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Monday, April 1, 2013

March Linklove!

All the best stuff I've read around the weboverse in the last month!

Kristin Lenz offers clarification on the old show-don't-tell tip (via Literary Rambles)
Rachelle Gardner tells us her Single Best Tip for Using Twitter (via Books & Such blog)
Writer Kristen Lamb on 7 Things Confident Writers Don't Do
Is it time for you to stop blogging? Jane Friedman says maybe so
An easy infographic on how to write a scene from John August and Ryan Rivard (via GalleyCat)
Erin MacPherson on why Pinterest isn't social media (and how you can use it) (via Rachelle Gardner)
Carline Brice gives Tips for Writing and Working Full Time (via Writer Unboxed)
Lee Wardlaw on how to get writers' block (via Project Mayhem)
Should you self-publish your MG novel? Chris Eboch lets you know (via Project Mayhem)
What readers want from your website (via Author Media)

Agent Peter Knapp outlines his wish list for YA & MG
YA Stands interviews agent Jennifer Azantian from the Sandra Dijkstra Agency 
Writers Digest talks to agent Brooks Sherman of FinePrint Literary Management
Middle Grade Ninja asks 7 questions of agent Linda Pratt
Agent Joanna Volpe is accepting submissions again, and she loves MG! (via Middle Grade Ninja)

This year's Children's Book Fair in Bologna shows strong market for MG (via PW)
PW presents a sneak preview of fall kidlit titles 
Hey, kids! Vote for your favorite kidlit titles in the Children's Choice Book Awards (via GalleyCat)

PW lists the bestselling kidlit of 2012
Books don't have to come from trees (via PW)
Amazon doesn't have enough stuff, so now it's acquiring Goodreads (via GalleyCat)
New Lemony Snicket cover revealed (via GalleyCat)
Late author Bridget Zinn gets publicity push for Poison (via PW)

An amazing panel of Newbery authors presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting (video--don't miss it!) via Watch.Connect. Read.
PW chats with the always busy, always delightful Lauren Oliver
MG author Tom Angleberger featured in the LA Times
Liz Michalski interviews kidlit & adult author Alice Hoffman (via Writer Unboxed)
Middle Grade Ninja talks to author Jacqueline West (The Books of Elsewhere)

(links go to Kirkus reviews unless otherwise noted)

Middle Grade

Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater & Robbin Gourley
Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger
The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris (Old-Fashioned Motherhood)
White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

Young Adult

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (Hobbitsies)
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
Brianna on the Brink by Nicole McInnes
Bruised by Sarah Skilton
The Culling by Steven dos Santos (Presenting Lenore)
Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch 
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (Alice Marvels)
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (Books, Bones & Buffy)

MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
Poison by Bridget Zinn (PW)
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley (Girls in the Stacks)

The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff (via IceyBooks)
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt (via GreenBeanTeenQueen)
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Who really owns your e-books (via Salon)
Author Erin Bowman (Taken) continues her series on the stages of publishing: first-pass pages (via Publishing Crawl)
Lauren Oliver's video series gives you the lowdown on how a book is made, from concept to bound book

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  1. Ohmygoodness! So much great stuff here!!

    1. You could spend all your time reading these great resources! But, then again, sometimes we gotta write.