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Field Trip Friday: April 15, 2011


I am filling in for the awesome Kate Hart this week. Don't fear! She'll be back soon.


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- Janice Hardy talks about transitions. If you’re anything like me, you really need this post.

- What most often makes agent Kristin Nelson stop reading in the first pages of a manuscript.

- Eight secrets writers have but might not admit.

- Author Jennifer Walkup on surviving the writerly emocoaster.

- Agent Mary Kole explains when you do and don’t need a complete manuscript before submitting. (Hint: if you’re reading our YA-centric blog, odds are, you do.)

- Three traits your hero and villain should share, according to author K. M. Weiland.

- How author Michael Kardos learned to love rejections.


THIS WEEK IN READING

- An interesting (but long) look at the downside to having a huge fan base, in an article about George R. R. Martin.

- WICKED PRETTY THINGS, the anthology that’s been causing a stir for weeks now, has been canceled.

- On Tor’s website, author Janni Lee Simner has some great thoughts on the portrayal of arranged marriages in dystopian fiction.



THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- Agent Jessica Faust has some interesting thoughts on social networking profile pictures.

- And on the subject of social networking, twitter vs. facebook as a tool for journalists. (Spoiler alert: twitter wins.)

- Thoughts from agent Rachelle Gardner on comparisons between the publishing and music industries.

- Kate The Rockstar finishes her blog series on YA deals by numbers. So many awesome charts!

- Nathan Bransford discusses different types of publishing and giving yourself the best shot at success.

- Writer and reviewer Yahong Chi explains the process of getting published in magazines.


THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Two Bookanista giveaways: our own Kirsten Hubbard is giving away FAMILY by Micol Ostow and Shannon Messenger is giving away POSSESSION by Elana Johnson.

- Cheyanne Young is giving away an arc of ABANDON by Meg Cabot—and some great writing tips.

- Yatopia has a pitch contest featuring agent Natalie Fischer.

- Help our lovely Kate Hart with a future chart-related post and win a t-shirt!



THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM



- This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen. And I’m not just saying that because I like Slipknot.

- The Hobbit!!!!
Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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6 comments:

  1. The links are so helpful this week. I also struggle with transitions and that blog was insightful.
    I've heard others comparing the book industry to music industry. Eric Goldman (Amanda Hocking's assistant) made a great comparison of iTunes and ebooks. He said that (basically) he still goes out and buys CD's, even though we can just download music. He thinks it will be the same with books in the future.

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  2. <3 <3 <3 Thank you for filling in and for the link and OMG THE HOBBIT!

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  3. Great links, as always! I really enjoyed the transition article. Also, thanks for the shout out on my emocoaster post.:)

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  4. Ah, Field Trip Fridays. Make Fridays that much better (even if I didn't get to read it on Friday this week!)

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  5. HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT

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  6. Oh, my God. Somehow I only just realized that I got linked to, three months ago. *headdesk* Thanks, ladies!

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