Field Trip Friday: June 24, 2011
This week our lovely Kate Hart is off to ALA, so I agreed to fill in for the Field Trip! Hopefully I will not be lynched by an angry mob of Kate fans. SHE'LL BE BACK SOON I SWEAR!
In the meantime . . .
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
-Wither author Lauren DeStefano vlogs about writers and their relationship with Goodreads reviews.
-Publisher's Weekly posted an article about how writers stay offline.
-The Intern posts on finding beauty again after revisions.
-A fun post about "Levels of Done-ness" of a manuscript from YA Muses.
-Scott Tracey did a great post on the author's use of twitter.
-Agent Sarah LaPolla posts about what she asks for when she suggests revisions before an offer of representation.
-"Creativity is like chasing chickens." Christoph Niemann on happiness, work, and creativity.
-In a Slate article that had the twitter world exploding Thursday, two authors discussed writing literary adult fiction vs. writing YA.
-Nathan Bransford talks about the openings to avoid when writing a novel.
THIS WEEK IN READING
-We finally learned what Pottermore is! Well, sort of. GalleyCat does a little bit of explaining, but looks like we'll have to wait until October to find out, unless you're one of the lucky few who gets into the site in July. Here's hoping!
-The Class of 2k11 posted about the ten things you can do to let the world know you like a book.
-In frustrating and angering news, a school board in Richland, Washington has decided to ban a book without even reading it first.
-Also frustrating, the Huffington Post decided to agree with WSJ about the quality of YA novels.
-A bunch of rad authors and illustrators got together to do this video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.
-Will indie bookstores start charging for author events?
-Author Malinda Lo explains why adult readers shouldn't apologize for reading her YA novels.
-Kirkus tells us why we should read sci-fi.
-Amazon announces the "essentials of young adult fiction."
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
-PBS reports about some literary agents taking a role as self-publishing consultants.
-Agent Rachelle Gardner discusses whether or not publisher's edit books.
-Looking for an agent? Planning on querying widely? Here's a post on why you might want to reconsider.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
-Here's a pretty rad infographic about what happens on the internet in 60 seconds.
-As a teen TV junkie, I loved this article on the best TV high school fashion.
THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS
-Chelsey Blair is giving away a Sarah Rees Brennan book of the winner's choice.
-Woven Strands is giving away a copy of HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire in honor of their 100th post.
-And I'm giving away a copy of ANGELFIRE by Courtney Moulton on my personal blog.
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
In honor of the reveal of Pottermore (and because I like to giggle) let's watch some Potter Puppet Pals and learn some fantastic wizard swears!
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