It’s hot here in Texas. Triple digit hot. We were blessed to be able to enjoy a few days of afternoon rain showers earlier in the month, but they have parted. And with the heat, the Sarahan dust has returned. It’s the dog days of summer.
I’ve heard about the dog days since I was a child, but I never knew how the term came about until recently. Historically, the dog days began with the rising of the star, Sirius. Greek and Roman Mythology associated the star with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, bad luck, and mad dogs. By the way, Sirius is known as the Dog Star. In modern times, dog days are the hotest and most unconfortable part of summer in the northern hemisphere.
And now that you’ve had a little history lesson, it’s time for this week’s writing links.
From Story Empire:
- Write What You Want – Joan Hall
- On This Day – Harmony Kent
- https://wp.me/p7OGru-1bYWriting Question – P. H. Solomon
From other writing sites:
- How Characterization Creates Chemistry – Romance University
- The Structure Template That Saved My Career – Fiction University
- Ways to Benefit from a Conference You’re Not Attending – Writers in The Storm
- Focusing Your Novel With a Journalist’s Trick – A Writer’s Path
- Avoiding Grammar Confusion – Just Publishing
- SSL Security and Social Share Counts – Nicholas C. Rossis
- Creating Tension Between the Lines – Kill Zone
- The Odds of Advertising Your Book – A Writer’s Path
- Can Creativity Pass Through Generations via DNA – The Kill Zone
- Research: How Deep Do You Go – Romance University
- How Writers Can Relax – A Writer’s Path