Saturday Grab Bag

19 Mar

Mashup:

Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. Some are serious, and some are just downright hilarious. We highly recommend you read them!

  • Where Are All The Daring Women’s Heroines?
  • – Seriously fantastic article on daring female characters and how there are plenty of brave, adventurous female role models for children; but how you won’t find adult equivalents very easily.

  • YA vs. Adult: Do You Have The Voice?
  • – Not only is our very own Mandy Hubbard quoted in this article (yay Mandy!), but this is a great look at why not everyone can write for young adults. And how “crossover appeal” isn’t actually all that appealing.

  • DNA Writers
  • – If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you probably know that we think C.A. Marshall is all kinds of wonderful. She’s started a group blog with some fellow NaNo writers. So while all of us LTWF contributors came together through our experiences on FictionPress, all the contributors at DNA Writers came together through NaNoWriMo!

  • Famous Writers’ Small Writing Sheds and Off-the-Grid Huts
  • – A sweet article looking at writing huts! (Makes me want one of my own!)

  • Literary Agent Natalie Fischer on Nailing Voice
  • – An interview with Julie Eshbaugh’s agent Natalie Fischer discussing how you know whether or not a voice is right for your manuscript. A great interview!

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Quotes:

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Often, I get the feeling that the story is really happening somewhere and all I’m doing is trying to work out the best way to tell it.

— Garth Nix

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Happy Saturday everyone! Share any thoughts or cool links in the comments!


 

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6 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag”

  1. Charity March 19, 2011 at 8:43 PM #

    Thanks! I missed some of those articles. Thanks for posting them.

  2. CA Marshall March 21, 2011 at 4:56 PM #

    Thanks for including the DNA girls, Vanessa! ❤

  3. Heather Howland March 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM #

    Thank you for the shout out, Vanessa!

    • Vanessa March 27, 2011 at 8:24 PM #

      Oh, no prob Heather! 🙂

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