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Field Trip Friday: October 15



THIS WEEK IN WRITING


- From the archives: Agent Jill Corcoran says your title is "your whistle, your magnet, your bullhorn."

- Having trouble focusing? Try writing naked. Literally. Worked for Hemingway...




- "There's no substitute for getting your hands dirty when you research a story," from author Greg Rucka.


- Agent Mary Kole takes a level-headed look at sex in YA.

- Get a rare look at an unpublished Dr. Seuss manuscript at BookTryst.

- How often is too often? Agent Kate Testerman weighs in how many books an author needs to write per year.

- A hilarious and totes true look at a day in the life of a YA writer, at Forever Young Adult.


THIS WEEK IN READING

- "Pictures books are dying because parents are mean!" says the NYT. "No they're not!" says a children's librarian. "That's not even what I said!" says a quoted mom. Bookninja suggests a different culprit, Early Word has plenty to say in rebuttal, and Galleycat rounds up several more responses.


- "Everything That Scares Us Is Dead" - on the death of writing, journalism and dreams in general, by Elizabeth Eslami.

- For the first time since July 2007, Stephenie Meyer was not on the USA Today bestseller list. *moment of silence*

- Who said it - Justin Bieber or Holden Caulfield? (file under: signs of coming apocalypse.)


THIS WEEK IN GETTING PUBLISHED

- Ten common mistakes bloggers make from Michael Hyatt.

- How not to be creepy in a query, from Mia Hayson

- Will you make a lot of money writing? Saundra Mitchell says nope.

- Author Kimberly Pauley finds out 20,000 copies of her second book have been illegally downloaded. To put it in perspective, that's more than the first run of her first novel.

- Books & Such looks at something you don't see often: #agentfail. And while we're on the topic: Rachelle Gardner posts from the archives about how to fire your agent.


- Author Elizabeth Spann Craig explains why an author may not be able to blurb your book.




THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

Photobucket - Whitewashing controversies follow YA into Hollywood: Is Rue black?

- Paramount buys rights to the movie "Young Adult," in which a YA writer acts immaturely, apparently. Yay.

- National Book Award nominees are announced.

- Have you tried "new" Twitter and regretted it? Switching back is simple.


- The Guardian is putting together a site for young books fans and they want your help!


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM


- Crazy shoes (via Kate Testerman)

We only had one brave participant in the meme challenge last week - thanks Katrina

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But I managed to scrounge up a few others to round out the post. 


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Happy Friday!

~ Kate Hart 

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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6 comments:

  1. All those pictures are awesome. Also have about 8 links open now that I haven't read yet!

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  2. Those memes are brilliant! And, as usual, I'm working my way through some brilliant tabs. Thanks for the links and also the link love <3 <3

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  3. Awesome!! You spread tabs like a disease. An awesome one. *cough cough* *goes to read* <3

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  4. I want that first cartoon tattoed on my face. Also, that very last picture seriously made me injure myself laughing.

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  5. Those pictures are so fantastic!!

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