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!
- KAT ZHANG SOLD HER NOVEL!
– In case you didn’t see the big announcement: our very own Kat sold HYBRID (and 2 sequels!!) to HarperCollins! Now go squee with her on her blog!
- Famous Authors and Their Typewriters
- Bookshelf Muse
– If you haven’t discovered this amazing resource yet, then go. NOW! This website will hook you up with words associated with emotions, settings, or symbolism. There’s the Emotion Thesaurus, and the collection of words range from amusement to to wounded/hurt. Or what about the Setting Thesaurus–find words linked to abandoned mine all the way down to zoo!
- Write Lots of Books or Build An Author Platform
– Two opposing camps in author marketing: promote yourself like crazy or write lots of books until they sell themselves. Which one is more successful–it all boils down to which on you’re more comfortable doing.
- How Madeleine L’Engles Books Became Comics
– Do you love Madeleine L’Engle’s classic fantasy and science fiction novels as much as we do? And do you like graphic novels? Then you’ll be excited to hear A WRINKLE IN TIME is coming out in comic form for the book’s 50th anniversary!
- Periodic Table of Storytelling
- Crits for Water
– In a word: AMAZING. Be sure to look at this periodic table of storytelling tropes!
-Want to get your novel critiqued AND help a good cause? Writer Kat Brauer offers a critique of 250 words for every $1 you donate to her charity: water fundraiser! Plus, she has a HUGE line-up of agents and authors offering critiques–including our very own LTWF’s Sarah J. Maas, Kat Zhang, Vahini Naidoo, and Susan Dennard! Be sure to stop buy–it’s running for the next 3 months!
- And now for something completely different: Cuteness Overload
– Need to fill your cuteness quota for the day? Want a good “Aawwwww! How cute!”? This will be SURE to do it.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
– Neil Gaiman
Happy Saturday everyone! Let us know what’s up in the comments!