Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All around the web

Things are going on, here and there, as usual. Over at Authoress's site, tomorrow is the day to enter your logline and first 250 words of your YA or MG novel. It's a pretty big deal, and a pretty good opportunity to get your work in front of agents. Of course, Authoress always has something good going on. You should check it out. On a regular basis.

Nathan Bransford is still writing his blog, although he has given up his agent hat and moved on to the tech world at CNET. I've always found his writing to be top notch and his blog topics quite timely. In fact, if your interest has been piqued by the posts on this blog the last few days, i.e. ebooks and POD options, Nathan has a ton of posts on those very subject. Check them out.

Mary Kole has a new wish list, or at least one I hadn't seen yet. I may have to query her. Check it out if you're a MG or YA writer.

And if you're somewhat confused, or just interested, in what the differences are between MG and YA, this article from Upstart Crow will be most informative.

Now, since I have little else to lay upon you this day, leave a comment and let me know what type of writing contest you'd like to be involved in. It's time we did another one. Perhaps a query letter? Maybe a 250-word opening (with a great establishing shot like we discussed earlier this week?). What about a contest for the scariest paragraph, or most emotional paragraph, or funniest paragraph? You decide.

After I review your comment, I'll put up a poll in the right sidebar, perhaps tomorrow, and we can have a little voting on that. And if there is a particular agent you'd like to have judge it, indicate that in your comment as well. It will be much easier to talk them into it if I can say "Hey, all my readers asked you to judge this." You have to be a little creative sometimes. Didn't we have a blog post about creativity a few days ago?

I'm waiting to hear from you.

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