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Friday, March 26, 2010

Week in Short

Happy Friday! My random comment of the week is this video. Watch it, it's hilarious. Old Monty Python skit.

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The Must Reads are a picture guide to publishing and 25 character interview questions.

Contest:
Querytracker is holding a one-line pitch + first paragraph contest judged by Jason Yarn from Paradigm Literary Agency!

News:
"It looks like the new Camp Half-Blood series will launch in October, but when I have more details I'll let you know." (Riordan's blog) AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

BookEnds answers questions on submitting partials.

GLA shared 4 articles on agent pet peeves.

Rachelle Gardner critiqued a paranormal romance query.

Shooting Stars explained showing and telling.

Story Flip had world-building week this week with a house metaphor: foundation, walls, rooms, painting, and showing off the house.

YA Highway interviews James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner; and talked about character description.

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Unfortunately, I used a lot of my writing energy in Creative Writing class this week. I wrote the beginnings to two new novels and a couple short stories.

Destiny -- It hit me the implications of a full rewrite of the beginning and now I'm trying to decide whether I can live with those changes or not.

Jump -- revisions are in full swing

Three Days and KITSAN -- haven't really changed. I'm still brainstorming for KITSAN and Three Days has pretty much died. I'm hoping to bring them both back this weekend, but it's going to be a really busy one so I don't know if that's going to happen.

That's all for this week! We'll be back on Monday and there will be a review of Alice in Wonderland at some point. :D I'm going to see it Sunday.

1 comments:

Kate Hart said...

Thanks for the YA Highway linkage. :)