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Friday, June 29, 2012

Week in Short

It's Friday! I hope everyone's staying cool and safe in this ridiculous heat. It hit 100 here yesterday. I can't even remember the last time that happened. The season finale of Legend of Korra was on Saturday, but I didn't get to watch it until Tuesday. BEST. SEASON FINALE. EVER. Seriously.


Song of the Week: Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. I completely forgot how much I LOVE this song.

Must read:  
Pub Rants: Action vs active openings to grab attention

ALA: 
YAHighway: Live from ALA

Adventures in Agentland: 
Novels in Nowhere Land


Blood Red Pencil: 
Another perspective on audio books
Author visits by Skype 
DRM - Digital Rights Management 

Janice Hardy:
Kill them all: Does killing off characters make readers care less?


Mentalfloss: 
Eleven authors who hated the movie versions of their books



Myth & Mystery: 
Covers from around the world

Pub Rants: 
Breaking the rule: Show don't tell
Mechanics vs spark  
A quick look at tag lines 


Querytracker:
Sell it to me! 

Rachelle Gardner:
6 factors considered when choosing a publisher

Tangled Up in Words: 
Promises made must be kept


Writer Beware: 
More money-wasting "opportunities" for writers 

Writer Unboxed:
How to tackle critique notes

YAHighway:
The first sale: expectations vs reality 

Video of the Week: 
This week's video is a mash-up of House, Sherlock BBC, and Fortysomething set to Cat's in the Cradle. It's seriously brilliant. 



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

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