Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

25 Jun

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!

-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!

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Quotes:

“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

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Happy Saturday! Share with us any cool links you might have, or let us know what you’ve been up to! 😀

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2 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup”

  1. Tim June 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM #

    Lol. Awesome qoute

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio June 25, 2011 at 10:13 PM #

      As soon as I read that quote, I knew I had to put it in this week’s Grab Bag! 😀

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