Since our wonderful Kate Hart is still off retreating and I am not (*tear*) I will be filling in for her this week! Enjoy!
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
-Author Sarah Skilton on why serious books benefit from a little bit of humor.
-Pixar's twenty-two rules of storytelling.
-A Salon article on the value of investment in writing programs vs investment in readers.
-An interview of author Courtney Summers, in which she discusses (among other things) how to make unlikeable characters work.
THIS WEEK IN READING
-The cover of David Levithan's forthcoming Two Boys Kissing has a really great story behind it.
-Hugest congratulations to our lovely Stephanie Kuehn on her new book deal!
-Our friend Debra Driza's debut novel celebrated its release this week. Congrats Deb!
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
-The New Yorker writes about Nerdfighters.
-Publishers Weekly has an article about the promotion of a debut novel whose author is deceased.
-Some frank but helpful advice from author Chuck Wendig for those who found the news of E.L. James' new project unsettling.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
-Ever wondered exactly how (and when) to type different styles of quotes, accented characters and dashes? Well here you go.
-A Jezebel article on why the new Oz movie is a step back.
-I think I would be remiss if I did not mention the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign because mention of it has practically taken over both my twitter and facebook news feeds the past couple days.
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
-Disturbing foods shaped like babies. You can blame Steph Kuehn for this link.
-However, she did provide this to make up for it.
-Also, I really enjoyed this picture of a person using a kindle as a bookmark.