Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

16 Apr

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!


– 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!

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

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Quotes:


“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

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“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

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

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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 http://www.amazon.com/Sense-Sensibility-Monsters-Jane-Austen/dp/1594744424/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302988538&sr=8-1

    • 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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