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Field Trip Friday: December 17



THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- The 7 Creative Principals of Pixar also apply to writing-- check them out at Scribble Junkies (via Amy Boggs).

- Freaking amazing post by author Veronica Roth on narrative, freedom and telling yourself your life story.

- Last week, author Jennifer Chen posted a confession about the times she felt jealous of her husband's successful writing career, and this week she posted about how to combat those feelings.

- Author Amparo Ortiz swears her post "Critiquing Stages a la Taylor Lautner's Body" is not just an excuse to post hot pictures. And we believe her. Totally.


- "Too Many Cooks" -- How to handle conflicting critiques, from Mary Lindsey at QueryTracker.

- Three major plot problems and how to fix them, from Tracy Marchini.  


THIS WEEK IN READING

Photobucket - It may feel like vampires are everywhere, but Colleen Lindsay tweeted the truth: Angels and demons still rule the school.


- The HuffPo has "7 Amazing Libraries."

- This is so fantastic: Guest blogger Alison presents "The YAngelist Anthem," at Forever Young Adult

- Looking to spread the YA love? Check out Library Journal's "Best YA Lit for Adults 2010," Part 1.

- An excellent and well-argued rant about literary and genre fiction, from author Anne K. Heron. (Goes great with this guide to "critiquing" genre fiction, also via Amy Boggs.)

- Congrats to YA Highway's Kody Keplinger, whose novel LUSTSTRUCK is coming Fall 2011-- you can now add it on Goodreads!





THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

Photobucket - Agent Kate Testerman provided a link to Publisher's Marketplace's really helpful "family tree," breaking down houses and imprints.

- Author Kiersten White weighs in on author gossip.


- Do agents remember things they've rejected? Agent Mary Kole has the answer.

- How not to get published, from author Victoria Strauss.


- This week's #kidlitchat focused on marketing:

THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Author Sarah Enni has a cool Hawaiian Holiday Giveaway going.

- Pam van Hylckama  is giving away a copy of Carrie Jones' Entice

- The Alliterati have multiple contests going on-- check out their awesome prize packs!

- Don't miss our mega-ginormous giveaway-- winners will be announced next Friday in lieu of the round up!


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

Image Source - If you use Google Chrome, be sure to check out "Browse For a Good Cause."


- Keep an eye out: Pimp My Novel will be looking for guest posters in the near future.


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

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suggested by Debbie Maxwell Allen

Muppet-themed wedding proposal. Awwwwww!
(via Martha Mihalick, whom we interviewed this week, did you see it?)
 


Happy Friday!
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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13 comments:

  1. There is way too much awesomeness to contain in the post about biggest mistakes made in queries. I found these links to be more helpful than usual. Thanks!

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  2. Wonderful links! Read a few, bookmarked the rest. Thank you!!!!

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  3. Thanks for linking to my post on QT. Love the other articles you highlighted.

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  4. I'm hosting a blogfest for the month of January, for whoever's interested.

    http://dlcruisingaltitude.blogspot.com/2010/12/significant-other-blogfest.html

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  5. Thanks for including my post!

    Great FTF, as always. Tons of great reading lined up!

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  6. Thanks for posting our contests! And the rest of the link are awesome. I love Fridays.
    Cheers!

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  7. Wow! Thanks for mentioning my blog post about writing jealousy and how to combat it. Feel honored to be included!

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  8. I don't know how you continue to amaze me week after week, but you totally do. Thanks for all the great links!

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