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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November Linklove

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

Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase) offers tips on how to scare the pants off your readers (via Nerdy Book Club)
Author Dee Garretson (Wildfire Run) on filling up your idea box (Project Mayhem)
Kelly Jensen at Book Riot discusses the Myth of Girl Characters in YA Fiction
Writer Angela Ackerman on the difference between conflict and tension (thanks to Cynsations for the link)
Story consultant Lisa Cron talks about 9 Ways to Undermine Your Characters' Best-laid Plans (Writer Unboxed)
Susan Dennard offers Simple Tricks to Unstick Your Story (Pub Crawl)

New agent Maria Vicente of P.S. Literary is looking to build her list (
Literary Rambles shines their spotlight on agent Erica Rand Silverman of Sterling Lord Literistic
Foreword Literary interviews their newest agent, Emily S. Keyes

Possible theme park based on The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (really? is that a good idea?) (GalleyCat)
Jeff Kinney's latest sales are anything but Wimpy (PW)
Book Riot loves the new film adaptation of Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)
and another sad good-bye to Junie B. Jones creator Barbara Park

The Enchanted Inkpot talks to Matthew J. Kirby (The Lost Kingdom)
Shannon Younger of Chicago Now interviews tween blogger Erik of This Kid Reviews Books
Leah Cypess of the Enchanted Inkpot chats with Erin Bow (Sorrow's Knot)
Pam Witte asks 16 kidlit authors what they're grateful for this year (Ink & Angst)
PW features National Book Award for Young People's Literature winner Cynthia Kadohata (The Thing About Luck)
Pub(lishing) Crawl sits down with YA author Alison Cherry (Red)

Champion by Marie Lu (finale of the Legends trilogy) (YA sci-fi/dystopia)
The Seventh Pleiade by Andrew J. Peters (YA fantasy)
Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler H. Jolley (YA steampunk/time travel)

Picture Day Perfection (picture book by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Santat)

Scholastic offers a wonderful video glimpse into what's coming up in spring 2014 (thanks to Watch.Connect.Read for the link)
Brooks Spencer gives you the Top 10 authors for reluctant readers (Nerdy Book Club)
You guys! Get your very own Harry Potter postage stamps! (via Book Riot)
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