I was going to write a post about this photo that I saw while reading Nathan Bransford’s blog. It was going to be about how in the world you could possibly have a panel about the future of YA without including a single YA author of the male variety. Maybe I’ll write that post one
Last night I was reading an article about a movie that looked interesting. It’s called IN TIME. This is what I read: In Time is Timberlake’s next big picture, and the premise plays out a lot like a modernized riff on Logan’s Run. He stars opposite Amanda Seyfried as a man in a dystopian future where time
Except that it is. I’m not going to talk about how great the movie was. If you cared, you were probably there last night and already know. If you don’t care, my gushing isn’t going to persuade you otherwise. What I want to comment on is how amazing the people were. Anyone who says the
I was reading this about books and Kindles and other e-devices. In the article, children’s author Penelope Lively (whom I’ve never heard of) states that “anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd.” Here’s the entire original article. I love books. I grew up with them.
I was browsing a website called: My Unfinished Novels. It’s basically a blog where people can put their unfinished books and explain why they never finished it. The funny thing is that as I read through them, the biggest common thread I saw was that people lost interest. Now I’m not saying that you should
I never knew what a power hour was until I researched it for my next book. It’s kind of crazy. Being on an Internet hiatus is really spectacular. I can sit down and read for more than ten minutes at a time without checking my Facebook status or email (which is usually junk anyway). If
You see, I remember when email was something you only checked once, MAYBE twice per day, because you paid for your internet connection by the minute, and because it was painfully slow. I used to be able to sit down for hours at a time and just read. No distractions. No interruptions. Just read. I
Over at Andrew Smith’s blog, there were some awesome comments about the whole “boys and YA and men-writing-YA” kerfuffle. I’m honestly too tired this morning to be coherent. Here’s a great example though, of a book trying to include both boys AND girls. Beth Revis wrote a fun sci-fi mystery called ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. It