Hello! My name's Jenny. I'm working on a YA novel and am looking for some writing buddies :)
My favorite YA authors are:
Madeleine L'Engle, TA Barron, Lloyd Alexander, Robin McKinley (the fantasy preference is obvious I guess! XD)
but right now I'm reading some more obscure stuff, like Jose Luis Borges and love letters of Abelard and Heloise...
About me: I love nature and animals, I draw and paint, play around with music and do science as well as… Continue
Added by Jenny Nielsen on March 31, 2010 at 11:09pm —
Posted on www.necessarywriters.com
This post is about critiquing other people’s work without causing too much emotional damage. I am a firm believer in critique groups, not just to get feedback on your own work, but to give feedback. There’s an old saying that the teacher learns more than the student and this couldn’t be truer for writers.
When we look at another person’s writing, we are also looking at our… Continue
Added by Jessica Capelle on March 31, 2010 at 2:06am —
Mar 30 2010
Today a parent of a student in my class came to me upset and confused, she just doesn't understand how someone can do everything. She accused me of being Superwoman. Yep, that's right, "accused". I'm not super, and I often don't feel like a woman.
It's funny how the world views us so differently than we view ourselves. I'm often awestruck by the great, courageous women I see in the news or in the public eye. For that matter, I… Continue
Added by Dawn Deane on March 30, 2010 at 8:45pm —
I bring you tidings of AWESOMENESS!
Brace yourself, Twilight fans. A new book from Stephenie Meyer
is on the horizon.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella will be… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on March 30, 2010 at 10:00am —
Hello everyone. In the spirit of continuing to exercise my creative muscles, I've written a vampire short story and am posting it in brief, readable snippets on my blog. The segment is called Tuesday Tales. The second installment is up. Please come by and check it out. …
Added by Jessie Harrell on March 30, 2010 at 9:42am —
Come see what Marcy has to say about life as a writer in the first writer interview for my blog. Most importantly, she'll forever be posted on my GRAFFITI WALL!! See her here:… Continue
Added by Sheri Larsen on March 30, 2010 at 7:15am —
Finished up a whopper of a week. I participated in the Library Blog Challenge this year and was totally unprepared for the turnout. I got over a hundred "I love libraries" comments. Very nice indeed, so my local public library has a check coming for $100.
Added by C. Lee McKenzie on March 29, 2010 at 9:13pm —
Author of GIVE UP THE GHOST, Megan Crewe conducted a very cool poll. More than 270 people participated and the results are simply astounding. Please post your thoughts on Megan's amazing poll. Here's a snippet.
In "genre of first published book" I got a pretty even split (51/49) between adult writers (mostly genre) and YA/children's. So I would hope that the results are reasonably applicable to both.
I also know from the comments that the… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on March 29, 2010 at 10:42am —
Now that it's so easy to self-publish and you hear about success stories
, many authors are wondering whether they should go through the possibly multi-year hopefully-finding-an-agent-and-then-hopefully-a-publisher process or instead just make a deal with a self-publisher, start printing books, and see what happens.
Let me first start by saying that every… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on March 29, 2010 at 10:31am —
Added by Sheri Larsen on March 29, 2010 at 6:48am —
Added by Andye Eppes on March 28, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Added by Georgia McBride on March 28, 2010 at 12:21pm —
She wears many, many, many hats. Today she threw on her interviewee hat and she means business. Get your query into fighting shape with her super hot tips to make agents swoon.
Check out the complete interview:
Added by Candace Ganger on March 25, 2010 at 8:27am —
Jane from Dystel & Goderich Literary Management blogged about her agency's process on March 22, 2010. Check out the repost below.
In the comments last week, Joan Swan asked us to review how submissions are done. I raised my hand to offer this explanation: Continue
I submit proposals and manuscripts on a multiple basis nearly all the time. While the proposal or the manuscript is being completed, I am talking about the project with various editors who I think might be interested. If they…
Added by Georgia McBride on March 24, 2010 at 12:14pm —
It's a quirky take but I think it says something. Wanted to share. ";-) Thanks for checking it out.…
Added by Sheri Larsen on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Perserverance Really Is Key
from Rachelle Gardner's Blog
Posted March 22, 2010
A few weeks ago, author Sandie Bricker
wrote a guest post
about how she followed her "writer GPS" to find the genre in which she could successfully break into publishing. There was an important… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on March 23, 2010 at 7:30pm —
A Six-Pack To Success by Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency
Posted March 19, 2010
A number of writers have asked recently what obstacles they can master that still might be blocking their path to publication. Although these are covered numerous places online, below are listed six major hurdles that must be jumped before reaching the home stretch.
1. Mastery of that old bugaboo the query letter: Your query letter is your interview. Make a bad impression in front of… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on March 23, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Wee, I'm a featured member on the front page! Hello, everyone :) My name is Steph, and I write YA about dorky boys, girls with mohawks, and cyborgs. How are you?
Added by S.E. Sinkhorn on March 22, 2010 at 9:56pm —
Want to get things started today? I'm looking for original ideas and comments to add to my blog post about vocabulary. Got any word lovers out there? I'm sure we here at YALitChat take up a viable space in the sea of wordage. Come visit my blog at http://writersally.blogspot.com/2010/03/crunching-words.html
, add to my list, and maybe learn something new.
Added by Sheri Larsen on March 22, 2010 at 8:17am —
I sat down today and compiled a list of 15 obvious and 15 not so obvious query mistakes to watch out for in the hopes that it will help others with their query writing efforts. ^_^ I am copying this down from my blog. Please visit and comment if you feel so inclined. :-D
Original Blog Post: Obvious Query Mistakes
Added by Lilly Maiden on March 21, 2010 at 9:00pm —