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Friday, September 25, 2009

Don't forget, today is your last day to tell me what young adult novels you wish were out right now--and you could win a free book just for doing that! Go here and tell me what you wish was in bookstores now...

Moving on:

Pimp My Novel on the importance of good writing, which riffs off a post from The Rejectionist where third-graders* explain why good writing is important when it comes to keeping a reader reading

* For real! From the Rejectionist's post: "Take this fine advice from young T., a third-grader from Park Slope: "It's like when you think you are going to care about the book, but then no stuff happens, so you get bored and then you read a different book." Or wee L.: "If the people aren't doing anything cool the book is dumb." Writing Literary Fiction does not give you a special exemption from being interesting, dear author-friends. Making cool stuff happen is not! beneath! you!"

Editorial Anonymous asks readers to name conferences and writing organizations that they find helpful--definitely check the comments on this one

Agent Kristin Nelson on the importance of selling foreign publication rights--this is something I've never thought about, but it makes a lot of sense!

Finally, get ready for Readergirlz Teen Reads Week Celebration, which I'm thrilled to be part of: