Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

9 Apr


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!

  • – 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!

  • 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
  • – In a word: AMAZING. Be sure to look at this periodic table of storytelling tropes!

  • Crits for Water
  • -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!


Sooz's office. She likes plants and sunshine and clocks that tick loudly.




“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

– Douglas Adams


“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!


10 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup”

  1. Kat Zhang April 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM #

    Omg, Sooz! I love your office! 😀

    • Susan April 10, 2011 at 4:48 AM #

      Thanks! I’m hardcore meticulous about it since I pretty much sit in there the entire day! I vacuum and dust every two days, but the entire house is lucky to get that even once a week. 😉

  2. nlmars April 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM #

    oh, I just love seeing writer’s offices. Here’s an idea for each of you guys: post a picture of your writing space for us fans to see. Pretty please?

    • Susan April 10, 2011 at 4:48 AM #

      That was the plan!! 😀

  3. Sarah J. Maas April 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM #


    • Susan April 10, 2011 at 4:49 AM #

      Thanks, Sarah! Alas, it was a rainy day when I took that picture…

  4. Elizabeth April 10, 2011 at 1:27 AM #

    I agree with the office picture posting. I love seeing where writings put down their ideas.

    • Susan April 10, 2011 at 4:49 AM #

      We’re planning on sharing everyone’s!!

  5. becca puglisi April 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM #

    That office space is AWESOME! I’d post a picture of mine, but there’s always stuff all over the floor that my son has pulled out of the drawers.

    And thanks for the shout out. We’re rolling out a new thesaurus next week, so your timing is perfect!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

    • Susan April 11, 2011 at 1:59 AM #

      Yeah…I *might’ve* neatened my desk jut a tad before I took the picture. 😉 And woot for a new thesaurus! How exciting!!

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