Friday, April 15, 2011

15 Best Articles This Week for Writers 4/15/11

First, I've been slammed this week, so even with Clara doing her usual great job pitching in, I know there's tons of good stuff that slid right past me. Please share your favorite posts of the week in the comments if there's anything I left out. (Also, I tweeted this last week, but to whoever emailed me that EXCELLENT description worksheet? I lost the email and couldn't find it in my browser history. Please forgive me and resend?! (Martina)

And now for the big one. OMG, OMG, OMG, Kat Zhang, YAY! (Here's me jumping up and down!!!!) HYBRID just got picked up in a three-book pre-empt  major deal by HarperCollins. That's HUGE. But the best part? The book is truly excellent. The writing is gorgeous, the premise is amazing, the world is incredible. Congrats, Kat! We are so, so proud of you and happy for you!

Book Reviews
  • Hybrid's Going to Be Published By HarperCollins [Congrats] [The Katacomb]
    Kat Zhang's awesome distopian HYBRID snags a 3-book MAJOR deal!
  • National Library Week: Support Teen Literature [Novel Novice] 2011 Teens' Top 10s: Pam Bachorz, Cris Beam, Sean Beaudoin, Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, Orson Scott Card, Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins,
    Yvonne Collins, Ally Condie, Andrea Cremer, Becca Fitzpatrick, Michael Grant, Rachel Hawkins (twice), Julie Kagawa, Pittacus Lore, Peter More, Jandy Nelson, Lauren Oliver,
    Ellis O'Neal, James Patterson, Jackson Pearce, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Scott Westerfeld,
    and Kiersten White!
  • New Book Deal! [Kim Harrington] Woot! Kim Harrington lands a 3-book deal with Scholastic!
  • Nancy Gallt Agency Hooray! 2011 CBC List! [Hilary Wagner] Congrats 2011 Best Children's Book winners Hilary Wagner, Sophie Blackall, Naomi Howland, Emily Whitman, Janni Simner, Suzanne Weyn.
  • It's A Girl! [Written In Lipstick] Happy book birthday @AmyHolder! THE LIPSTICK LAWS is out from Houghton Mifflin.
Craft of Writing
Issues, News, and Trends
Just for Smiles
Social Media
To Market
Other Weekly Round-Ups:
Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina, Marissa and Clara


  1. Thanks again for all these fantastic links. You are a wonderful source place to come to! I have earmarked most of them to check out. Can't wait to get started. Thanks, too, for the mention :-)

  2. You guys are truly full of awesomeness with all your links! :)

  3. That is SUCH cool news about Kat!! I had to run over and congratulate her. I remember reading the first lines of her story, about being born with 2 souls, back when I first started following this blog!! Very exciting to see that story go somewhere.

    Thanks for the usual lengthy linky list and hard work!!

  4. Big congrats to Kat, and all the other "congrats" folks. How exciting! Thanks so much for these amazing links, and for the kind mention. I appreciate all your hard work!

  5. Wow, lots of awesomness going on this week! Thanks so much for the recap!

  6. Thank you so much, guys!! :D :D

  7. Congrats Kat : ) And great links as always!

  8. Congrats Kat. That's awesome news. And thanks for the links.

  9. Great links, as usual! And I was thrilled to find one of mine included!

  10. So much good stuff here. Thanks guys!

  11. Many thanks for the plug!

    Awesome stuff as always; I don't know how you keep up.

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  14. There is always such excellent information here!


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