August Book Haul

living2dworld:

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I wasn’t actually planning on buying any books in August, but at the beginning of the month I just… had to… Which now means that I really can’t allow myself to buy any more books until October

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

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thefangirlshadowhunter asked: Can you recommend any YA Sci-fi? I've read Across the Universe, The 5th Wave, and Obsidian.

epicreads:

Yes! Here are some of our favorites:

- Reboot by Amy Tintera

- Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

- In the After by Demitria Lunetta

- MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

- Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

- Rush by Eve Silver

Nobody writes and revises in a vacuum. … The only way to grow as a writer is 1) keep writing more books and 2) get feedback from other writers. Kara Taylor, author of the PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL series, on how to grow as a writer. Hear the full interview here! (via firstdraftwithsarahenni)

(via newleafliterary)

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firstdraftwithsarahenni:

My good friend and YA author Kirsten Hubbard takes the mic to ask me a few questions for this mini-episode Q&A! We talk about why the podcast got started, why it’s been so irregular to date, where it’s going in the future, and a discussion of writing while traveling.

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Sometimes you just have to set something aside, as painful as it is, and start fresh. … And the books that you do end up shelving, they’re important to your growth. Claire Legrand on how starting over isn’t giving up. Listen to the full interview here.
summerscourtney:

So fucking pleased to see news of kdhart's YA book deal in Publishers Weekly today. Kate is one of the people who keeps yahighway up and running, which is an incredible resource to YA readers and authors alike. I’m a fan of them both. She has been so supportive of my work throughout my career and I am so excited about following hers and making room on my bookshelves for her debut. Which—check out that description—sounds AMAZING.
Congratulations, Kate!!!!

summerscourtney:

So fucking pleased to see news of kdhart's YA book deal in Publishers Weekly today. Kate is one of the people who keeps yahighway up and running, which is an incredible resource to YA readers and authors alike. I’m a fan of them both. She has been so supportive of my work throughout my career and I am so excited about following hers and making room on my bookshelves for her debut. Which—check out that description—sounds AMAZING.

Congratulations, Kate!!!!

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loopylizard asked: I am writing a fantasy story about a boy who is an heteroromantic asexual. It is set in a world where they don't have terms for this so I am finding it difficult to describe. Do you have any advice for writing this character without it seeming like he is just scared of sex (or any other explanation)? Also my main character is a POC and the main woman is a lesbian trans woman. Any advice on not making it seem like these characters are just to add diversity (I didn't. They have important arcs)?

Sumy recommends this post as a starting place. (More suggestions welcome!)

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randompanda99 asked: Hey. I'm 14 and I write a lot in my free time. It'd be awesome if I could get published, even just through a minor company but I feel like my writing isn't that good. I also don't have money to pay for courses or editors. How can I improve my writing?

There are tons of resources available for free on the internet. Pub(lishing) Crawl, Fiction University, WriteOnCon, Absolute Write, and more here. John Scalzi has a somewhat contentious answer here, as well.