Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thursday Blogroll, 10 January 2013
Therefore, I make no guarantees about this Thursday post, but I'd started it in 2012, and I'm hoping to do a lot more blog reading this year, and so I need a place to share with you the cool stuff I'm finding. If I post this, it will appear on Thursdays...but I might not always post it. :)
Here's what's neat this week.
Valerie Cole has started a new feature called "Writers Like Us" where she interviews writers about their publication process (and gives away books!) So far there have been two, Jodi Meadows, author of ASUNDER and Elizabeth La Ban, author of THE TRAGEDY PAPER (which is on my TBR this month.) It's a really simple interview format and fun to read. I think the most enlightening is the question about how many books each author has trashed before getting to their debut--I find the trunk novel to be incredibly important, and it's nice to see people talking about them openly.
I have to give Valerie the credit for tweeting this one--Real Men Read YA, a brand new blog by a 30-something dad who's making his forays into stuff like ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. Because real men read about teen romance. And mermaids. It's hilarious, and fun, and so far, the reviews are good. This is one to watch. Tweet the author @RealMenReadYA
Speaking of twitter, Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management posted a rockin' post called The Writers' Guide to Rocking It on Twitter in which she gives some great insight into good twitter handles, good twitter behavior and (gulp) what agents sneak around and look for on an author's twitter when they're interested enough to look.
Of course, I've read lots of interesting things this week, but those are some at the top. Is there something you think I (and everybody else) should see? Rec it in the comments.
Jessica S. Schley was once a pusher of very important papers for a small commercial nonfiction house. Nowadays, she divides her time between bookselling, being a grad student, and writing contemporary fiction for young adults.
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