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guest blog contest winner, links, and cover for The Unwritten Rule

Monday, July 06, 2009

First, congrats to Jennie, who was the winner of last week's guest blog contest, and thanks again to Devyn for all the thoughtful answers (they got me to twitter!!)

Next, I've got a bunch of links to share:

Editorial Ass on hiring a freelance editor to help you edit your book before you sent it out--includes the pros and cons

The Wall Street Journal on overlooked books--and authors. Interesting short piece on literary novelists you've never heard of, as well as a link to The Neglected Books Page which is chock full of information on authors and books you've (most likely) never heard of.

Justine Larbalestier on why authors shouldn't engage with reviewers who don't like their books--"Because most of the time reviews are not about you. All you did was write the book. The reviewer is engaging with the book you wrote, and their relationship with it. They are bringing to bear their entire reading history as they do that. They will see and feel things you did not intend them to see. But you are not your book. If you can’t make that separation you are in for a world of pain."

Apparently a writer named Michael Moorcock can write a book in three days. (!!!)

Editor Cheryl Klein offers Four Techniques to Get at the Emotional Heart of Your Story

Jeff Vandermeer on writing full-time -- thoughtful and thought-provoking

Great little post about books people say they read, and books they actually do read

Wire fans, take note: Dominic West reading a bit of Pride and Prejudice (with actual accent!)

Finally, because I got a nice-sized picture of it, I have to share the cover for The Unwritten Rule!!

Didn't the designer do an amazing job? I LOVE the cover and can't wait for the book to come out (April 6th!!)


Blogger Janssen said...

I just found out about "The Unwritten Rule" this last week and I'm horrified that it's not coming out for 9 more months. ACK!

July 06, 2009 11:12 AM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

I LOVE the cover! Can't wait for the book.

July 06, 2009 12:27 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I love the cover too! What is the book about?

July 06, 2009 1:00 PM  
Blogger Amee said...

Love the cover! Great colors. :)

July 06, 2009 3:05 PM  
Blogger Shalonda said...

What a fabulous cover! I'm loving the colors.

July 06, 2009 4:02 PM  
OpenID trudeau1031 said...

It's Beautiful!!
xoxo Brittany

July 06, 2009 5:51 PM  
Blogger Clara said...

That cover really is gorgeous.

July 06, 2009 8:47 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

Love the cover! It's so cute!

July 06, 2009 9:02 PM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ahhh *happy scream* I love that cover!! But ahhh *not so happy scream*, we have to wait until April?? Bring on the month already =D!


July 06, 2009 10:45 PM  
Blogger Thao said...

I can't wait for the book either. It looks so awesome!!! The cover desginers love you for sure ^^

July 07, 2009 12:54 AM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

I love the cover and the book is coming out on my birthday!!! YAY! :D

July 07, 2009 2:24 AM  
Blogger thatsnotmyname said...

that cover is so cute! it's lovely :)

so are your books coming out in Australia?

July 07, 2009 3:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Your books covers are always so so good. I'm loving the one for The Unwritten Rule. And of course, I can't wait to read it!! =D

July 07, 2009 12:20 PM  
Blogger Melissa Walker said...

OH man! Awesome cover! You know what I'll be asking you for next spring... Cover Story!!

July 08, 2009 10:02 PM  

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