short story class, a link to make you smile. We studied Edgar Allan Poe this year, and took a look at some of his horror stories. One of the favourites [or perhaps the most feared] was The Black Cat — and here’s a peek at a casting call for the film version in 1961. [via boingboing]
Next, a very cool little clip about a type-face for people with dyslexia. It’s a neat idea, and since this scourge rages in my own family, one I really appreciate. The font is more heavily weighted on the bottom. It’s called Dyslexie. What do you think?
Hanging about in northern BC and in the mood for a little writing this summer? Follow THIS LINK to the lovely Ev Bishop’s blog to find out more about Northwords 2011 — a writing camp for kids AND adults in Terrace, BC this August.
And finally, if the black cats just aren’t scary and you need some inspiration for a horror story of your own, how about THIS? It’s a tiny, microscopic worm, found near the hydrothermic vents at the bottom of the world’s oceans. But man…I think it might be related to one of the title characters in the Cowboys & Aliens movie I saw this week! [via HuffPo].