Adventures Around the Web July 2-8, 2017

I’m trying my hand with content curation this week in conjunction with writing in public.  Enjoy the stories!

Alessandra Codinha in Vogue Magazine

Women in the Military: The Female Soldiers on the Front Lines 

When I look for photos of women on the military websites, I can’t find much.  Those available are pretty limited, like an afterthought (I imagine someone in command is saying, “Oh, that’s right, we forgot to add a photo of a woman.”).  This article has stunning photos of military women, from all the different services.

Mary Elizabeth Pratt in We Are the Mighty

The 7 Everyday Struggles of Women in the Military

This was written recently, but even twenty-five years ago it was all true.  My most popular blog post of all time was on hair for women in the military.

K. Gitter on Do You Remember?

Julie Andrews Wiped Out While Filming the Sound of Music

I just saw the musical production of The Sound of Music at the Kennedy Center–my first live Rogers and Hammerstein production, so this caught my eye.  Behind the scenes filming of movies that we all like is fascinating.  This one talks about the hazards some of these actors went through.

Besides, it’s Julie Andrews.

Max Booth III in LitReactor

Exposure is Not Payment: Why You Should Start Respecting Yourself as a Writer

This link comes from Day Al-Mohamed, who used to belong to my writing group. A lot of magazines don’t pay writers, but instead promise to give the writer “exposure.” Unfortunately, this type of payment also means they don’t get good stories that will draw readers to read your story. Everyone else is going to try to take advantage of us.  We don’t need to jump in and help them.

Roz Marshall

DIY eBook Covers: Design Principles for Non-Designers (How to sell more books, 1)

This is an ebook, which I found this book via Angie’s Desk.   I know a lot about graphics, though I was never trained formally in it, so I almost passed it by.  But after I saw Angie’s description, I decided to buy it.  And I learned something new about building covers, which you would have seen (and probably not noticed) on the Granny Logic cover.

One thought on “Adventures Around the Web July 2-8, 2017

  1. Harvey Stanbrough July 7, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Cool. You’ve become another resource. 🙂 I bought the book on cover design and checked out a few of the articles. I always find humor in articles written by civilians about the military. This time it was the redundancy of “Army soldier” in the Vogue article.


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