So Kate couldn't join us on this week's field trip, which is why y'all will have to settle for my much more inferior roundup. But I just used "y'all", so maybe Kate would be proud. :P
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
Zoe Marriot weighs in on authors vs. bloggers in the publishing world.
Gabrielle Moss and Sonia Saraiya demand a few manic pixie dream guys.
Stephan Lee ponders the same thing I've pondered many a time: Could there ever be a reality TV show about writing?
Nathan Bransford talks about how to write when sh*t hits the fan.
Susan Morris gives her readers the ultimate rules for critiquing.
Our own Veronica Roth talks about copyediting errors in published books.
Laura Goode talks about the conundrums of the lesbian coming-of-age story.
THIS WEEK IN READING
This week we said farewell to the incomparable Maurice Sendak. We will miss him, and I am now starting a collection of Sendak books for my future children.
Another - ahem - interesting look at racist people and their opinion on the HUNGER GAMES casting.
J. K. Rowling's Pottermore book sells 3 million pounds in the first month. Can someone please tell me how that translates to US dollars? 'Cause I'm not British.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
The agency model for ebooks.
Rachelle Gardner blogs about what to do when your agent doesn't like book two.
Kait Nolan explains that guest blogging is one of the best ways to build a platform as a writer, and she describes guest blogger etiquette.
Jennifer Laughram offers marketing advice for published authors.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
Jessica fangirls about Joss Whedon and his fantastic character development in The Avengers.
Jerry Seinfeld's secret to productivity.
Meg Rosoff talks about the film for How I Live Now. Squee!!!
YOU GUYS. HARRY & CO. ARE REAL.
You know you've made it big when people are making your books into cakes. And then putting said cakes on Pinterest.