Saturday, January 5, 2013

4 This Week For Writers 12/29/12 - 1/4/13

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Research - All the Layers - Kaitlin Ward at YAHighway talks about research.

Teenage Slang: A (Short) Glossary - Kelly Fiore at The Lucky 13's posts about some teenage slang she hears.

For Writers Who Can't Seem To Finish A Novel - John Hansen at Teens Can Write Too gives advice on finishing.

How Long Should You Keep Trying To Get Published? - Jane Friedman gives excellent, practical advice

How Not To Let Your Writing Make You Crazy In 2013 - Fiona Paul on time management for writers.

Story, and the Power to Change - Phoebe North at YA Highway on change.

If You're Never Sorry - Courtney Summers talks about writing unlikeable female characters.

Structuring Your Story's Scenes: Part 4 - K.M. Weiland on options for conflict in a scene.

Romancing the Writing - Sarah Zarr on having a long-term relationship with writing.

Interview with Vicki Lame - Miss Literati talks to Vicki Lame, YA editor at St. Martins Press.

What Sizzles Soon Fizzles - Cupid from CupidsLC guest posts about trends on YA Society.

Notes on Writing Advice - Susan Adrian talks about good and bad writing advice.

The Question of Theme - Patricia C. Wrede on theme from a writer's point of view.

The Optimist vs. The Realist - Wendy Lawton on being realistic.

Is the Story's Conflict Apparent Immediately? - Scott Eagan on conflict and pacing.

12 Tips For Recovering From Writing Burnout - Jami Gold on burnout.

How To Get Organized - Jurgen Wolff offers seven steps writers can use to reach their goals.

Help With Character Development - Elizabeth Craig offers info and links on character development.

The Secret To Writing a First Novel - Julianna Baggott of Writer Unboxed shares her secret.

Time Marches On - Janice Hardy gives tips on dealing with the passage of time between scenes.

Why Your Characters Should Be Gray - Neal Abbott guest posts on Wordplay about gray characters.

Friday Fricassee - Authoress rants about grammar.

Taking Your Time To Get It Right  - Natalie Lakosil talks about slowing down and making sure it's perfect.

Finding Your Revision Zen - Amanda Bonilla gives three tactics for revision.

Revising Beginnings - Lisa Amowitz on beginning a novel.

Creating Unique Characters - Bethany Wiggins gives advice on ways to make your characters different.

25 Writer Resolutions for 2013 - Chuck Wendig lists resolutions for writers.

An Editor Confesses - Ruth Harris guest posts about what writers have taught her.

Agent Q&A Part One - Six agents answer questions about revision.

Field Trip Friday Query Highlights - Kate Hart posts the best publishing tweets of the past three years.

Why Do We Feel Our Story Sucks? - Scott Eagan posts several reasons why you think your story sucks.

The Paradox - Donald Maass talks about whether or not your story matters.

Endings - Talia Vance on foreshadowing your ending.


New Adult: Marketing? Age? Accessibility? What Makes It Different? - Nicole at Word for Teens offers a great look at New Adult fiction.

Childhood Uncensored - Lauren Myracle calls it like she sees it.

Rants About Rants About YA  - Sarah Rees Brennan rants about rants.

Boy Books, Girl Books, Or Just Plain Great Books? - Jennifer Laughran talks about gender-branding in YA.

What Is New Adult? - Elizabeth Burns at School Library Journal posts a good round-up of information on New Adult.

Links to Other Weekly Round-Ups

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig
YA Highway's Field Trip Friday
Cynsational News and Giveaways


  1. Wow. This is an amazing list. Thanks for all the links.

  2. Thanks for the great round up. I enjoyed seeing the NA posts, even if some of them (or the comments) left me shaking my head. Someone seriously thought that New Adult is for 14 year olds??????

    1. I saw that too. Maybe they thought it stood for Not Adult? lol


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