Posts Tagged ‘Publishing’

The Road to Publishing: One Take on Working with a (Rock Star) Editor

Some of what my revision has looked like working with Andrew.

In articles and blog posts about breaking into the world of publishing, the lion’s share of attention goes to the writing craft, getting an agent, and securing a book … Read more

 

How to Write a Winning Story

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Everybody wants to write a winning story, but how do you do it? Some answers here, although not really from me. I have written stories–quite a few, in fact–and they won me some small money while I was in college. … Read more

 

Submit, submit, submit: 19th time may be a charm

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You have to stick with your work till it sells. That’s my answer to the question, “How long will it take me to get published?” And it’s pretty much the same whether we’re talking about placing a story, landing an Read more

 

Beyond Conference Survival: How to Make Positive Connections to People You Don’t Know (ALA 2013 Takeaways)

Some business cards from partners at ALA. Maybe I need to do a post on ORGANIZING contacts soon?

Two facts about ALA (true of most large librarian conferences):

(1) It is an introvert’s nightmare.

(2) It is an amazing opportunity … Read more

 

Forget required reading; think viral reading

San Mateo County Library: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smcl/4706652576/

Give these teens a reason to read.

Not long ago I heard from a Houston high school teacher that my novels The Knife and the Butterfly and What Can’t Wait had gone “viral” among students. It wasn’t that a teacher … Read more

 

Cupcakes for writers

I’ll admit it: my imagination sometimes gets me in trouble.

On my way to the gym this morning, I got to hear Nancy Pearl talk about Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein on NPR. I reviewed (and LOVED) this book, … Read more

 

YA Guide for the Confused

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Tis the season for YA book lists, it seems, but apparently there’s a little confusion out there as to what constitutes YA. As in, my-head-in-a-blender confusion. As the blogger who will get even more of my love by the end … Read more

 

Good company for thinking about race in novels

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Does depicting racism in the past fuel it or fight it now? (FYI: photo taken in Belfast, Northern Ireland.)

Who else is thinking about race in fiction AND has battled evil garden invaders?

The answer is…. Justine Larbalestier* (psst, that … Read more

 

How to plan a book blog tour (without going crazy)

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I’m no publicity pro, but I recently set up my own blog tour to launch The Knife and the Butterfly, and I learned a few things along the way. So while there are services that will set up a … Read more

 

Remember this book? I hope Anthony does…

A friend took this in a Houston-area library. She promises me that WHAT CAN’T WAIT really was on display!

There it is, What Can’t Wait, my first-born, looking sweet on a Houston book shelf. It’s also the focus of … Read more

 
 
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