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Field Trip Friday: October 29



THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- Beautiful post from author Tessa Gratton on publishing and fear of flying.

- Author Holly Lisle reminds us that the courage to fail is the courage to succeed.

- QueryTracker has help for tuning up your writing mechanics.

- Scrivener for Windows beta release is here!

- In depth look at the meaning of "voice" from Dear Author

- Alice Pope has a recap of Kidlit Con 2010.

- Author Veronica Roth on the importance of not writing:
The writing mind is like an ice cream maker. It will always produce ice cream, but unless you intervene, that ice cream will always be vanilla.
I can sooner quote LL Cool J than T.S. Eliot. (And I had to look up the proper spelling of “Eliot.”) There have been times I've opted to watch Tommy Boy (again) over whatever esoteric film has been lately discussed by critics... When I find myself on a death-spiral of doubt and insecurity and comparison and other soul-crushing habits of the mind, I remind myself: Just put your head down and do the work.

THIS WEEK IN READING

Photobucket - The Guardian has the "most offensive" novelty book ever - it's the ultimate Mary Sue machine!


- Forever Young Adult gives their favorite feminist YA characters (McGonnagall FTW!)




THIS WEEK IN GETTING PUBLISHED

- Rejections are hard. Wear them with pride. (via Martha Mihalick)

- How success does and doesn't change things, from author Kiersten White.

- Agent Kate Testerman explains submission lists

- From query to book cover: Agent Mandy Hubbard shows the evolution of one client's copy.



THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- 15 Signs You'll Be Rich, from Business Insider.


- An argument for keeping your goals to yourself, from Michael Hyatt (via Rachelle Gardner)



THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

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via Coffey Tea and Literary
(which, incidentally, I usually call "coffee, tea or me" by mistake).

Also, puns.
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Bonus: Radiohead puns.
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The lovely Kaitlin Ward will be filling in for next week's roundup - if you come across interesting links or random, send them her way!
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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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8 comments:

  1. Mandy's post was awesome - I love seeing the process of query to pitch to back cover!

    I automatically added "Bitch" to that Business Insider title.

    WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT T-SHIRT?!?!

    And: I love Kate Hart.

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  2. The link to Mandy Hubbard's post doesn't seem to be working, but I did enjoy the other links. I loved the post about the goals. I thought it was helpful. The 15 Signs You'll Be Rich was especially amusing.

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  3. Thanks for the heads up, Remilda - should be fixed now!

    Kate Hart loves you, MiSchu.

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  4. Thanks. That article was enlightening.

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  5. fabulousness as always! Yayy scrivener :)

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  6. Coffee, Tea, or Me totally made me laugh. If those were my choices every morning, I'm kind of afraid I would pick coffee over myself.

    ...I'm not totally sure how that would work.

    Anyways, this is a great collection for the week! I would've been sad to have missed a few of these. Gotta love Field Trip Friday!

    -Sara

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  7. Super excellent links here! Thanks.

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  8. Lovely round-up as always :) Thanks!
    The radiohead puns cracked me up.

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