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Field Trip Friday: February 11, 2011



THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- "Dance with the scary idea," says agent Holly Root.

- QueryTracker has advice on how to stop thrashing, and on a similar note, Write It Sideways has six ways to find more room in your brain

- Author Kristin Lamb offers some novel diagnostics.

- Do you invert cause and effect? Check out Wordplay to find out.

- How "write what you love" panned out for author Saundra Mitchell.

- Author Natalie Whipple has set up a great resource: The Crit Partner Classifieds. She also has a great post on how the bad things in life-- and fiction-- are no more realistic than the good

- Need some inspiration? This Flickr browser is pretty awesome (via @PetaAndersen)

- 20 great quotes from Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, courtesy of Highwayer Michelle Schusterman. 


- We are big fans of author Janice Hardy's blog, and now she has remodeled it to make it even easier to find her great writing advice!



THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- Fascinating look at bad reviews and how they attract gawkers like blood does sharks, from Emily St. John Mandel at The Millions.

- Agent Kathleen Ortiz says, "Don't fight the e-book."



- Blog advice: 100 tips for blogging like a pro at Brilliantly Better (via the Dystel and Goderich blog) and six fiction writing techniques for better blog posts at ProBlogger (via @elizabethscraig).



THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- The science of peer pressure and the brain: "Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions" in the NYT.

- 13 inspirational quotes by women, at The Woman Condition. 



THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Win a copy of Highwayer Kirsten Hubbard's Like Mandarin on Goodreads!

- Christina Lee and Stina Lindenblatt are hosting a "Just Kiss Already" blogfest. Sign up here!

- Oasis For YA is hosting the adorably-titled "That's YAmore" blogfest, starting today!

- Bid on a set of signed Melissa de la Cruz books and help Indigo Love of Reading programs.

- Jaime and Patricia at Two Chicks on Books are having a 50 followers giveaway- go follow!

- YAtopia has two contests going: Favorite YA Couples and win a copy of Fury by Shirley Marr.

- CJ Redwine is giving away a signed copy of Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.




THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

The best of Hipster Ariel (via Metalia)

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And some crazy inventions (thanks for the link, Kirsten!)

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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9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the mention and all the wonderful info!

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  2. Great list. I especially loved Wordplay's cause and effect post. Now to read the others...

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  3. I have so many tabs open, I think my browser is groaning. Thank you so much for the round-up!

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  4. I always do a happy dance when I see these Friday posts. Thank you again for all of the great links! So helpful!

    Quitting My Day Job

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  5. Thanks so much for the linky! :)

    Janice's new blog looks fantastic.

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  6. I love Janice Hardy's blog too. It always has great posts on the craft of writing.

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  7. Thx Kate for mentioning our contest ;-) Off to check out more!

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