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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Week in Short

I got home early so I'm posting this tonight instead of tomorrow. But first, some random thoughts. Friday I met a boy that had read the entire Twilight series. I have now met three specimens of this rare species and I still haven't stopped yelling "WHY?" at them and resisting the urge to force better books into their hands. He did however have the extremely genius comment of, "Twilight isn't about vampires. It's about sparklefairies."

Also, my favorite racehorse, Zenyatta, just won her nineteenth race in a row tonight breaking her own record. Again. :D

Must Read:
It's all in the details
Talking to agents and editors
5 original techniques for dealing with writer stress

News:
New Deathly Hallows trailer. MADE. OF. WIN. Enough said.

Dark Divine has been optioned!

Katniss to be whitewashed? If Chloe Moretz plays Katniss, I honestly don't know if could stand to watch it. I could see her as Prim maybe, but she just doesn't fit the image of Katniss. At all.

Speak Loudly:
Steph Su Reads makes some very good points

Ramblings of a Writer -- They only ban the good books

Laurie Halse Anderson updates and talks about Mike Foley


Andrea Cremer's Banned Books Week contest

Lucy Coat's story

Penguin takes SpeakLoudly to the New York Times

Blood-Red Pencil:
Cussing tips
Ten ways to get the most from writers' conferences

BookEnds:
Social media tips

GLA:
Agent advice: Jason Yarn
Revisions: what every writer should know
Agent advice: Suzie Townsend

Nathan Bransford:
Defense of dead/absent parents

Punk writer kid:
When inspiration strikes: a comic

Queryshark:
Romantic suspense winner

Querytracker:
The ups and downs of being a teenage writer

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