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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I finished Before I Die at the doctor's office this morning and *wow,* what a brilliant book. It's gorgeously written and very moving. And, best of all, it's going to be available in the US at the end of the month. If you're looking for a truly extraordinary young adult novel to read, I don't think you can go wrong with this one.

And now I have lots of links to share:

From Sarah Monette, whose short story collection I'm eagerly awaiting (the release date keeps getting pushed back--waaah!): Five Things I Know About World-Building


Jennifer Lynn Barnes (whose latest novel, Platinum, is out soon!) on her writing process and revision

Lots of great stuff from Editorial Anonymous tackling marketing, editor woes, and questions that are never asked but should be

Tess Gerritsen talks about agents

An excellent blog entry on line editing-- and I do mean excellent. I like it so much I've printed it out, and have added it to my stash of writing articles I consider indispensable.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is that book about? It looks really interesting.

I love your book by the way. I'm reading it again right now for like the 6th time. I can't wait for your new books to come out.

I don't mean to freak you out. I just finally decided to check out your website, so i thought i would comment to your blog, since no one else had.

ok, well i'm going to go finish reading Bloom now.

September 05, 2007 6:38 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth scott said...

Hey there,

Thank you for the kind words about Bloom!

Jenny Downham's book is about a girl named Tessa who has only a few months left to live (she's dying of leukemia). I don't think I can do a decent summary of how awesome this book is, but this: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=748 does a pretty good job.

September 06, 2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger Authorness said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks for the link on line editing - it's just what I need right now.

Vanessa

September 07, 2007 12:55 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

The line editing article is a great one, isn't it?

September 10, 2007 12:47 PM  

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