Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

28 May


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!

– If you love HP, this might just make you tear up.

– The ever-so-awesome actress and screen writer Felicia Day (whom I <3) wrote an awesome article on why and how she started writing.

– Author Jody Hedlund talks about how to create characters that your readers can actually like.

– If you have an android phone, get ready to go scanner-happy! You can now scan in your library of books and their barcodes and add them to your Goodreads shelves!

– Looking for book reviews from a publishing insider? Rachel is a selector for Children’s and YA books, a national book wholesaler in Canada. If you like book reviews, I suggest checking her blog out!

– Love seeing pictures of books in sexy places? Well, SO DO WE! 😀

-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! Be sure to stop buy–it’s running until June 30th!


Books - That is exactly how they work




“So I would encourage you all to read, read, read. Just keep reading. And writing is another skill. It’s practice. It’s practice. The more you write, the better you get. Drafts–our kids are learning the first draft means nothing. You’re going to do seven, 10 drafts. That’s writing, it’s not failure, it’s not the teacher not liking you because it’s all marked up in red. When you get to be a good writer, you mark your own stuff in red, and you rewrite, and you rewrite, and you rewrite. That’s what writing is.”

Michelle Obama


Hey all – Happy Saturday! Let us know what’s up in the comments! 😀


4 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup”

  1. Tim May 28, 2011 at 4:25 PM #

    (Sigh) I have yet to see Deathly hallows Part 1. That letter reminded me of Alan Rickman’s interview on the Late Latr Show.

  2. Marina May 28, 2011 at 9:11 PM #


    Stephen Fry talks about how grammar Nazis need to back off. For a good reason.

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