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Field Trip Friday: February 12

Field Trip Friday is a weekly trip around the field of YA with stops at the most helpful, interesting or otherwise entertaining news.

The BIG news in YA this week?
Mockingjay cover!

Also, congrats to Leah Clement of the YA Rebels on her book deal!

This week on writing:
  • Maggie Stiefvater has a fantastic entry on the perceptions and realities of teen voice:
I think what it comes down to is this: are we writing about teens in general or one teen character in specific? Are characters supposed to be averages, the entire teen experience rolled up into one person, or are can they be quirky individuals you wouldn’t run into every day?

This week in reading: 

This week in getting published:
  • My girl Cory put up several helpful posts, including detailed instruction on how to beta read.

This week in fun stuff:

Hannah, Grace and Alainn want your entries for their new blog, Glam Book Shots! Check it out, it's awesome.

Also awesome: T-SHIRT WAR.
Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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  1. I can haz fame nowz? <- yes, stress has turned me into a lol cat.

  2. I linked to you ladies on my blog b/c I love the site...I hope you don't mind!

  3. The Quileute thing really bothers me too. It seems like someone should have been aware of the sensitive nature of this issue before Twilight got so crazy.


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