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Friday, December 10, 2010

Week in Short

TGIF! I thought this week was never going to end. :) Been waiting for this weekend for a long time.

Song of the week:
Unstoppable by Rascal Flatts

And because I was noticing a trend in the fact that almost every song of the week was a Glee song...
Glee song of the week: Baby, It's Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss). This song and video pretty much made my Christmas.

Must Read:
What happens when it IS you by Natalie Whipple -- a blindingly true blog about the journey to being published
On Learning, Growing, and Surviving by Mandy Hubbard, her response to Natalie's post
Dystopian and the real world by XVI's author, Julia Karr

News:
Vee has a very exciting announcement! AHHHH! :D

New Beastly trailer! I can't wait to see it! I think this is going to be one movie that's better than the book and I don't say that very often.

Voyage of the Dawn Treader came out today!!!!!! I need to see this movie so bad...

Big news this week was Amazon's announcement that authors with an account at Amazon's Author Central can now access their sales information from Bookscan there for free.
LA Times reports on the change
LA Times: Authors respond
Galleycat's report
Mandy Hubbard explains Bookscan's inaccuracy
Rachelle Gardner responds and asks for thoughts

Intrepid Media:
What you can learn from Princess Bride

Kidlit:
When to involve a critique group
Do agents remember submissions?

Nathan Bransford:
The importance of exercising for writers

Queryshark:
#190: Thriller

Querytracker:
Underline or italics

Story Flip:
Eliminating characters

Strangest Situation:
Childhood abuse
Writing YA showing intense emotions
Demystification Monday: Delusional

Writer Beware:
2011 Indie Publishing Contest

In Movies:

  • Nell -- watched for AP Psych class. Awesome movie! 10/10
  • Twelfth Night -- Helena Bonham Carter is incredible. Enough said. I haven't actually seen the ending yet though, so I can't really rate it...
  • Ever After -- I. Love. This. Movie. Believe me, it is not your average "Cinderella story." It's a thousand times better. 10/10
In Writing:
Let's just say...Christmas break needs to hurry up.

Everyone have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

2 comments:

Erin said...

The Glee version of "Baby it's Cold Outside" is definitely 97 different kinds of awesome!

Thanks for all of the links!

Caitlin R. O'Connell said...

Ooooh, I love that version of Twelfth Night!!! (I think Twelfth Night is my favorite Shakespeare play, as well. Woots!)