THIS WEEK IN WRITING:
This NYT article by Meg Wolitzer looks at the unspoken Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women.
Lauren Oliver gives us some writing advice we've never heard.
'If you aren't hurting, you can't be working'. This Guardian post says self-inflicting suffering isn't necessary to bring on the creativity.
The Rejectionist drops the anonymity introduces herself to the blogosphere (hi Sarah!) She also announces she's sold a book!
The Intern tells you why a book deal won't immediately make you sane.
Want to try your hand at something different? How about writing a miniopera? (Thanks Emmet for the link!)
THIS WEEK IN READING:
This post by Ana Holmes at the New Yorker tackles the racist Hunger Games twitter rants by asking if characters are white until proven black.
Lori Lee is Questioning Trends in YA Fiction, specifically sexual assaults in popular YA books that serve no real purpose in the plot.
Book Riot has some awesome flow charts depicting What Would (Insert Heroine Name) Do?
Children's Book Week Awards voting is open! (our own Veronica Roth's Divergent is in the running!)
The Awl asks what books make you cringe to remember?
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING:
Lee & Low, one of the largest independent multicultural children's book publishers, saw the need for more diversity in YA and are now helping to fill that gap.
Google has ended their ebook agreement with Indie stores.
Writers Against Racism had some awesome news to announce: a YA anthology of dystopian stories, all with the inclusion of people of color by authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Paolo Bacigalupi, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Greg van Eekhout, is due out this fall.
Can't even begin to describe the creep factor associated with this now (thankfully) yanked app.
Corinne Duyvis talked about Autism Awareness Day in a honest post about her life with autism, and also provides some good information for those looking for where to learn more about it.
J. K. Rowling made it onto the new cover for Sgt. Pepper.
This article at the gawker shares what one man took away from being bullied.
Hunger Games! Beanie Babies!