firstdraftwithsarahenni:


HAPPY NATIONAL PODCASTING DAY!

Unlike Valentine’s Day, this is most certainly not a holiday concocted for strictly commercial purposes. No way. To celebrate, catch up on the First Draft Podcast archives! Intimate, in-depth conversations with some of the coolest voices in Young Adult and Middle Grade lit right now.
Sumayyah Daud, cyberpunk YA debut BEGIN AGAIN
Robin Talley, historical YA debut LIES WE TELL OURSELVES
Caroline Tung Richmond, alternative history THE ONLY THING TO FEAR
Lindsay Smith, supernatural spy thrillers SEKRET and SKANDAL
Cristin Terrill, time-travel thriller ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
Ellen Oh, Korean fantasy the PROPHECY series and founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks
Claire Legrand, MG spookies THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS and THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, and YA Nutcracker retelling WINTERSPELL
Kara Taylor (Thomas), murder-mystery series PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
Michelle Schusterman, MG contemp series I HEART BAND, forthcoming MGs THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and MAUDEVILLE
Heidi Schulz, MG debut HOOK’S REVENGE and its forthcoming sequel, HOOK’S REVENGE: THE PIRATE CODE
Gretchen McNeil, YA mystery/horror/suspense novels GET EVEN and its forthcoming sequel GET DIRTY, TEN, POSSESS, and 3:59
Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr’s supreme book czar, co-author of SIX WORD MEMOIRS
Meagan Spooner, sci-fi thriller LARK ASCENDING of the SKYLARK series and co-author of THESE BROKEN STARS and the STARBOUND trilogy
Listen to the interviews here on Tumblr, or download them at iTunes or Stitcher! If you like it, think about rating or reviewing the podcast there, too!
Click here to learn more about the personal journey behind the project. I love podcasts - like, maybe too much - and contributing an audio project of my own has been incredible. I hope you enjoy!

firstdraftwithsarahenni:

HAPPY NATIONAL PODCASTING DAY!

Unlike Valentine’s Day, this is most certainly not a holiday concocted for strictly commercial purposes. No way. To celebrate, catch up on the First Draft Podcast archives! Intimate, in-depth conversations with some of the coolest voices in Young Adult and Middle Grade lit right now.

  • Sumayyah Daud, cyberpunk YA debut BEGIN AGAIN
  • Robin Talley, historical YA debut LIES WE TELL OURSELVES
  • Caroline Tung Richmond, alternative history THE ONLY THING TO FEAR
  • Lindsay Smith, supernatural spy thrillers SEKRET and SKANDAL
  • Cristin Terrill, time-travel thriller ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
  • Ellen Oh, Korean fantasy the PROPHECY series and founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks
  • Claire Legrand, MG spookies THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS and THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, and YA Nutcracker retelling WINTERSPELL
  • Kara Taylor (Thomas), murder-mystery series PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
  • Michelle Schusterman, MG contemp series I HEART BAND, forthcoming MGs THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and MAUDEVILLE
  • Heidi Schulz, MG debut HOOK’S REVENGE and its forthcoming sequel, HOOK’S REVENGE: THE PIRATE CODE
  • Gretchen McNeil, YA mystery/horror/suspense novels GET EVEN and its forthcoming sequel GET DIRTY, TEN, POSSESS, and 3:59
  • Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr’s supreme book czar, co-author of SIX WORD MEMOIRS
  • Meagan Spooner, sci-fi thriller LARK ASCENDING of the SKYLARK series and co-author of THESE BROKEN STARS and the STARBOUND trilogy

Listen to the interviews here on Tumblr, or download them at iTunes or Stitcher! If you like it, think about rating or reviewing the podcast there, too!

Click here to learn more about the personal journey behind the project. I love podcasts - like, maybe too much - and contributing an audio project of my own has been incredible. I hope you enjoy!

(via kdhart)

Storm your brain! Kirsten Hubbard puts together inspiration inspirations — both virtual and hands-on ways to brainstorm. 

You can be a plotter, or a pantser. You can be neither, or a blend of both. There is nothing wrong with you. Every writer has their own way that works. If someone else’s process doesn’t work for you, don’t waste time trying to cut yourself into that square, or hate yourself or it. Move on, keep experimenting, and believe in your own mind. — “A Love List of You,” by Hebah Uddin

Sure, getting published is a pain, but it was an even bigger pain in 1987.

This sort of torch-carrying has happened with several of my clients whose earlier work I saw before eventually signing them, and while it doesn’t work out every time, I really do remember the books I loved elements of but couldn’t take on. — Agent Holly Root dissects M.G. Buehrlen’s successful query for The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare.
I’m really proud of Panic. I think readers should know that. And also, there are tigers in it!! Delirium had cows, Panic had tigers. I think my next book might have a duck. I’m still undecided on that one; it seems like kind of a letdown. Lauren Oliver
jreahedrick:

Look what I found! It’s my @YAHighway card from my days playing Road Trip Wednesdays and Field Trip Fridays. #keepsake

:)

jreahedrick:

Look what I found! It’s my @YAHighway card from my days playing Road Trip Wednesdays and Field Trip Fridays. #keepsake

:)

We have to stop seeing competition as a flaw or a reason to quit; good writers should inspire us to keep writing. Don’t ever think that your writing isn’t important or able to evolve. Your writing can coexist with a world of brilliant writers. The world needs all kinds of stories, and the amount of talent your friends have does not diminish your potential; if anything, the synergy of you both working together may create even more strong ideas. — “8 Lousy Reasons to Quit Writing,” by Laura Tabor