Here are links, articles and resources that might be of interest to readers, writers and nerds. This is an ongoing project, and links and articles will continue to be added in a magpie-like manner.
Absolute Write Water Cooler
It Takes the Time it Takes, by Chuck Wendig
Pep Talk From Garth Nix
It's going to be okay, a comic by The Oatmeal
The Surprising Power of Purpose (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Valerie Taylor, interviewed on Conversations with Richard Fidler
How to Have a Year That Counts, by Umair Haque
Some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal, by Harper Lee
To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me By Calling Me A Feminist, by John Scalzi
Cakes by Lorinda - A beautiful portfolio by a former sugar artist.
Cecilia Mok - Sydney artist, surface designer and creator of fantastical paintings, fabric designs, papercut art and handcrafted creatures.
Click - An excellent podcast about technology and society.
CSIRO Science Image - A brilliant collection of images from one of the world's leading research organisations.
KellyVision - Reader, blogger, and freelance literary publicist.
Leni Kae - Contemporary artist and colour therapist.
Richard Shealy - Freelance copyeditor, specialising in science fiction and fantasy.
Science Friday - Excellent, informative and entertaining science podcast.
Terry Dowling - Acclaimed speculative fiction author and master of high-concept horror.
Terry Pratchett - Author of the Discword Series and much more. If you don't know who he is, you really, really should look it up.
"The thing about art is that it binds people together, it creates empathy, it gets us to understand and reflect on the shared humanity that we all participate in."
- Travis Knight, director of Kubo and the Two Strings
"Readers are seldom lonely or bored, because reading is a refuge and an enlightenment. This wisdom is sometimes visible. It seems to me that there is always soemthing luminous in the face of a person in the act of reading."
- Paul Theroux
"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."
- Sir Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
"It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are."
- Joyce Carol Oates
"It is more important to know where one is going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement."
- Professor Mabel Newcomer
"One can live simply and honorably on just about enough money to keep a chicken alive. And do so cheerfully."
- Mary Oliver
"This I have always known - that if I did not live my life immersed in the one activity which suits me, and which also, to tell the truth, keeps me utterly happy and intrigued, I would come someday to bitter and mortal regret."
- Mary Oliver
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou