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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

Pottermore - 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.


- Super detailed guest post at Literary Rambles about what's popular with teens at the library.




- 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.


- Why should you have an online presence? Agent Kathleen Ortiz has the answer.


- 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



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!
~ Kate


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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7 comments:

  1. Can't wait for HP or The Muppets. OMG, this year in movies will be awesome.

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  2. Thanks for linking to my post! That HP trailer was awesome! I can't wait.

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  3. NOT IN SWEDISH!!!

    Great year for movies :)

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  4. Thanks for posting about my Future of Us ARC giveaway! Your Friday posts are always really awesome, totally love seeing what pops up!

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  5. This Pottermore thing brings back such happy memories of speculation. *reminisces*

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  6. Another great round-up. I love checking here on Fridays. And thanks for linking to the 40 Questions post!

    Martina

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