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!
-An AMAZING response by author Sherman Alexie (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Little, Brown 2009) to the #YASaves debate raging this past week. Don’t know what the debate is about? Head here, and read the article that sparked it all.
-From the Jody Hedlund’s amazing blog–how honest should we be when don’t like a book? She has some great advice on how to handle the situation.
-Another wonderful and inspiring post from Jody Hedlund about the fear of failing and how to deal with it. Even the multi-published writers are scared their novels suck!
-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!
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavour, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
– John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society
Happy Saturday! Share with us any cool links you might have, or let us know what you’ve been up to! 😀