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Field Trip Friday: October 22



THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- Trick your inner editor with hashtags. This is the greatest writing trick I've seen in months. (via Weronika Janczuk)


- How to kill your book in 7 easy steps, from Yvonne Eve Walus.

- Agent Michael Sterns breaks down the #kidlitchat topic this week: What makes a story middle grade vs YA?

- Several lovely guest posts at Betsy Lerner's blog this week, including a lament for the bookless, envy and schadenfreude for a successful friend, and "What's the sexiest thing about you as a writer?"


THIS WEEK IN READING

- SEVEN. HARRY. POTTER. TRAILERS. the anticipation. it is killing me.

- YALSA announces the 2010 Teens' Top Ten list - nice mix of contemporary, dystopian and paranormal!

- Unusual bookstore sections, at Buzzfeed.






THIS WEEK IN GETTING PUBLISHED

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- Yay! You're on sub! .... what do you do now? Beyond the Margins has the answer.

- Yay! You're on sub! .... what is your agent doing now? Ingred Sundberg has the answer.

- What author Erin Jade Lange learned while on sub. (I'm pretty much dying to read her book, Butter.)

- Erin's agent Jennifer Laughran presents: The Big Ol' [Awesome] Genre Glossary. (I added the awesome, in part for the line "smoking-hot werewolf sex.")


- Agent Natalie Fischer weighs in on exclusive requests.

- Things for authors to consider when hiring a web designer, from author Beth Revis.

- "Say Cheeeese!" When she's not writing about dying girls, author Gayle Forman is pretty funny.

- Agent Rachelle Gardner on treating your writing like a business.

- Overview of a "trends in children's publishing" panel that mostly became an e-book discussion, from agent Mary Kole.

- Why no one shares your blog posts, by Marian Schembari.


- The Gatekeeper addresses what to do when an agent doesn't like your revisions. 



THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- Forever YA has a guest post about the greatest YA heroines to never appear in a book. (Angela Chase FTW!)

- Give a kid a treat: School in New Mexico needs donations for their Read-O-Ween event.

- The UK's M6 is built in part with pulped romance novels.


- Barnes and Noble divides up the teen section, making it larger overall, but separating paranormal romance, adventure and fantasy. 

- Dare to live the life you want. Inspirational posts from Shannon Whitney Messenger, Libba Bray, and our own Amanda Hannah.


THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Win a signed copy of Beautiful Darkness from author Samantha Mabry!


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

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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. WHY AM I SO HYPNOTIZED BY THAT ELEPHANT

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  2. oh, rock star! thanks for the link love. :D

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  3. as always, we appreciate the shout out, and OMG that playground video made me snort my coffee.

    so thanks for that.

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  4. That genre glossary is pretty badass.

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  5. Verrrry interesting links! Wish I'd read that one about what to do on sub a few weeks ago. So maddening!

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  6. And oh how do I love me some Betsy Lerner!

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  7. Wow, how did I miss so many amazing posts this week. Off to follow the links!

    And thank you so much for linking my post. I feel horribly inadequate having it in the same sentence with Libba Brays masterpiece, but thank you. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. That elephant is mesmerizing. It took me way longer than it should have to look away.

    And now, off to click some of those links!

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  9. Brilliant page of links, thanks for taking the time to put it together. Love the layout and feel of it.
    Had to watch the playground video twice before I caught everything that happened.

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  10. oh, the face slide in the playground. LOL! I am so wrong for finding that hilarious!

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  11. Thanks for reading, everyone! And Jill, I know. She's freaking amazing.

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