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Field Trip Friday: November 14 2014


THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK

- Amazon and Hachette finally reached an agreement.

- Congratulations to #WeNeedDiverseBooks, who topped their IndieGoGo campaign goal of $100,000 this week!


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- Hilary T. Smith discusses the disconnect between writing and industrialization.

- Jodi Meadows shares the differences between author expectations and reality.

- Feeling lonely and isolated on your publishing journey? It's not just you, says Dahlia Adler.

- Isabel Quintero talks body image, speaking Spanglish, and making herself visible in fiction.

- Have you been reading Sarah Enni's amazing Carpool Lane emails? Check out the archives and sign up -- they're great for NaNo inspiration, but they're also amazing resources to bookmark for any time of the year!


THIS WEEK IN READING

- The executors of Maurice Sendak's estate are refusing to honor his will.

- "Black Girls Don't Read Sylvia Plath": a killer essay by Vanessa Willoughby at the Hairpin (via Sarah McCarry).

- Designer Christian Boer develops a font specifically for helping people with dyslexia read more easily.

- Epic Reads suggests YA books that Netflix should turn into web series, and Tracey Neithercott lists teen movies worth streaming.

- What keeps you from seeking or finding diverse books? Léonicka Valcius wants to know.

- Sign up for the Rumpus's "Letters for Kids" and your kids will get periodic letters from children's authors! (via Holly Schindler)

- "Best Of" lists 2014:


THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- "New writers, particularly the ones who joined Twitter specifically to meet people and learn about the industry, are accidentally falling in with a bad crowd." Sarah LaPolla warns aspiring authors to not to believe everyone they read (and gives us a nice shout out!).

- The NYT examines the new cubicle layout of Hachette HQ.

- Jennifer Laughran gives you a fantastic and detailed look at the submission process from an agent's point of view.


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- MTV's "Rebel Music" series features young Native American musicians advocating for change in their communities.

- "Alex from Target": A Texas teen's life gets turned upside down by a random viral photo of him working the cash register.

- 10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With the World. Besides killing everyone, I mean.


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

#FeministPrincessBride: your antidote to that stupid article in Time.

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming trailer for The DUFF and watch the teaser for Insurgent, both based on books by former Highwayers!









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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