Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

25 Jun


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! 😀


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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