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)
- Cristin Terrill has a nice analogy relating performance and writing.
- 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
- 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.")
- Seven Stories publishes book simultaneously as adult and YA.
- 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.
- Meanwhile Janet Reid has a bone to pick with the Gatekeeper's advice. (Colleen Lindsay agrees with the shark.)
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.
- The rise of author school visits, at the Guardian.
- 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
via Michelle Louis
Have a great weekend!
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