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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.
- More agents are going to explore publishing models, reports The Bookseller.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
- Author Amy Reed reports on "edgy" YA from the International Reading Association conference.
- 21 quick ways to make your blog a success, from Think Traffic.
- The NYT shares some book covers that didn't make the cut.
- The LA Times reports on the horrifying interrogation of Los Angeles school librarians.
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?
This Bookavore image is badass.
Have a great weekend!
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