THIS WEEK IN WRITING
- As usual, Courtney Summers has some insightful things to say about female characters.
- A really touching post by Adam Silvera on not selling out your heart.
THIS WEEK IN READING
- Disability in Kidlit has a great discussion on the stigmatization of treatment of mental illness in YA, as well as many other great posts on mental illness this week.
- This post on Bookriot by Justina Ireland on how to review male characters is now one of my favorite things.
- Jodi Picoult talks about her new YA novel and more.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
- Janice Hardy has some great advice on preparing for a book launch. Even before you have the book deal!
- Nathan Bransford's annual poll on how authors plan to publish their next WIP.
- This post by T.S. Ferguson about the phrase "just happens to be gay", what he means when he's said it in the past, and why he won't be using the phrase in the future, is absolutely amazing.
- Chelsea Clinton will soon be publishing her first book, aimed at a middle school audience.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
- This article refers to people my age as the 'Oregon Trail Generation' so obviously I'm into it.
- The latest episode of Game of Thrones had a scene that sparked outrage by many (myself included). There are a lot of great things about that show, but always room for improvement.
- On our beloved Kate Hart's Badass Ladies You Should Know blog series this week, she features Kaye M, who is certainly worthy of the title 'badass lady'.
- The Huffington Post has an article featuring images from a photo series on what it feels like to have an anxiety disorder.
- Hollywood is being Hollywood again, and apparently 37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal is too elderly to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man.
- The Scrabble Dictionary has added some new...'words.'
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
- JK Rowling and Neville Longbottom (aka Matthew Lewis) have an adorably awkward twitter exchange. Just about