Field Trip Friday: June 17, 2011
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
- Learn yoga for writers with Between the Margins.
- Author Laura Pauling has five tips for a rockin' sequel.
- Steff Metal at Men Without Pens describes the challenges of writing without color.
- "Dear Mr. Keillor: Let the writers whine," from author John McCusick.
- Author Jodi Milner gives six easy ways to avoid writing in a vacuum.
- Author Tahereh Mafi encourages you to reach for the brightest star.
- Check out forty questions for a stronger manuscript at Adventures in Children's Publishing.
THIS WEEK IN READING
- Big Harry Potter news this week: A new trailer (see below) plus lots of speculation about "Pottermore," a mysterious new website that JK Rowling will apparently explain next week.
- Actress Jennifer Lawrence, soon-to-be best-known for playing Katniss, reportedly recorded a song for the Hunger Games movie this week.
- Author Aimee L. Salter says teen girl readers need to know about more than just sex.
- Super detailed guest post at Literary Rambles about what's popular with teens at the library.
- The audio version of Go The F*ck To Sleep is narrated by none other than Samuel L. Jackson.
- The WSJ/#YASaves controversy's not over: Read the transcript of NPR's interview with Meghan Cox Gurdon, Patricia McCormick, Christopher John Farley, and Candice Mack; Entertainment Weekly asks author Jay Asher for his opinion; and even the Baby Sitters Club saves lives.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
- How to lose a job in publishing, from Publishing Trendsetter.
- Having an agent is weird. Love this post from The Intern.
- The Passive Voice explains how to read the agency clause in a contract.
- Agent Sarah Davies on the perils of the internet and your underpants.
- Why should you have an online presence? Agent Kathleen Ortiz has the answer.
- Agent Steve Laube debunks the myth of the unearned advance.
- Author Ellen Jackson talks about dealing with rejection.
- It takes work to network, says author Shannon Whitney Messenger.
- Publishing runs on its own time, explains Eric at Pimp My Novel.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
- According to Phil Cooke, fantasizing about your goals makes them less likely to happen.
THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS
- Lauren Elizabeth Morrill has an ARC of The Future of Us!
- Dawn Metcalf has SIX awesome prize packages!
- Win an ARC of Forever at um books!
- Angelica R. Jackson is giving away a copy of Through Endangered Eyes!
- The Nightstand celebrates its launch by giving away signed copies of Huntress and Slice of Cherry!
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
I made it through approximately nine seconds of this Hunger Games/Britney Spears mashup video.
But this one... I don't even have to comment on this one.
And! New Muppets! In November! via Michael Bourret
Have a great weekend!
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