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Field Trip Friday: September 3

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THIS WEEK IN WRITING

Photobucket -Agent Nathan Bransford has a simple explanation for "high concept."

- QueryTracker shows how to learn from the masters.

- Author and genius Laurie Halse Anderson caps off a great series of writing posts with a reminder that your time is your currency.

- Something my BFF pointed out to me that now drives me crazy in other books: People don't call each other by name in casual conversation. Agent Mary Kole concurs.

- "How To Write a Novel" - 100 easy steps from author Tahereh Mafi



THIS WEEK IN READING

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- In the wake of MOCKINGJAY mania, agent Suzie Townsend addresses violence in YA.

- New blog "That Cover Girl" with the fantastic log line "I'll judge YA book by its cover" starts off with this beauty of a cover for Courtney Summers' new book. (It's nice and all, but I still like my version better.)





THIS WEEK IN GETTING PUBLISHED

- When should you get professional headshots taken? Agent Rachelle Gardner has the answer.

- Agent Kristin Nelson describes an unusual but maybe legit reason to use a pseudonym.

- The Rejecter has an easy-to-understand explanation of how foreign rights work.

- Exclusive = bad, according to the Gatekeeper.

- Writers Digest interviews publishing notables about how to break into YA.

- Agent Mandy Hubbard asks, "What kind of career do you want?"

- Two great posts via Alice Pope:

THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

Photobucket - New blog YA Takeover lets you know about the latest YA books to be optioned by Hollywood. Check them out and enter their ARC package contest!

- Resident rock star Emilia Plater has a giveaway of life-changing proportions.

- Author Shannon Whitney Messenger is giving away some critiques on her blog.

- Authors Rachel Bateman and Glenna Walsh join forces for the Plot & Paper Project, and invite you to play along!



THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

Lots and lots of conversation about queries and accompanying snark, fails, etc.
(Incidentally, did you know "snark" = "snide" + "remark"? File under: Things I Should Have Realized But Didn't.)


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

- Thursday was 9/02/10-- otherwise known as 90210 day! Author Jay Asher takes a trip down memory lane and the Fug Girls do it up right, no surprise.

- Very cool map showing book purchases all over the world (via @PugilistPress)




Fitness For Nerds from *fangirl scream* John Green


Have a great weekend!
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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11 comments:

  1. I thought these links were really helpful. Thanks for the Trip!

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  2. Wow lot's of great stuff! Hopefully I'll catch up eventually. Thanks for sharing.

    Today's guest blogger is Emilia Plater!

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  3. Great links! As always.

    PS, John Green is crazy!

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  4. Snide remark. The light bulb, it is shining bright over my head right now.

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  5. Thanks for the link! Another great roundup. Can't wait to read them all.

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  6. "Snark = snide + remark"

    O.O Mind blown. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had no idea that's what snark means.

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  7. "Snark = snide + remark"

    Yep...I also didn't make that connection. Should have, but didn't. Good to know!

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  8. Aw, thanks for the shout out! Your roadtrips are always one of my fave parts of the week, so I'm honored to be a part of one!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Snark! I never thought of what it actually came from.

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  10. So much good stuff this week! I logged on thinking, I'll just take a quick look, and 45 minutes later . . . Love the long-suffering terrier in John Green's video.

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