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Field Trip Friday: February 22, 2012


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- "There is innovation going on in the world of fiction for young readers. There’s no questioning that. What I’m saying is that there can be a hell of a lot more. The moment to take risks is right now." LOVE this post on "the power of whoa" from Aaron Starmer.

- Think Progress expands on a Malinda Lo post about why white creators default to colorblindness.

- Hilary Smith takes a look at writing advice gone wrong.

- The University of Wisconsin finds out the importance of commas.

- You guyyyyyys... apparently guys don't do that. NY Mag has 5 reasons women are prone to "word elongation." (via @NYCeditor)


THIS WEEK IN READING

- Our girl Phoebe North shares the reasons she (mostly) stopped reviewing.

- YALSA's 2013 Popular Paperbacks list includes lists like "Boarding Schools to Summer Camps," "Gowns, Greasepaint, and Guitars," "I'm New Here Myself," and "More Books That Won't Make You Blush," plus a top ten.

- CNN covers Judy Blume's appearance for the release of the Tiger Eyes movie. (Bonus: the comment thread doesn't make me want to give up on humanity forever.)

The Fault In Our Stars gets a director!

- Lots of awesome titles and folks on the Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List!


THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- "The most important part of a query is the book pitch," says agent Sara Crowe, and she has advice to help perfect yours.

- Gemma Burgess takes a text-based approach to Pinterest.

- As a self-published author, Sylvia Day sold 100,000 copies of her books. In the 7 months since her traditional publisher release? More than five million.

- Rachel Fershleiser gives advice on social media, marketing, book release parties and more over at Togather.


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- A new law in North Carolina shields teachers from cyberbully students. But who will protect the students from the teachers?

- Our girl Sumayyah Daud explains why "my ancestors did it not me" and "but it's pretty!" don't cut it.

- What's it like to go through puberty alongside your students? Rafe Posey shares the experience of transitioning as a high school teacher.

- Amanda Marcotte at Slate points out the ridiculousness of holding girls responsible for boys' reactions.


THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Kathleen Doyle is celebrating her birthday with a book and gift card giveaway!

- Send your best worst query to Jessica Seinsheimer and win a critique of your (real) query!


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

t-rex makes bed
(via Tastefully Offensive)

and if that depresses you too, there's this.

toy story dino visit

Happy Friday!



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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2 comments:

  1. I find the most interesting blogs through Field Trip Friday, and I am still chuckling over the "Best Worst" query contest entries. "The R-rated query/ date" is genius.

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