Writers on Writing — Elmore Leonard

February 22nd, 2008

While unpacking, I found a great article by Elmore Leonard on ten rules for writing. Go read the whole thing. It’s totally worth it, and definitely something to bear in mind for the queries and partials you’re submitting.

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Ask Daphne! But what about college age kids?

February 21st, 2008

Judy writes, “I’m wondering where fiction involving university students fits in. Would that be considered YA fiction? Or would that be considered adult fiction?”

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This bugs me: James Patterson

February 20th, 2008

After the other week’s brouhaha about the NY Times review putting down the entire genre of sci fi and fantasy for young readers, along comes an article about James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. I have to tell you, readers, this just makes my blood boil.

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Ask Daphne! About bringing in an agent

February 20th, 2008
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“How much information do agents want concerning a manuscript’s status and at what point do they want it?”

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Fabulous and Fun Writing Exercise

February 19th, 2008

Writers are often advised to “write, write, write,” so even if you’re blocked on your novel, why not set aside some time to write a backstory for a monster?

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