Resources

by Debra Eve | @DebraEve

This page marks the beginning of a new project, The Late Bloomer’s Encyclopedia of Life Change, which I plan to publish as an ebook (or maybe a Wiki) next year.

You can find “10 Tips For Doing Something” anywhere, but I want to

  • emphasize the arts and humanities and
  • feature authors and teachers with rich, diverse backgrounds.

Please help me by sending your books, people and resources to elle.b at laterbloomer.com and I’ll add them here (with attribution).

Archaeology, Myth and Folklore

Curious? Gene Lempp’s Designing from the Bones series combines exciting myth and archaeology research with writing inspiration.

Archaeology Magazine, the official publication of the Archaeology Institute of America, writes for the general public.

Oxford University Continuing Education teaches individual online courses, such as “Exploring Roman Britain,” “Greek Mythology” and “Ritual and Religion in Prehistory.”

Serious? University of Leicester offers online Archaeology and Ancient History degrees, from a post-grad certificate through a Ph.D. Leicester’s Archaeology program always ranks in the UK’s top five. I enrolled with the thought of completing my Ph.D, only to realize (again) that I really, really hate academic writing.

Acting

Coming soon.

Art

Coming soon.

Articles On Late Blooming

See  “The Late Bloomer Internet Reading List”.

Blogging: General

Note: These are not affiliate links. I really believe in these folks:

Annabel Candy’s Successful Blogging In 12 Easy Steps sets you up, gets you writing and helps you market. Annabel is a busy mother and travel writer who doesn’t cater to blogging fads or hype.

Dave Doolin’s Blog Post Engineering emphasizes “unSEO for Writers, Authors, Artists, Radicals, Freaks, Revolutionaries, Malcontents, Crafters and Crofters, and various & sundry Scoundrels, Rascals and Ne’er-do-wells. &c.” I don’t pay much attention to search engine optimization, but I learned a few tricks from Dave that landed LaterBloomer.com on Google page one for the term “late bloomers” — a few positions under Malcolm Gladwell.

Blogging: For Writers

Kristen Lamb’s Blog explains why traditional marketing doesn’t sell books. Namely, books are not tubes of toothpaste and writers are not tacos.

Books: Fiction By Late Bloomers

See “14 Free Books by Literary Late Bloomers”.

Books: Nonfiction About Late Blooming

Note: These are Amazon affiliate links. I have this wild notion of partially subsidizing my book-buying habit.

Distance Learning

Curious? Check out free eCourses at Academic Earth, OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW) and iTunes U.

Filmmaking

Late Bloomer Productions runs an 8-week course wherein participants co-create and co-own a finished film. They’re in Portland.

Forums

She Writes Blooming Late group features support, conversation, inspiration for women writers over 40. Helmed by the sensational Samantha Stacia.

Life Coaching

If you’re feeling stuck about your direction, life coaching might help. It’s not therapy, it’s passion alchemy.

You can find dozens of 20-somethings who cite dropping out of college and becoming a internet entrepreneur as their license to life coach. I can personally vouch for the care and integrity of coaches Tina Robbins and Tanya Geisler, who’ve lived fascinating other lives before earning respected coaching certificates.

I’ve not personally worked with Dave Stevens, but I can heartily recommend his blog and mission to help folks maximize their midlife potential.

Multiple Passions

The DaVinci Dilemma website by Lisa Rothstein and Liisa Kyle features quizzes and resources to help you discover, enjoy, direct, organize and work with your many talents. Wish I’d come up with that name!

When I Grow Up blog by Michelle Ward. Still trying to decide what you want to be when you grow up? Me too. :)

Puttylike.com blog: “Lifestyle Design for Multipotentialites!”

The Renaissance Soul, a book by Margaret Lobenstine. I mention it in Why Are Some People Late Bloomers, Part 2.

Writing: Fiction: Knowledge Base

In a class by itself, author Elizabeth Spann Craig’s Writer’s Knowledge Base curates the best fiction writing information on the web.

Writing: Fiction: Structure

Alexandra Sokoloff teaches screenwriting tips for writers. I bought her book and found her instruction invaluable when I participated in National Novel Writing Month last year.

Larry Brooks also paid his dues in Hollywood before turning to novel writing. His blog is a treasure trove of insight and experience.

Writing: Nonfiction: Blogging

Study Kelly Diels‘ “Sunday School for Sentences” when you’re weary of “how  to” headlines and interminable lists.

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deborah

Holy cow!
Just ducked into twitter and caught your link to your new resource page – right now I’m supposed to be packing house to move but I feel like a kid in a candy shop wanting to check out all these wonderful links and resources.
Love it!
Thanks so much, Debra you are truly generous with your sharing.
Looks like I’ll be hanging out here alot…

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Debra Eve

Thanks, Deborah! It’s just a start, but I’m hoping this turns into something really useful.

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Marcia Richards

This is already really useful, Debra! I’m familiar with a few, but the others I’ll check out. What a great idea! I’ve been writing about navigating mid-life for years in various blog posts and once had a blog solely devoted to mid-life. But this is a whole new take on the topic! I wish you the best of luck with it. I’ll be here often!

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Debra Eve

Sorry I missed this, Marcia! Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by.

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Gila

debra,
great website! just discovered it today- i also studied anthropology and archaelogy, but gave it up to raise a family and worked part -time at a university as an academic secretary. always wanted to teach physical educucation for my love and talent of sports. I am almost 58 and still play on a women’s basketball team, volleyball team, ski, mountain bike etc. who said we were too old?? and i have grandma moses painting in my home for inspiration.

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Debra Eve

Thanks, Gila! Very cool we have so much in common. I’ve got to get back to exercising more vigorously. It’s the key to keeping young!

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anne smith

I found you through Anne’s blog and love the idea! I, too, am very much a late bloomer. If you like, go to my blog and under ‘about me’ will see all the twists and turns it has taken to get to this place at the ripe old age of 75! Oh, well, some of are, indeed, ‘late bloomers.

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Debra Eve

Congrats on your blog, Anne! I just read your “About” page and have just one question — when are you going to write your memoir? :)

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Sue

Debra – do you have your book, “Later Bloomers” available in hardcover or paperback?

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Debra Eve

Not yet, Sue. But I’m hoping to have a paperback out for Christmas (fingers crossed)!

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