So, because I’m a science-fiction writer, I try to stay at least semi-abreast of interesting (and new) scientific discoveries/creations. After all, the more “real world” elements I can have in the background of a story, the easier it is for readers to suspend their disbelief and just enjoy the story I’ve written. So I may end up putting particularly fascinating facts up here for those interested.
Both my father and one of my best friends (C. R. Chancy/crossoverqueen) like certain news sites (BBC and Daily Science respectively), and share what looks interesting. And today’s post is about one of those.
BBC: The best way to fix broken bones might be with glass
A fascinating article about a type of glass called “bioglass”, which has already started making a difference as a medical material to help with problems with bones. There are now three different “types” of bioglass – the brittle type whose traits we tend to think of when we think of “glass”; a flexible and “bouncy” type that may help with broken leg bones (the article explains why and how); and a type that has a rubbery texture, that they hope will help with the repair of cartilage. (The article calls that “the holy grail of orthopaedic surgery”.)
It’s a fascinating article, and one to make us think.
Until next time,
So, every year I do NaNoWriMo, I maintain a progress report page on my website. (Once I really get this site going, I’ll have a copy on here as well.) Feel free to check it out (and cheer me on)!
NaNo Progress Page
So, it’s November. And we all know what November means, right?
Yep, it’s NaNoWriMo time again! Yay!
This year, I’m doing something… semi-different, let’s say. Not as different as last year (when I did a fanfic), but not with quite the same sort of tone as my other stories.
Heh. Its working title is Accidental Romance for a reason.
Science-fiction (because last year, fanfic or no, was a fantasy, and my Bunnies tend to like switching them out), and inspired by Crossover Queen’s Count Taka and the Vampire Brides. Not nearly the same – Count Taka is very definitely supernatural fantasy – but definitely inspired by.
Twenty years ago, the Hre’Eaki were discovered by the Interstellar Confederacy. Another alien race with the technological advances to travel FTL, but no interest in doing so.
Hideki Akayagi is a graduate student at Heian University on Nara, doing his Masters in Folklore. Sru’Kivir is the third and youngest child of the leader of the Sru Clan. When Hideki is chosen as one of the students for the Hre’Eaki Cultural Exchange Program, they meet.
And then the real fun begins.
Now, where did I leave those files on Earth animals that change sex….
So, our Social Club went and did archery today (well, yesterday if you count the fact that it’s after midnight). As a result, I have some interesting facts to help make descriptions of archers more authentic. Click here if you want to read about it!
Just wanted to let you know that my best friend, who currently has one novel out, A Net of Dawn and Bones, now has a blog: Crossover Queen’s Creative Chaos. The blog is going to contain posts about her fic writing, beading, shinies, and other stuff including Tropes. Lots and lots of tropes. 🙂
And, because I quite enjoy A Net of Dawn and Bones, here are some links for it:
🙂 Trudy A. Goold
Hi, everyone. Welcome to my author’s blog.
This blog is all about my writing; including posts about my writing process, about my books, about interesting facts I’ve discovered while researching, and whatever else you can think of to do with writing. It’s also a point of contact for any readers of my books who want to communicate with me, ask me questions, etc. (And while I haven’t had any books published as of Sept. 2015, I’m hoping to get my first one published within the next six months.)
At the moment, this blog is fairly empty, but come Nov. 2015 (and my eighth NaNoWriMo), I should be posting more on it.
So, welcome, and be merry!
Trudy A. Goold