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Field Trip Friday: May 13.... um, 14, 2011


THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK
You might notice Field Trip Friday is up on Saturday. That's thanks to this week's massive Blogger fail. It has crippled our auction efforts over at Help Write Now, where we've suspended bidding until at least Monday. Please be patient with us, here and there, while we wait for comments and posts to be fully restored.


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- How to use Tarot for writing, from Raelyn Barclay.

- Agent Laura Bradford on the importance of perseverance.

- Why does agent Sarah LaPolla hate prologues so much? (Spoiler: She's also not a fan of epilogues.)

- This "Born Like an Artist" illustration spread inspiration all over the Twitterverse this week.

- Author Jodi Meadows suggests you start your story with change, which may or may not be action.

- An open letter from author Adam Rex to everyone who thinks writing kid's books is easy.

- Our girl Tahereh Mafi has wise words about feeling inadequate.

- Unsure about word count? Compare to your favorite titles using this tool.

- How to revise when you'd just rather drink, from The Intern (who also has an alarming post about the rattlesnake that invaded her kitchen).


THIS WEEK IN READING

- The top pirated e-books at The Pirate Bay aren't what you'd think. Or what I'd think, anyway.

- Mermaids are the next big thing, says USA Today.




THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- Do agents ever have regrets? (No. They're superhumans.) Of course they do, admits Jenny Bent.

- Hatchette, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster have partnered for a mysterious new website, "Bookish," coming this summer.

- Ten things you might not know about editors, from Cynthia Eden and editor Megan Records.

- Authors sign petition against HarperCollins's new e-book limited lending policy for libraries.



THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

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Thanks to QueryTracker
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- Author Amy Reed reports on "edgy" YA from the International Reading Association conference.



- The NYT shares some book covers that didn't make the cut.




THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Prove to Beth Revis that you're not a zombie and win a signed copy of Carrie Ryan's The Dark and Hollow Places!

- Jess Byam is giving away an awesome prize pack to celebrate 100 followers!

- Blake Nelson giveaway at STACKED! (Keep an eye out for more information on their ALA blogger meetup!)


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

A helpful guide to help you determine the important question: Am I wearing pants?
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This Bookavore image is badass.
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Have a great weekend!
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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6 comments:

  1. Re: mermaids are the next big thing
    Hubby thinks I should write a story about vampire mermaids. He might be on to something. *wink*

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  2. After careful deduction, I have determined that I am indeed wearing pants, and also that crack is wack.

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  3. What's embarrassing is that I was not, in fact, wearing pants the first time I read that chart. However, I was both cognizant of that fact and had no plans to leave the safety of my own home.

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  4. Thank you for all the links! Much appreciated!

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