Friday, September 24, 2010

13 Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/24/10

Inspiration
Craft
Self-Editing
Critiquing
Contests
To Market
After the Sale
Congrats
  • SCBWI Awards $12,500 in Work-in-Progress Grants [Alice Pope's SCBWI Children's Market Blog] Congrats to all the winners!
  • The One Thousandth Post Giveaway [Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent] Congrats are in order for Nathan Bransford!
  • I'm in Print! [Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight] Congrats to Nicole--she's in the Bloody Carnival anthology out this week!
  • Cece Bell's early reader RABBIT AND ROBOT to Candlewick.
  • Tricycle Press picks up Stephanie Gwyn Brown's PB Professor Aesop's THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE.
  • Vallery Hyduk's YA novel SINK OR SWIM set to publish in fall 2011 by James Lorimer.
  • YA writer Sarah Beth Durst's DRINK, SLAY, LOVE to Margaret McElderry Books in a two-book deal.
  • Bourne Identity meets ancient mythology and paranormal in Lesley Livingston's trilogy STARLING, nabbed by Harper Children's.
  • Cecilia Galante's first four books in her LITTLE WINGS series to Random House.
  • TAP TAP BOOM BOOM, a picture book by Elizabeth Bluemle, to Candlewick.
  • Beach Lane books grabs Mary Lyn Ray's DEER DANCER.
  • Michael Roy's MG novel THE VERY HEART OF THE THING to Delacorte Children's.
  • Antony John's ELEMENTAL YA trilogy to Dial.
  • Delacorte picks up MYSTIC CITY by YA author Ted Michael.
  • Marley Gibson's RADIATE, a YA contemporary, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Book Reviews
Blogging, Twitter & Social Media
Just for Smiles
 Other Weekly Round-Ups:

Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina & Marissa

13 comments:

  1. There are so many amazing links here. I just clicked on one about copy editing. Thanks for the hits. Enjoy your weekend, ladies.

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  2. Great links as usual. You're making it a challenge for me to find something you haven't seen.

    Good think I like challenges.

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  3. I'm amazed at the links you collect each week! Thanks so much for the hard work, and for mentioning a few of my posts!

    Anglea @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  4. Ditto what Angela said. I look forward to browsing these links every Friday. Thank you so much!

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  5. Ooooo! In the Craft links, I just read:
    TEN TIPS on Pace & Structure of a Thriller [The Kill Zone]

    Some excellent stuff there on how to make your plot compelling--I'd never thought of this:
    "Action by itself can be boring if you don’t add the right balance of the human struggle and emotion into a story."

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  6. Another awesome roundup! Thanks so much for the mention.

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  7. Great links. Glad so many people have good news to report.

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  8. Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoy the links -- and Angela, Julie, Lydia and Candyland -- it's our pleasure to include you! Thanks for the great work.

    Carol, I like that article, too. You've summed up my favorite part beautifully. In fact, I had that same problem with my ms until this most recent draft. (At least, I hope I've fixed that :D) Rewriting is all about the layers, isn't it?

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  9. Another great round-up! Thanks for including Sisters in Scribe!

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  10. Great links ladies! And thanks for the mention!

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  11. Thanks for all of the hard work Ladies!

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