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Field Trip Friday: October 12, 2012

  I am filling in for our lovely badass, Kate, this week. Enjoy the FTF!


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- A little paranoia is actually good for you, says author Corinne Duyvis.

- Agent Jennifer Laughran has some great advice on how to be successful at readings during author events.

- On a less upbeat note, agent Janet Reid has some suggestions about what to do when your agent quits

- But you can follow that post up with this much happier one by author Kristi Helvig on why having a rockstar agent matters.

- Our own Veronica Roth has an amazing post of advice to young (or all, really!) writers.

-NaNo is just around the corner--kind of--and this gif-centered tumblr will keep you entertained while you wait. Need some coaxing to participate in NaNo this year? Here are ten reasons why you should.


THIS WEEK IN READING

- This post about YA shame and stigma generated quite an intense response. It's worth reading both the blog post and the comments.

- Are mashups the new Thing in YA? This Publisher's Weekly article suggests maybe. But this article by Kelly Jensen points out that we shouldn't count contemporary out.

- The 2012 National Book Awards finalists have been announced.

- Introvert Fairy Tales. This is amazing. via Sarah LaPolla.



THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- A long but very interesting post on gender balance in YA award winners. One which author Zoe Marriott has some thoughts on.

- JK Rowling has indicated that her next book will be for children. Yay!

- What once was a One Direction fanfic is about to become a published novel.  Via Kelly Jenson

- A massive twitter debate sprung up this week about appropriate responses to critics.

- John Scalzi's thoughts on Amazon's new author rankings.


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- Need some setting inspiration? How about these photos of eight creepy places in U.S. national parks.

- Need some Halloween costume inspiration? Take a look at these.

- This tumblr post examines the white privilege aspect of a supreme court petition about college admissions. 

- A really wonderful blog post by author Sara Zarr about love and life and figuring oneself out.

- Quite a heartbreaking story about a very brave young teen activist in Pakistan. 

- An inspiring post on redefining success.

- This week was Mental Health Awareness week. Here's a great post on the subject.

- Want to be on This American Life? This post gives you an idea of how to increase your odds.

- The Kindness Project. This seems wonderful.


THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Authoress Anonymous has announced the 15 agents who will be participating in her annual Baker's Dozen Agent Auction. An amazing opportunity for unagented authors!

- The Class of 2k13 is having an enormous launch giveaway!


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

Ohio State's marching band performs a video game-themed halftime show

Puppies and kittens! Need I say more?

From The Onion (via Steph Kuehn): Ask an Elderly Black Woman as Depicted by a Sophomore Creative Writing Major. 

Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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3 comments:

  1. The introvert fairy tales are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I read these posts every week. Thanks for gathering all the info so I don't have to!

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