Or not “you” so much as “me,” but in any case, the following links came to me over the holidays, and I wanted to share! First, this review of Let it Snow by Jocelyn over at Teen Book Review. To quote: “Maureen Johnson can always be counted on for hilarity and cheer! I loved it. I laughed out loud. In Target.”
Next, while Robe-Daphne was posting on my behalf, other agents put up some automatic posts as well. (Although they may not have used a robot with a shoe fetish.) Nathan Bransford answered the question of how you can tell if your work is a YA novel with appeal to adults, or an adult novel with appeal to YAs. In part, he writes:
To me the separation between YA and Adult is not necessarily thematic, it has more to do with pacing and presentation. When you read a YA novel the pace tends to be quicker, the books tend to be shorter, and things happen in a more straightforward fashion. While of course there is a ton of variation and exceptions, things tend to unfold on the surface to keep a younger reader interested and engaged.
Check it out!
Lots of authors were busy too. Justine Larbalestier inaugurated “January is Writing Advice Month,” and you wouldn’t do bad to follow all her posts on the subject. She also shared her opinion on the old adage “Write What You Know.” Well worth a close read!
I’m sure I missed other exciting posts and helpful hints over the holidays. What links did you come across that are worth sharing? Post ’em in the comments!