Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

16 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!

– After the enthusiasm over CROWN DUEL in the comments section on Wednesday’s post, perhaps some of you will be interested to read Sherwood Smith’s take on YA novels.

-Author Kate Hart offers more pretty graphs that break apart YA deals by genre, by debut and quantity, and (in this post) by single vs. multi-book deals. Fascinating information–especially if you write YA!

-Our very own Sarah J. Maas shares her reaction to the offensive New York Times review of HBO’s Game of Thrones.  It’s definitely worth a read–though watch out, tempers are flaring everywhere (ours too!).

-Our very own Vanessa Di Gregorio has added more stunning covers to her Cover Lust blog.  These covers just make you wanna drool…

-How do you feel about book trailers? Prefer the amateur ones or the professional ones?

-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!


Billy's Writing Space. She likes to have as few distractions as possible because, ya know, theyre distracting.



“Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very;” your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

– Mark Twain


“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”

-Pearl S. Buck


Happy Saturday everyone! Let us know what’s up in the comments!


9 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup”

  1. sparklinga April 16, 2011 at 3:32 AM #

    Oh, gosh. I am SO glad this you came to my e-mail. I so needed a distraction lol I’m writing a play for the college acting group (RexF Players) and it’s due at 7 am (It’s 2:33 am!). I am SO frustrated lol I’m a terrible play-writer, just sayin’. So, anyway, thanks for this! 🙂

    • Susan April 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM #

      Haha–so glad we could help. 😀 Hope your play goes well!!! ❤

  2. Julie Eshbaugh April 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM #

    Susan, great link collection today! Those YA stat links are so awesome. (I LOVE data. Such a geek. :))

    Biljana, Your writing space is so neat and tidy! It feels a bit odd to see it from this angle, since I’ve seen the reverse angle over skype! Thanks for sharing.

    • Susan April 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM #

      I love data too! Of course, I also have a degree in statistics and data analysis, so maybe that’s part of it. 😉

  3. Cee April 16, 2011 at 1:48 PM #

    Pearl Buck’s my neighbor, or at least her house is. What an awesome lady 😀

    • Susan April 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM #

      Wh-what!? You live next to her house!? That is SO cool!!! I am super jealous. 😛

  4. Nicole April 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM #

    Love the link to the book trailers.

    And every time I think of book trailers.. I think of this

    • Susan April 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM #

      OMGosh, I know that trailer! It’s totally wild, isn’t it??

      • Nicole April 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

        I know! I dont think that happened in the book but its hilarious nevertheless!

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